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Fort Worth Country Day Commencement Exercises May 17, 2013 7 p.m.

McKinney Memorial Bible Church Fort Worth, Texas


Alma Mater Hail! Fort Worth Country Day We pledge our best to you. Give us the courage and the Pride of red and blue As we make friendships deep, May we your honor keep; Ever may our wisdom And our spirits soar. High as the falcon’s flight. Soaring to grander heights, Hail! Fort Worth Country Day Our loyalty to you. Words and music by Jack Noble White


Commencement Service PRELUDE CALL to Order

Robert Stackhouse 2013-14 Student Body President

PROCESSIONAL Pomp and Circumstance Elgar/arr. Woodhouse INVOCATION Meghann Kasal, Salutatorian OPENING REMARKS

Evan D. Peterson Head of School

MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD

L. Russell Laughlin President, Board of Trustees

Congresswoman Kay Granger

50th Anniversary GUEST Speaker

Faculty SPEAKER

Dr. Suzanne Lewis Upper School History Teacher

STUDENT SPEAKERS

Kaelyn Scoville, Valedictorian Kirstin Mullins

REMARKS Rob Hereford Head of Upper School AWARDING OF DIPLOMAS

L. Russell Laughlin President, Board of Trustees

Evan D. Peterson Head of School

Rob Hereford Head of Upper School

CLOSING REMARKS

Evan D. Peterson Head of School

ALMA MATER

FWCD Alma Mater Jack Noble White/arr. Dr. Chuck Kraus

RECESSIONAL Fanfare and Recessional Elgar/arr. Ployhar


The Class of 2013 * Cum Laude Society Member

Alexander Browning Allsup*

Audrey Nelle Christian

University of Southern California National Merit Scholar National Merit Finalist Presidential Scholarship

University of Tulsa University of Tulsa Academic Scholarship Heritage Award

Fallon Narelle Appleton

Morgan Elise Clifton

Texas A&M University

University of Oklahoma University Scholar OU Club of Fort Worth Scholarship

Charles William Arnold

Texas Tech University

Sara Shahla Ashfour Undecided

Madilyn Clair Hughes Bass

New York University

Gavin Forister Behr

Campbell MacRae Bishop

Nathan Elliot Bowser The Citadel Athletic Scholarship

Patrick Burns Dillon University of Michigan National Merit Finalist

Katherine Ann Brookman

University of Texas at Austin

Anne Marie Dzurilla

Stanley George Brown, III*

Maryland Institute College of Art MICA Recognition Award Academic Achievement Scholarship Academic Honors Scholarship

Columbia University National Achievement Program Outstanding Participant

Stephen Br yant Buchanan Texas Christian University

Texas Christian University

Hira Nazir Chaudhar y

Texas Christian University National Merit Commended Student

Lillian Hart Cowan*

Matthew James Devine*

Duke University National Merit Commended Student

Vanderbilt University National Hispanic Scholar National Merit Commended Student Vanderbilt University Curb Scholar in Creative Enterprise and Public Leadership

University of Southern California National Merit Scholar National Merit Finalist Presidential Scholarship

Alexandra Kent Bratton*

Katharine Elizabeth Car valho

Texas Christian University

Vanderbilt University National Merit Scholar National Hispanic Scholar National Merit Vanderbilt University Scholarship

University of Oklahoma National Merit Commended Student

Kamr yn Ande Conway Francis Grace Cowan

Texas Christian University

Texas Christian University

Texas A&M University

Robert Thomas Baumeister

Jonathan Walker Clum

Jacob Samuel Edwards

Tarleton State University

John Randal Ferguson University of Alabama

Vanessa Guadalupe Fernandez Texas Christian University


Victor Flores, Jr.

Rachel Savannah Hughes

Texas Christian University

University of Alabama

Kaitlyn Elizabeth Frantz*

Jackson Alan Hull

Centenary College of Louisiana Nancy M. Christian Scholarship

Southern Methodist University National Merit Commended Student Founders Scholarship Engineering Fellows Scholarship

Michael Cade Fuller*

Texas A&M University National Merit Scholar Texas A&M University National Merit Recognition Award National Merit Sponsorship President’s Endowed Scholarship National Merit Recognition Supplemental Scholarship Academic Scholarship Study Abroad Stipend

Alikhan Amirali Karimi

Southern Methodist University Founders Scholarship Trustee Scholarship

Jerrell Laymon Gardner University of the Pacific President’s Scholarship

Mattie Victoria Karsten*

Zane Augustus Goetz

Meghann Rebecca Kasal*

University of Richmond

Texas Christian University National Merit Commended Student Dean’s Scholarship

Kalli Elizabeth Goodrich

Tulane University National Merit Commended Student Tulane Alumni Donors Award

Omar Darrel Johnson

University of Texas at Arlington

Siddharth Satyavath Gutta

Jared Michael Lankford

Texas Christian University

University of Houston

Madison Lind McDade

University of Georgia

Thomas Medley House

Hamza Amir Malik

Texas A&M University

Gaddis Barksdale House

Texas A&M University National Merit Commended Student

Matthew Aaron Mathisen

Sewanee: The University of the South

Ann Brindley House

Joseph Nicholas Lubrano

Southern Methodist University Founders Scholarship

Katherine Claire Elise Hill

Jalen Khalil Lacy-Smith

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs UCCS Provost Scholarship

Abilene Christian University University Award

Texas Christian University National Merit Commended Student Dean’s Scholarship Fort Worth Scottish Rite Foundation Scholarship

Texas Tech University

Kansas State University Memorial Scholarship

Cher yl Anne Haston

Chandley Michelle Kelley

Antoine Micael-Devante Gross

University of Texas at Austin National Merit Finalist

Swarthmore College National Merit Commended Student Davey O’Brien High School Scholarship Finalist

University of Alabama

Jalan Victorian McFarland Earlham College Cunningham Cultural Scholarship

James Noble Howard Gray McKeachie Sewanee: The University of the South


Kristine Calder McLaughlin

William Branham Ralstin

Austin Kight Meadows

Caroline Haley Rattikin*

University of Colorado at Boulder

University of Oklahoma

Texas Christian University

Texas Christian University Faculty Scholarship

Jessie Lee Mickle, II

Robert Charles Molloy

University of Oklahoma

Oliver Perr y Newberr y, IV* University of Texas at Austin National Merit Commended Student

Nicholas Two Bears Palko

Texas Christian University

Catherine Johanna Parker* Vanderbilt University

Morgan McKenna Pergande*

Southern Methodist University Founders Scholarship Mustang Scholarship

Madeline Claire Relyea

University of Oklahoma

Ethan William Rohrbach*

Kaelyn Michelle Scoville*

University of Texas at Austin National Merit Commended Student Merit Scholarship

University of Oklahoma National Merit Commended Student Distinguished Scholar Legacy Award

University of Georgia

Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University

Haley Virginia Pigman

Elizabeth Wynn Pruitt

Annabeth Lauren Reeb

William Andrew Ryan

Texas Christian University

Nithin Patla Reddy

Southern Methodist University

University of Pennsylvania National Merit Finalist Vagelos Scholars Program in the Molecular Life Sciences Summer Research Stipend

Carson Searles Phillips

Austin College Academic Excellence Scholarship Art Scholarship

Shannon Taylor Ray

Texas Christian University

James Troy Roberts

Benjamin Montgomer y Phillips*

Lauren Bailey Pinto

Wake Forest University

University of Oklahoma University Scholar

University of Evansville National Merit Commended Student Trustee’s Scholarship

Carson Kelly Ray

Megan Elise Ray*

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill National Merit Finalist The Morehead-Cain Scholar Program

Alec Ernst Petsche

University of Texas at Austin

University of Texas at Austin

Kirstin Kathr yn Mullins

Texas Christian University

Hilar y Chandler Rattikin*

University of Arizona

Harriet Jackson Self*

University of Virginia

Sara Shah*

Undecided National Merit Commended Student

Courtney Anne Smith University of Oklahoma


Margaret Eloise Snyder

Maura Cavanaugh Vestal

College of Charleston

Franklin College Switzerland Merit Award Benjamin Franklin Award Alumni Leadership Award

Hannah Nichole Stephens University of Oklahoma

Xavier Jamaal White

Amna Kamal Syed

University of Texas at Austin

University of Mississippi Academic Excellence Scholarship Holmes Scholarship

Sweet Briar College Sweet Briar Scholarship Zonta Club of Fort Worth’s Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship

Whitney Amber Wood

Texas Christian University

Leslie Jean Tuggey Texas A&M University

Arthur Alexander Ximenes

Julian Richard Bentley Van Beest Texas Christian University

New York University

Jacqueline Clare Wilson

Breanna Michelle Tuck

Hunter Luis Williams

Travis Collin Tidwell

University of Texas at Arlington

Texas State University-San Marcos

Austin College Founders Scholarship

*Cum Laude Society Member

Cum Laude Society The Cum Laude Society is an honorary organization that stresses excellence, justice and honor. Selection is limited to 10 percent of the junior class and 20 percent of the senior class, elected over two years, based on their high academic standings and rigorous course loads. Elected students must also have demonstrated good character, honor and integrity in all aspects of school life.

Mission Statement

The Cum Laude Society recognizes academic achievement in secondary schools for the purpose of promoting excellence (areté), justice (diké) and honor (timé).


Senior Awards and Recognition Senior English Student Writing Beyond the Classroom Award Senior French Student Senior Latin Student Senior Spanish Student Senior History Student Dr. Suzanne Lewis Outstanding History Student Senior Mathematics Student Mathematics Chairman’s Award Outstanding Students of the Sciences Senior Art Student Siegel Art Award for Art History Siegel Art Award for Ceramics Photography Award Koeppe Award for Painting Rhode Island School of Design Book Award Ted Sanford Award Gayle Corkery Award FWCD Leadership and Musicianship Award–Orchestra FWCD Leadership and Musicianship Award–Band Outstanding Instrumentalist Award–Band FWCD Leadership and Musicianship Award–Choral Outstanding Senior Theatre Award Theatre Department Core Values Award Richie Garvey Technical Theater Award Performing Arts Award Varsity Awards Class of ’72 Award Don Welch Memorial Award William A. Landreth, Jr. ’67 Award Class of ’70 Award Lawrence P. Kleuser Award Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Award Quill Most Valuable Award Quill Editor’s Award Falcon Quill Award Flight Most Valuable Award Flight Editors Award Flight Award Class of ’75 You Make Me Smile Award Andrew Cordell Community Service Award R.D. Varnell ’88 National Merit Award Headmaster Heart and Hustle Award Humanitas Per Disciplinam Award Alumni Association Award Campus Award Falcon Award

Lillian Cowan Breanna Tuck Stanley Brown Maura Vestal Meghann Kasal Breanna Tuck Gavin Behr Ethan Rohrbach Alexander Allsup, Elizabeth Pruitt Alexander Allsup, Meghann Kasal Annie Dzurilla Lauren Pinto Audrey Christian Kalli Goodrich Jalen Lacy-Smith Annabeth Reeb, Courtney Smith Haley Pigman Haley Pigman, Kaitlyn Frantz, Mattie Karsten Alexander Allsup Morgan Pergande Benjamin Phillips Kaelyn Scoville Kirstin Mullins Katharine Carvalho Jacob Edwards Benjamin Phillips Leslie Tuggey, Matthew Mathisen, Ethan Rohrbach Matthew Mathisen Megan Ray Ethan Rohrbach Harriet Self Elizabeth Pruitt, Jonathan Clum Meghann Kasal, Morgan Pergande Lillian Cowan, Breanna Tuck Katherine Brookman Jonathan Clum, Hannah Stephens Hunter Williams Harriet Self, Madilyn Bass Carson Ray, Madeline Relyea, Morgan Clifton Nathan Bowser Victor Flores Ethan Rohrbach Breanna Tuck Madilyn Bass, Jacob Edwards Victor Flores Kirstin Mullins Meghann Kasal


2012-13 Upper School Leadership Head of School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Evan D. Peterson Head of Upper School. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rob Hereford Assistant Head of Upper School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peggy Wakeland Valedictorian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kaelyn Scoville Salutatorian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Meghann Kasal Student Body President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Morgan Pergande Student Body Vice-President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sara Shah Senior Class President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Austin Meadows Senior Class Representatives. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cade Fuller, Siddharth Gutta Honor Council President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nathan Bowser Senior Honor Council Representatives. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Charles Arnold, Madilyn Bass Discipline Committee Representative. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Madilyn Bass

Academic Regalia and Symbols of the Graduation Ceremony American academic regalia originated at European medieval universities, particularly Oxford University, about seven centuries ago. At that time, teachers were clergymen and the students studied to be clerics, so the cassock was their usual costume. The tradition of wearing the academic gown, hood and cap has come down through the ages for college and universities. The most colorful and significant item of the academic regalia is the hood. The length indicates the degree; the color of the border denotes the academic area of the degree; the color of the hood lining identifies the college or university that granted the degree. The academic colors most frequently associated with the Fort Worth Country Day community are: Arts and Letters White Science Golden Yellow Business Administration Light Brown Music Pink Education Light Blue Library Science Lemon Yellow Engineering Orange


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Designing the Country Day Crest The following is taken from a letter dated October 4, 1984, written by Founding Headmaster Peter A. Schwartz to Edmund Schenecker ’79, 1983-85 Alumni Council president. “… In 1962-63 we were all pretty much concerned with raising money, building buildings, hiring teachers, finding furniture, buying books, and worrying about books to build a library. Some things were left to the Headmaster. The school crest was one such matter. I gave it a lot of thought. We were starting a traditional school in a place that had never had one. We were only eighteen years away from World War II, were in the jet age and just beginning the space age. We wanted to preserve the sound principles upon which our country was founded, and the educational principles that made us great and had enabled us to forge ahead in transport, electronics, and space. Furthermore, we were living at a time when all sorts of educational experimentation was taking place. Without going overboard, our school was going to at least recognize all of these things. What sort of a crest could we dream up that would express both our principles and our recognition of the sign of the times? I ruled out traditional symbols and instead looked for a symbol of jet age and a symbol of traditional learning. The result was the jet wing breaking the traditional ruler. This left us with the traditional destroyed by the modern technology symbol. I decided that could be handled by the Latin motto “Humanitas per disciplinam.” Humanitas means human nature, mankind, kindness, compassion, courtesy, culture refinement, civilization – the things a traditional school tries to implant in its students’ way of life. FWCDS was to be a traditional school that was going to use untraditional methods to achieve traditional ends. Our first art teacher, Mrs. Arthur T. (Jane) Clemen and mother of Chuck ’67, put the ideas into graphic form. Jane did a pretty good job with the ideas I gave her and came up with something highly distinctive, dynamic, and moving. There’s no confusing FWCDS’ crest with anyone else’s. The graphic form was presented to the Board of Trustees and the founding parents for approval. The art and motto were accepted and became official. I think the original ideas represent a unique event in the history of education, in a unique time, and in a unique place; and I hope that what they represent would not be lost to undue acceptance of traditionalism ….”

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