Class of 2019

Congratulations to all of our wonderful seniors!
Click on each name to learn more about time at FCDS and college plans.

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  • Katherine Angell


    First year at FCDS:
     Kindergarten

    The play went to NCTC this year, and the experience was absolutely incredible. The audience loved our show, and the cast really became a family while we were there. I was in a good mood for days.

    College: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Anna Baker


    First year at FCDS:
     10th grade

    One of my favorite FCDS memories was when I found out I got into the College of Charleston. My college counselor, teachers, and friends were so excited for me. I came running into the lounge, jumping up and down with excitement.

    College: College of Charleston
  • Madeleine Bennett


    First year at FCDS:
     11th

    College: University of Vermont
  • Alex Bouplon


    First year at FCDS:
     8th grade

    In college, I'm looking forward to discovering more about the world and about myself.

    College: University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Prescott Breitling


    First year at FCDS:
     3rd grade

    My favorite FCDS memories are my experiences on the swim team and the time I got to spend with my friends. I don’t have an absolute favorite class but a few classes that I have loved are: AP US History, AP English III, Honors Photography, Honors Chamber Singers, and AP Gov. Some of my favorite teachers include Mr. Howell, Mr. Kildahl, Mr. McBride, Mrs. Harrington, Mr. Hicks, Dr. Smith, and Mrs. Angell. Forsyth has prepared me for what’s ahead by teaching me to develop a strong relationship with my teachers. I’m most looking forward to the expanse in opportunities I will have in college.

    College: Davidson College
  • Meredith Cavenaugh


    First year at FCDS:
     1st grade

    My favorite memory at FCDS is being apart of the varsity girls' soccer team. Not only was it a fun and talented group of people but we were a very close group. I loved being able to walk through the halls and know upper or underclassmen that I would not have known if I had not played soccer for the past 4 years.

    College: Wofford College
  • Serena Chen


    First year at FCDS:
     9th grade

    My favorite teacher is Mr. Howell because he is always so funny and he teaches history thoroughly and provides all the notes that he teaches, which is so much easier for us to remember. He is also super responsible at YAG.

    College: University of Washington
  • Noah Chmil


    First year at FCDS:
     Pre-K

    College: Furman University
  • David Craig


    First year at FCDS:
     Kindergarten

    In kindergarten during the first week of school I fell down the stairs. Two guys helped me up and made sure I was okay. Those two became my best friends for many years.

    College: Purdue University
  • Olivia Diaz


    First year at FCDS:
     11th grade

    I am looking forward to playing softball in college!

    College: Columbia College
  • Nate Essick


    First year at FCDS:
     8th grade

    Favorite Memory: Getting lunch from TJs during first period study hall with my boy Chase Spittler.

    College: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Sydney Fasel


    First year at FCDS:
     Pre-K

    My favorite teacher at FCDS was my second grade teacher Mrs. Brown because of how she made learning fun and spent time with each of her students individually to get to know them better. For instance, Mrs. Brown still comes to many events that I participate in, which I am so appreciative and thankful for!

    College: Johnson and Wales University
  • Garrett Flinchum


    First year at FCDS:
     11th grade

    Forsyth has prepared me for college better than any public school I went to before. Forsyth was my third high school and first private school. Forsyth was a challenge and helped me develop a new way of thinking.

    College: Guilford College
  • Demetri Hodges


    First year at FCDS:
     2nd grade

    My favorite memory is the DC trip. My favorite teacher is Dr. Sponholtz. FCDS has taught me how to prioritize and I'm looking forward to the opportunities to meet more people.

    College: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Caleb Hollar


    First year at FCDS:
     9th grade

    FCDS prepares you for what's ahead. This year, in my business and entrepreneurship class, we were given the opportunity to pitch our ideas multiple times. We met with real-world investors, and the class was taught by an entrepreneur himself: Mr. Battle. I do not know what area I am headed to in life, but if I decide on business and/or entrepreneurship, I will have a solid framework thanks to Mr. Battle and FCDS.

    College: Appalachian State University
  • Yasmin Horner


    First year at FCDS:
     8th grade

    FCDS has prepared me for what's ahead by helping me collaborate with my peers on entrepreneurial ventures in the community, serving others and improving Forsyth County.

    College: University of Virginia
  • Giovanna Hutchins


    First year at FCDS:
     9th grade

    My favorite class at FCDS was Anatomy & Physiology with Mr. Lough. Ever since I was little I have always wanted to learn how each of the systems in our body work together to allow our body to function properly. Anatomy was one of my favorite classes at Forsyth because of the many dissections we did during class. These dissections allowed my classmates and me to get a hands-on experience when learning about the many systems of human anatomy.

    College: North Carolina State University
  • Madison Jackson


    First year at FCDS:
     4th grade

    I am most looking forward to centering my schedule around subjects I want to learn more about in college. I got a hint of what that is like senior year and am really looking forward to more of that in the coming years.

    College: University of South Florida
  • Oliver Jewell


    First year at FCDS:
     11th grade

    College: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Ellen Jiang


    First year at FCDS:
     9th grade

    Doing the musical this year was my favorite FCDS memory. I am glad that I have tried something new and built amazing friendships! It was a major highlight of my senior year.

    College: University of Southern California

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  • George Joyner


    First year at FCDS:
     10th grade

    My favorite teacher is Dr. Faulkner. He was my statistics teacher, calculus teacher, and advisor. Dr. Faulkner and I share many of the same interests and I enjoy talking with him about philosophy. 

    College: Wake Forest University
  • Haleigh Kozlowski


    First year at FCDS:
     Kindergarten

    College: University of Lynchburg
  • Anna Lammel Knebl


    First year at FCDS:
     9th grade

    My favorite teacher at FCDS is Mr. Trotter because he understands each student. He’s willing to take time out of his day to help anyone, even if they aren’t in his class.

    College: Wake Forest University
  • Marcos Lammel Knebl


    First year at FCDS:
     9th grade

    College: Wake Forest University
  • Martina Lammel Knebl


    First year at FCDS:
     9th grade

    Eating lunch every day with all of my friends as well as all walking to my house after school. Another favorite memory is submitting my college application with Mrs. Hogan and my siblings.

    College: Wake Forest University
  • Amy Lan


    First year at FCDS:
     9th grade

    My favorite FCDS memory is the international festival the school held when I was a junior. As international students, we got to share our culture with everyone that day.

    College: University of Connecticut
  • Maya Leander


    First year at FCDS:
     7th grade

    I am most looking forward to meeting new people in college and getting to try new things. I am so excited to take new and interesting classes in college.

    College: Westminster College
  • Sarah Leonard


    First year at FCDS:
     11th grade

    I am looking forward to exploring art. In particular, I am excited to learn more photography and create beautiful photographs.

    College: Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Natalie Lertola


    First year at FCDS:
     11th grade

    FCDS prepared me for what's ahead by offering challenging courses with a heavier workload so I can be prepared for college.

    College: East Carolina University
  • Sophie Liu


    First year at FCDS:
     10th grade

    My favorite memory is the Italy trip with friends. Dr. T is my favorite teacher because she is nice and always knows the answers to our questions. FCDS has prepared me by knowing how to write research papers and lab reports and I am looking forward to everything (academic studying, making new friends, living in a dorm...).

    College: Brandeis University
  • Lizzy Llanaj


    First year at FCDS:
     6th grade

    I'm most looking forward to in college is making new friends and new experiences!

    College: University of South Carolina
  • Gracyn Mansfield


    First year at FCDS:
     10th grade

    College: East Carolina University
  • Anastazia Novembre


    First year at FCDS:
     Pre-K

    My favorite FCDS memory was the Senior Parade. It was the first day of senior year and I was so excited! I enjoyed the breakfast, signing the rock, and taking pictures. The Senior Parade was a great way to start the year!

    College: High Point University
  • Jacob Parker


    First year at FCDS:
     Pre-K

    Mrs. Harrington's AP English Language because of the class American novels we read. In the class, we read Huckleberry Finn, The Sun Also Rises, The Great Gatsby, Death of a Salesman, and The Grapes of Wrath. I will always remember exploring our unique American literary tradition with my friends and one of my favorite teachers.

    College: Dartmouth College
  • Nick Peters


    First year at FCDS:
     1st grade

    College: Indiana University
  • Elizabeth Poppe


    First year at FCDS:
     6th grade

    One favorite classes at FCDS is yearbook. I have been a part of the yearbook staff since sophomore year and it is such a fun class for me because I am able to showcase my creativity into something that many people get to see and enjoy. I also appreciate how yearbook is an independent class, therefore making it similar to a college class where you have to be responsible and manage your time well to finish all your assignments.

    College: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Kathleen Quinn


    First year at FCDS:
     5th grade

    One of my favorite classes throughout high school has been chorus. I had always loved singing, but when Mr. Hicks came to school he made it a passion. In the future, I will not only treasure what he has taught me about music, but also the invaluable life lessons he has instilled upon me and every other person in his classroom.

    College: Furman University
  • Hannah Reid


    First year at FCDS:
     Kindergarten

    One of my favorite memories is winning the John Danforth award two years in a row. My favorite teacher is Mrs. Holloway because she is very flexible but harsh when needed. She puts a smile on everyone's face and makes class enjoyable. English and especially anatomy class has prepared me for my future as a nurse. I am looking forward to having more freedom.

    College: North Carolina State University
  • Trevor Rich


    First year at FCDS:
     11th grade

    My favorite class in my senior year was Mr. Kildahl's Honors Photography class. He let us create what we wanted and was very good at teaching both negative film development and Photoshop. He was always active during the class and helped us when we needed.

    College: Miami University (Ohio)
  • Carmen Roberts


    First year at FCDS:
     11th grade

    Coming into Forsyth was a tough transition for me. However, the teachers made sure to help me whenever needed. They stayed after for tutorial longer than needed. They helped make my transition easier. Now I feel fully prepared for college.

    College: Guilford College

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  • Sahar Sayess


    First year at FCDS:
     5th grade

    College: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Will Scarpa


    First year at FCDS:
     5th grade

    College: Auburn University
  • Will Schomberg


    First year at FCDS:
     Kindergarten

    FCDS has done a phenomenal job at preparing its students for life beyond high school and going beyond a typical classroom setting.

    College: Davidson College
  • Coleman Sell


    First year at FCDS:
     11th grade

    Favorite Teacher: Dr. Sponholtz's Chemistry. The man is a living legend. Enough said.

    College: Appalachian State University
  • Perrin Shuler


    First year at FCDS:
     Pre-K

    One of my favorite memories at FCDS is when I found out I got into Furman. The admission counselor from Furman came to school and gave me my acceptance in person. I was so happy that I started crying.

    College: Furman University
  • Maddie Smith


    First year at FCDS:
     9th grade

    I am both excited and prepared for college thanks to my education at Forsyth. I want to take what I have learned in the classroom and important life lessons that I have learned from teachers and mentors and apply them to my future college home. I am excited to surround myself with new people and opportunities that will only build upon what I have learned at this special place.

    College: University of Richmond
  • Alexandra Sorescu


    First year at FCDS:
     5th grade

    My favorite FCDS memory was that when we had our concert band, the band and I went to Philadelphia with the string orchestra. During our trip, we visited many historical places and watched an incredible show. The band and I competed so well in our competition and that we received gold as well as the orchestra, which was really exciting.

    College: Furman University
  • Emma Spencer


    First year at FCDS:
     Kindergarten

    I am looking forward to going out in the world and being able to continue my education. I am also looking forward to being able to use the knowledge I gained at FCDS in college and beyond.

    College: Furman University
  • Hannah Spencer


    First year at FCDS:
     Kindergarten

    I most look forward to the opportunities that college will offer me, allowing me to discover hidden passions that could influence my career path. I also look forward to meeting other people and forging close relationships with my fellow classmates that will last for years to come after college.

    College: Washington and Lee University
  • Chase Spittler


    First year at FCDS:
     10th grade

    My favorite FCDS memory was beating Calvary in overtime at Forsyth my sophomore year.

    College: The University of Oklahoma
  • Nick Strauch


    First year at FCDS:
     8th grade

    My favorite FCDS memory is the last race from this XC season. There was a ton of water on the course, and we placed well.

    College: Duke University
  • Joey Szvetitz


    First year at FCDS:
      7th grade

    My favorite memory happened to be with Mr. Trotter in engineering class sophomore year, where Will Newton and I built a soft toss machine prototype. This experience allowed me to do something other than writing or listening to lectures which is why it’s my best memory.

    College: Winthrop University
  • Lauren Taylor


    First year at FCDS:
     8th grade

    I am most looking forward to the new opportunities college will provide me - both in the wide range of class choices and the ability to try any number of new things. Such as new foods or adventures with new friends.

    College: University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Cason TeVault


    First year at FCDS:
     6th grade

    College: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Harry Thomas


    First year at FCDS:
     10th grade

    College: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Sohni Uthra


    First year at FCDS:
     10th grade

    College: Cornell University
  • Ashley Walker


    First year at FCDS:
     10th grade

    FDCS has prepared me for what’s ahead by being proactive instead of reactive. I have learned to anticipate and plan ahead in my life whether it be school or rowing.

    College: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • John Woodard


    First year at FCDS:
     Kindergarten

    College: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Gary Yu


    First year at FCDS:
     9th grade

    College: University of California, San Diego
  • Lydia Yu


    First year at FCDS:
     9th grade

    I am looking forward to more friends, free curriculum, and dorm life

    College: Vassar College