“By the end of the day, I’ve learned something that shows how dumb I was yesterday.” – Bernard Marcus

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Connor Yang, Miles Batley, & Renee Boisvert

Jack Field showed INTEGRITY when he came to his teacher when an answer right on his quiz but ii was actually incorrect. Thank you Jack for your honesty!!!!

Ben Hansen showed KINDNESS when he held the door open for a teacher today.

Sarah Kuo demonstrated an incredible amount of patience and RESPECT when she waited 20 minutes for a teacher to show up for a meeting because the teacher got the schedule mixed up. Thank you, Sarah!

Abby Jo McLaughlin demonstrated KINDNESS when she helped her substitute get acclimated to the classroom and procedures in the morning.  Thanks, Abby Jo!

There will be a Model UN meeting at lunch on Thursday in the Library Annex for everyone going to our conference at William and Mary (you are only going if you have already turned in a permission slip signed by your parents!). Please make sure to attend this meeting to learn about your delegate assignments and get key details about the trip schedule!

Members or prospective members of MUN who are *not* going to W&M do not need to attend this meeting.

Check out The Cannon Upper School Paper –  online! 
Visit to read about what’s going on at Cannon, in the community, and around the world.  
October articles are currently being published! Read Kate Frankenberg’s article about the importance of Model U.N., Clara Kinken’s report on Maggie Scurlock’s magical homecoming, and Maddie Woods’ editorial on the value of a global education.
Interested in joining The CUSP? Email us, at

Seniors: The deadline to apply for Cannon nominations for Jefferson or Danforth Scholars is Oct. 25th. Submit the Request for Nomination form, the required essay(s), and a list of activities/resume to Ms. Mann via google doc by 3 pm on Oct. 25th.

Juniors: The deadline to submit an application for Cannon nomination to NC Governor’s School is Oct. 25th. Submit the Nomination Cover page, Basic Info and Nomination Discipline Form, Essays 1 and 2, Personal Readiness Form, and 2 completed recommendation forms to Ms. Mann as a printed packet by 3 pm on Wednesday, Oct. 25th at 3 pm.

10th graders interested in a fantastic 3-day HOBY Leadership Seminar this summer should submit these two items to Ms. Mann no later than Oct. 25:

  1. Brief paragraph detailing why you want to participate in HOBY.
  2. List of activities/resume

Summer Enrichment Opportunities for All Cannon Upper Students:


October 31st 11:15- Noon, Private Dining Room

Rustic Pathways  will be on Campus!           

Come learn about Rustic Pathways travel and service programs and hear from Cannon students who have been a part of Rustic’s programs.

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.

 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.

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.

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 complete the “K Plan” which is a personalized course schedule that includes experiential learning and independent research. Most students complete an internship or externship.

Wesleyan University – Private, Middletown, CT, 2900 Undergrads. A liberal arts college where students, with the help of faculty, can develop their own unique programs of study. Small class sizes and an intellectually lively campus.

Assumption College – Private, Worcester, MA 2240 Undergrads. A private Roman Catholic liberal arts college, the school emphasizes spiritual growth regardless of the student’s religion.  It offers strong programs in business and professional studies.  The college also offers a campus in the heart of Rome, Italy.


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.

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. Offering over 70 fields of study including a distinctive majors in Music Business and Theater Arts Education. Their Academy for Teaching offers generous scholarships to prospective teachers with no repayment stipulation.  Also known for having one of the best college theaters in the country.

 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 Program which 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 6th:

Columbia University: Private, Large City, NYC, NY, 8000 Undergrads

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.

November 9th:

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.

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