Th e F e a r o f th e Lo r d is th e b eg i n n i n g o f w is dom . . . (Psalm 111:10)
Y e a r i n R e v i e w 2 0 1 1 • S O L I D E O G L O R I A
A Classical Christian Community School
From th e H e a d of S choo l
remember clearly riding in the back seat of an old Toyota (that died every time
you hit the brakes hard) over an extremely bumpy dirt road in Jinja, Uganda
this past December and hearing someone say up front “There are your two new
sons!” Sure enough, straight in front of us were two little boys standing in the middle
of the road in front of the Good Shepherd’s Fold orphanage waiting for us to arrive.
My heart was in my throat as I stepped out of that vehicle and introduced myself to
my future children. One thing I can say for certain about God . . . He is not easily
predicted. I must admit to you that I never thought I would visit Africa and
definitely never thought my family would adopt. Solomon tells us in Ecclesiastes 3
that there is “a time for everything and a season for every activity under heaven.” This
school year has certainly reflected Solomon’s words. We launched the year well by taking forty-three seniors to Charlotte
for leadership training the day before school began. We white water rafted, scaled walls, traversed ropes courses, played games,
and developed goals for the year. Through it all, those seniors bonded together well and that bond grew stronger daily until
graduation day when the class of 2011 walked across a stage and received their diplomas from Caldwell Academy. This year was
different in several ways. One was the introduction of the Humanities program in 9th -12th grades. Being a classical school, we
have desired for several years to integrate the humane courses (History, Literature, Rhetoric, and Bible) together so our students
could learn contextually. While we have made some necessary changes in this area for next year, we are still pleased that we have
been able to take this important step in better developing students who are wise and virtuous. This year also brought about
success in the areas of fine arts and athletics. In fine arts, our incredible Caldwell Academy choir had the wonderful
distinction of being chosen to sing in Carnegie Hall this past spring. Our school also launched our first Speech and Debate team
this year. In athletics, Caldwell Academy finished second in the Wachovia Cup standings. The Wachovia Cup is given to the top
2-A private school athletic program in the state of North Carolina. Our student athletes won state titles in Girls’ Swimming,
Boys’ Swimming, and Girls’ Soccer. We finished runner-up in Boys’ Soccer and Girls’ Track. Through all the ups and downs of
the year, I have learned that change is difficult, but good. I am blessed to say that our Caldwell family is growing, thriving, and
loving well. I am thrilled and humbled that so many families continue to allow us to assist them in training their wonderful
children. I am also overwhelmed that every night when I step into my front door, I hear two little voices with distinctive
Ugandan accents scream “Daddy!!! Daddy!!!!” My life is complete.
Soli Deo Gloria,
Mark Guthrie, Head of School
Ye a r i n R e vi e w - at a g l a nce
• Jack C. Dixon Field House Dedicated • Girls Soccer, Girls and Boys Swim Teams win State
• Baseball Stadium Lights Completed Championships
• Largest Annual Fund Total Raised to Date - $248,474 • Caldwell Concert Choir Performs at Carnegie Hall with
• Rhetoric Humanities Program Launched the National Youth Choir
• Caldwell Parents Form 7:17
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Reach i ng th e G oa l : Stu de nt Achievement
Reaching the Goal: Student Achievement
David Caldwell Award & Schol- Schaeffer Paper Award – 1st Place
arship – Jonathon Perez, rising Samantha Scott, rising junior, 2nd
senior. The David Caldwell Award Place Maddie McLean, rising
is the highest honor given to a sophomore, 3rd Place, Ashley King,
Caldwell student by the Colonel Ar- rising junior. This annual contest for
thur Forbis Chapter of the Daugh- 9th through 11th graders is a Christian
ters of the American Revolution worldview writing assignment in honor
(DAR). The award is selected by the of writer and apologist, Francis Schaeffer. It is awarded by an
faculty for a rising senior who exhib- independent panel of judges.
its service, leadership and the godly
characteristics of David Caldwell. Greensboro Civitan Club Good Citizen Award –
Benjamin Bell, 2011 graduate. The Greensboro Civitan Club
Good Citizen Award is given to one Caldwell student annually.
The recipient is selected by fellow students and teachers.
DAR Good Citizen Awards – The Colonel Arthur Forbis
Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)
recognized three students for leadership, dependability, and
5th Grade: Zachary Militello
8th Grade: Laine Parker
11th Grade: Elizabeth Thomas.
Eagle of the Year Awards – Benjamin Bell and Marie
Gentry, 2011 graduates. Voted on by the Caldwell coaching Syngenta High School Science Award and Syngenta
staff, the Eagle of the Year awards honor outstanding male and Summer Internship – Will Forrest, 2011
female athletes. graduate. Given to a senior student who
has displayed excellence in science and has
National School Choral Award – Abbie Storch and Aaron an interest in pursuing a science related field
Beck, 2011 graduates. Given for high merit and high in college. Will was also chosen for an elite
achievement in choral music. summer internship in the Chemistry
Department of Syngenta Crop Protection.
John Philip Sousa Award – Phillip
Hedrick, rising senior. Awarded nationally to Character Awards – The Character Awards are given annually
the top student in the high school band, the to Dialectic and Rhetoric students who display growth in
award recognizes superior musicianship and Christlikeness, demonstrate the fruit of the Spirit, and have
outstanding dedication. been leaders in ministering to other students
6th Grade: Hayley Burkhead and Troy Flippin
7th Grade: Haley Webb and Garett Toth
8th Grade: Phillip Parker and Miranda Thomas
Louis Armstrong Jazz Award – Aaron Beck, 2011 graduate. 9th Grade: Valerie Kay and Tanner Smith
Given to honor jazz students nationwide who exhibit 10th Grade: Madeline Harris and Patrick Boozer
outstanding musicianship, leadership, dedication, and character. 11th Grade: Olivia Shields and Graham Raegan
Dartmouth Book Award – Katie Robinson, rising senior. Dialectic Academic Awards- given for academic distinction to
Given for making a positive impact Dialectic students. the 2011 winners are:
on the life of the school community, 6th Grade: Courtney Carlock, Nicolas Frens, Anna
excelling in a non-academic area, Haldeman, Pearce Landry, Haley Martin, Kevin Talbert,
displaying outstanding leadership Madison Thurmond; 7th Grade: Gracyn Smith, Chandler
qualities, and demonstrating foreign Smith, Garrett Toth, and Peter Rizzi; 8th Grade: Abbey
language proficiency. North, Laine Parker, Miranda Thomas, Kim Pantuso,
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Student Ach i e vem e nt ( conti n u ed)
(Left) Caldwell students attended Math Olympics. (Center) Grammar students Matt Howard, Carson Reynolds, and Grant Coghill display their
ribbons at the ACSI Speech Meet. (Right) Madeleine Harris and Lexie Newsom at the ACSI Speech Meet.
ACSI Math Olympics individually evaluated receiving scores of good, excellent, or
The following Caldwell Academy students placed in the As- superior in memorization in grades one through five and in
sociation of Christian Schools International regional Math speech response for grades six through twelve. The Speech
Olympics. The competition is for 3rd through 8th grade Meet helps students excel in public speaking, logic,
students and measures math computation and reasoning skill. and rhetoric.
Third grade: Matthew Yan (1st place computation), Jackson
Wierda (3rd place reasoning), John Liebkemann (4th place Winners of Gates of Paradise
reasoning). Fourth grade: Gavin Bush (1st place reasoning), In conjunction with their study of the Renaissance, fourth
Ashley Stanfield (2nd place computation), Bowen Young (4th graders studied Renaissance artist, Lorenzo Ghiberti, and
place tie reasoning). Fifth grade: Zach Matzinger (1st place created bronze and gold panels representing New Testament
reasoning), Emma Scott Dries (2nd place computation), Ava scenes. The winners for the “Gates of Paradise” panel de-
Macheledt (4th place reasoning). Sixth grade: Bryce Goller sign contest were: 1st place, Ellie Haldeman (below left); 2nd
(3rd place reasoning), Max Norman (3rd place computation). place, Owen Fjellman (below center); and 3rd place, Summer
Seventh grade: Peter Rizzi (1st place reasoning), Garrett Toth O’Beirne (below right).
(2nd place reasoning). Eighth grade: Kevin Carlock (4th
place reasoning), Peter Hase (5th place reasoning).
ACSI Speech Meet
Caldwell Academy Grammar and Rhetoric School students
attended the Association for Christian Schools International
district level Speech Meet on March 29. Students were
Inside C a ldwel l
Survey Participation Stats
For the first time, Caldwell was able to distribute the end of the who asked to be contacted, various departments will follow up on
year parent survey in an online format. This annual format gives survey feedback throughout the summer and fall.
parents the opportunity to provide feedback on topics ranging
from academics to athletics and fine arts to our hot lunch Admissions Update
program. We received 165 completed surveys, which provided As of July 1, Caldwell will have approximately 40 new families
rich quantitative and qualitative information about how Caldwell attending the school for the first time in the fall. Please make our
can improve and better serve families and students. For those new students and families welcome on campus.
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Learni ng to C r e ate : F i n e A rts at Caldwell
(Left) Aaron Beck, Sam Probert, Blake Arthur, Ethan Greer (from left to right) perform in the Caldwell Jazz Band; (Center) Students in NYC for
National Youth Choir program at Carnegie Hall; (Right) Grammar Choir performs a spring choral concert.
Jane Austen’s Emma Challenges Student Actors; Teaches Life Lessons
The spring Rhetoric drama was Emma adapted from Jane Austen’s novel of the same
name. The show was an excellent vehicle for a large cast, gifted comedic actors, and
an in-depth study of a classic work of literature. The play starred Hannah Thompson
as Emma, and Graham Ragan as Mr. Knightly along with a supporting cast including
Joey Upper, Madelyn Sharp, Stephanie Moore, Erin McMichael, Jonathan Bell, Alex
Towery, Steven Kay, Grayson Butler, Abby Daley, Dallas Peyton, Hayleigh Carroll,
and Madeline Harris.
Visual Art Students Develop Skills at all Grade Levels year, choir director Thelma Grassi helped the group
Dialectic and Rhetoric students experimented with new experiment with two and three-part harmonies as well as with
media this year including 3-dimensional projects, pottery, and cannons and rounds. The group was evaluated at the ACSI
textured acrylic on chipboard. The art program also Music Festival and received a superior rating!
coordinated an art exhibit in conjunction with Emma, Congratulations grammar choir!!!
professionally displaying and lighting student artwork. This
year was also the first year that all grammar students Jazz Band Provides Space for Student Composition
experimented with clay projects, creating Native American Caldwell’s Jazz band is only a few years old, but provides an
coil pots, nativity sets, flowers, and mosaic tiles. They also essential creative outlet for Rhetoric Students. At the Spring
worked for the first time on mixed media pieces combining band concert, they performed an original piece of music
chalk, watercolor, charcoal, oil pastels and tempera paint. written by Caldwell 2011 graduate, Aaron Beck. He
composed the song in collaboration with his brother Alan
Grammar Choir Beck and Band Director, Bob Faub. The piece, entitled Meta
The grammar choir delivered outstanding performances at Q, had a Bossanova feel that originated as a piece for two
Grandparents Day and at the spring choral concert. The guitars, but soon expanded to include other instruments as
choir performed fun, spiritual, and inspiring songs that well. Aaron was even given the chance to direct Meta Q in
entertained and moved the audience. Over the course of the practice, expanding the range of musical experience available
to students at Caldwell.
(Left) 3-dimensional art by Chandler Smith, Lindsay McGuirk, and Caroline Flynn; (Center) Textured acrylic art by Sarah Davis; (Right) Clay
nativity scene by Molly Humphrey.
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Caldwe l l Compe titi ons
Girls Soccer Captures State Championship
The Girls Soccer team captured their first
ever North Carolina Independent Schools
Athletic Association (NCISAA) state cham-
pionship title and the TAC conference title
as well. The girls set a school record with an
amazing 21-1-3 overall record.
TAC Soccer All-Conference
Jayne Langmeyer (Player of the
Year), Rebekah Page, Ashley
Gorman, Katie Robinson
(News and Record Girls Soccer Player of the Year)
Track & Field –The Baseball –Boys baseball to lead the way for the team with strong
girls track team finished as the Triad Athletic contributions from Will Grieves among
claimed their fourth Conference runners-ups with others.
consecutive TAC a school record 17 overall
Championship. The wins. The team earned a #5 Varsity Softball – Great effort by Coach
boys track team seed in the state playoffs Bill Bishop and the Eagles softball team
finished as conference runner-up. Both where they defeated #12 seed Gaston on completing their inaugural season. The
teams competed in the NCISAA champi- Christian and upset #4 seed Harrells team loses one senior– Amber Scott and
onship. The girls team finished second in Christian to earn a spot in the final four. will look for vast improvement next year
the state and the boys team finished fifth The team fell 8-6 to defending 2-A state with a young core of players returning.
in the state. champions Kerr Vance ending a great
season. Dialectic Baseball – The baseball team
TAC Track & Field All-Conference had one of their most successful seasons
Girls All Conference : Taylor Dunn, Kait- TAC Baseball All-Conference in recent history. Jonathan Holley, Cooper
lyn Shaw, Morgan Carraway, Marie Gentry, Nico Mancuso, Grant Gillespie, Daniel Flynn and Brad Welch led the way for the
Katie Robinson, Sarah Ingle, Taylor Belk, Branon, Richie Sanfilippo, Joe Martineau, Eagles as they had several big wins in the
Ellen Corcoran, Lexie Newsome, Maddie Boston New season including two against local rival
Newsome, Lydia Thompson Greensboro Day.
Boys All Conference: Benjamin Bell, Jacob TAC Baseball Coach of the Year
North, Matthew Uchedike, Emeka Ikezu Dan Bozarth Dialectic Girls Soccer – The girls soccer
team continued its recent string of success
TAC Coach of the Year Varsity Golf – Despite a young with a third place finish in the TMAC.
Natalie Bell roster the Eagles managed a
fourth place finish in the highly Dialectic Golf –The dialectic golf team fin-
NCISAA Track & Field All-State competitive TAC golf field ished 3rd in the TMAC Conference for the
Taylor Dunn and Emeka Ikezu which features two state cham- year. Covington Carlson paced the squad
pionship teams and a state with some low shooting performances
runner-up team. Kevin Carlock continues throughout the season.
Caldwell finished second in the coveted Wells Fargo/Wachovia Cup, which recognizes
overall excellence in high school athletics among NCISAA member institutions.
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All Th i ngs C l ass ic a l
Continuing Education for Teachers – Continuing education for Caldwell
faculty is essential for instructional excellence. There were several
opportunities over the summer for continuing education, which was made
possible, in part by the 2010 Annual Fund.
Classical Integration for Math and Science
Rhetoric math instructor Lynn Church attended an intensive Math and
Science Lyceum June 13-17 on how to pursue the Quadrivium in the
modern school. The training is intended to equip Lynn to better integrate
classical methodology into math instruction. Lynn will then be able to Parent Testimonial
share her experiences with Caldwell math and science faculty. I have been so impressed
with Caldwell and the extra
Association of Classical Christian Schools loving touch that comes in
Faculty and staff attended the National conference on classical and many different ways. Your
Christian education June 16-18 in Atlanta, GA. letter is a great example
of that. I did not expect
Society for Classical Learning a letter directed to new
Faculty and staff attended the National conference on classical and parents but it is a great
Christian education in Baltimore, MD on June 22-24. touch. I pray for my boys
each morning that God
James Daniels Humanities Training at Caldwell would direct our paths
James Daniels, leader of the Institute for Classical Studies Mission to the and prompt us to love well
Classroom program and founder of an immersion training program for beyond the ordinary. That
classical teachers, conducted onsite training for our Rhetoric Humanities is exactly what Caldwell
teachers June 28-30. does for the students and
parents. It has been a
Real World Solutions Training pleasure to see Silas grow
This on-site training for Dialectic/Rhetoric staff and administration will and mature there this year.
take place during the pre-planning week on August 11, 12, 15. The
training will center on creating, sustaining & managing a great team He has been blessed by the
culture and will be conducted by corporate trainer Maurice Velasquez, loving teachers and staff in
from Baton Rouge, LA. ways that blow his mind.
He loves it at Caldwell. He
UNC Admissions Officer Provides Feedback on Caldwell Education continues to comment on
Jared Rosenberg, Senior Assistant Director how nice and beyond the
of Admissions at The University of North call of duty it is to see Mr.
Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), spoke with Guthrie waving to students
parents last spring to provide perspective and parents in the
on how UNC and other selective universities view Caldwell graduates. As an morning. At first we
opening statistic, Mr. Rosenberg shared that for the Fall of 2011, UNC admit-
thought, this is a “first
ted Caldwell students at a higher rate (60%+) than they admitted other students
week thing” but then it
from North Carolina (45-50%). Caldwell’s non-traditional curriculum is, “doing
a wealth of good,” according to Mr. Rosenberg and students are well-prepared continued and still does.
for coursework at UNC. Most applicants to UNC have taken AP and/or IB
level coursework, and while course rigor is extremely important, UNC also Blessings,
looks for students who write and present themselves well. UNC evaluates Cathy York
students in light of the courses offered at the school and likes to see students
who take advantage of the most challenging courses available. Students who can
think, come to their own conclusions, write well, and that love a good discus-
sion are important to the university. Caldwell’s classical approach and humani-
ties program challenges students to read primary sources, learn from history
and engage with others on a deep level. It also prepares students for success at
highly selective universities like UNC.
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Speci a l Days
April 29, 2011 was a great day at Caldwell. Over 500 grandparents and friends attended our annual Grandparents Day event.
Caldwell grandparents were treated to refreshments, music from the Grammar Choir and Rhetoric Band, and some rousing
encouragement to persevere as they invest in their grandchildren. Grandparents also had wonderful opportunities to tour the
campus and visit classrooms with their grandchildren.
Grandparents Give Back
Some of our most dedicated volunteers are Caldwell grandparents. They help organize our events, work in the classrooms,
raise money for the school, and shepherd our students. Say a special thank you to the grandparents you see on campus for
investing in future generations at Caldwell!
Backyard Bash was a great opportunity for the Caldwell community to connect at the end of the 2010-2011 school year.
The students had a great time enjoying the bounce houses, dunking booth, petting zoo, face painting, cake walk, and on the
pony rides. The kids had a wonderful opportunity to write letters to millitary servicemen and to veterans taking the Flight of
Honor while they were in the Mash Tent. Parents, grandparents,and friends also enjoyed great fellowship during the
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Adva nci ng C a ldwe l l
Baseball Field Major Gift Update
The 2011 baseball season was a memorable one, not only because of an outstanding Honorariums & Memorials
baseball team, but also because it was the first • Gift given in honor of
season to enjoy nighttime games illumined by new basketball coaches, Steve
stadium lighting thanks to the Riess family. The Norris and Fred Ortmann,
to the Geran Robinson
family also donated money for a tarp to protect
Tuition Assistance Fund.
the baseball field. The improvements have been • Gift given in memory of
dedicated, in the family’s words, “For the love of Mrs. Grace G. Mann by
the game and the love of the Lord. In memory of Well Spring Retirement
RJP.” A plaque honoring the donation will hang on Community
the dugouts at the baseball field. • Gift given in memory of
Eugene Riley Haldeman by
Charlie and Susan Himes.
Annual Fund Preview
The 2011 Annual Fund Drive will kick off in October. The Caldwell Annual fund is the
single most important source of non-tuition income for Caldwell Academy and is used for Congratulations to Lynn
needs such as classroom enrichment, athletics, fine arts, and to support Caldwell endow- Church, Rhetoric school
ments. Every gift counts as we work to enrich the learning environment for Caldwell math
students. We desire 100% participation from parents and staff and are blessed every year teacher! She
by grandparents who support the Caldwell Annual Fund. Please pray for our fundraising
as one of
efforts and join us in the car line as we encourage everyone to give!!
Generation to Generation Campaign Update
Caldwell’s most recent Generation to Generation Capital Campaign kicked-off in 2006. the Harris Teeter Teacher of
Through many generous donors, Caldwell has grown and changed. We now have a Excellence award. This pres-
beautiful grammar building, an outdoor gymnasium that has become an indispensible part tigious award comes with a
of our campus as well as many other facilities and campus $1,000 gift for the school.
amenities. The partnership of many donors is having an
impact on the lives of current and future Caldwell students Caldwell Board of Directors
as they are equipped to learn and to serve. Please note the David Robinson, Chairman
new rock and plaque on the grammar school playground Ronny Bell
honoring donors Gary and Crystal Flynn. Plans are also Jody Gordon
underway for the development of a cross country course Kristin Carlock
made possible by Sherman and Rhonda Thurmond. We Bret Grieves
are thankful for the Lord’s provision and the faithfulness of Dino Page
Caldwell families. We look forward to seeing His continued Jane Perez
provision through generations of families to come! Dan Powers, Treasurer
Tim Towery, Secretary
Leave a Legacy
Interested in influencing future generations?
Consider Caldwell Academy in your estate plans!
Please contact the Caldwell Advancement Office at
336-665-1161 for more information.
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Cor por ate Pa rtn e rs
Caldwell Academy had many wonderful opportunities to partner with local companies over the 2010-2011 school year. These
businesses gave to Caldwell for our Silent and Live Auction, for the Backyard Bash, for teacher and staff appreciation week, or
chose to advertise their companies by being an athletic sponsor. Several companies also partnered with Caldwell on campus
improvements. Please consider patronizing these companies when you are looking for a product or service and thank them
for partnering with Caldwell Academy.
a Catherine Originals Celebration Station Golden Touch Car Wash
A Shade of Art by Stephanie Thomas Chick-fil-A of Brassfield Gordon’s Menswear
A.B. Seed Inc. Chipotle Mexican Grill Graffiti’s Bistro
ABC Supply, Inc. Civil Designs Grand Rental Station
ACW Management Corp. Clara Marie’s Authentic Great Outdoor Provision Co.
Aesthetic Images Photography Southern Bakery Green Mountain Coffee
Affordable Stone Products Clark Tire Green Top Hunting & Fishing
All Pets Considered Coble Trench Safety Greensboro Children’s Museum
Angie Wilkie/Allen Tate Realtor Cold Stone Creamery Greensboro Radiology
Appalachian Ski Mountain Comfort Keepers Greensboro Symphony Guild
Apple Educational Supplies Cornerstone Interiors GreenServe Insulation Services, LLC
Attractions Dining and Value Guide Country Kennel, LLC GrowinGreen Inc.
Aviation Risk Consulting, Inc. Craft Insurance Center Guilford Orthopedic and Sports
Backbonez Custom Jewelers Medicine
Balance Day Spa Delicious Hamburger Joe’s Sports Bar
Barberitos Southwest Grille Dick’s Sporting Goods and Grill
Bard Enterprises Dimensional Fitness Ham’s Lakeside
Bardy’s Estate Jewelry and Discovery Place Hand and Stone Massage
Diamonds, Inc. Dixon Hughes and Facial Spa
Battleground Restaurant Group Dollywood Hayes Jewelers
Battleground Tire Earth Stone Products Hip Chic’s Boutique
Bear Rock Cafe Electri-Products Group Imperial Koi
Belk Financial Group Elements of Style Interiors Ironplay Par 3 Links
Best Friends Bed & Biscuit Elite Performance Chiropractic EPC Irwin Industrial Tool
Beth Almon LMBT Elizabeth’s Pizza Ivey Lane
Beverly Nails & Spa Emma Key’s Flat-Top Grill Jake’s Diner
Big Apple Farm Supply Essential Cleaning Jason’s Deli
Bin 33 Fantasy Limo Jeff’s Golden Gate BP
Bizi Kids Farm Bureau Insurance JH Ranch
Brassfield Cinema Ten Feeney’s Frozen Yogurt Juice Shop
Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Fishbones Jump-N-Fun Indoors
Bruegger’s Bagel Bakery Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse Keith & Fisher, DDS
Buff Natural Nail Bar & Wine Bar Kersey Valley, Inc.
Build-A-Bear Foreign Accents Keurig
Bumper Jumpers Indoor Playground Friendly Animal Clinic Lake Jeanette Orthodontics and
Cameron’s Funnel Cakes Friendly Pets Pediatric Dentistry
Caribou Coffee Frozato Lands’ End
Carolina Zipline Ganim Insurance Agency LaserX of Archdale
Carolyn Todd’s Gate City Lanes Le Cake Cafe
Carousel Cinemas Gladwell Insurance Agency Let’s Dish
Carowinds Glow Golf Lexington Salvage
Carvel Ice Cream Gnam Gnam Gelato Lifeway Christian Stores
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Cor por ate Pa rtn e rs
Lindley Park Filling Station Ricard Construction The Sub Spot
Longhorn Steakhouse Rock 92 The Ultimate Climbing Gym at
Lottie Dottie Photography Saf-Gard Safety Shoe Company Tumblebees
Lucy Clement Photography Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina Thousands of Prints
LushLawns Samson Janitorial Total Bliss
Macaroni Grill Schiffman’s Jewelers Total Wine & More
Magnussen Home Furnishings SciWorks Triad Auto Specialty, Inc.
Mahi’s Seafood Bar Shane’s Rib Shack Triad Lanes
Mara Krill-Semper ShelfGenie Triad Stage
Martin’s Frame & Art Shelton Vineyards Undercurrent Restaurant
Maxie B’s Skateland USA University Animal Hospital of
McCarroll Designs Skin Like Rissa’s Greensboro
Mellow Mushroom SM&OC VanderVeen Photographers
Mitchell and Bartlett Orthodontics SoccerOp Verizon
Motivations Fitness Sorella Day Spa Village Tavern Inc.
Nails by Linda Southern Exposure Wells Fargo Advisors
Napa Auto Parts Southern Lights Bistro Wet’n Wild Emerald Pointe
Natty Greene’s Southern States William Branson Photography
Natures Rules, Inc Speedpro Imaging William Mangum Fine Art
NC Zoological Park SRI Shoe Warehouse WineStyles
New Garden Nursery Starbucks Winterplace
Nico’s Restaurant Steele & Vaughn Yummy Goodness
North Elm Animal Hospital Sticks and Stones Zoe’s Kitchen
Oak Ridge Landscape Group Still Water Farm
Office Depot Stillwaters Yoga, Pilates, TRE Corporate partners are amazing
Off’N Running Sports and Massage
assets for Caldwell Academy! There
Out of Print Clothing Structural Solutions
P.F. Chang’s Stuart Spiers, D.C. are several opportunities throughout
Palm Avenue Sugarland Cakery the year to gain greater exposure
Paradise Decking Sunbelt Rentals for your company through athletic
Parties 2 Dye 4 Sweet Shoppe
banner advertising and event spon-
Pastabilities Swim Fanatics
Perch Swish sorship. Contact Andrea Miller
Phoenix Asian Cuisine Table 16 at 336-665-1161 or andrea.miller@
Piedmont Orthopedics Target caldwellacademy.org for more
Piedmont Triad Airport Authority Tex and Shirley’s
Plymouth Nursery & Landscaping TGA of Greensboro
Poblano’s The Conference Store
Port City Java The Fresh Market
Precision Golf School The Greensboro Ice House
Precision Tune Auto Center The Greensboro Sportsplex
Primland The Kirk
Pump It Up The Music Academy of NC
Quaintance-Weaver Restaurants The Renaissance Center for Plastic
and Hotels Surgery & Wellness
Quiznos The Rockford Inn Bed & Breakfast
Regal Cinemas The Rush Fitness Complex
Reynolds Orthodontics The Secret Tea Room
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A lumn i N e ws
Alumni Profile: Megan Feeney Wolfe ‘07 can add college
graduate and Speech and Language research scientist to her list of
accomplishments. Megan graduated in May 2011 with a degree in
Speech and Language Pathology from UNCG and plans to con-
tinue her education at The University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill (UNC) in the fall to pursue a Masters Degree in Speech and
Language Pathology. One of the highlights of her senior year was
earning an undergraduate research grant to work in the Newcom-
ers School in Greensboro documenting English Phoneme Acqui-
sition for immigrant populations. Megan worked with different
ethnic groups of students at the Newcomers School to measure
the ease with which different groups acquired English language skills depending on their first language. Megan
presented her findings at the NC Speech Hearing and Language Association convention as well as to the Honors
College at UNCG. In addition to her academic accomplishments, Megan and her husband, Alex Wolfe ‘07 work
closely with a Vietnamese family that immigrated to the United States recently to help them get acclimated to the
U.S. and achieve economic self-sufficiency. Megan also coaches Upward Soccer through her church. Megan enjoys
connecting with existing Caldwell students when she needs to recruit volunteers to help new immigrant families and
loves to tap into the spirit of volunteerism at the school. Email Megan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Class of 2002 Class of 2004
Amy Derringer Robinson– Ginna Clement Neel – was
has returned with husband married to Jefferson Neel on April
Blaine Robinson to the U.S. 9, 2011. Ginna and Jefferson live
after teaching English in in Raleigh. Congratulate Ginna
China for two years. Both and Jefferson at
will be heading to graduate email@example.com.
school, Amy to pursue an
MFA in Creative Writing and
Blaine will be completing a Master’s Degree in Teach-
ing English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Class of 2005
Reach out to Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ryan Neely – works as Brand Manager for New River
Innovation in Greensboro. He and his wife, Mackie
Carrie Clement Day – married Neely have a Boxer named Charlie. Email Ryan at
Andrew Day on March 7, 2011. email@example.com.
Carrie and Andrew are living in
Charlotte, NC. Say hello to the Ashley Owens - is a member, as well as the
new Mrs. Day at administrative assistant, at Center City Church in
firstname.lastname@example.org. downtown Greensboro. She plans to go to Nicaragua on
a mission trip and does outreach
Frankie Galbo–recently to the homeless through her
graduated from US Naval basic church. Ashley is a professional
training in September 2010 then photographer on the side, assist-
stayed on at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center ing fellow Caldwell alum, Leah
in Great Lakes, Illinois for his A-school. He is now Adams, with her professional
stationed on the USS Ronald Reagan, which is a Nimitz- wedding photography business
class nuclear-powered supercarrier and is working in “Leah Mae Photos.”
Interior Communications, hoping to attend C-school Say hello to Ashley at
for fiber optics. The USS Ronald Reagan is currently email@example.com.
deployed to Bahrain.
Where to send your news
Send your information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Direct
your questions to Andrea Miller, 336-665-1161.
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Alumni Profile: Daniel Cunningham ‘08 is in the Biomedical
Engineering progam at North Carolina State University (NCSU),
planning to attend medical school after graduating in May 2012.
Daniel is currently doing a summer research project on
osteogenesis and chondrogenesis in human adipose-derived stem
cells (hASC) through the use of mechanical stimulation in the Cell
Mechanics Lab at NCSU under Dr. Elizabeth Loboa. This
technology derives stem cells from fat cells and transforms them
into cells that can grow bone. Daniel is hopeful that this
experience will prepare him to deal with bone repair as an
Orthopedic physician. In addition to challenging himself as a
scientist, Daniel has also minored in Music Performance, recently finishing the performance component of his
coursework in the violin, winning NCSU’s Creative Artist Award in Music Performance for pieces he played in his
senior recital. Daniel uses his interest in medicine and in music as a volunteer at Rex Hospital in Raleigh in the
Emergency department and at Enloe High School providing individualized music instruction to students without
access to private violin lessons. Daniel advises current Caldwell students to challenge themselves with advanced
science coursework in preparation for college. Keep in touch with Daniel at email@example.com.
Class of 2006 Class of 2009
Michael Wilson – graduated from UNC and is now Mitchell Fryer – is a rising junior at Appalachian State
working full time with his brother on their business, University majoring in Anthropology. Mitchell is
Wilson Brothers Jewelry. He was married on June 18th to engaged to Brittany McCleary and would like to learn
Amanda Loy, whom he met at Chapel Hill. They will be how to farm so he can work in the third world as a
living in Raleigh as Michael pursues his business as well missionary teaching others agriculture. Reach Mitchell
as his GIA Graduate Gemologist certification. He can be at firstname.lastname@example.org.
reached by email at email@example.com.
Anna Powers – will be a junior and a linguistics major
Class of 2007 at UNC. Anna is doing a Foreign Language & Area
Katie Smith – is a May 2011 graduate of Winthrop Studies (FLAS) Fellowship for summer language studies
University where she received a BS Degree in Biology in Japan and has been accepted for Chinese language
and graduated with honors. Katie will be enrolled in the and cultural studies at Xiamen University, China for the
veterinary school at Auburn University in the fall. Stay Fall Semester. Email Anna at
in touch with Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org. email@example.com.
Jessica Burchard– is a May 2011 graduate of Virginia Class of 2010
Tech with a degree in Communications and minors in Tim Upper – is a sophomore
Psychology and Leadership & Social Change. Jessica is at The University of North
planning to apply to Teach for America for the 2012- Carolina at Greensboro
2013 school year. Say hello to Jessica at majoring in Computer
firstname.lastname@example.org. Science. Tim is working for
The Carroll Companies in
Class of 2008 IT Support for their Center
Katelin Robbins – is a student st LeTourneau Pointe project. Tim recently
University in Texas, majoring in elementary educa- became engaged to Caldwell grad Beth Thomas ‘10.
tion with specialization in ESL and Keep in touch at email@example.com.
Special Education. Katelin also works
with Education department faculty at Raven Wright – is a student at Elizabeth City State
LeTourneau. Say hello to Katelin at University majoring in Pharmacy. Raven is doing a
firstname.lastname@example.org. NC-HCAP Science Enrichment Preparation Program at
UNC this summer. Say hello to Raven at
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(Left) Seniors perform at graduation. (Center) The graduating class of 2011. (Right) The class of 2011 looks on as the ceremony progresses.
Forty-two seniors graduated on May 28, 2011 at Lawndale Baptist Church. Joe
Curlott, Facilities Director at Caldwell Academy, addressed the graduates and
challenged them to get to work, to take the Gospel of Christ and share it with the
world by using the tools of learning they have received during their time as Caldwell
Academy students. Mr. Curlott instructed the graduates to develop the ability to be
useful in any situation they encounter, to develop a heightened awareness of what
really matters in the world, and to have a strong sense of urgency. The last point
challenged the students to take meaningful actions now instead of waiting to hit
some of life’s milestones like career success or establishing a family. One of the final thoughts of the speech was an
exhortation to value one credential above all others we can have in this world - a life transformed by Christ Jesus.
Trivium Capstone: Senior Thesis Project
Seniors at Caldwell Academy are challenged to complete the year-long senior thesis project
including a lengthy research paper and oral defense. They choose topics that they can
defend in a secular environment, but they approach the topics from a Biblical worldview. Stu-
dents are taught to research and defend their topics, while fully understanding and acknowledging
the other side of an issue. Learning that the world is complex and issues are often not black and
white equips students to better defend their faith and to know how to connect with people
with very different points of view. After students complete their research papers, they
prepare to deliver a speech on their chosen topics and to defend their papers in front of a
panel of 3 to 4 judges. Topics included genetically engineered food, gun control, child labor
in Africa, progressivism, and Sharia law, indicating the diverse interests of the senior class.
Reece Avis presents his Caldwell strives to hone the writing and speaking ability of students, teaching them to skill-
fully use the tools of learning and preparing them to be effective com-
municators and winsome defenders of their faith.
Class of 2011 Scholarships
Clay Gooding has been awarded Ethan Greer received the Presidential
$138,000 over four years to attend Elon Award at Auburn based on his status
University. The award includes an as a National Merit Finalist. The award
ROTC Air Force Commander’s is worth approximately $115,000 and
Leadership Scholarship as well as room includes room and board, out of state
and board provided by Elon University tuition, technology allowance, and an
in conjunction with the scholarship. international enrichment experience.
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Marie Gentry was named as an Abbie Storch plans to take a gap year
Academic Fellow by Gardner Webb between high school and college, but
University and will be receiving a full will attend Eastern University in the
tuition scholarship for 4 years valued at fall of 2012 with a Templeton Honors
$92,480. The award is given based on College Grant, based on her status as
academic merit. a National Merit finalist and a music
scholarship recipient worth $84,000
over four years.
Kelly McIntosh was awarded a Presidential Scholarship
and an Elon Fellows Scholarship by Elon University Jacob North received the Goodnight Scholarship from
totaling $58,000 over four years. The awards are based North Carolina State Universtiy for $28,000 over four years.
on academic merit.
Alex Watson plans to take a gap year before starting
Benjamin Bell received a Presidential and Athletic college at The University of Texas at Austin. He
scholarship to attend Gardner-Webb University worth received an Honors Scholarship based on academic
approximately $56,000 over 4 years. merit for $1,000.
David Vail was awarded the Scott Ellis Scholarship at Clayton Boozer was awarded the Lads to Leaders
Campbell University for $48,000 over four years. The scholarship for $2,000 through Deep River Church of
scholarship award was based on academic excellence. Christ. The Lads to Leaders/Leaderettes is the
oldest and largest leadership training program used by
Parker Hayes was awarded the Leutze Merit the churches of Christ today. Clayton will attend
Scholarship for $36,000 over four years from the Appalachian State Universtity in the fall.
University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Annual
awards are given to undergraduate and graduate students Dustin Peyton received a Presidential Scholarship from
based on academic achievement. Gardner-Webb University.
Class of 2011 College Admissions
Appalachian State University Lenoir-Rhyne University
Auburn University Liberty University
Bryan College Lipscomb University
Campbell University Lynchburg College
Catawba College Messiah College
Clemson University Methodist University
Coastal Carolina University North Carolina State University
College of Charleston Roanoke College
Covenant College St. Mary’s College of Maryland
East Carolina University University of Alabama
Eastern University University of Texas, Austin
Elon University University of Hawaii at Manoa
Erskine College University of Kentucky
Ferrum College University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Gardner-Webb University University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Georgia Institute of Technology University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Grove City College University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Guilford College University of Richmond
Guilford Technical Community College University of South Carolina
Hampden-Sydney College Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
High Point University Wake Forest University
Jacksonville University Western Carolina University
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