Scott Cohn, uncle of Emma (2nd) and Ellie (K) Lippiner, visited Davidson Day School on Thursday, May 21 to share with the students his new book, Daddy Sat on a Duck. The Lower School students were entertained by Mr. Cohn’s animated presentation of his book. This is the first in a series that he is writing. The children then asked many wonderful questions regarding the writing process, illustration, and book publishing. We had more questions than time due to the enthusiastic response Mr. Cohn received!
We are excited to announce that seniors Kenny Hairston and Cameron Caldwell were selected to play in the Jimmy V All-Star Classic which features Lake Norman's top prep seniors. The game will be held this Saturday, May 30, 2015, at Lake Norman Charter School in Huntersville, NC. The girls' game kicks off at 6 p.m., and the boys' game will follow.
Mr. Noel Freidline, our Upper School Music teacher, is an accomplished jazz musician outside of the classroom. We are excited to share that Mr. Freidline recently earned an important new accolade: he was inducted in the Jacksonville Jazz Festival's Hall of Fame! Our heartiest congratulations, Mr. Freidline! Thanks, too, for lending your personal stylings to our Commencement ceremony this past weekend.
Davidson Day School hosted a 2015 District Elementary Battle of the Books Competition yesterday, squaring off against four visiting independent schools also from Region 9: Cannon School, Providence Day School, Salisbury Academy, and Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy. The student teams performed valiantly over 20 rounds of competition, answering questions from 18 books.
James Rees (12th) was recently named a National Merit Finalist. He is among about 15,000 top high school seniors across the country selected to advance in the 60th annual scholarship competition. They are vying for about 7,600 college scholarships to be awarded this coming spring.
Sebastian Soria (2014) enrolled at NC State this past fall, and he recently won an award as one of the top students! Sebastian is pictured here with the Assistant Dean for Diversity and Student Services. His family is so proud of his achievement, and they say that a good part of his success in college is the result of the education he received at DDS. Congratulations, Sebastian!
Richard Childress Racing and Team Dillon Racing recently named Kate Dallenbach (12th) as one of two female drivers in the development program for the 2015. Click HEREfor more information. Outstanding, Kate!
This year's 1st grade class went all out on their recent Gingerbread home project and writing assignment. The students were tasked with creating a house that a gingerbread man would want to buy. They also were asked to compose a persuasive writing piece that enticed the gingerbread man to buy their house. We can tell the creative juices were flowing on this assignment! Great job, 1st grade!
MaggieSellers(11th) started at DDS in 9th grade, arriving here from a public middle school. While she tends to like all subjects, Maggie has a particular aptitude for mathematics. This year, Maggie took on the extra challenge of enrolling in Calculus III at Davidson College, in addition to a DDS course load that includes AP Statistics, AP English Language, AP U.S. History, Honors Chemistry and Honors Spanish IV. Her cumulative G.P.A. is 4.26.
We are excited to announce that Davidson Day School student John Hunter Nemechek has captured the 47th Snowball Derby. Follow the link for more information about the win. http://www.5flagsspeedway.com/nemechek-wins-the-snowball/