Class of 2022

Congratulations to all of our wonderful seniors!
Click on each name to learn more about time at FCDS and college plans. Check out this wonderful video made by senior William Surratt. 

List of 24 items.

  • Skylar Alday


    First year at FCDS:
    11th grade

    College: Lees-McRae College
  • Carson Ballinger


    First year at FCDS:
    11th grade

    In college, I am most looking forward to being independent and growing into the next chapter of my life.

    College: Elon University
  • Chris Bannigan


    First year at FCDS:
    6th grade

    College: Hamilton College
  • Aidan Baydush


    First year at FCDS:
    10th grade

    My favorite teacher is Dr. Sponholtz. When he was not enhancing our chemistry knowledge through lecture, he was telling us related stories that made me genuinely excited to live a rich life, which helped me to grow as a student and as an individual.

    College: Duke University
  • Sarah Boyles


    First year at FCDS:
    Pre-K

    I am most looking forward to being in the mountains, a large student body, and being able to cheer on a football team in college.

    College: Virginia Tech
  • Victoria Cain


    First year at FCDS:
    Third grade

    I am looking forward to using the education I have received at FCDS to thrive at a higher level. Greater independence in a buzzing city excites me while I advocate for my own success.

    College: Spelman College
  • Jorden Carter


    First year at FCDS:
    9th grade

    One of my favorite FCDS memories is the first day of senior year, seeing all my teachers and friends back together at FCDS. Something about it just told me that it would be a great year, and it has been. I am so happy to finish my high school career at FCDS.

    College: Elon University
  • Emmie Cawood


    First year at FCDS:
    Kindergarten

    My favorite FCDS memory was last spring when our boys and girls track and field team won the state championship and then ran up to the boys lacrosse field just as they finished their game and won the state championship as well.

    College: The University of Texas at Austin
  • Sterling Charles


    First year at FCDS:
    10th grade

    College: Ferrum College
  • Katherine Claybrook


    First year at FCDS:
    6th grade

    My favorite FCDS memory was being able to work on the Lower School Musical as a member of the tech team. I really enjoyed learning about the other aspects of theatre that are not noticed by the audience.

    My favorite class was Modern World History because Mr. Howell taught it well and I felt like I learned the best there.

    In college, I'm looking forward to meeting new people, having new experiences, and gaining independence.

    College: Wake Forest University
  • Sarah Clegg


    First year at FCDS:
    Junior Pre-K

    My favorite FCDS memory was performing in She Kills Monsters my freshman year.

    College: Davidson College
  • Sarah Grace Clifton


    First year at FCDS:
    Junior Pre-K

    College: Davidson College
  • Caden Didier


    First year at FCDS:
    Kindergarten

    My favorite memory at FCDS was winning the Lacrosse State Championship. It was awesome because the previous season was taken from us, and me and the whole team came out that season knowing we were going to win it. I also loved winning it on my home field and being able to celebrate with all my classmates, teachers, family, and friends.

    College: University of Georgia
  • Michael Dobias


    First year at FCDS:
    6th grade

    My favorite moment from my time at FCDS would have to be getting to my participate in all of the sports available at the school. I got to play in the state semi finals for soccer in my sophomore year. It was a core memory for me.

    I believe that FCDS has prepared me in the way that I grew to be a better person as my high school life carried on, and I’m excited to see what awaits me as I go to college.

    College: Appalachian State University
  • Jack Donnell


    First year at FCDS:
    8th grade

    One of my favorite FCDS memories is either our 8th grade trip to DC or the UK trip.

    Favorite teacher is Mr. Kildahl because he is very chill and easy to talk to.

    FCDS has taught me many good study techniques for college.

    In college, meeting new people is what I am looking forward to the most.

    College: Syracuse University
  • Giulia Duarte


    First year at FCDS:
    6th grade

    My favorite memory is traveling to Washington, D.C. in 8th grade with all of my friends.

    My favorite class has always been engineering because of Mr. Trotter and all the freedom in the hands-on labs.

    FCDS has prepared me for writing college essays.

    I am most looking forward to meeting new people and being able to be around a diverse community.

    College: Virginia Tech
  • Kyndall Ellison


    First year at FCDS:
    12th grade

    My favorite memory was playing basketball at FCDS. Our team made it to the final four this year and shared a lot of great memories together.

    College: Belmont Abbey College
  • Rhett Gryder


    First year at FCDS:
    6th grade

    College: Still deciding
  • Carol Guo


    First year at FCDS:
    9th grade

    I'm looking forward to starting college life.

    College: University of Toronto
  • Ryan Harris


    First year at FCDS:
    11th grade

    My favorite FCDS memory was created this year when I was welcomed to the lacrosse team my senior year. Great coaches and teammates have made the season amazing and I've since fallen in love with the sport. I can't wait to finish strong with my brothers.

    College: University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • Hayden Head


    First year at FCDS:
    11th grade

    Mrs. Overby was my favorite teacher in my two short years at Forsyth. She transferred from Reagan like I did and helped teach me better because she understood the change in curriculum. I feel as though we have gotten really close this year.

    College: The University of Tennessee
  • Sarina Horner


    First year at FCDS:
    5th grade

    College: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Joshua Howard


    First year at FCDS:
    5th grade

    My favorite classes at Forsyth have been the Upper School's three-year engineering track with Mr. Trotter. From Introduction to Engineering to Advanced Circuits, Mr. Trotter has pushed me to be the best engineer and the best person that I can be. I'm looking forward to continuing to pursue engineering in college!

    College: The University of Texas at Austin
  • Mason Ickes


    First year at FCDS:
    Second grade

    College: Lenoir-Rhyne University

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  • Steven Insixiengmay


    First year at FCDS:
    5th grade

    College: University of Georgia
  • Nathan Jao


    First year at FCDS:
    5th grade

    My favorite class was engineering because we learned how to use tools for the first time for a big project and we always had fun working in that class.

    College: The United States Military Academy West Point
  • Lilli Jewel


    First year at FCDS:
    8th grade

    FCDS has prepared me for what’s ahead because each day I am presented with a new challenge at this school. FCDS has taught me crucial problem-solving and critical-thinking skills that I am sure to use for the rest of my life.

    College: Boston University
  • Olivia Johnson


    First year at FCDS:
    7th grade

    College: Clemson University
  • Emily Kelly


    First year at FCDS:
    Kindergarten

    Although I’ve enjoyed my time at Forsyth Country Day, I’m excited to begin a new chapter in my life in which I will discover who I am and what I’m really passionate about.

    College: Boston University
  • Eric Kelly


    First year at FCDS:
    10th grade

    College: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Ian Kennedy


    First year at FCDS:
    10th grade

    College: University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Chase Klosterman


    First year at FCDS:
    8th grade

    College: Appalachian State University
  • Shaheim Larson


    First year at FCDS:
    10th grade

    College: High Point University
  • Aaron Lawrence


    First year at FCDS:
    11th grade

    College: University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Skylar Lewis


    First year at FCDS:
    Pre-K

    College: University of Georgia
  • Katherine Li


    First year at FCDS:
    Pre-K

    My favorite class was AP European History with Dr. Smith because European history was really interesting to me, and Dr. Smith always made the class so fun. I also loved talking about philosophy with Dr. Faulkner because I feel like I learned so much from being around him.

    College: Northwestern University
  • Emily Masten


    First year at FCDS:
    Pre-K

    My favorite FCDS memory has been playing sports. I have loved being a part of multiple teams since middle school, making new friends, and going on team trips.

    College: Wofford College
  • Sonya McNatt


    First year at FCDS:
    4th grade

    One of my favorite FCDS memories was winning states three years in a row with the Girls' Varsity Swim team. Besides this memory, my time at FCDS has allowed me to create long-lasting friendships, and I will cherish the memories that I have made with my friends for the years to come.

    College: Brown University
  • Oscar McQuilkin


    First year at FCDS:
    Pre-K

    My favorite teacher was Mrs. Harvey for English III. I was so burnt out and tired of reading and writing, but her class sparked that passion back in me. She’s the reason that I fell back in love with storytelling and why I am going forward with theater, and I can’t thank her enough.

    College: Emerson College
  • Melody Moossavi


    First year at FCDS:
    10th grade

    College: Wake Forest University
  • Brandon Morgan


    First year at FCDS:
    10th grade

    My favorite FCDS memory was playing with the guys during basketball season, especially the games against Calvary. When I hit the buzzer beater to win the game my sophomore year, that would by far be my best memory here at FCDS.

    College: Still deciding
  • Brynna Myers


    First year at FCDS:
    Pre-K

    My favorite memory at FCDS has been the senior class parade. It was an unforgettable morning when I realized why it was so amazing to be able to blow my referee whistle, spray my silly string, and scooter alongside my friends for our last first day of high school.

    My favorite class was Mr. Martin's C3 class in my 8th-grade year. For anyone who has had Mr. Martin, you know that he is no ordinary structured teacher, but that is what made the class such a memorable experience. He let us have the freedom to show OUR curiosity in the class by allowing us to choose almost all the topics for discussions/debates, reading assignments, and everything else. It was the first class I looked forward to attending every day, and I won't forget how Mr. Martin brought out the best qualities in his students.

    FCDS has taught me many things inside and outside the academic world. Although I am confident in the foundations FCDS has created in my studies, I also know that everyone within the community has prepared me to be able to form connections with my educators and peers in meaningful ways that will impact me for my entire life.

    I am most looking forward to being in a new environment, so I can take every lesson FCDS has given me and apply it to my new adventure.

    College: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Saanvi Pawa


    First year at FCDS:
    4th grade

    My favorite FCDS memory was by far winning states on the 4x100 freestyle relay during my sophomore year. Breaking the school record and swimming with those girls inspired me to work hard in and out of the pool, and their influence has had an everlasting impact on the person I have become. I am so grateful to have been able to share that moment on the podium with three of the most kind and gifted athletes in FCDS Girls' Swimming history.

    College: Duke University
  • Mallory Pitts


    First year at FCDS:
    11th grade

    My favorite FCDS memory was waking up early at the beginning of senior week to set up pranks. It was such a memorable bonding experience for our entire senior class.

    College: Wake Forest University
  • Addison Pollock


    First year at FCDS:
    10th grade

    My favorite memory at FCDS was in my junior year when we had several different sports going to the state championships. It was so much fun to play in and watch those game!

    College: Appalachian State University
  • Ansley Reid


    First year at FCDS:
    Kindergarten

    My favorite FCDS memory was beating Calvary my sophomore year in volleyball.

    College: Rollins College
  • Brooks Reid


    First year at FCDS:
    Kindergarten

    What I'm looking forward to most in college is the change in environment and the new experiences I will make. I've always seems myself living in a big city and I'm excited to see how that plays out for me. I'm also looking forward to being able to focus on my passions and my art career.

    College: Pratt Institute
  • Lucas Rocha Lima


    First year at FCDS:
    9th grade

    My favorite teacher is Mr. Cavanaugh. He always finds a way to interact with his students and made me feel like we were equals.

    College: North Carolina State University

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  • Eva Saramya


    First year at FCDS:
    12th grade

    College: Wake Forest University
  • Sophie Scherer


    First year at FCDS:
    6th grade

    My favorite teacher is Dr. Sponholtz. I am always excited to walk into his classroom because his classes are always fascinating and engaging, and he continuously encourages me to challenge myself academically. Dr. Sponholtz is an amazing and supportive mentor who has helped me grow so much both as a learner and individual. Thanks to Dr. Sponholtz, I'll make sure to always have a wonderful weekend full of WISE CHOICES.

    College: North Carolina State University
  • Ben Schomberg


    First year at FCDS:
    Kindergarten

    My favorite FCDS memory was going undefeated with the Middle School Varsity Basketball team in 8th grade—special thanks to Mike Martin! 20-0

    College: Vanderbilt University
  • Jack Semke


    First year at FCDS:
    9th grade

    I am looking forward to living in a new part of the country and meeting new people!

    College: Villanova University
  • Christa Shih


    First year at FCDS:
    2nd grade

    My favorite class was always art because I made what I wanted to make for no other reason than that it had to exist. I was completely, unapologetically myself when it came to art (and I also just really loved making fantastical creatures).

    College: Wake Forest University
  • Jordan Skinner


    First year at FCDS:
    4th grade

    I most looking forward to a new type of experience in college. I’m also looking to further my education to put me in a position to be successful after college.

    College: Western Carolina University
  • Katelyn Skinner


    First year at FCDS:
    4th grade

    My favorite FCDS memory was winning the state championship for track and field my junior year. It was amazing to see all of my team’s hard work pay off in the end.

    College: Butler University
  • Kaci Smith


    First year at FCDS:
    11th grade

    My favorite teacher at FCDS is Mrs. Harvey. She was my English teacher my junior year. She helped me improve my literature and grammar skills so much. She has also been a great teacher outside of the class, as always being someone to go talk to if I need it.

    College: Still deciding
  • James Snyder


    First year at FCDS:
    Junior Pre-K

    FCDS has given me the opportunity to explore all of my interests, push myself academically, and compete in sports at a high level. I've discovered my passions for athletics and art, and I look forward to continuing those interests after I graduate.

    College: Grinnell College
  • Anna Su


    First year at FCDS:
    10th grade

    My favorite FCDS memory was watching a beautiful sunset with the tennis team on the way back to school.

    My favorite teacher is Mrs. Holloway. She was very helpful and kind to me when I met several struggles in English as a non-native speaker. She also provides a lot of support when I first tried mock trial and when I was applying for colleges.

    I am most looking forward to meet new people, try new things and engage in college life.

    College: Emory University
  • Elliot Sullivan


    First year at FCDS:
    Junior Pre-K

    My favorite memory was swimming in the pond and getting the duck.

    College: Appalachian State University
  • William Surratt


    First year at FCDS:
    Kindergarten

    My favorite memory would probably be when the Orchestra went to Nashville in 2019. It was a really fun experience with my friends and classmates.

    College: Appalachian State University
  • Harrison Tate


    First year at FCDS:
    5th grade

    I am looking forward to meeting new people and starting new connections. I’m excited to start a new chapter where I will be able to start my future. I am also looking forward to sporting events and clubs.

    College: Appalachian State University
  • Lauren Templeton


    First year at FCDS:
    11th grade

    College: Wake Forest University
  • Tommy Tessien


    First year at FCDS:
    7th grade

    My favorite FCDS memory is winning the state championship my junior year. It felt amazing to put that great of a season together, especially with the previous season being cut short due to Covid.

    College: Wofford College
  • Max Trbonja


    First year at FCDS:
    10th grade

    I am most looking forward to exploring topics I am genuinely interested in.

    College: American University
  • Wade Turner


    First year at FCDS:
    11th grade

    College: University of Colorado Boulder
  • Maddie Willard


    First year at FCDS:
    10th grade

    My favorite memory at FCDS would be last year when we won the state championship in softball. We played High Point Christian in the championship and ended up winning a close game. This is my favorite memory because I will never forget the excitement and memories made from that day.

    College: East Carolina University
  • Ben Williams


    First year at FCDS:
    First grade

    At FCDS, the classes challenged me, causing me to develop problem solving skills and other skills important for life after Forsyth.

    College: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Jacey Wooten


    First year at FCDS:
    8th grade

    I am looking forward to meeting new people and having new experiences in college. It is definitely bittersweet leaving my friends and family, but I am excited to step out of my comfort zone.

    College: University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  • Berk Yalcinkaya


    First year at FCDS:
    Junior Pre-K

    My favorite FCDS memory was the Washington, D.C. trip.

    College: Stanford University
  • Eva Zhou


    First year at FCDS:
    10th grade

    My favorite FCDS memory was celebrating at the international festival. It was fun and interesting!

    College: Boston University
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.

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