The Class of 2017 is Country Day Ready!
Posted 06/02/2017 09:37AM

On Friday, May 26, 131 seniors received their diplomas from Head of School Mark Reed, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Art Roselle, and Head of Upper School Matt Less. Senior Oscar Cranz was selected as the speaker for the class and Tom Fredenberg, long-time Lower and Middle School teacher, received the Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Award. 

These students were presented with top awards. Congratulations to: 

  • Senior of the Year: Owen Engel
  • Katy McCanless Underwood Spirit Award: Grace Tabor
  • Athlete’s Cup: Charles Roselle
  • Victora Ludorum: Ella Dunn
  • Top Scholar for the Year: Sally Sasz
  • Cumulative Top Scholar: Sebastian Oberkfell
  • Mary Allen Todd English Award: Sally Sasz
  • Emma Watts Pickens Classics Award: Mac Smith
  • Mary Nicholson Goddard French Award: Charles Roselle
  • Suzanne Pardee Hynes Spanish Award: Sally Sasz
  • Charlotte Country Day School German Award: Brooke Witheford
  • J. R. Williams History Award: Hal Froelich
  • Dolly S. Hickman Science Award: Jenny Gosney
  • Charles Heisler Bodine, Jr. Mathematics Award: Mary Carton Mitchener
  • Outstanding Cultural Contribution Award: Kenny Letts
  • Head of School’s Award: Luca Katz and Julia Meyarzum

 Highlights of the Class of 2017

Class of 2017 At A Glance - College Counseling Summary from Charlotte Country Day School on Vimeo.

  • 131 graduates will attend 75 different colleges and universities in 24 states, Washington, DC, England, and France
  • The class was admitted to 185 different colleges and universities. (See full list here.)
  • 69% of the class will attend colleges and universities outside of North Carolina; 52% will be attending private universities.
  • 819 applications submitted by 119 seniors, which averages 7 per student.

Scholarships and Special Opportunities

  • $11 million total scholarship offers based on academic merit, athletics abilities, or special talents.
  • A recipient of the Morehead-Cain Scholarship to attend UNC-Chapel Hill; the fourth Country Day recipient in five years 
  • A National Merit Scholar, attending the University of Chicago
  • Schools accepting one or more senior into their Honors programs:
    • University of Alabama
    • Appalachian State University
    • College of Charleston
    • Clemson University
    • University of Georgia
    • University of Mississippi
    • North Carolina State University
    • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • Pennsylvania State University
    • Roanoke College
    • University of South Carolina
    • Southern Methodist University
    • Texas Christian University
    • University of Virginia 

Arts Accomplishments

  • $1.3 million in scholarship awards to study the arts
  • Students accepted into:
    • Boston Conservatory
    • Indiana University
    • Oberlin College Conservatory
    • Sarah Lawrence
    • Washington College in Maryland
    • Savannah College of Art and Design
    • New York University
    • Conservatory of Performing Arts at Point Park University
    • Hamilton College
  • Majors include percussion, music, visual arts, theater, musical theater 

Athletic Accomplishments

Graduates will continue their athletic careers with the following programs:
  • Colgate University, field hockey
  • Bucknell University, tennis
  • Centre College, football
  • Coastal Carolina University, lacrosse
  • Hamilton College, football
  • Middlebury College, football and lacrosse
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, volleyball
  • Ohio State University, lacrosse
  • Princeton University, swimming
  • Washington and Lee University, football
  • Williams College, track and field

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Congratulations to the Class of 2017!  

Charlotte Country Day School
1440 Carmel Rd Road, Charlotte,
NC North Carolina 28226
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