FWCD alumni connected with sophomore students in Washington, D.C., for a panel discussion in May. The 10th-graders were enjoying the D.C. visit as a culminating field trip for their American Government class. This trip’s panelists were Ed Landreth ’03, Tom French ’75, Rebecca Vernon ’02, Stephanie Stouffer ’07, Sarah Jane McDonald ’17, Sarah Nolan ’16, Ryleigh Rains ’17, Emily Englander ’12, and Robert Arnold ’14.
The alumni commented about their experiences at Country Day, what they wish they had done as students (It is important to take advantage of all FWCD has to offer!), what they look for in an employee when hiring, the importance of being authentic, taking classes that are interesting to them and not just padding APs, and sharing life advice.
“It was a wonderful experience for the sophomores,” said Patrick Powers ’05, Alumni Relations Manager. “Many important life lessons were shared. It was great to see the students swarm the alumni after the panel to ask questions about switching jobs, giving up a significant income to follow your passion, and leaving a mark on the world.”
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.