“There is no personal charm so great as the charm of a cheerful temperament.” — Henry Van Dyke
Brian McKinsey & Riley Fraser
Declan Hurley showed KINDNESS by offering his charger to a student whose laptop had drained its battery.
Bella Edmondson and Gabby Strachan showed TEAMWORK when they cleaned up the entire Commons
Learn to Lead: Leadership Lunch with Mr. Diskin TODAY in Foundation Hall at 11:20!
Krispy Kreme donuts for sale! The MS Student Council will be selling Krispy Kreme donuts from October 3rd– 13th in the quad during lunch. Plain glazed and chocolate glazed will be available for $8/dozen. Money is due when you place your order – no IOUs. Donuts will be delivered on Tuesday, October 17th. Money raised goes to support MS student life activities. Thanks in advance for your support!
The first 6 freshmen to visit Dean Trojan and wish him a “good morning” will earn a prize worthy of a Cougar.
12th graders- Report to the CPAC at 9 am on Wed., Oct. 11 to work on college applications. Make sure you bring your laptop!
9th-11th graders- Please check the windows by the front office doors (on Tuesday, Oct. 10) for your testing room assignment.
-Plan on arriving early on Wed., Oct. 11 so that you can be ready to test (in your assigned testing room with sharpened pencils and an approved calculator) no later than 8:05 am on Wed., Oct. 11.
9th and 11th graders– You are taking the PSAT on Wed., Oct. 11. – Please check here for an approved calculator list.
10th graders– You are taking the PreACT on Wed., Oct. 11. – Please checkhere for an approved calculator list.
What to bring with you on test day: An approved calculator, #2 sharpened pencils, water, a snack, and a book to read if you finish early. After testing concludes, you will be dismissed to eat lunch, and the remainder of the school day is an abbreviated class schedule. Please let Ms. Mann know if you have any questions.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited.
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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
- MIT– Thursday, Oct. 5, 7 pm
- Johns Hopkins University– Wednesday, Oct. 11, 7 pm
- Samford University– Thursday, Oct. 12, 6:30 pm
- UNC Greensboro, Concord area meeting- Thursday, Oct. 12, 7 pm
- SCAD (Savannah College of Arts & Design)- Saturday, Oct. 14, 10 am
- Cabarrus County College Fair– Wed., Oct. 18, 6-8 pm at the Cabarrus Arena
- National Portfolio Day– Saturday, Nov. 11, 10 am
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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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.
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.
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.