Christ School football experienced a seismic breakthrough in 2020 with the program’s first-ever state title. The challenge of building on that success now lies with new Head Varsity Football Coach Chad Walker.
Coach Walker was introduced to the school community Thursday, May 13, during Assembly in Pingree Auditorium on campus.
Circumstances beyond anyone’s control ultimately led to an extra special morning at Christ School.
Sunday’s crowd of family and friends in Yard A was surely as large as any in Christ School’s 121-year history as more than 100 graduates from the Class of 2021 and Class of 2020 were honored with Commencement exercises.
Preston Holmes ’09 likes the fast pace of living in New York, much to the surprise of the North Carolina native. The legal services industry has been a seamless fit as well. Two months ago, Preston accepted a new position as Associate Attorney at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, a leading civil defense litigation law firm in the Empire State that represents and advises insurers, self-insured businesses, and professionals in a wide range of professional liability, casualty, health law, employment, and workers' compensation matters.
Ted Peterson ’19 was a five-year Greenie and is now a sophomore at Duke University. Ever since his first science class at Christ School, he knew exactly where his passions lay – Biology. He holds an undergraduate research position in Duke’s Shen Lab, a precision medicine and systems biology lab, and this past Friday returned to Christ School to share his passion with current Greenies.
Christ School senior William David '21 is one of 15 nationwide recipients of a Cameron Impact Scholarship, which covers four years of full tuition and educational expenses at any college in the United States.
Art is subjective, but judges with the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers have specific criteria in mind when it comes to the annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
Excellence in originality, technical skill, and emergence of a personal voice or vision were all used to pick this year's national winners out of nearly 230,000 submissions. Only 1 percent of pieces were deemed worthy of a National Medal Award, with a Christ School senior's painting included in that exclusive group.
Jarred Lehr ’09 always held himself to a high standard when he was a Christ School student, and not much has changed. Now in his fourth year with Southeastern Physical Therapy, Jarred is managing a clinic in Fletcher, N.C., only about three miles from campus.
Teaching is not a one-way street at Christ School. Faculty members are constantly learning and evolving right alongside their students to mutually enhance the educational experience.
Dr. Spenser Simrill is an instructor who is trying something new for the 2020-21 school year. Dr. Simrill wanted to give his AP Language and Creative Nonfiction classes an additional means of expression by launching “The Green Light” website last fall.
Conrad Ma ’15 may have changed coasts, but a big piece of his heart will always be in North Carolina. Conrad said he often misses the people and the food – Christ School was not only his introduction to the Tar Heel state but American culture in general. A native of China, Conrad endeared himself to many fellow students and faculty during his time as a Greenie with not only his intellect but skill for beatboxing. Conrad was a Morehead-Cain Scholar at the University of North Carolina and has been a Product Manager with Microsoft out in Seattle since May. On a personal note, he was also recently married.
Millions of visitors flock to Asheville each year to partake in the mountain city’s vibrant entertainment and arts scene.
Christ School has always taken advantage of the many options available through its Student Activities program. And as the Spring Semester progresses, the school has begun safely reintroducing off-campus trips.
During his time at Gettysburg (Pa.) College, Christ School alumnus High Garst ’16 developed a dream that kept him rooted to the mountains of western North Carolina. He decided that he wanted to hike the Appalachian Trail in the fall of 2018 and was determined to make it a reality this past summer.
The National Merit Scholarship Program seeks each year to identify the country’s best and brightest students.
William David ’21 is more than deserving.
Less than one percent of high school seniors in the United States are named National Merit Semifinalists, and it was announced Thursday that William has become a Finalist. He is now eligible for one of roughly 7,600 scholarships which will be given out starting next month.
Christ School boys are carrying forth their legacy of character and commitment through this difficult time, as reflected by the latest winners of the Student and Residential Life Awards.
Dean of Students Drew Hyche ’94 and Director of Residential Life Benjie Colberg announced the winners Friday in Assembly. Nominations come from Christ School faculty with consideration given to each boy’s attitude and contributions to the school community.