“The leader is one who, out of the clutter, brings simplicity … out of discord, harmony … and out of difficulty, opportunity.” —Albert Einstein

Hailey Safranek demonstrated KINDNESS when she volunteered her morning to help a teacher prepare materials for another class.

Cole Frei 

Gossage Cup





***Are you interested in taking a gap year or taking a summer program? For the past 15 years, USA Gap Year Fairs has partnered with US high schools to educate, inspire, and empower students to look beyond the classroom and pursue opportunities for experiential learning. Taking a gap year might seem intimidating, but it’s actually much easier than you think — especially when you know there’s a community of gap year experts and enthusiasts to help support you.

Attend the annual USA Gap Year Fair to learn more. Click here to register

Charlotte USA Gap Year Fair

Thursday, Feb 2, 2023

6:30-8:30 PM

Hosted by:

Providence Day School

5800 Sardis Road

Charlotte, NC 28270  

See your College Counselor for more information or if you have any questions.

***For those interested in working with Lower School students, here is a collection of opportunities for you!  These include joining third and fourth graders at recess (they always need a good referee), AE day passion class assistant, and more.  This is a working document, and we will be adding more items as the needs arise.  We are adding Kindergarten recess as well from 10:00-10:30 daily. 

Our most immediate need is for AE Day on February 24 (9:30-11:00) and Grandparents Day on April 7 (9:00-11:00).  

**Note:  Only sign up for activities that fall during your drop periods or non-classroom times.  For special events, you need to ask for permission from teachers if you will miss class.  

Be sure to check back often!  You can sign up for as many activities as you would like.  Please reach out to Dean Fox ( if you have any questions.

Room 606 (Academic Coaching) will be closed on Tuesday, January 24 during Office Hours for a counselor candidate student presentation. Please plan accordingly!

Humanitas and Impetus Winter Clothing Drive

House Humanitas and House Impetus are working together to 

host a Winter Clothing Drive for The Salvation Army of Concord.

All donations will be given to local children in our community in need of warm winter clothing. 

We really appreciate any donations you can contribute to our drive! 

Thank you so much for your help and support!



Seniors, Juniors & Sophomores. Thank you to those who met with college/university admission representatives this year. Visits will pick up again next year as institutions have more time after reviewing the bulk of applications for the class of 2023. As representatives start to sign up again for visits in SCOIR, we will update this blog

CAFTA Senior Art Scholarship Application

Scholarship Award: CAFTA will award a minimum of one scholarship, for a minimum of $2000 to a Cannon Senior.

Qualifications: A student must be a senior who is or has been enrolled for at least two years in a visual art, music, or theater program at Cannon.

Selection Criteria: The CAFTA Board will consider the application provided by the student as well as the student’s ability to convey leadership in the arts and/or art classes, character or dedication to the arts, and individual artistic skill.

Class of 2023 CAFTA Scholarship Application

Due by 3 pm on March 1, 2023

Student Name:                                                          Email Address: 

Résumé: Please submit your full resume including all your art experiences and art awards (include MS and US; art courses, art related clubs and art related extracurricular activities and service).

Essays: Answer each of the following questions in a short paragraph (250-350 words each):

  1. How have the Arts at Cannon impacted you?
  2. How has Cannon been affected by your art or your involvement in art-related activities?

Optional Submissions:

  1. Provide copies of your artwork, writing, recording of a performance or audition, etc. You can submit these optional materials using the CAFTA Scholarship Artwork Submission Form.
  2. Provide a letter of reference. The reference must be art related. The reference may be external or from someone at Cannon, i.e., any person who can attest to your passion for art. Family members are not permitted to provide a reference. The reference must be emailed directly to and must specify the applicant’s full name.

Applications and supporting materials must be submitted to by 3 pm on March 1, 2023.

Add CAFTA Scholarship Application in the subject line of your email.

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