2018

  • September

    Dr. Carrie Currier, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at TCU

    Dr. Carrie Currier Speaks at Chip Herr Memorial Lecture

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  • Carrie Currier, PhD, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at TCU, is the 2018 Captain David R. “Chip” Herr, Jr. ’80 Memorial Lecture keynote speaker.

    TCU Professor Headlines Chip Herr Memorial Lecture

    Fort Worth Country Day’s Captain David R. “Chip” Herr, Jr. ’80 Memorial Lecture will feature Carrie Currier, PhD, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at TCU. Her lecture is titled “Current State of U.S.-North Korea Relations.” The Chip Herr Memorial Lecture, now in its ninth year, celebrates the life and extraordinary military service, leadership and heroism of one of FWCD’s very own, Chip Herr. Herr’s helicopter malfunctioned and crashed in eastern Saudi Arabia during a noncombat mission on February 3, 1991. He is the only FWCD graduate who has died in service to his country. Currier will speak on Monday, September 17, in the FWCD Scott Theater at 6:30 p.m. A reception in the Lou and Nick Martin Campus Center follows the event.
     
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  • Alumni Artwork on Display

     
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  • FWCD Fort Worth Magazine Top Teacher

    First-Grade Teacher Sarah Akhtar Smith ’91 is a Fort Worth Magazine 2018 Top Teacher. The magazine honors five private and five public school teachers in this special issue. Read about how she became a teacher at FWCD after a career as an appellate lawyer and what makes her stand out in the classroom at www.fwcd.org/FWMTopTeachers2018
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  • May

    Christina Kelly, Salutatorian

    A two-year Cum Laude member, Christina Kelly ’18 is part of a Fort Worth Country Day legacy. Her father, Todd Kelly, is a member of the Board of Trustees and a graduate of the Class of 1981. Her siblings are Falcon alumni: Bryan ’11 and Hannah ’14. And there are many Kelly cousins who are attending now or are alumni as well. Christina herself is an FWCD “Original.” She will attend The University of Texas at Austin as a Plan II and Biology double major with a Spanish minor.
     
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  • Nikhil De, Valedictorian

    A National Merit Scholar, Nikhil De ’18 joined the Fort Worth Country Day community in seventh grade. He will attend Princeton University, most likely to major in physics or engineering. While it is bittersweet to leave Country Day, De is looking forward to the next steps in his journey. “In addition to meeting many exciting new people, I am looking forward to further discovering and exploring my passions as I determine what I wish to do with my life,” he said.
     
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  • Spring 2018 Postseason Athletic Awards

    Student-athletes were honored Tuesday, May 15, in the Spring 2018 Postseason Academic Awards program at 2:30 p.m. in the Round Gym. Pictured (left) are the student-athletes recognized as SPC All-Conference players: (back row) Ben Belton ’18, Turner Symonds ’18, Westen Mulqueen ’18, Drew Chilcoat ’19, (front row) Abby Timmerman ’21, Samantha Burke ’18, CJ Landrum ’18 and Kathleen Clum ’18.
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  • The Peginator Honored

    Assistant Head of Upper School Peggy Wakeland, affectionately known as The Peginator, was honored at the Spring Sports Awards on May 15 with the Old Sport Award. Established in 1989, this award is presented to an individual in the FWCD community who has continued to be a big booster, faithful fan and super supporter of Falcon athletics year in year out.
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  • Graduation 2018

    On Friday, May 18, 102 Fort Worth Country Day seniors will graduate at McKinney Church, 4805 Arborlawn Drive. The ceremony, which begins promptly at 7 p.m., will be live-streamed at fwcd.org/graduation (the link will be live at the time of the event) for family and friends who are out of town or unable to attend. Graduates should  plan to arrive at the church at 5:30 p.m. for a class photo. This year’s class of 102 students garnered more than $13.5 million in merit-based scholarships and awards, and were accepted into 133 different colleges and universities. Here’s a sneak peek of the FWCD Class of 2018 ad that will appear in the June issue of Fort Worth Texas magazine.
     
     
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  • April

    Cum Laude Society Inducts New Members

    Fort Worth Country Day’s chapter of the Cum Laude Society welcomed 10 seniors and 10 juniors into its ranks on Wednesday, April 11. New members were presented with certificates and pins during the ceremony. This year’s speaker was Andrew Solomon, Professor of Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, New York Times-bestselling author, National Book Award Winner and FWCD parent. Click here for Solomon’s full address.
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  • FWCD Launches Center for International Studies

    Fort Worth Country Day launched its newest program, the Center for International Studies, on April 11, 2018 in the Lou and Nick Martin Campus Center, with a special event featuring keynote speaker Andrew Solomon, author of the book Far and Away: How Travel Can Change the World. Solomon is an FWCD parent and a National Book Award winner.
     
    The center, the creation of Director of Special Projects Bill Arnold ’86, will serve as the home base for all of FWCD’s international initiatives, including its overseas summer expeditions, exchange opportunities, cultural programs and global competency professional development.
     
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  • January

    Seniors “Chat” with Young Alumni

    What’s it like to live on campus? Do professors take attendance in college? How do I know if I should “rush?” How do I get involved in a new place? These questions and more were addressed on January 4 at the College Counseling Office-sponsored College Chat.  This annual event invites recent graduates back to Fort Worth Country Day to share their perspectives on college with the members of the senior class. This year's speakers were Alex Doswell ’16University of VirginiaRoss Kasal ’15Case Western Reserve UniversityHannah Cramer ’15Southern Methodist UniversityMelody Rodriguez ’15Stanford University; and Joseph Breedlove ’17University of Tulsa.
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Fort Worth Country Day (FWCD) is a K-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.