Class of 2020

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

List of 17 items.

  • Tommy Aguilar


    First year at FCDS:
     10th

    My favorite memory is playing lacrosse with the brotherhood. My favorite teacher is Mr. Kildahl because he is a great man. I am most looking forward to continuing lacrosse in college. 

    College: Lenoir-Rhyne University
  • Will Andrews


    First year at FCDS:
     5th

    College: Wake Forest University
  • Nasia Ballas


    First year at FCDS:
     6th

    FCDS gave me the opportunity to participate in multiple sports and activities. I learned how to manage my time so that I could challenge myself in classes while being a part of many groups offered through the school. I’m really grateful to be able to take the lessons I’ve learned from my awesome teachers, coaches, and administrators into the next chapter of my life. I am so grateful and honored to have had such incredible people prepare me for my future.

    College: High Point University
  • Katelyn Barnes


    First year at FCDS:
     6th

    Mrs. Lopez is my favorite teacher. She is my advisor and I had her for Spanish I and II my freshman and sophomore year. Mrs. Lopez has always been there for me whenever I needed her. I am truly grateful for everything she has done for me and I do not know how I can ever repay her. I will truly miss her next year.

    College: University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Nick Budd


    First year at FCDS:
     12th

    College: High Point University
  • Mayleigh Carvana


    First year at FCDS:
     11th

    My favorite memory is being in the school play She Kills Monsters. It was my first time acting and I was so happy to have that experience.

    College: Agnes Scott College
  • Skye Cheng


    First year at FCDS:
     10th

    I am looking forward to majoring in business in college.

    College: University of California - Irvine
  • Alexa Clegg


    First year at FCDS:
     Pre-K

    My favorite FCDS memory was the 8th grade trip to Washington, DC. I loved traveling on the bus around the city to different monuments and touring museums such as the Air and Space Museum and the Smithsonian National History Museum. This trip was my first to D.C. and the city is definitely one of my favorites to visit now.

    College: Duke University
  • Phillip Clifton


    First year at FCDS:
     Kindergarten

    FCDS has prepared me for my next steps by making me learn time management. I feel that I will be able to handle college golf and academics because of FCDS’s preparation.

    College: Williams College
  • Peter Cromie


    First year at FCDS:
     4th

    My favorite teacher is Mrs. Harrington. She has been my advisor for three years and is one of the most supportive and caring people I have ever met. I can truly say that without a doubt Mrs. Harrington has changed my life and I will always be thankful for her.

    College: Elon University
  • Avery Dew


    First year at FCDS:
     Pre-K

    My favorite memory is winning states in swimming. 

    College: Wofford College
  • Rebecca Drucker


    First year at FCDS:
     Pre-K

    I’m looking forward to new experiences and new people. It’s very exciting.

    College: Wesleyan University
  • Kevin Dunn


    First year at FCDS:
     2-4 and 11-12

    Mr. McBride’s AP US History was my favorite class at FCDS. Every day was both fun and informative and it was very fun. In second grade, Mrs. Shaw’s class was amazing. It made me grow as a student and a person because of an extremely caring teacher.

    My favorite FCDS memory has to be senior night for basketball. I played well but more importantly, I had all my FCDS friends and family’s watching me. Feeling the support of the FCDS community made the memory everlasting.

    FCDS has prepared me educationally for what’s ahead with great AP classes with amazing teachers. FCDS has also given me friends for life that will be with me for what’s ahead.


    Post Graduate Year: Choate Rosemary Hall
     
  • Gracie Fowler


    First year at FCDS:
     Pre-K

    My favorite memory is cheering for the 4x400 track relay teams at the end of the meets have always been one of my favorite things about the FCDS track team. I also remember having so much fun during our fifth grade feast of the gods' celebration.

    My favorite teacher is Danny Lough and my favorite class was anatomy and physiology with Mr. Lough. I loved this class because Mr. Lough was so good at making memorization fun and he also had a lot of dissections for us to do.


    College: Roanoke College
  • Duncan Hart


    First year at FCDS:
     8th

    My favorite FCDS memory was the making and unveiling of each FCDS French film. It was awesome to see most of the student body laughing and enjoying something I played a large part in creating. It also helped me feel like a significant part of the FCDS community.

    College: Washington and Lee University
  • Christopher Hungate


    First year at FCDS:
     3rd

    Making the varsity baseball team in eighth grade was a highlight. My favorite teacher is Mr. Calderon because he makes learning fun while teaching math. 

    College: University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Dell Jennings


    First year at FCDS:
     4th

    My favorite teacher is Mrs. Clark because she always believed in me.
     
    The class trips we always took at the beginning of each year were a highlight for me. 

List of 17 items.

  • Tommy Jing


    First year at FCDS:
     11th

    College: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Riley Johnson


    First year at FCDS:
     9th

    College: Eastern Carolina University
  • Halle Kincaid


    First year at FCDS:
     7th

    College: University of Pennsylvania
  • Karthik Lalwani


    First year at FCDS:
     11th

    My favorite teacher at FCDS is Dr. Sponholtz. Not only does he have an endless amount of fascinating stories and experiences, but he also piqued my interest in chemistry because of how passionate he is as an educator. I have also enjoyed working with him outside of the classroom. I will definitely treasure all the amazing memories from his class.

    College: University of Richmond
  • Jason Mack


    First year at FCDS:
     Kindergarten

    My favorite teachers are Mr. McBride, Mr. Trotter, and Mr. Craven because they care about their students.

    College: College of Charleston
  • Mackayla Meng


    First year at FCDS:
     10th

    College: Washington University in St. Louis
  • Max Michalek


    First year at FCDS:
     10th

    College: University of Kentucky
  • Zachary Moore


    First year at FCDS:
     9th

    My favorite memory from my time at FCDS would have to be bringing home the state championship trophy for cross country. I view this accomplishment as the culmination of lots of effort as well as a representation of the camaraderie of a great team. I could not have asked for better teammates or friends to run with and kick some butt along the way.

    College: Washington and Lee University
  • Spencer Muller


    First year at FCDS:
     6th

    Winning the state semifinal soccer game at Cary Christian my junior year when we were huge underdogs. My favorite teacher/class was Freshman Seminar with Mrs. Harrington because we read great books in her class. I am most looking forward to meeting new people and seeing new faces around campus.

    College: University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  • Yu Otaki


    First year at FCDS:
     9th

    My favorite memory is hanging out in the college counseling office and eating candy. I loved chatting with Mrs. Hogan and Mrs. Miles. I’ll miss them so much!

    College: Tufts University
  • Blake Parker


    First year at FCDS:
     1st

    Scoring two goals against Westchester who had already beat us earlier in the seasons on Senior Night to help us win is my favorite memory.

    My favorite teacher is almost a tie between three but Mr. Trotter is probably the teacher I'm closest to after having three consecutive years of dedicated study under him.

    FCDS has supplied me with social and technical skills I do not think I would get anywhere else, as well as opportunities I believe are exclusive to our name and reputation.

    I'm most looking forward to a new place to study and to all the different opportunities that will arise in Charlotte.


    College: University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Ashley Parsons


    First year at FCDS:
     7th

    My favorite memory was the first day of senior year. I loved riding around the school on scooters, having a parade, and celebrating with my friends.

    College: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Audrey Patrick


    First year at FCDS:
     10th

    College: Johns Hopkins University
  • John Peterson


    First year at FCDS:
     3rd

    College: University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  • David Sánchez Valencia


    First year at FCDS:
     8th

    I'm most looking forward to in college is diversity and different mindsets, as well an enjoyable experience and making a lot of friends.

    College: George Washington University
  • Will Schultz


    First year at FCDS:
     10th

    College: High Point University
  • Jason Shi


    First year at FCDS:
     11th

    FCDS has prepared me well for what's ahead by teaching courses in-depth on a college level. Teachers are very responsible for each student, and I believe with those preparations I could be successful in college.

    College: Northeastern University

List of 16 items.

  • Quinlan Smith


    First year at FCDS:
     Kindergarten

    College: Miami Unversity (Ohio)
  • Katie Steffen


    First year at FCDS:
     1st

    In college, I'm excited to make new friends and meet new people from different backgrounds and cultures. Most importantly I'm excited to explore Boston.

    College: Boston University
  • Sid Subramanian


    First year at FCDS:
     10th

    College: Wake Forest University
  • Kyle Sudler


    First year at FCDS:
     9th

    College: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Andrew Szvetitz


    First year at FCDS:
     5th

    College: University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Aiden Tate


    First year at FCDS:
     7th

    College: Brevard College
  • Billy Tessien


    First year at FCDS:
     12th

    College: High Point University
  • Lauren Turner


    First year at FCDS:
     Pre-K

    In college, I am most looking forward to meeting new friends and going to a different school for the first time since pre-K.

    College: University of South Carolina - Columbia
  • Meghan Turner


    First year at FCDS:
     Pre-K

    My favorite FCDS memory would probably the Calvary games. Especially the volleyball game my sophomore year. The soccer game had gotten canceled so both student sections were packed and our game went into 5 sets and we ended up winning.

    College: North Carolina State University
  • Jozy Unal


    First year at FCDS:
     Kindergarten

    My favorite teacher is John Kildahl. Mr. Kildahl is the art teacher and he is also my advisor. He is my favorite teacher because he is always there for his students. Every Thursday he would bring our advisory bagels and homemade orange juice. He would also read us a poem every day (he still does virtually) to have a positive start to our days.

    College: Wake Forest University
  • Rece Vaughn


    First year at FCDS:
     10th

    My favorite memory was beating Calvary this year in OT at home. My favorite teacher was Mrs. Stoltz, and I believe FCDS has prepared me well for the future. 

    College: undecided
  • Miranda Wang


    First year at FCDS:
     9th

    I look forward to meeting more like-minded people around the globe.

    College: New York University
  • Bella Wiese


    First year at FCDS:
     Pre-K

    My favorite FCDS memory was seeing PT in the cafe every morning. She would always greet everyone with a smile and often times a hug. She is probably the most caring person I have ever met. I love you PT!

    College: University of South Carolina - Columbia
  • Sally Yang


    First year at FCDS:
     11th

    College: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Kael Zhang


    First year at FCDS:
     10th

    College: University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • Lucas Zhang


    First year at FCDS:
     10th

    College: University of California - San Diego
Forsyth Country Day School (FCDS) is a private, college preparatory, independent school for preschool through high school located in Lewisville, NC, just outside of Winston-Salem. Students benefit from a challenging academic curriculum, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.