Monthly Archives: September 2016

CCES Alumni Celebrate at the 2016 Sports Hall of Fame Alumni VIP Dinner

During halftime of the Homecoming Game against Calhoun Falls, CCES Alumni gathered by the field at Carson Stadium for a group photo.

During halftime of the Homecoming Game against Calhoun Falls, CCES Alumni gathered by the field at Carson Stadium for a group photo.

 On September 23, prior to the homecoming game against Calhoun Falls, CCES alumni, family, and friends gathered to present several alumni awards and to welcome two new inductees into the CCES Sports Hall of Fame.

Held in the Upper School dining room, guests helped themselves to a beautiful catered meal while reconnecting with old friends. The Rev. “Kahu” David Jackson gave the blessing, followed by CCES Alumni Association President, Will Kittredge ’06, who took the helm as master of ceremonies.

The first awards presented were those of the Cheves Achievement Awards. Andrew McDonald ’84, who is serving for a second year with his wife, Laura, as 2016-17 Annual Giving Chair, announced the two class recipients – The Class of 1983 for the highest dollar amount given and The Class of 1986 for the highest class participation.

 

Mary B. Roper Distinguished Teacher Award recipient, Charles McGee, with his wife, Dianne, and son, John Charles ‘02

Mary B. Roper Distinguished Teacher Award recipient, Charles McGee, with his wife, Dianne, and son, John Charles ‘02

Next, the Mary B. Roper Distinguished Teacher award was presented to Upper School math teacher, Mr. Charles McGee. Mr. McGee came to CCES in 1998, and some of his honors include being named a Daniel-Mickel Master Teacher in 2003, Winning Siemens State of South Carolina AP Teacher of the Year in 2009, and being named a GE STAR teacher, which is student-nominated, for two years in a row. In addition to teaching AP Calculus and other upper-level math classes, Mr. McGee has been a mentor to our CCES students, serving as faculty sponsor for the Honor Council and for the Cum Laude Society. And this year, Mr. McGee has stepped down after his five-year tenure as Mathematics Chair.

 

Bill Runge ’87 shakes hands with Alumni Association President, Will Kittredge ’06 upon receiving the Marguerite Ramage Wyche Alumni Service Award

Bill Runge ’87 shakes hands with Alumni Association President, Will Kittredge ’06 upon receiving the Marguerite Ramage Wyche Alumni Service Award

This year, The Marguerite Ramage Wyche Alumni Service Award was presented to Bill Runge ’87 for two-year leadership as President of the Alumni Association and for his energy and enthusiasm that brought new life into its annual fundraiser, the Cavalier Classic Golf Tournament.

 

Coach Marshall Stuart inducts Kathy Sickinger Sessions ’99 into the CCES Sports Hall of Fame.

Coach Marshall Stuart inducts Kathy Sickinger Sessions ’99 into the CCES Sports Hall of Fame.

Kathy Sickinger Sessions ‘99 and David Quattlebaum ’79 were inducted in the 2016 CCES Sports Hall of Fame. Coach Marshall Stuart inducted Kathy, whom he described as determined, disciplined and dedicated. “If I had to grade Kathy in sports, she’d have had all D’s,” he laughed.

Billy Campbell ’78 inducted his good friend and teammate, David Quattlebaum. Billy served as captain of the legendary 1977 Champion Football team and was inducted into the CCES Sports Hall of Fame in 2001. Many of David’s teammates from that legendary team were in attendance as well as their coach, Harry Sprouse.

 

Look at these CCES Sports Hall of Famers! Left to right, Donny Harrison '79, Coach Harry Sprouse, David Quattlebaum ’79, Billy Campbell ’78, and Tom Runge '79.

Look at these CCES Sports Hall of Famers! Left to right, Donny Harrison ’79, Coach Harry Sprouse, David Quattlebaum ’79, Billy Campbell ’78, and Tom Runge ’79.

 

After the ceremony, everyone headed down to Carson Stadium for a rousing victory against Calhoun Falls. Before the presentation of the homecoming court, CCES alumni gathered by the field for a group photo.

Congratulations to all! Look for more in-depth coverage in the Spring 2017 issue of Highlights.

 

CCES National Merit Semifinalist, Clare Essex

CCES is pleased to announce that Clare Essex has qualified as a National Merit Semifinalist for the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program.  She will now have the opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $33 million that will be offered next spring.

Last October, more than 1.6 million juniors Nationwide entered the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), which served as the initial screening of program entrants.  The 16,000 Semifinalists represent less than one percent of the U.S. high school seniors and include the highest scoring entrants in each state.  To become a Finalist and to be considered for National Merit Scholarships, a student must present an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by the high school principal, and earn SAT scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying PSAT.

Congratulations, Clare!

Upper School Club Fair Has Something For Everyone!

The annual Upper School Club Fair introduces ninth through twelfth-grade students to the many clubs and organizations available to them on campus.  CCES has a vast number of clubs, encompassing a variety of special interests to enhance students’ Upper School experience.  All clubs are required to have a faculty sponsor, are student-run, and meet on campus.

Some of the 46 clubs offered this school year at CCES include; The Amazing Art Club, Delphian, Harambe club, Glee Club, Youth in Government, Cube Club, Chinese Club, Math Team, Photography Club, Interact Club, Vestry, Students in Action, The Ultimate Ultimate Club, C.U.P. Club, Netflix Club, The CC Chill, Speech & Debate, Mock Trial, Robotics, Police Appreciation Club, Dance Team, CC Cycling Club, Bible Study, Harry Potter Club, Stock Market Club, Shag Club, Philosophy Club, CCES Running Club, TWD Club, Ping Pong Club, FOOL Club, Environmental Club, Spanish Club, Movies and things, Animal and Earth Rights, CCES Chess, Talk Show Club, French Club, Sportsman’s Club, Academic Team, Cure Club, ePOWR, Model UN, Uke Club, Musical Theater Club and Improv Club.

Above and beyond this, there are involvement opportunities that occur within elective classes (Yearbook, for example) and opportunities that require auditioning, election, or selection (such as Student Council or Student Ambassadors).

Undoubtedly there is something for everyone!  The many clubs and organizations at CCES give students the opportunity to be a part of the school in ways that don’t involve just showing up to class and going home.

Click here to view all the pictures from the Upper School Club Fair.

Chef Stacie Baulo – A True Shining Star!

We all know her; we all love her— our very own Chef Stacie Baulo with FLIK Dining Services. She fixes nutritious snacks and meals for our students prepared from fresh ingredients, daily, with a smiling face and infectious cheerful attitude despite her early 4:30am arrival on campus!  Chef Stacie has been part of our CCES family for 5 years.

This past Friday Chef Stacie won the President’s Award for Flik Independent School Dining, for all the great work she has done and continues to do at Christ Church Episcopal School. Through Be-A-Star, a program initiated by Flik’s parent company, Compass Group, associates are recognized for achieving specific business initiatives set forth during the school year.  It guides each operation to achieving business excellence, reinforcing Flik’s philosophy and mantra Nourishing a Brighter Future.

The program culminates with nominations for individuals who have achieved a 4-Stars status and are submitted to the Regional Be-A-star Committee. Associates are selected based on outstanding accomplishment and contribution to their account as reflected in the nomination. “Flik’s operating philosophy is to deliver customized, innovative and healthful food programs to the independent school communities we serve,” says Ray Mulligan, President of Flik Independent School Dining. “We also stress the importance of becoming a part in the fabric of the school community with all our associates. I am happy to announce that Chef Manager Stacie Baulo won the President’s Award for Flik Independent School Dining. Stacie’s ability to engage with the CCES community has been exemplary and we were proud to acknowledge her achievements at the Be-A-Star awards dinner in Winston-Salem in November.”

We are beyond fortunate to have Chef Stacie serving our students.  It’s wonderful to see talent such as hers receive this well-deserved honor.  Congratulations Chef Stacie, from all of us at CCES!

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