Nominate an Alumni

If you would like to nominate a fellow alumni for the Distinguished Alumni Award or the Alumni Service Award, please click here.

Alum Awards

Alumni Service Award

The Alumni Service Award honors an alum who has consistently provided exemplary volunteer service to Charlotte Christian School, going above and beyond in devotion to the school. The award is given on an annual basis to an alum whose actions demonstrate outstanding personal service and commitment to the school in promoting either the mission of CCS and/or the CCS Alumni Association.

2021 Recipient - Joy Farley ('08)

The 2021 Alumni Service Award recipient is Joy Farley who graduated from Charlotte Christian in 2008 and is now going into her 10th year professionally in real estate. Her goals focus on building and selling new homes by day and uplifting, inspiring and encouraging women. Additionally, she is the founder of MADE FOR MORE, an online community of women who exist to see their full potential and help empower other women to do the same. Their slogan being, “When one woman wins we all win”!

Joy is an inaugural member of the Charlotte Christian alumni board and is so excited to continue being a part of all the growth across the CCS community. One of her favorite memories is speaking to Mrs. Poole’s class of girls during J-Term.

Joy is one of seven kids who are all doing amazing things at the highest of levels from the NFL, to the world of wine, to sales, and the arts. Family comes first in her life and she is always her sibling’s biggest cheerleader.


Distinguished Alumni Award

The Distinguished Alumni Award is presented to an alum who has made outstanding contributions to God’s Kingdom through their field of work, demonstrated a heart for Christ as a servant leader in their community and shown exceptional dedication to Charlotte Christian School.

2021 Recipient - Austin Young ('01)

The 2021 Distinquished Alumni Award recipient is Austin Young who graduated from Charlotte Christian in 2001.  As a student, Austin was heavily involved within the Charlotte Christian community as a National Honor Society member, a representative on the Student Council, and a Varsity Letterman.  

He went on to study engineering at N.C. State University. Graduating from N.C. State in 2006, he married Kayti and they have four children ages 11 to 4. He thanks his Mom and Dad for their dedication to the Lord and for raising him to follow Jesus and his brother Jon who also graduated from CCS in 2006. Austin and his family have a deep desire to see those in need helped, they love Jesus and serve Him wherever He asks them to go.