Celebrating Our Students

Here are just a few stories about our students’ accomplishments in academics, athletics, the arts, or community service. Every effort has been made to provide complete and accurate listings based on information available to the Office of Advancement. Share your news!

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French Students Receive National Recognition

Cannon School students received high results in the National French Contest “Grand Concours” organized by the American Association of Teachers of French. Three students received national awards and were recognized with silver and bronze medals.

Taylor Stevanovski ’17 earned a silver medal in level 3A for placing 15th nationally and 9th in NC. Aspen Stevanovski ’16 earned a bronze medal in level 3A for placing 18th nationally, and Elizabeth Hurley ’18 received a bronze medal in level 2A for placing 12th in NC.

Several students earned honorable mention in their respective levels:

  • French 1A – Emerald Ben ’17, Victoria Bliss ’15, Madison Woods ’18
  • French 2A – Johanna Bloomquist ’15, Annie Earnshaw ’17
  • French 3A – Hannah Stewart ’16, Rebecca Akat ’16, Makenzie O’Brien ’17, Callie Hnilica ’20, Steven McDermott ’16
  • French 4A – Rachel Harris ’16
  • French 5A – Jack Amoroso ’15, Hannah Ventura ’15

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Students Perform at Taylor Glen Retirement Community

On May 12, Middle School choir teacher Lu Jones and members of the fifth- and sixth-grade choruses performed for the residents of Taylor Glen Retirement Community. Residents enjoyed folk tunes, show tunes, and pop songs. Cannon’s music department has been performing at Taylor Glen for the last three years, and we always enjoy our visits. They are a wonderful and appreciative audience.


Great Gardeners

Last Thursday, Amara Campanini ’25 and her two friends Andrew Peterson ’25 and Julia Schneider ’25 pitched in to help take care of Gay’s Reading Garden. They worked early in the morning to plant zinnias that will bloom all summer. These three students wanted to contribute to the community and put their green thumbs to use, and had a lot of fun. Next September they plan to come back and work on, as they said, “the whole garden!”

William Exson ’18 Chosen for 2015 Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders


William Exson ’18 has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston, Massachusetts this June. The Congress is an honors-only program for the country’s top STEM students, and will help to inspire and guide them to reach their goals. Will was nominated to represent North Carolina by American hero and astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Science Director of the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists.