Our Goal is for Alumni to remain a part of our everyday community. Our students and teachers are what make Country Day the leading provider of educational excellence, but it is the success of our Alums that is evidence that we are getting the job done right! This year, make the commitment to get involved and stay connected.
For more information, please contact Kimberly Pannell, Director of Alumni Relations (912) 961 -8849 or email@example.com
Alumni Atlanta Happy Hour Huge Success
Thanks to all the Atlanta area Hornets who came out on Wednesday February 8th, at the home of Dale and Darby Williams Sands ('93). It was a great turnout and a good time had by all alumni!
The Barrow family legacy with Savannah Country Day School spans four generations. Their commitment to education is demonstrated through their dedication to the school that continues to provide long-lasting lessons and strong fundamentals.
When we asked David Barrow (’90) to reflect back on his experience, he had a very profound message. “In a world that is changing more and more rapidly with the pace of innovation accelerating, the traditional approaches are being disrupted continually. It is essential that we have an education like the one we benefited from at Country Day, which prepares you to challenge assumptions and ask new questions.”
The preparedness of the Country Day students continues to be a focal point for many graduates. “I was prepared for college, not because of the content I learned, but because of the skills I had acquired to be successful,” Virginia Barrow Hills (’95) articulates. “I learned the importance of being prepared, asking the right questions and reaching for excellence.”
Country Day’s rigorous program empowers students with the tools necessary to enter into the academic and professional environments beyond high school. But it isn’t always about the academics. Through further conversations with the Barrow family, it was apparent that the relationships built at Country Day were just as influential.
George Barrow (’96) attributes Coach Bach with making a difference in his life by being a positive influence through his tenure at Country Day. “He had the ability to the be firm, fair, fun and inspirational all in one moment.”
Similar sentiments were expressed by Charlie Barrow (’69) when he elaborated, “there were several teachers who impacted me. Not only to show me that study and preparation were necessary, but also that there is great value in listening to others for wisdom and guidance.”
The message is clear. Country Day is not just a school; it is an environment that continues to foster academic development and more importantly a sense of community among our students and teachers.
“We need to be inspired to learn, adapt to, and even shape our changing world.”
Electa Hoffman, a member of the Pape School’s 1934 graduating class, established the foundation for four generations to attend Savannah Country Day School. Spanning almost one hundred years, the Culver Family legacy reflects their commitment to a strong work ethic, lifelong relationships and an understanding of the importance of being a versatile individual.
Electa’s daughter, Robbie Culver (’64), appreciates her time at Country Day and portrays the School as the place where she gained her most valuable life lessons: “One in particular was how to organize in order to balance academics with other activities.” She adds, “discipline and time management learned at Country Day helped with choosing college courses and knowing how much I could handle at a time.”
Robbie later married SCDS alumnus Eddie Culver (‘62). Eddie shares his wife’s sentiments. “The ability to be organized and to plan ahead were among the skills that helped students cope with the work load and studying necessary to succeed at Country Day.”
In addition to graduating with the ability to effectively juggle a multitude of responsibilities and activities, students leave the school gates with close bonds with both classmates and faculty.
“I started at Country Day in Kindergarten and was fortunate to cultivate some incredible lifelong friendships during the thirteen years that I attended the school,” explains Brian Culver (’94). “Some of the very best friends that I have today are Country Day alumni.”
This school prides itself on the success of our alumni, in hopes that they will return and offer guidance, advice and support to our current students and programs. Kristin Jones (’97) enthuses, “Our long relationship with Country Day has taught us that it is important to continue to be involved with the Country Day community, whether through direct financial support or participation on boards or at school events. Our family hopes to help Country Day continue to provide the same experience for future students – perhaps including future Culver generations!”