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Portrait of a

graduate 2014

“This graduating class has personified the four tenets of Canterbury in an astounding way. It is the Canterbury promise that has empowered the Class of 2014 to select their top-choice schools and become the future leaders of our society.� Tony Paulus, Head of School

The Canterbury School is dedicated to academic excellence within a caring and supportive community emphasizing character, leadership and service.

Founded in 1964, and grounded in the tenets of academic excellence, character, leadership and service, Canterbury School of Fort Myers has earned its stature as one of the finest college preparatory institutions in the nation. This year’s 47 graduating seniors have created a path of accomplishment that will leave not only a legacy at Canterbury, but one that will translate to colleges and future employers.


Canterbury School Canterbury School Lee County Lee County Florida Florida National National

2013 TEST SCORES 605 605 488 492 496 488492 496

Critical CriticalReading Reading

598 598 479 490514 514 479490

596 596 488 467 488 475 467475

Mathematics Mathematics

Writing Writing

“Canterbury has offered me opportunities, motivation and drive, all of which I know I will need later in life in order to complete the goals I have set out to achieve. The relationships between the students and faculty have given me the skills I need to succeed in college and in life.” Jessica Castillo, Class of 2014

motivation teaching

cess c u s solution



opportunity integrity lifelong learning

The Canterbury Graduate:

commitment dream

innovation confidence

>> will possess a commitment to inquiry and harness internal MOTIVATION and critical thinking skills to INNOVATE, communicate, solve and understand;

>> will pursue LIFELONG

LEARNING with an open mind, instinctively seeking connections between disciplines and cultures in a global context;

>> will persevere in exploring >> will lead by inspiring

others to DREAM more, learn more, do more and become more; they follow their hearts while maintaining personal INTEGRITY and EMPOWER others to do the same;

opportunities and have the CONFIDENCE to trust their judgment; they believe they can succeed at whatever they aÂ?empt and recognize failure as an OPPORTUNITY;


>> will internalize an ongoing COMMITMENT to make the world a beÂ?er place; they are EMPOWERED by altruism to promote fairness, justice, diversity, environmental stewardship and universal kindness.

Class of 2014

Thomas Alcalay Emory University

Lila Gutstein University of Pennsylvania

Chelsea Ankenbrandt Vanderbilt University




Chantel Morgan Nova Southeastern University


Olivia Streater Elon University

Samantha Birch University of South Florida, Tampa


Madison Hall Boston College

Jonathan Hart University of Florida

Purva Nagarajan Emory University

Michael Payson Elon University

Lindsey Tague University of Miami

Adam Tardif Florida Gulf Coast University


Jessica Blaze University of Rhode Island


Jessica Castillo Northwestern University


Ali Daoud Wake Forest University

Rita Hayes University of Florida

Patrick Larkin Florida Institute of Technology

Suhas Penukonda Northwestern University

Samuel Persichilli Tufts University

Calvin Thomas Bucerius Law School

Nicholas Thompson University of Southern California


Coral Mayers University of South Florida, Tampa


Gabriela Pickett The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Jessica Torricelli Syracuse University

Taylor Dunn Florida State University

Kathryn Flaharty Williams College

Brendan McHale Full Sail University

Roman Mina Stetson University

Amanda Podlasek Stetson University

Paige Pollock Florida State University



Tyler Foor University of Florida

Aaron Frank Stetson University

Carol Marie Galloway Vanderbilt University

Porter Goss Wake Forest University

Maxwell Molloy Florida Gulf Coast University

Lee Shen Molzan University of Miami

Leili Molzan University of Miami

Robert Trenton Morell University of North Georgia

Alexander Rabinowitz University of Florida

Carol Richardson University of Miami

Moises Ruiz Cornell University

Carver Sorensen Vanderbilt University

of 2014 * Class Canterbury

“Lifers� those students who have attended Canterbury since Kindergarten. Devon Tounjian Florida Gulf Coast University

Sydney Weiss Elon University

Emily Wingenroth Warren Wilson College

Derek Wu University of Virginia

Elizabeth Wynekoop Northwestern University


“With 47% of the class being accepted to a highly competitive college, our students will continue to be focused and diligent as they reach to achieve important life goals. From the University of Southern California to the University of Pennsylvania to Boston College to Vanderbilt ... suffice it to say that our graduates give us tremendous hope for the future of our world.” Melissa Wilson, Director of College Guidance “From the time Michael entered Kindergarten, Canterbury has successfully created an environment in which he was challenged to work hard, get good grades, rise to the level of his peers and put forth a high level of commitment. His experience has instilled in him morals and values that will follow him for the rest of his life, both personally and professionally.”nally.” Fran Payson, Parent “Being a Canterbury student has prepared me for my future, especially as I transition to college. The multiple extracurricular activities have enabled me to improve my leadership skills and my ability to work within a team. The superior academics and the tight-knit community are, in my mind, the hardest to express. All in all, the Canterbury experience has made me a better student and a better person as I look to the future.” Derek Wu, Class of 2014

CLASS OF 2014 COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES American University Appalachian State University Barton College Belmont University Berry College Boston College Boston University University of California at Los Angeles University of California at San Diego University of California at Santa Barbara California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Carnegie Mellon University The Catholic University of America University of Central Florida Centre College College of Charleston Cornell University Davidson College University of Dayton Eckerd College Elon University Emory University Flagler College Florida A&M University Florida Atlantic University Florida Gulf Coast University Florida Institute of Technology Florida International University Florida Southern College Florida State University University of Florida Full Sail University Georgia Institute of Technology High Point University Johns Hopkins University Marist College Mercer University University of Miami

Michigan State University University of Michigan New York University The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of North Georgia Northeastern University Northwestern University University of Notre Dame Nova Southeastern University Oglethorpe University University of Pennsylvania Pomona College Queens University of Charlotte University of Rhode Island Rice University University of Rochester Rollins College University of South Florida, Tampa University of South Florida, St. Pete University of Southern California Stetson University Syracuse University The University of Tampa University of Tennessee, Knoxville The Ohio State University Tufts University Valencia College Vanderbilt University University of Virginia Wake Forest University Washington and Lee University Washington University in St. Louis University of West Florida Western Carolina University Williams College Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Academic Excellence • Thirty-three students inducted into the National Honor Society • French State Competition first place Division A – fifth year in a row • Twelve inducted into French Honor Society • Spanish Congreso – one perfect score, four superior and eleven outstanding awarded • Five inducted into the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica • National Latin Exam – two gold medals and four silver • Second place overall at FGCU STEM Competition • State Science Fair 2014 – one second place, four fourth place, one honorable mention and one recognition • Seven seniors inducted into the Canterbury Chapter of the Cum Laude Society • Canterbury students exceed local, state and national ACT and SAT scores • Thirty-eight selected to attend Regional Science Fair • Lee County History Fair, individual category awards - three first place and two second place • Lee County History Fair, group category awards - three first place, two second place and one third place • Florida State History Fair - one second place Character/Sportsmanship • Lee County Mock Trial - First place • Lee County Mock Trial - Best Prosecution Witness • Lee County Mock Trial - Best Defense Witness at the 20th Circuit Competition • Lee County Mock Trial - Professionalism Prize for courteous behavior and good sportsmanship • Four finalists for the 2014 National Merit Scholarship • Three awarded 2014 National Merit Scholarships • Cougar Girls Basketball District Champions • Cougar Boys Basketball District Champions - first time in 13 years • Cougar Girls Tennis District Champions • Cougar Girls Lacrosse District Champions - first time in school history • Cougar Boys Baseball win State Playoff - first time in school history Leading the Way • Best large delegation (1st place) at UCF’s KnightMUN XII Conference • Best small delegation (1st place) at Vanderbilt University MUN Conference • Model United Nations won 1st place for small delegation in GatorMUN XI • Students lead reinstatement of school-wide Field Day The Ways We Serve Community Service 10,000 + hours • Canterbury Summer Camp • Lee Memorial Health System • Canterbury Peer Mentoring Salvation Army • Sanibel Coastal Cleanup • Harry Chapin Food Bank • Canterbury Ambassadors Our Creative Spirit • Four students received awards at the Art Under 20 visual art exhibit • Thespians received seven excellent and one superior rating at the State Festival • Thirty-five students in the Distinguished Artists program • Florida Bandmasters Association selects one student for All State Concert Band • Received superior rating at State Solo and Ensemble • Florida Bandmasters Association awards excellent rating to US Wind Ensemble • Two excellent and two superior ratings in the District Solo and Ensemble

The Next 50 Years

OF Excellence 1964-2014

Benny Turalic ’25 • Noor BenMaamer ’25 • Arnav Adi ’25 • Delaney Fried ’24

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Canterbury School 2014 Portrait of a Graduate  

Founded in 1964, and grounded in the tenants of Academic Excellence, Character, Leadership and Service, Canterbury School of Fort Myers has...

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