“Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.”
—Dr. Mae Jemison


Kudos to Henry Dryden, for showing passion and kindness in sharing with his classmates.

Congrats to Ian Kuo, Ishara Shrestha-Rai, Kenzie Sturgill and Maddie Sturgill for their COURAGE at All-State Orchestra Auditions. 


No birthdays. 

Gossage Cup






***Looking for experienced female musicians (keyboardists, bassists, guitarists, or drummers) to start a girl rock band at Cannon. If interested, email:

***Click HERE to view the January Edition of the CUSP or pick up a copy around campus! 

In this edition there are a multitude of articles to be read. From Senior trip debates around Disney versus Universal, Cannon’s Policy of Chinese New Year, a Winterm recap, the representation of arts and athletics at Cannon, a film spotlight of Avatar Way of Water, the 2023 FAA shutdown, January National Holidays, resolution struggles, a discussion on adolescent mental health, and more, there is something for all to discover.

– The CUSP Editorial Board

There are still counselor and CLT positions available at CAMP CANNON. Please reach out to Jordan Lauher to start the application process.

Students wishing to serve on next year’s Honor Council should reach out and speak with either Mrs. Lineberger or Dean Booker and submit a speech by Tuesday Feb 7, no later than 3pm

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.



Seniors, Juniors & Sophomores are invited to sign-up in SCOIR for visits with College Admission Representatives. Representatives have the option to visit Cannon School in-person or via Zoom. Check SCOIR for the most up-to-date listing of college representative visits and to learn in what format they will visit Cannon. Use this Zoom Meeting Link to connect for virtual visits. You may come to The Cube if you are on campus during the rep visit and need a place to log into the Zoom session. We recommend you bring headphones for the Zoom visit! For the full remaining schedule, CLICK HERE.

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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