“If it is not possible for me to go somewhere and to be willing to encounter people with different views, then I’m really not doing my job.” –  Condoleezza Rice

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Condoleezza Rice was born on November 14, 1954 in Birmingham, Alabama. Her mother worked as a teacher and her father as a guidance counselor. Rice earned a degree in political science from the University of Denver. In 1979, she studied Russian at Moscow State University. Rice graduated from University of Denver with a PhD in political science in 1981. One year later, she began her career as an assistant professor at Stanford University.

At Stanford, Rice enjoyed a successful teaching career. Rice was selected as the Provost of Stanford in 1993, making her the first woman and first African American to hold this position. Under her leadership, Rice led the university out of a financial deficit. While at Stanford, she also co-founded the Center for a New Generation, an after-school program for underprivileged students.

In 1989, she advised President George H.W. Bush’s administration on Soviet Union affairs. In 2000, she was appointed the National Security Advisor under President George W. Bush, becoming the first black woman to hold this position. In 2004, Rice was selected as the Secretary of State of the United States. She was the first African American woman to hold this position. She called her style of diplomacy “transformational,” a term that has since been used to describe other international policies.

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Meghan McClanahan

Morgan Jeter showed her KINDNESS by stepping up and hosting a visitor two days in a row.  Thank you Morgan!!

Abby Crane showed INTEGRITY when she spent her time picking up water bottles after-school in the freshman hallway.  Thanks for keeping our building clean!

The Drowsy Chaperone opens next week!
This 2006 hit musical and winner of multiple Tony awards begins in the apartment of “Man In Chair,” a reclusive musical theater fanatic eager to play us a record of his favorite 1920s musical The Drowsy Chaperone. As he plays the record and offers his own wry commentary, the wacky musical comes to life before our eyes in spectacular fashion, serving up an irresistible concoction of sparkling old-school charm and contemporary snark.

Any rising 10-12the graders interested in YEARBOOK class for next year, please come to an interest meeting in Foundation Hall during break (11:45-12:00) on Friday, Feb 8th to learn more!! See Dean Zelaya if you are interested and cannot make the meeting.

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 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




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