Congratulations to six seniors for their commendation from the National Merit Scholarship program. Our six commended students earned scores on the 2020-2021 PSAT that placed them within the top 5% of all juniors who took last year's exam. From left to right: Pete Thangtaveekool, Ethan Wheelock, Alexis Almeida, Haley Avino, Langston Bass, and John Neely. Well done, Hornets!
During halftime of the opening football game, SCDS dedicated the new Saunders Stadium scoreboard in memory of the late Dr. Cliff Cannon Jr., a former SCDS parent, grandparent, and loyal Hornet. Country Day is grateful to the London and Cannon families for generously funding the project in his name. As a token of gratitude, Head of School Kef Wilson presented Jane Cannon with a Hornet football helmet signed by the current team. Thank you to the London and Cannon families for your ongoing support and commitment to Country Day athletics.
Congratulations to junior Maya King on her selection to the inaugural Global Online Academy Student Advisory Council. This group of student leaders will help impact and guide the vision of Global Online Academy for its students. Maya's one-year term will include opportunities to build leadership experience across operational strategy, user experience design, content creation, and communications.
In mid-August, Director of College Counseling Chris Beckmann traveled to Athens to meet with the new UGA Director of Admissions Barkley Barton II and our Chatham County rep, Ashely O'Cain. They discussed the changing admissions landscape at UGA as they enter year two with the Common App as well as a number of granular topics, including their return to standardized testing requirements after a year of test optional admissions. Mr. Beckmann also invited Ashley and Barkley to Savannah, and we hope they can visit our school and meet with our families in 2022.
Congratulations to the following students on their recognition and inclusion in the 2021 Scholastic & Congressional Art Awards
Scholastic Art Awards:
Abby Nicholson '22, Gold Key & Silver Key
Fina Dooley '22, Gold Key
Lauren Sparks '22, Gold Key & Silver Key
Anna Wollenburg '22, Honorable Mention
Michael Federowicz '22, two Honorable Mentions
Vivian Huang '21, three Honorable Mentions
Congressional Art Show:
Abby Nicholson '22, photography
Michael Federowicz '22, photography
John Neely '22, pottery
Truc Mi Hoang '21, 3D printed design
Vivian Huang '21, photography (Honorable Mention)
Niche.com has released its most recent rankings of the Best Schools in Georgia. Country Day was ranked the #1 College Prep School in Savannah and #12 in the state of Georgia. In addition, the School was ranked #1 Private High School in Savannah, #1 Private K-12 School in Savannah and the #1 STEM School in Savannah. Niche scored Country Day with an overall grade of A+. Learn more here.