Alexandria Country Day School graduated its 24th class of “exceptional” eighth grade students on June 5. Amid tears and smiles, the faculty, staff, and families of the ACDS community celebrated the success of this special group.
“As a class they accomplished much over the course of the year including raising funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma society and the African Well Fund, participating in the exchange program with a sister school in Mexico; and traveling to the American Southwest to experience the cultural and geographic diversity of their own country,” said Exie Harvey, Head of School. “Individually, they presented thought-provoking speeches during Speeches & Sweets; showcased their individual talents during Celebration of the Arts; received awards for academic or athletic achievements; and grew into intelligent, articulate ninth graders.”
Specifically, the class boasts a grand prize scholarship winner at the Optimist Club (Brendan Kiviat), a second place speech in the Optimist Club (AnnMarie Wood), and a state finalist in the National Geographic Societys Geography Bee (Stevie Fernando).
Members of Country Day’s 2008 class advance to the following high schools: The Washington International School, Episcopal, Minnie Howard, Saint Stephens Saint Agnes, The Field School, HB Woodlawn, West Potomac, Paul VI Catholic, Grace Brethren and others.
“The entire ACDS community wishes you great success in your academic, athletic, and all future pursuits,” Harvey added. We are proud of the success ACDS has had in the past 7 years placing our rising 9th graders in such competitive high school programs.”