Alumni Class Notes
Sam Gingher finished his doctorate in piano performance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in spring 2015. He’s in his third year as an adjunct professor of music at Millikin University in Decatur, Ill., and teaches at a private piano studio.
Stafford Kelly and his wife, Wendalyn, are the proud parents of F. Stafford Kelly, Jr., to be called Fred, who was born on March 27, 2017.
Taylor Klass and Adam Van Hine were married on Dec. 10, 2016, in Boone, N.C. Wedding attendants included Taylor’s sisters, Cameron and Allie Klass, and classmates Sidney Dawson Dozier and Ann Strandberg. Mara Wichard Rhoades is married and recently gave birth to a son, Griffin Gregory Rhoades.
Thomas Beard graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in economics and has joined Colliers International South Carolina as a brokerage associate in Columbia, S.C. Thomas interned at Colliers in 2014. At USC, he served on the committee that raised money for the Marcus Lattimore Foundation and Cyctic Fibrosis Foundation and was involved in the Caribbean Youth Network.
Georgios Tarasidis graduated from Elon University in May 2016 and is currently a first-year law student at Mercer University School of Law, where he was named a Dean’s Scholar and awarded a three-year academic scholarship.
Stephanie Lee graduated from UNC Charlotte in 2016 with a degree in computer science and a minor in outdoor adventure leadership. She is the IT Support Specialist for UNC Charlotte’s IT department of Student Union Activities and Recreation.
Carson DuBose graduated from UNC Wilmington in May of 2016 and is working at TownSquare, a website creation company in uptown Charlotte. She loves working, living and playing in Charlotte.
Greg Bristol is living, working, and going to college in Denver, Colo.
Elizabeth Reeve is a junior at Elon University, where she is a Presidential Scholar and a College Fellow majoring in public health with a minor in Spanish. She is studying Spanish in Seville, Spain, in the spring semester of 2017. This summer, she will work on her research project under the direction of Dr. Cindy Fair, mother of two Canterbury alums and a Canterbury 8th grader.
Emily Audilet is a junior at NC State University majoring in communications with a minor in linguistics, and a member of Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity. She was a resident mentor in the university's Exploratory Studies program, a Culture-to-Culture ambassador for international students, and is currently a sociolinguistics research assistant.
Lauren Smir is a junior at UGA majoring in dietetics. She spent her Christmas vacation in Tanzania, Africa, with MedLife helping set up and work mobile medical clinics for undeserved communities.
Davis Knox, a junior at Johns Hopkins University, is majoring in mechanical engineering. A member of the swim team, he recently swam in Division III NCAA Championships, earning a third all-America honor for his part in the second-place 800 free relay.
A junior at Boston University, Maddy Lee chairs the Boston University Global Brigades, and went to Honduras for the second time last summer. She received a Health Leads 2017 Summer Fellowship at Boston Medical Center.
Katherine Maultsby, who is majoring in psychology and Spanish at Davidson College, spent the first half of her junior year in Valencia, Spain.
Blaine Dubose is living in Asheville, N.C., working as a wilderness guide for SUWS of the Carolinas. He hopes to work at Glory Ridge, a non-denominational retreat and work camp in the mountains of North Carolina, in the summer and begin UNC Asheville in the fall.
Lizabeth Schaede, who attended Canterbury through 7th grade, traveled to India last summer to visit a friend she made from her Semester at Sea, where she visited 11 countries and 14 cities. Lizabeth is a student at the University of Georgia.
Matthew Audilet graduated from Page High School in 2016, receiving the Len McClendon Scholarship for sportsmanship in varsity soccer and basketball. He is in his first year at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he plays on the club basketball team.
Charlotte Bristol is majoring in graphic design at Savannah School of Art and Design.
Jack Maginess, Caroline Fitzgerald (class of 2014), and Lawton Gresham (class of 2014) earned gold medal congressional awards and will receive the bronze, silver and gold medals on June 21 in Washington, D.C. They each performed more than 400 hours of volunteer community service, more than 200 hours of personal development, and more than 200 hours of physical fitness over a 24-month period. Each also had to plan and execute a five-day/four-night expedition.
At the St. Mary’s School fall sports assembly, Lauryn Durham won the varsity volleyball team Saints Award, recognizing the player who inspired teammates with her positive outlook and attitude. During her spring break, Lauryn traveled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with Cherokee Gives Back, a private foundation committed to accelerating efforts to develop leadership, care for the environment, and reduce poverty. For her senior internship week, she returned to Canterbury to work in Ashley Meyer’s science class. Lauryn plans to major in marine biology in college.
Alec Smir graduated early from Greensboro Day School in December and began college at UNC Chapel Hill in January. He is training full time with the men’s soccer team.
Chandler Simpson was named a Morehead-Cain scholar, one of the most prestigious four-year merit scholarships in the country. She said she owes some of her success to Canterbury and that she talked about the Venture Out program during her scholarship interviews.
Christopher Fenger and Alec Smir were named to the Greensboro Day School’s Head of School List, which recognizes students who have a semester average of above 90.
Allie DuBose was named to Greensboro Day School’s Honor Roll, which recognizes students who have a semester average of 85-89.
Christopher Fenger, a senior at Greensboro Day School, has played second chair cello with the Greensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra for the last four years and has been selected for Western Regionals Honors Orchestra every year since 9th grade. He will attend Emory University in the fall.
At the St. Marys School fall sports assembly, MariKatherine Ambro was named Most Valuable Player for varsity golf. The award, voted on by the coaches, goes to the athlete considered the best performing player of the season.
Claire Audilet is a junior at Page High School, where she is the vice president of both Playmakers and the National Art Honor Society. She received a gold medal in regional competition for her drawing “Room at the Met.” She went on to win a silver medal in the 2017 National Scholastic Art Competition.
Nicolette Robinson played on the varsity soccer team at Page High School.
A large group of Canterbury graduates took part in Page High School’s spring production of “The Little Mermaid.” The cast and crew included 2013 alum Molly Stevens; 2014 alums Ashley Yates, Ashley Brown, Claire Audilet, and Sydney Mayes; 2015 alumns Jack LaFave, Lou Wright, Emily Richardson, Sarah Burton, and Ava Dodge; and 2016 alums Cate Whitlatch and Sterling Clark.
Tom Hale, Jack Delligatti, and Jacob Thomas were named to Greensboro Day School’s Head of School List, which recognizes students who have a semester average of above 90.
Caroline Fitzgerald is the president of the junior class at Page High School, and was All-conference in volleyball and soccer.
Kilian Brady was named to Greensboro Day School’s Honor Roll, which recognizes students who have a semester average of 85-89.
McLaren Bristol, a sophomore at Dublin School in Dublin, N.H., played varsity soccer and performed in "Once on This Island."
Will Hayes, Drew Palmer, Hallie Smith, and Burke Sullivan were named to Greensboro Day School’s Head of School List, which recognizes students who have a semester average of above 90.
Page High School’s fall production of “Our Town” featured 10 Canterbury alumni on stage and behind the scenes: Molly Stevens (class of 2013); Claire Audilet, Ashley Brown, Sydney Mayes, and Ashley Yates (class of 2014); and Jack LaFave, Sarah Burton, and Lou Wright (class of 2015). Emily Bowden (class of 2007) was the costume mistress and Jessica Carroll (class of 2006) was the program designer.
Meg Bennett and Khuzi Gausi were named to Greensboro Day School’s Honor Roll, which recognizes students who have a semester average of 85-89.
Kate Yarbrough played JV soccer and JV field hockey at Page High School
Ben Lee is a freshman at Christ School where he is an honor roll student and a varsity soccer player.
Aly Lee, a freshman at Chatham Hall, is on the dean’s list and the swimming and soccer teams.
Max Kreimer, Avery Love, and Will Presson were named to Greensboro Day School’s Head of School List, which recognizes students who have a semester average of above 90.
Anne Dehnert and Kristine Shaw both played JV soccer at Page High school. Anne, Kristine, and Lucy Rose played JV field hockey. Clara Pope played JV lacrosse. Katherine Ortiz was on the varsity lacrosse team.
Noel Harris was named to Greensboro Day School’s Honor Roll, which recognizes students with a semester average of 85-89.
Nan Cornelius was named to the A honor roll at Page High School.