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Jack Chen, Kenan Darden, Ananya Suresh, Caby Styers and Jennie Wagner have been selected to attend Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics, a highly selective four week residential summer program administered through the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. Summer Ventures allows talented high school sophomores and juniors to study topics in science, math and technology and conduct research under the supervision of professors on college campuses. Jack, Caby and Jennie will attend the program at East Carolina University, Ananya will attend the program at Appalachian State University and Kenan will attend the program at North Carolina Central University. Congratulations to them!
Gray Stone Day School is proud to announce that Catherine Harward has accepted the Park Scholarship at NC State University. Criteria for selection include Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Character. Recipients receive a full four-year scholarship covering tuition, books, room and board, travel and personal expenses. They also receive a $2,200 stipend to cover the computer of their choice, early course registration, faculty mentoring and summer enrichment experiences. Park Scholarship winners have gone on to receive Fulbright, Goldwater, Marshall, Mitchell, Truman and Udall Awards, and National Science Foundation Fellowships. Less than 4% of all nominees ultimately receive the scholarship, making the Park one of the most competitive merit scholarships in the country.
Catherine is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Harward of Richfield, NC. At Gray Stone, she has served as Captain of the Volleyball, Basketball, and Softball teams and President of Student Council. Catherine is an AP Scholar, President of the NC Junior Angus Association and plans to study Animal Science and Agricultural Business Management in college. She is Gray Stone’s first Park Scholarship winner.
Gray Stone Day School is proud to announce that we have nominated Caleb Barnes and Sarah Goodnight to represent our school in the Albemarle Optimist Club's "Boy and Girl of the Year" competition. Each high school in Stanly county is invited to nominate one outstanding boy and girl from their senior class to participate. The nominees are selected on the basis of Scholarship, Honors, Athletics and Civic and Religious Activity and must interview with a panel of judges from the Ablemarle Optimist Club. All nominees attend a banquet in May along with their parents, counselors and principals and at the banquet the overall "Boy and Girl of the Year" are selected. We congratulate Caleb and Sarah on their nomination and wish them good luck in the competition!
Junior Caroline McLeod will attend the North Carolina Governor's School East on the campus of Meredith University in Raleigh this summer where she will study Natural Science. Congratulations to Caroline, who was selected after a highly competitive nomination and application process!
The Board of Directors have cancelled their board meeting scheduled for March 11, 2013.
Gray Stone Day School is very proud to announce that Catherine Harward has been selected as a finalist for the Park Scholarship at North Carolina State University. Only a small percentage of nominees are named finalists (100 out of 1,500+). Catherine will participate in a comprehensive weekend program on campus in February, including a Chancellor’s Dinner, interviews with scholarship committee members and interaction with current Park Scholars and NC State faculty. About 40 Park Scholars will be selected in March. We wish Catherine the best of luck as she enters the final stretch of the competition!
Gray Stone Day School is proud to announce that two of our seniors, Adam Cartagena and Catherine Harward, have been selected as semifinalists for the Park Scholarship at North Carolina State University. Only about 15% of initial applicants are named semifinalists and invited to participate in the regional interview process. We wish Adam and Catherine luck as they progress through the scholarship competition!
The annual lottery for admission was held at Gray Stone on Thursday, December 6th. Results are available by clicking clicking on the link below. The file is password protected because it includes names. Please contact the main office for the password. All those who have been accepted will receive an enrollment packet in January. That packet of information must be completed and returned to the school by the enclosed deadline. Failure to return the infomation by the designated date may result in the student being moved to the bottom of the waiting list.
Gray Stone Day School is proud to announce that we have selected Erin Ansbro as our 2013 HOBY Ambassador. HOBY is the acronym most people use to refer to the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Foundation, which was founded in 1958 with a mission to develop a global community of youth dedicated to leadership, service and innovation. HOBY programs are conducted annually throughout the United States. Erin will attend North Carolina’s HOBY West seminar at Salem College in June. David Singletary will also attend HOBY West as he was nominated to fill an alternate vacancy within the program. We are excited that Erin and David will attend HOBY, and we look forward to them implementing the leadership skills they learn there in the Gray Stone community!
Gray Stone Day School is proud to announce that both of our school nominees, Rebecca Brickner and Lea Efird, have been selected as semifinalists for the Morehead-Cain Scholarship at UNC-Chapel Hill. Only a small percentage of nominees are named semifinalists and invited to participate in the regional interview process. We wish Rebecca and Lea luck as they progress through the scholarship competition!
Gray Stone Day School is proud to announce we have selected Caroline McLeod, Caby Styers and Valerie Zacek as this year’s nominees to the North Carolina Governor’s School. The Governor’s School is a six week residential program located at Salem College and Meredith College for gifted rising seniors from across the state. Students are nominated for outstanding achievement in an area of Academics or Visual/Performing Arts, and selection is highly competitive. Caroline is nominated for Natural Science, Caby is nominated for Social Science and Valerie is nominated for Choral Music. We wish them luck as they complete the application process!
Gray Stone Day School is proud to announce that Will Howland has been named a National Merit Semifinalist for his outstanding performance on the October 2011 PSAT. Students scoring in the top 1% of all juniors taking the PSAT in the state of North Carolina are named Semifinalists. Semifinalists go on to participate in the National Merit Scholarship Program, where they will compete for institutional and corporate scholarships. Congratulations and good luck to Will!
Gray Stone Day School is proud to announce we have selected Catherine Harward and Jenna Stamey as this year’s nominees for the Park Scholarship at NC State University. Criteria for selection include Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Character. Park Scholarship recipients receive a full four-year scholarship covering tuition, books, room and board, travel and personal expenses. They also receive a $2,200 stipend to cover the computer of their choice, early course registration and faculty mentors. Park Scholarship winners have gone on to receive Fullbright, Goldwater, Marshall, Mitchell, Truman and Udall Awards, and National Science Foundation Fellowships. Congratulations to Catherine and Jenna!
Gray Stone Day School is proud to announce that we have selected Rebecca Brickner and Lea Efird as this year’s nominees for the Morehead-Cain Scholarship at UNC Chapel Hill. Criteria for selection include Scholarship, Leadership, Moral Force of Character and Physical Vigor. Recipients receive a full four-year scholarship covering tuition, books, room and board, a laptop computer, and four summer enrichment experiences involving public service, international research and private enterprise opportunities. Morehead-Cain nominees hail from across North Carolina, the United States and internationally. Less than 4% of all nominees ultimately receive the scholarship, making the Morehead-Cain one of the most competitive merit scholarships in the country. Congratulations to Rebecca and Lea!
Students and Parents
Underclass PORTRAITS will be made next week.
Please download the Portrait Order Form prior to having your portrait made.
Students and Parents interested in utilizing the student directory for carpool purposes should contact the office to get the password to open the directory file:
In anticipation of inclement weather during the winter and the difficult issue we face in scheduling make-up days, the Gray Stone Board of Directors approved a 182 day school calendar for this year so we could accomodate 2 snow days with no need for make-ups. Since we have survived the winter with no snow, the Board of Directors have given back the two days during the month of May.
Friday, May 18th, 2012
Friday, May 25th, 2012
will now be teacher workdays. There will be no school for students on these days. Enjoy your "snow days" on behalf of the Board of Directors.
The wiating list for the 2012-2013 school year has been updated. Additional names have been added to the bottom of the list with applications received after the lottery. These names are not on the posted waiting list becasue they do not have lottery numbers. As we clear more names and closer to the end of the list, the remaining names will be added. This list is meant to provide an indication of our current status for those on the waiting list and with pending applications. We will update this list at the beginning of each month until August.
Please check http://www.graystoneday.org/admissions/lottery.
The State Employees Credit Union (motto: "People Helping People") offers a scholarship of $10,000 total, spread over four years, to students planning to attend a NC public university. Gray Stone may select one nominee and one alternate whose names we will forward on to the Office of NC Charter Schools for consideration for this prestigious scholarship. Two winners from North Carolina charter high schools will be chosen.
To be considered for nomination a senior must:
Your summary of your accomplishments in the areas of leadership, character, integrity and community involvement and your essay must be returned to Mr. Miller no later than Friday, April 20th.
Please note that any student who is an employee or family member of a State Employees Credit Union employee is disqualified from applying for this scholarship.
From the Salisbury Post
Sunday, March 25th
Anna Chamberlain, a sophomore at Gray Stone Day School, spent two weeks in Shelby playing an extra in the movie’s District 12 scenes — an experience she “wouldn’t trade for anything.”
“The whole thing was very secretive,” she said of the filming process.
Read more by visiting ... http://www.salisburypost.com/Lifestyle/032512-Lifesyles-Hunger-Games-local-participants-qcd