Christ School seniors will attend 46 different colleges in 20 states, having earned more than $3.5 million in scholarships over a four-year period. The College Guidance Office processed 375 applications, an average of 5.4 per student. The class will attend schools from Harvard and Dartmouth to UNC-Chapel Hill, SMU, and many others.
Christ School’s Class of 2020 does not have a designated spokesperson. However, the opportunity presented itself Thursday and Connor Booher ’20 eloquently demonstrated the character of this year’s seniors.
George Donald ’75 has learned to turn off the part of his brain that controls fear.
The Christ School alumnus turns 63 this month, making him old enough to at least consider retirement. But Donald said he feels a sense of duty instead, working 12-hour shifts as a Senior Staff Interpreter at an Inova Health System hospital in Falls Church, Va.
Fine Arts students at Christ School might not know Ian Wilkinson personally, but they probably know his work.
The Asheville muralist has been involved in projects all over town – from an iconic water tower in the River Arts District to a re-creation of Catawba Falls splashed across some downtown stairs. And perhaps the piece most recognizable to Greenies? A scene painted on the side of the 12 Bones Smokehouse South restaurant.
Charles McCarthy ’09 can see a future where buying groceries, filling up with gas, or withdrawing money from an ATM are carefree endeavors again. In the meantime, the Christ School alumnus believes a device born out of his metal fabrication shop in Sanford, Fla., will allay fears during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fortune smiled on Mason Plumlee ’09 when he found that a neighbor in Indiana had a private indoor gym suitable for all his basketball needs. That’s right, arguably the greatest athlete in Christ School history is looking for silver linings during the COVID-19 pandemic the same as the rest of us.
Restaurants are being hit about as hard as any industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. Especially restaurants that benefit from the tourism just across the street at Asheville’s Biltmore Estate, which is presently closed to the public for the first time since World War II.
Christ School alumnus Anthony Coggiola '81 and his wife, Sherrye, are stepping up to "provide comfort in an uncomfortable time."
Seth Leonard ’01 may have attended Christ School for only one year, but that year – his senior year – was impactful for both the school and his future. Leonard received the Phil Tilghman Award, given to the student who has had the greatest positive impact on the school in his first year, and he was a key member of the Greenie varsity basketball squad. Today, as Leonard looks back on that year at Christ School, he recognizes the ways it paved his path to a career as a successful mayor and community advocate.
Like others at Christ School before him, Will Laney ’21 wanted his Eagle Scout service project to have a personal feel.
Considering the amount of time he has spent in St. Joseph’s Chapel, it shouldn’t be a big surprise that Will gave some love to another historic church. The junior restored the ironwork of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, a place of worship that has existed since the 1800s in his hometown of Columbia, S.C.
Colin Brazas ’22 and his mother Elizabeth Brazas P’22, who is president of the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, volunteered on March 15 to help assemble a giant animatronic sculpture in the River Arts District of Asheville. Wake, by Mel Chin, an Asheville-based conceptual artist, will be on display through September.
Aldo Mell ’18 jokes that his closest friends from Christ School probably remember him as a serial complainer. All kidding aside, five years as a Greenie put Mell on the path to being a selfless leader at the University of Arizona.