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Senior Spotlight

Class of 2024

Emma Taylor

In what grade did you start at Charlotte Christian?
I started at Charlotte Christian in the ninth grade. 

How has Charlotte Christian impacted you or made a difference in your life? How has Charlotte Christian prepared you for life after graduation?
Charlotte Christian has helped me grow stronger and more secure in my faith, as well as providing me with a great education. Charlotte Christian has shown me that you can incorporate your faith and honor God in all that you do, even if it doesn’t seem like something where faith would come into play. I will definitely take this lesson with me after I graduate. 

What are your favorite subjects at Charlotte Christian and why?
AP Government & Politics - It was really interesting and every American should understand how their government works. AP Biology - It was really interesting because every human should understand how their body works. :)

Is there a Charlotte Christian teacher, staff member, or coach who had a significant impact on your life and why?
Mrs. Poole (US assistant principal) has had a big impact because she is so supportive of all of my ideas as prefect and always wants to hear me out and get my perspective on things. 

Favorite CCS memory:
Senior karaoke at Windy Gap

My advice to future Knights:
Definitely study and try hard at school, but keep perspective – grades are not the end all be all. 

Favorite spot on campus:
Senior lounge

Favorite FLIK lunch:
Chipotle bowls and/or breakfast for lunch 

What are the top five accomplishments you are most proud of? i.e. academic, co-curricular or athletics are you involved with, including leadership roles, both in and out of school? Please include service/volunteer activities along with any job that you might have.
1. Academic Prefect 
2. Volunteer in the preschool ministry of Carmel Baptist Church 
3. Participant in the CCS mission trip to Uganda (summer 2023)  
4. Member of varsity girls’ basketball for three years 
5. Member of varsity girls’ lacrosse for three years

List any honors or awards such as academic honors, honor rolls, athletic awards, fine arts honors, special conferences, or events you’ve been selected to attend.
National Hispanic Recognition Award, grade 12
AP Scholar with Distinction, grade 12
Maximum Cum Laude Silver Award in the National Latin Exam, grade 11
Bronze medal in the National Classical Etymological Exam, grade 11
Silver Key for writing in the Scholastic Awards, grade 11 
Wofford Scholar, grade 11
Brandeis University Book Award, grade 11
Summa Cum Laude Honor Roll, grades 9-11
Summa Cum Laude Gold award in the National Latin Exam, grade 10
Timothy Award, grade 10
Won 2nd place at the Latin State Convention (JCL) in the Vocabulary and Derivatives Test for Latin I, grade 10 
Seal of Biliteracy for Spanish, grade 9 
N.C. Governor’s School, summer 2023
Vanderbilt University Summer Academy, summer 2022
The College Launch for Leadership Program at Wake Forest, grade 11

What colleges have you applied to, been accepted, or committed to?
I’ve been accepted to American University and Wake Forest University. I will be attending Wake Forest.

Do you know what you want to study in college? Do you have a dream job?
I plan to study Bio and International Relations. My dream job is to be a humanitarian aid/disaster relief coordinator at the UN. 

Something no one knows about me:
The longest flight I’ve ever taken was 15 hours from Amsterdam to Mexico City when I was nine months old.

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