Alumni & High School Placement
It All Starts At Canterbury
Canterbury’s focus on scholarship, leadership, and service prepares students to succeed in any high school setting – public, independent, or boarding school. Canterbury alumni consistently rise to the top of their class. In addition to academic honors, our alumni have won numerous citizenship, leadership, and athletic awards in high school, college, and beyond.
- In the past 19 years, 23 Canterbury graduates have been valedictorian or salutatorian at their high school.
- Two Canterbury graduates have won the prestigious Morehead-Cain scholarship at UNC Chapel Hill and one was named a Trinity Scholar at Duke University
- In addition to the Morehead-Cain and Trinity awards, Canterbury students have won Presidential and National Merit Scholarships. A significant number are named AP Scholars.
- Graduates have attended a range of colleges including such nationally known universities as Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, Duke, Johns Hopkins, Williams, UNC, and the University of Virginia.
- Canterbury graduates include high school and college athletes, artists, actors, and leaders.
Canterbury Valedictorians and Salutatorians
2005 Sarah LuptonValedictorian, Page High School
2006 Catherine NewmanValedictorian, Page High School
2007 Julie LucasValedictorian, Page High School
2008 Gwen BarlowValedictorian, Grimsley High School
2009 Phoebe RoerValedictorian, Page High SchoolHarrison HolbrookSalutatorian, Page High School
2010 Kendele McGeeSalutatorian, Northern High School
2011 Matthew AronsonTop Academic Average, Greensboro Day School Kimberly YatesCo-Salutatorian, Page High School
2012 Lee SummerellSalutatorian, Page High School
2013 Suejette BlackValedictorian, St. Mary’s High School
2014 Katherine MaultsbyCo-Valedictorian, Page High SchoolAnsley SackettCo-Valedictorian, Page High School
2015 Miller TownesValedictorian, Page High SchoolLiza BrownCo-Salutatorian, Page High School
Janie PearceCo-Salutatorian, Page High School
2017 Copeland Jones Valedictorian, Page High SchoolCaroline FernerCo-Salutatorian, Page High School
2019 Sophie Maginnes Valedictorian, Page High School
2020 Connor Vines Valedictorian, Northern High School
2021 Lillah Hayes Salutatorian, Page High School
2022 Helen Dehnert Salutatorian, Page High School
2023 Grant McCormick Valedictorian, Page High School