“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.”—Booker T. Washington

Booker T. Washington

Educator Booker T. Washington was one of the foremost African-American leaders of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Born into slavery in Virginia in the mid-to-late 1850s, Booker T. Washington put himself through school and became a teacher after the Civil War. In 1881, he founded the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute in Alabama (now known as Tuskegee University), which grew immensely and focused on training African Americans in agricultural pursuits. He was also a political adviser and writer.

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Caroline Livingston, Brandon Meeks, Joseph Guasco, and Meg Weinstock shared their passions with freshmen by explaining the importance of being INTENTIONAL with your summer. Thank you seniors!

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HOUSE HUMANITAS is Hosting a pizza lunch WEDNESDAY for only $5. Come to Foundation Hall at 11:15 am for pizza, drinks, and dessert!!

Last Friday Reah Syed and Holly Springate attended the Learning Through Languages Symposium at UNC Chapel Hill. Their chosen topic was “El activismo de las Mujeres en el Oriente Medio y África del Norte” and they completed a research paper and media presentation completely in Spanish. They were awarded the honorable mention (2nd place) in the category of Advanced Language Scholarship and the honorable mention for their specific region, the Middle East and North Africa track. !Enhorabuena!

GAP Year Fair:

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All Upper School Students are invited to attend the GAP Year Fair on February 10th from 1-4 p.m. at Providence Day School.

5800 Sardis Road, Charlotte. The program will being at 1 p.m. with a guest speaker. Fair will run from 2-4 p.m. Pre-register at

Are you looking for a summer job?  Do you work well with children?  Did you love summer camp as a kid? Apply to be a Jr. Counselor with Camp Cannon! Upper School students, 16 or older, are welcome to submit an online application between Friday, February 1st and Friday, February 15th, 2019 for this upcoming camp season.

Please contact Lisa Blattner, Director of Enrichment Programs, with any questions.

Seniors, Juniors and Sophomores are invited to sign-up on Naviance Student to visit with College Admission Representatives coming to Cannon School.  Students must get permission from their classroom teachers prior to attending an admissions event. Log into your Naviance Student account to learn more about the colleges, find out visit times and register to attend. Visits will be held in The Cube or College Counseling Offices

February 7th: University of Alabama
February 12th: Catawba College
March 5th: Savannah College of Art & Design
March 15th: Drexel University
March 25th: University of Alabama; Huntsville
March 29th: Gardner-Webb University
April 11th: UNC Wilmington




About The Dean Team

Student Life: Our passion is to know our students, create an unforgettable high school experience, celebrate student achievement; and to empower every student to know themselves, own their actions, seek adventure, conquer challenges, lead others, and pursue balance.
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