2020 Valedictorian: Stephanie Morgan


A National Merit Commended Student, Stephanie Morgan ’20 joined the Fort Worth Country Day community as a seventh-grader. She will attend Duke University, where she plans to double major in biomedical engineering and classical language and minor in computer science engineering. “I was inspired to choose biomedical engineering as my major after reading The Hot Zone,” she said. “I chose to major in classical languages because of the passion I developed for Latin during my time at FWCD.”
 
Over the course of her high school career, Morgan voraciously pursued the 3A’s. She excelled in seven Honors classes, eight AP classes and one post-AP class. She enthusiastically participated in the fall play, spring musical and orchestra for all four years of high school. A member of the softball team as a freshman, Morgan moved into the manager position in her sophomore and junior years. She was inducted into FWCD’s chapter of Cum Laude as a junior. 
 
She enjoyed exploring extracurricular activities. In Latin Club and competitions, she once competed in a Latin competition dressed as a corpse with barely enough time to drive across the metroplex and make call for a performance of Spamalot! Other interests included Robotics Club and the White Whale Reading Club. In her free time, Morgan enjoys making intricate bead and wire sculptures and jewelry.

“I will miss the Latin Club, the Theatre Department and the White Whale Reading Club the most,” Morgan said. “My classmates represent a very welcoming, supportive and creative community.”
 
Her favorite courses included Latin, Multivariable Calculus and AP Chemistry. “I enjoyed Latin because it gave me the opportunity to learn more about a dead language and allowed me to be a part of the Latin Club and Certamen team,” she shared. “I enjoyed Multivariable Calculus and AP Chemistry because of the rigorous subject material and real-world concept applications of the subjects.” She cites Middle School English Teacher Jackie Rains, Upper School Chemistry Teacher Shaen McKnight, Upper School English Teacher Dr. Heather Peace and Upper School Latin Teacher Bryan Carlson as FWCD teachers who were impactful.
 
Morgan has fond memories of her time as a Falcon. “FWCD represents an environment of boundless opportunity,” she said. “I was able to be a part of a wide array of clubs and activities in myriad subjects. Being a part of various clubs was a huge part of my high school experience, when in one week I'd go from morning Latin Club practice to an announcements period to White Whale Reading Club meeting to softball practice to rehearsal after school. This helped me develop a wide range of interests and occupy my spare time.”
  
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Fort Worth Country Day (FWCD) is a JK-12 private, independent, coeducational, nondenominational college-preparatory school located on approximately 100 acres in Fort Worth, Texas. The mission of Fort Worth Country Day School is to foster the intellectual, physical, emotional, and ethical development of capable students through an academically rigorous college preparatory program that integrates the arts and athletics.