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Bella Edmonson demonstrated PASSION for her community by organizing & preparing care packages with her advisory for Hospitality House of Charlotte. This organization provides lodging and the comforts of home for families of seriously ill loved ones who have traveled to Charlotte for treatment.

Andrew Ayer showed KINDNESS by offering his iPad to a student whose laptop was unresponsive.


Learn to Lead: Leadership Lunch with Mr. Diskin on Wednesday in Foundation Hall at 11:20!

9th-12th grade boys interesting in wrestling during the winter season there will be an interest meeting during Lunch in Room 314 in the middle school.

Hello all! If you are interested in art and would like to join the National Arts Honors Society, then come to our first meeting at lunch this Thursday in The art studio! We will be discussing our plans for the year and would love your input as well. Can’t wait to see you all there! It is going to be a great year!

Attention Cougars! Homecoming and the Fall semi-formal are right around the corner! This year’s dance will be full of surprises and treats as we celebrate our Cannon Community with There’s No Place Like Homecoming. Join DJ Phalse iD for a fabulous dance, great desserts, and a night of fun and entertainment! Tickets are already on sale. Please check out Ms. Eury’s email or see her in person to purchase your ticket. The tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. The dance is in the café and outside annex on October 14th from 7:00-10:00pm. Hope to see you there!

10/27: Cougars On-Site Workshop for Juniors. Open to students in the Class of 2019 who are interested in finding a job or internship.  Topics covered include: Resume and Cover Letter Writing, Interviewing Skills and Networking.  This is an optional workshop presented from 9 – 2 during a school break.  A more in-depth course which will  allow students to complete a resume and cover letter, participate in a mock interview and etiquette lunch, and develop a networking contact list will be offered through the Winterm program.  Juniors who cannot take the Winterm course and are interested in the 10/27 COS Workshop must register by October 18th by emailing Kristin McClanahan  Space is limited.

3 More days!!!!

Cannon Drivers: Anyone interested in making a donation to the Class of 2018 Gift, please see Dean Booker for a silent bid form to win one of four premier spaces for the remainder of the year. Bidding ends on October 5th at 3pm. Minimum starting bid = $200


10-12th grades:

College Admission Representatives Visiting Cannon School: Visits are open to current seniors, juniors and sophomores.  Students should register to attend on their Family Connection site and must request permission from the teacher of the class they will me be missing before attending.

September 29th:

University of Tennessee- Knoxville – Public, City, Tennessee, 22,000 UndergradsA public research institution that offers more than 170 undergraduate degree and interdisciplinary programs from 11 colleges. UT has invested $1.4 billion in the last three years to build new facilities & beautify the campus.

American University– Private, suburban, Washington DC, 7900 undergradsHousing six undergraduate schools- including the world’s largest school of international service  and a top-ranked school of public affairs.  The students can take advantage of our nation’s capitol.  The school reflects a global perspective and the career center is top in the nation for landing interesting internships and jobs.


October 3rd:

Agnes Scott College – Colleges That Changes Lives, Private, Urban Setting, Georgia, 900 Undergrads

Liberal arts school that prepares all students to be leaders in a global society through its signature four year Initiative Summit.

UNC- Asheville- Public, Small City, Asheville, NC, 3900 undergrads

The only dedicated liberal arts institution in the UNC education system. Psychology, Viual/Performing Arts and Business are the three top majors.  60% of students conduct research during their tenure.  The school’s state of the art wellness center offers fitness, meditation, a high-tech teaching kitchen etc.

Denison University-Private, small town, Ohio 2300 undergrads

Liberals arts college that allows students to pursue an individually designed major.  Excellent merit scholarship opportunities.

High Point University – Private, Small Town, North Carolina, 4400 Undergrads

A liberal arts university where Steve Wozniak (Apple-co-founder) is the university’s Innovator in Residence.  The decade transformation of the campus now includes a “campus concierge”, complimentary i-pads, first-run cinema & outdoor hot tubs. #1 Regional college in the South per US News & World Report.

Mercer University – Private, Macon, GA, 3880 Undergrads


October 4th:

Salem College– (Private)-940 undergrads,

A residential, Moravian based, liberal arts college for women, values its students as individuals, develops their unique potential, and prepares them to change the world. Founded in 1772 as a school for girls, Salem is the oldest continuously-operating school in the nation dedicated to the education of women.


Presbyterian College – Private, Small Town, South Carolina, 1200 Undergrads

Affiliated with the Presbyterian Church.  Most popular majors include business and sciences.  75% of students are involved in volunteer organizations and all students either complete an internship or go abroad before graduating.


Colby College– Private, Small Town, Waterville, ME, 1900 Undergrads

A tight knit liberal arts school with a global outlook.  Over 70 % of the students study abroad.  The school offers dual engineering degree programs with Dartmouth and Columbia. Their required “Jan Plans” give students a opportunities to explore academic interests in depth.


Rollins- Private, Small City, Winter Park, FL, 2700 Undergrads

The oldest institution of higher learning in Florida.  The liberal arts college has made it a priority to invite notable speakers to campus. It’s described as a beautiful and relaxing campus with a “country club” feel.  Rollins offers small class sizes, dedicated faculty and a focus on community service.


Princeton University– Private, Suburban, Princeton, NJ, 5,400 Undergrads

An Ivy League institution that offers over 53 undergraduate programs across 37 academic departments. One of the top research institutions in the world. A truly diverse student body, where 43% of its students are minorities & 110 countries are represented.


Warren Wilson College– Private, Small City, Asheville, NC, 753 Undergrads

A small liberal arts college offering strong academics in an intimate setting.  88$ of the student body lives on campus.  The school advotes sustainability and unveiled EcoDorm- the first dorm in the country to receive LEED certification. Students are required to work 15 hours per week outside the classroom on one of the many work crews around campus and are required to fulfill a certain number of community service hours.


Northeastern University – Private, Urban/Boston, Massachusetts, 13,500 Undergrads

The Coop program allows students to integrate periods of study with 3 to 6 month periods of full-time employment starting as early as their second year. The 24 PlusOne programs enable you to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years.


Virginia Tech – Public, Large Town, Virginia, 24,200 Undergrads

A research institution with historic strengths in science, engineering, technology and professional programs.


Emory University – Private, Large City/Near Atlanta, Georgia, 7800 Undergrads

Offers 70 undergraduate degrees in arts & sciences, business & nursing. Houses Project SHINE, a service learning program that links Emory students with refugees and immigrants who are trying to learn English and become US citizens.


University of Southern California– Private, urban, Los Angeles, CA, 19,000 undergrads

Business, social sciences & visual & performing arts top the university’s list of popular majors. Located in the heart of LA, USC is opening a $700 million residential/retail project in 2017 bridging the gap between living & learning environments.


Presbyterian College – Private, Clinton, SC, 1150 Undergrads


October 5th:

Oglethorpe University– Private,suburban, Atlanta, GA, 1200 Undergrads

Oglethorpe offers over 60 areas of study and over half of the students live on campus.  They recently added a new 16 million dollar campus center and expanded the arts and athletic facilities.  25% of students participate in Greek life.

Elon University – Private, Large Town, North Carolina, 5800 Undergrads One of only a few private universities with accredited schools of business, education, communications, law and health sciences. Renowned as a national model for engaged & experiential learning.

University of California, Berkeley – Public, Small City, California, 27,000 Undergrads

A top public university that offers over 350 degree programs in 130 academic departments. Committed to social justice & the country’s top producer of peace corp volunteers.


Fordham University-Private, urban, New York City, 8600 undergrads

The catholic university offers more than 60 undergraduate degrees.  Has partnerships with New York Botanical Garden & the Bronx Zoo for research opportunities.


October 10th:

Carlton College– Private, small town, Minnesota, 2000 undergrads

A liberal arts education that offers BA degrees in 32 majors.  The Carlton calendar is on a trimester system. 75% of students study off campus both domestically & internationally.


Brown University– Private, Small City, Providence, RI, 6600 Undergrads

According to Forbes magazine, it’s known as one of the more liberal schools in the Ivy League. There is an emphasis on academic flexibility and social action.  Students can form their own curriculum with no general education requirements. Career and internship placement has become a top priority of the administration.


Hendrix College- Colleges That Changes Lives, Private, Large Town, Arkansas, 1400 Undergrads

A liberal arts college with strong sciences program. the Hendrix Odyssey program ensures that every student takes part in hands-on learning experiences such as research, study abroad, internships and service.


UNC-Greensboro– Public, Suburban, Greensboro, NC, 16,000 Undergrads

Provides over 85 undergraduate majors- known for their nursing, arts and business schools.  The academic environment emphasizes collaboration and personal development over testing.


October 11th

University of Notre Dame – Private, Small City, Indiana, 8500 Undergrads

Catholic college; ranks in top 10 % of students who study abroad; loyal alumni. Students encouraged to turn their learning to the service of others.


October 12th:

Johns Hopkins University – Private, Large City/Baltimore, Maryland, 6400 Undergrads

Known for STEM, nursing, engineering & public health programs. Touted as the #1 research university in the country. The school has campuses in Italy & China in addition to those in the Baltimore/Washington DC area.


Queens University of Charlotte– Private, Charlotte, NC, 1700 undergrads

Presbyterian-affiliated university where you can chose from 43 majors.  All degree programs are grounded in the liberal arts.


Boston College– Private, urban, Chestnut Hill, MA, 9100 undergrads

A Catholic research university committed to rigorous intellectual development in conjunction with religious, ethical & personal formation of its students to better serve the community & world at large. Home to the recently opened Center for Entrepreneurship.  BC students and alumni in the past decade have garnered more than $100 million in venture backing.


College of Charleston – Public, City, South Carolina, 10,500 Undergrads

Liberal Arts and sciences university in historic heart of Charleston.


Davidson College – Private, Small Town/Near Charlotte, NC, 1800 Undergrads

Liberal arts college; involved students; close contact with professors; 76% of students study abroad.


Johnson & Wales University (Charlotte), Private, City, NC, 2300 Undergrads

Known for College of Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management, & Arts & Sciences


October 13th:

Fairfield University– Private, Suburban, Fairfield, CT, 4,000 Undergrads

A Jesuit University offering over 44 majors.  The students are actively involved in a wide variety of campus clubs and activities.  Juniors and seniors have the option to live in the famous off-campus beach houses right on the Long Island Sound. The school offers small class sizes and strong business and nursing programs.


University of Rochester, Private, Small City, New York, 6300 Undergrads

The Rochester curriculum is committed to zero required subjects. It’s also one of the smallest & most collegiate among top research universities.

Samford University – Private, Large City/Near Birmingham, Alabama, 3100 Undergrads

A private research university rooted in Christian spirit.  The university offers 158 majors, minors, concentrations & pre-professional programs.  Students committed to community service.


Barnard College– Private, City, NYC, NY, 2500 Undergrads

A all-women’s liberal arts college located directly across the street from Columbia University. The school partners with Columbia for sports and extracurricular activities.  It offers over 60 different majors and most classes are under 20 students.  Over 40% of the incoming class identifies as a student of color and the school touts a large international student body.


Samford University – Private, Birmingham, AL, 3340 Undergrads


October 16th:

Appalachian State University – Public, Small Town, North Carolina, 16,300 Undergrads

Located in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains of NC, the school offers six undergraduate colleges and an accelerated baccalaureate to masters program. The school is committed to environmental sustainability and students enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities.


Hollins University– Private women’s college, large town, VA 600 undergrads

Offers a three year accelerated program. Home to Batten Leadership Institute.  75% of students complete an internship & 40% study abroad.  Renowned creative writing program.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute – Private, Small City, Massachusetts, 4200 Undergrads

A research university that prepares students for STEM careers where 60% of students pursue an engineering degree. The Global Perspective Program allows students to learn in one of over 40 project centers on six continents.


St. Andrews University– Private, Small Town, Laurinburg, NC 618 Undergrads


October 17th;

Wofford College – Private, Small City, South Carolina, 1700 Undergrads

A liberal arts college known for student engagement (high impact & transformative learning experiences), study abroad & faculty-only teaching.


University of Chicago – Private, Large City, Illinois, 5900 Undergrads

A preeminent research institution founded with the help of a generous donation by John D. Rockefeller. All undergrads are required to complete the intensive core curriculum and may pursue any of the 99 majors offered.


University of Richmond– Private, Richmond, Virginia, 3300 Undergrads

Offers over 60 undergraduate majors.  The Jepson School of Leadership Studies, which focuses on ethics & critical thinking, is the first of its kind in the country.  Nearly 1/3 of all UVR students pursue business degrees.


Georgia Southern University – Public, Small City, Georgia, 18000 Undergrads

Offers more than 100 degree programs.  Largest Army ROTC in the Southeast.


Lafayette College – Private, Small City, Pennsylvania, 2500 Undergrads

A school for engineering and liberal arts. It is home to the Center for Innovation, Design, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership (IDEAL) which provides connections to hands on learning and collaboration with outside organizations.


Berry College– Private, Large Town, Rome, GA, 2100 Undergrads

A liberal arts college with Christian values offering 43 majors as well as several pre-pofessional and dual degree programs. Emphasizes hands-on work experience and commitment to service. Known for its beautiful campus, small class sizes and individualized attention.


Rice University– Private, Large City, Texas, 4000 Undergrads

Liberal arts college w/ resources of major research university.  First university in nation w/ department wholly dedicated to space science. Known for biochemistry, bioengineering & biomedical engineering.



October 19th:

Haverford College – Private, Philadelphia suburb, PA, 1200 Undergrads

Four year liberal arts college ”known for its academic rigor, Honor Code & beautiful arboretum campus”.


Northwestern University– Private, Urban, Evanston, IL, 8800 Undergrads

Consistently ranked as one of the elite schools in the midwest.  The school offers more than 124 undergraduate degrees and follows a 10 week quarter system. There is a very active student body participating in over 400 extracurricular activities.  Over 40% of the students participate in Greek life.


October 20th

Auburn University-Public, large town, Alabama, 21,800 Undergrads

With more than 140 undergraduate majors to choose from and a unique blend of colleges that focus on core curriculum &  applied sciences. Students consistently admitted to med school at a 30% higher rate than the national average.


Washington University– Private, suburban St. Louis, Missouri, 7400 Undergrads

Touted as a Midwestern alternative to the East Coast Ivies. Offers over 90 fields of study with a focus on interdisciplinary studies.  Known offer the best on campus food and dormitories.


October 23rd

Embry-Riddle -Daytona Beach– Private, Small City, Daytona Beach, FL, 5300 Undergrads

The world’s largest accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace. The school offers 46 undergraduate degrees.  The school owns their own fleet of various aircraft. 165 clubs and Greek life are available outside of the classroom.


Baylor University– Private, Suburban, Waco, TX, 14000 Undergrads

The largest Baptist university in the world and the oldest institution of higher learning in Texas. The school has 140 degrees to choose from and more than 25% of the students major in a business field. The school prioritizes hiring the “best” professors who are passionate about teaching.


October 25th:

Sewanee: The University of the South – Private, Rural, Tennessee, 1600 Undergrads

America’s only university owned & governed by the Episcopal Church.The liberal arts school offers outside the classroom study opportunities including a semester at Yale’s Directed Research Program. Also known for their Outing Club.


Rhodes College– Private, Small City, Memphis, TN, 2000 Undergrads

A liberal arts college, the campus is known as one of the most beautiful in the country.  Their “Compassionate Campus Initiative” promotes speakers, forums and classes to make Rhodes “a kinder and more mindful community”. There is a 10 to 1 student/faculty ratio and 75% of students complete an internship prior to graduating. Profiled in the book “Colleges That Change LIves”.


Kalamazoo College – Private, Small City, Michigan, 1500 Undergrads

Liberal arts college 35 miles from Lake Michigan.  Students required to coplete the “K Plan” which is a personalized course schedule that includes experiencial learning and independent research. Most students complete an internship or externship.


Wesleyan University – Private, Middletown, CT, 2900 Undergrads


Assumption College – Private, Worcester, MA 2240 Undergrads


October 30th:

Hofstra University – Private,  New York metropolitan area, 6900 Undergrads

Offers over 100 academic dual degree programs; 17 athletic teams that compete at the Division 1 level.  The university operates Long Island’s oldest public radio station.

Catawba College


St. Lawrence University– Private, Small Town, New York, 2400 Undergrads

The liberal arts college located between the Adirondacks and capitol of Canada offers access to international government, cultural & social opportunities & outdoor recreation.

October 31st


Lynchburg College– Private, Small City, Lynchburg,VA, 2100 Undergrads

Offering 51 areas of study including the in-demand and hard to find majors. The school markets a tight knit student body where all students live on campus until senior year and the newly renovated student center.


Catawba College – Private, Small Town, Salisbury, NC 1300 Undergrads


November 1st:  

Miami University – Public, Small Town, Ohio, 16000 Undergrads.

Offers 120 majors including a number of programs that focus on global markets.  Also home to a China Business Progam that offers hands-on experience overseas, language study and business coursework.  Miami has a strong Greek community with over 40 fraternities and sororities on campus.

Merrimack College– Private, Suburban, North Andover, MA, 3200 Undergrads A private college in the Roman Catholic, Augustinian tradition located 25 minutes outside of Boston.  It offers a strong co-op work program, small class sizes and 90 plus academic programs.

November 8th:

Wittenberg University – Private, Small City, Ohio, 1950 Undergrads The liberal arts university is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church.  Students of all faiths are encouraged to participate in services. In addition to a full array of majors, the school offers cooperative programs with other US schools including: Case Western, Columbia, Washington University & Duke.

Ringling College of Art & Design– Private,  (urban) Sarasota, FL, 1200 undergrads

A noted innovative visual arts college with a highly acclaimed computer animation program.  Also lauded as “the Most Wired Campus in the US” by Us News & World Report.


November 14th:

Lynn University– Private, Large Town, Florida, 2000 Undergrads

Just three miles from the beach, the school offers career-focused majors that help you build your resume before you graduate.  Consistently ranked as one of the top five most international universities in the US.

About The Dean Team

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