JAGUAR JOURNEY 2018-19
Salisbury Academy Annual Magazine and Giving Report
OUR MISSION Salisbury Academy inspires a love of learning and prepares passionate leaders through discovery, stewardship, community, and faith.
*View page 5 for a full list of SA community service partners
GRADES SERVED JK through 8
Beverly Fowler, Head of School Ben Ott, Board Chair
SCHOOL ACCREDITATION SAIS (Southern Association of Independent Schools)
GREEN SCHOOL STATUS
NC Green School of Excellence
SCHOOL MASCOT The Jaguar
9 Sports Offered
PROGRAMS AND CLUBS
Battle of the Books Core Virtues Duke Talent Identification Program Elementary Battle of the Books Enrichment Classes Robotics SA Music Conservatory Western Region Non-Public Spelling Bee
LIGHTING A SPARK in 2018-19 The 2018-19 year was about igniting passion, sparking connections, and creating spaces that inspire. Reflecting on the facilities enhancements, programs, and partnerships of the past year, a fantastic launch point for all of these achievements was the refresh of the Salisbury Academy mission statement. In-depth meetings with a variety of stakeholders were held not to change but rather to condense the mission statement down to its essence. These affirming conversations of identity and what makes Salisbury Academy unique are expressed in our authentic mission statement: Salisbury Academy inspires a love of learning and prepares passionate leaders through discovery, stewardship, community, and faith. This mission informs all that we do, each and every day. Discovery flourishes best in spaces that inspire, and in this regard the 2018-19 year was a special one. The early education building was repurposed and became the SA Spark Center, a colorful and creative hub for Salisbury Academy’s makerspace, robotics, and art and science programming. This campus update also brought the JK/K students to the main building and further encouraged the building of community among our early education and lower and middle school divisions. Additonally, the Outdoor Learning and Play Space was officially dedicated, and extensive plantings were put in place to create an energizing, natural space. All year long children can be found chasing butterflies and bumble bees, collaborating in spaces around the playground, and taking class outside whenever possible. Our mission of preparing leaders is supported through programming that encourages students to take risks and follow their passions. Enrichment programs were introduced in 2018-19 to support students as they explore their curiosities with classes including BrickEd Lego, sign language, theatre, and chorus. As fantastic examples of leadership development during school hours, eighth-grader Elsie Richter led her own middle school exploratory, and eighth grade students crafted and performed their own version of Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address in an exciting opportunity through Ford’s Theater. Two other key elements to the mission, stewardship and community, were sparked through our meaningful community connections. We are grateful for our many partners in environmentalism and community stewardship and for the opportunities for learning, growth, and leadership that they provide for our students. Looking ahead, the spark of innovation continues to shine brightly! We are pleased to share the year’s highlights in the enclosed magazine and to continuing to uplift the Salisbury Academy mission in all that we do. Sincerely,
Beverly Fowler, Head of School
SA SPARK CENTER FOSTERS EXPLORATION AND COMMUNITY
In August of 2018 Salisbury Academy opened the SA Spark Center, a combination of science labs, art room, and a new makerspace. Repurposed from what was the junior kindergarten and kindergarten building, the Spark Center is a place where students are free to invent, solve problems, and explore while discovering their interests and a lifelong love of learning. “Whether through coding, woodworking, or artistic expression, we’re thrilled about the opportunities for collaboration and confidence building that the space provides for our students,” said Salisbury Academy board member Paul Bardinas. As another benefit of the Spark Center, a refreshed campus arrangement further strengthens the junior kindergarten through eighth-grade community; students in junior kindergarten and kindergarten joined their first- through eighth-grade peers in the main building of the school. “This new configuration allows even more opportunity for mentorship, shared learning, and community connectedness – all of which are central to the Salisbury Academy experience,” said Beverly Fowler, head of school. Pictured below, left to right: Second grade students design and create during their weekly Discovery Center in the Spark Center makerspace; Fifth-graders execute a lab on measurement in the new middle school science room; Middle school exploratory students learn calligraphy in the new art room.
to our Elementary Battle of the Books (above left) and Battle of the Books (above right) teams on strong finishes in their regional competitions.
to Mrs. Goodman’s middle school advisory group (right) on being recognized as the Volunteer of Year by their partner organization, Prevent Child Abuse Rowan.
SA ENRICHMENT PROGRAMMING DEVELOPS STUDENT INTERESTS OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL HOURS Fueling student passions while providing parents with opportunities for their children in the hours outside school, Salisbury Academy launched Enrichment Programming in 2018-19. A mix of the arts, STEM, and other areas of interest, enrichment offerings at the school change each semester, are offered by age group, and are led by area experts. Over the course of the school year, Salisbury Academy’s younger students delved into theatre, song, and dance through Little Performers and Broadway Begininnings classes and further explored through Lego robotics BrickEd classes in the makerspace. Older students had an opportunity to learn nonverbal expression through an American Sign Language class and take their robotics and coding knowledge to the next level through advanced BrickEd robotics courses. “The hours outside of school provide a wealth of opportunity for students to develop their existing interests and experiment with new areas,” said Melody Lee, enrichment director. “Through enrichment classes, we’re complementing students’ school-day experiences while nurturing their curiosities.” “The sky is the limit with this. If the school community can dream it, we’ll do our best to make those programs available to them,” said Lee.
Pictured at right, top to bottom: BrickEd, Sign Language, and Little Performers students engage in SA Enrichment Programming.
HONORING SA STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND STAFFAND
YEARBOOK DEDICATION AND Above: Class of 2019 CITIZENSHIP AWARD Valedictorian Kate Burton, left, The 2018-19 SA yearbook was and Co-Salutatorian Bailey dedicated to Athletic Director Zino speak at the 2019 Tommy Wilson graduation ceremony. Not pictured: Class of 2019 Bailey Zino received the peer-awarded Co-Salutatorian Leah Renten. Middle School Citizenship Award
STAFF SERVICE AWARDS Pictured left to right Dr. Rob - 5 Years Katie Martin - 5 Years Tracey Peoples - 15 Years Penny Moss - 20 Years
PARTNERS IN SERVICE MEET THE SALISBURY ACADEMY SERVICE PARTNERS Apseed Early Education Arc of Rowan Boy Scouts of America Brookdale Salisbury Canine Angel Therapy Team Carillon Assisted Living Communities in Schools Community Care Clinic Faithful Friends
Food for Thought Footprints in the Community Humane Society of Rowan Co. JLT Fieldhouse Magnolia Gardens Meals on Wheels Oak Park Retirement Partners in Learning Prevent Child Abuse Rowan
SERVICE AT SA
ALL STUDENTS, ALL FACULTY AND STAFF, ALL YEAR ROUND! Community stewardship is actively taking place in all Salisbury Academy classrooms, the entire school year long. A love of service is instilled from the very beginning of our students’ journeys
Rowan Helping Ministries Rowan Vocational Opportunities Shelter Guardians Three Rivers Land Trust Trinity Living Center VA Medical Center Waterworks Visual Arts Center
through JK/K “giving parties” where students with birthdays during that quarter unwrap classcontributed items to a local nonprofit. From there, the love of service continues with school-wide efforts taking place regularly and each class forming a special connection with a different community organization. Once students progress into middle school, advisory groups each take on their own service outreach effort.
THIRD GRADE FRIENDSHIPS AT CARILLON ASSISTED LIVING
FIRST GRADE READING AT TRINITY LIVING CENTER JK/K GIVING PARTIES
FOURTH GRADE PACKING FOOD AT ROWAN HELPING MINISTRIES FIFTH GRADE ARC OF ROWAN CHRISTMAS TREE
SECOND GRADE FOOD COLLECTION FOR COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS
WE ARE ABLE
‘GENIUS HOUR’ EXPLORATORY INSPIRES STUDENT-LED CAMP FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS When encouraged through the inaugural “Genius Hour” middle school exploratory class to explore and create around their passions, students discovered that they had a shared interest in helping children with special needs. From this interest bloomed a successful and heartwarming event designed to let kids with special needs have fun in the community and enjoy being a kid: the student-led We Are Able camp at Salisbury Academy. For the camp, students partnered with Footprints in the Community, an organization promoting community inclusion for kids with special needs. Activities offered at We Are Able included basketball, cookie decorating, karaoke, relay races, arts and crafts, bowling, and storytelling. “A lot of middle-schoolers make their world about them, and that is developmentally appropriate, but the students all turned their projects into helping others which I think is amazing for middle school minds,” said Shea Overcash, teacher for the exploratory. “Through this experience, I hoped that I would inspire the children, but in turn, they have inspired me far beyond what I imagined.”
SMILES ON WHEELS
ADVISORY GROUP DELIVERS SMILES,VALENTINES, AND HOT MEALS ON THEIR VALENTINES DAY MEALS ON WHEELS ROUTE As part of the middle school advisory program in which students in grades sixth through eighth meet weekly in small groups to build camaraderie, set goals, and build teams, advisory students also carry out community service projects. “My advisory wanted our focus to be on donating our time and effort as opposed to monetary donations,” said teacher and advisory director Kelli Starrett, sharing that the group decided on Meals on Wheels after a compelling presentation by the organization’s director, Sandy Combs. After completing their first delivery of both food and hand-made cards on Valentines Day, the group of students composed of sixth- through eighth-graders walked away feeling the Valentine’s spirit like never before, said Starrett. Not only were the residents appreciative, but the experience of making the Valentines, delivering the meals, and connecting face-to-face with those in need made a great impression on the students, she said. Sixth-grader Peyton Hollar said, “Knowing you’re helping people just feels really good.”
OUTDOOR DEDICATION SA CHAPEL AND RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY THANKS ALL WHO HELPED MAKE THE SA OUTDOOR LEARNING AND PLAY SPACE A REALITY
Salisbury Academy expressed gratitude to supporters and celebrated the new SA Outdoor Learning and Play Space in November’s gratitude chapel and outdoor space dedication. Mayor Pro Tem David Post, left, and The symbolic cutting of the ribbon represented a successful Reverend Rod Kerr of First Baptist Church of campaign brought to fruition through the support of many Salisbury, right, stand with Beverly Fowler. parents and community supporters. To begin the morning, Reverend Rod Kerr served as key speaker in a chapel gathering focused on Salisbury Academy’s November virtue of gratitude. Encouraging the school community to develop an attitude of gratitude, Kerr emboldened the audience saying, “Do something unnatural, consider something unthinkable, pray something unending, express gratitude unconditionally, and turn Thanksgiving into action.” Dare to be kind when it’s easier to hate, and dare to be thankful even in the face of hardship, Kerr urged. Kerr then gave the audience a chance to express gratitude to the outdoor space donors in a standing ovation for the supporters. Moving onto the outdoor dedication portion of the morning, students played happily in the outdoor space as Mrs. Fowler, members of the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce, trustees, and donors officially dedicated the SA Outdoor Learning and Play Space. Below, left to right: James Johnson, Teresa Johnson, Beverly Fowler, Tracey Baird, Alice Rich, Traci Williams, Brad Williams, Bryan Wymbs, Tracey Walser, Jeff Matthews, Dave Collins, Meg Dees, Elaine Spalding, Shannon McCoy, Donna Groce, Mary Scott Norris.
A LOVE OF NATURE
MUDDY SNEAKERS PARTNERSHIP INSPIRES SA SUMMER CAMP EXPEDITION DAYS AND COMMUNITY HIKE
Every other Wednesday at Salisbury Academy’s summer program, campers arrived with a special set of essentials: bug spray, sunblock, a bag lunch, and a curiosity about where the next outdoor discovery would be. Would it be a new insect under a rock? A colorful fungi beside a trail? Anything is possible on Muddy Sneakers Outdoor Expedition Day. Thanks to a partnership formed in 2018 between Salisbury Academy and the environmental education organization Muddy Sneakers, SA campers enjoy off-site Muddy Sneakers expedition days to a variety of parks and natural sites such as Boone’s Cave Park, River Park at Cooleemee Falls, and Eagle Point Preserve. The children hike, explore, and, most importantly, learn to appreciate the wonders of nature while connecting with the outdoors. This partnership in environmental education extends into the school year as well with Muddy Sneakers representatives speaking at SA chapel. Pictured above and below, Salisbury Academy and Muddy Sneakers organized a community hike at Eagle Point preserve. On the hike, participants learned about plants, fungi, and how to brew pine needle tea.
SALISBURY ACADEMY IS HONORED TO BE AN NC GREEN SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE
WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY OF LEARNERS
CATAWBA COLLEGE SCIENCE COLLABORATION Catawba College’s science department is bringing new angles and applications into the classrooms of Salisbury Academy’s young scientists. In the first grade, Professor ChaMarra Saner and students from her chemical calculations class at Catawba led Salisbury Academy’s students in a lab about matter through the creation of all-natural chapstick. The topic complements Saner’s work with her Catawba science students. Teaching proportions and how the physical characteristics of matter change when measurements are altered is a fitting lesson for her students to take the lead on, Saner said. Accola Hudson, a senior in Saner’s class, was eager to share her knowledge with the young students during the labs. “I think it’s exciting. Hopefully we’re able to get the kids more interested in STEM fields, put a fire in their hearts, and hopefully they will want to pursue the field as well,” said Hudson.
JONATHAN HETTERLY SPEAKS ON RESILIENCY IN CHILDREN Counselor and adolescent mental health expert Jonathan Hetterly of Southeast Psych in Charlotte spoke on resiliency and how parents can prepare children for success as adults. In today’s world where mental health far outweighs academics as the primary reason that children don’t succeed, kids need space to figure life out, to learn, fall down, and get back up, Hetterly said. It is through these experiences that they learn resiliency, or the ability to bounce back from adversity. “There’s no need for children to learn these skills on their own if we parents do everything for them,” said Hetterly. “Not every obstacle is avoidable, and if we rob children of adversity, they miss out on a critical developmental step.” Hetterly closed with an important reminder about children: “We have good kids, and so many of the choices they make are good ones. We have to be careful not to be hyper-aware of the poor choices.”
WHEN STUDENT BECOMES TEACHER Elsie Richter is creating her own masterpiece by helping her peers create works of art. An eighth-grader in the 2018-19 school year, Elsie had a bright idea in one of her middle school elective classes, called exploratories, last year. “I remember it hit me, and I said, ‘Hey, what if I led my own exploratory?’” Elsie says. After sharing the idea with the middle school division director and getting approval on her concepts, Elsie’s class began to take shape. Coding and programming are passions of Elsie’s, so she first considered the idea of teaching computer animation before settling on the topic of mixed-media art. Exploratories at Salisbury Academy change each quarter and are offered to students in fifth through eighth grades as an opportunity to explore new ideas and areas of interest on a weekly basis. Exploratories over the course of the year cover topics such as yoga, running club, local history, and calligraphy. The highlight of her teaching experience has been uncovering her fellow students’ talents and interests in the arts, Elsie says. “This class has actually been very surprising for me because in a lot of my classmates I saw talent that I didn’t know they had. And I think they didn’t even know they had it,” says Elsie. “That has been a joy, definitely.”
STUDENTS PRESENT LINCOLN’S FIRST INAUGURAL ADDRESS History came to life for eighth grade students at Salisbury Academy as they studied and presented President Abraham Lincoln’s first inaugural address in a video project as part of Ford’s Theatre’s Lincoln Online Oratory program. After being selected for the Lincoln Online Oratory Project by Ford’s Theatre, students were tasked with selecting the Lincoln speech that most spoke to them and could be performed best based on content, historical relevance, and current significance. They chose Lincoln’s first inaugural address for its pertinence to current events. “It’s a new, fun, and innovative way to learn speaking skills and history – completely hands-on and mostly student driven,” said eighth-grader Bailey Zino.
MEET THE ALUMNI COUNCIL The Salisbury Academy Alumni Council launched in the fall of 2018 to engage SA grads in alumni programming, development, and visioning for Salisbury Academyâ€™s future. The council is comprised of SA alumni, college-aged and above, who represent a range of graduating classes. The first annual meeting took place on November 14, 2018. SA grads interested in learning more about the alumni council are encouraged to contact SA Alumni Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you to our SA Alumni Council members for their service!
BEN FISHER, 2007
Once a Ja ALWAYS guar, a Jaguar! ALEE JOHNSON HALSEY, 2007 Alee has a B.A. from Washington and Lee University. She lives in Charlottesville, VA where she works as an artist and in marketing for Apex Clean Energy, one of the countryâ€™s foremost producers of wind and solar power.
With an A.A.S. degree in sustainable technologies, certification in construction management, and several years experience serving in the U.S. Coast Guard, Ben currently works as a project manager building green-certified homes.
BROCK OVERCASH, 2009
WILL COLLINS, 2003
MADELINE HOSKINS, 2010
Will attended the University of Virginia where he majored in kinesiology and minored in adapted PE. Today, Will is a pro golfer with the PGA Latin American Tour.
Madeline graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a bachelors of science in information science and now lives in Raleigh, NC where she works for Optum Technology, a part of United Health Group.
TOM FISHER, 2004 A double major in consumer economics and real estate at the University of Georgia, Tom completed post-graduate work in urban planning in Australia. Today he works as a broker at HM Properties in Charlotte.
ALLISON LEE BURNS, 2005 Allison earned a B.A. in sports management from Winthrop University and a masters in business management from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Allison is a championship manager for the US Golf Association.
Brock studied computer science at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. After graduating in 2017 he now works for Facebook in Menlo Park, CA.
JENNY KRIBBS, 2013 Jenny is a junior at UNC Chapel Hill. She is currently majoring in psychology and has two minors: cognitive science and speech & hearing services. Jenny works part time at Cognitive Psychiatry of Chapel Hill.
IVY OVERCASH, 2014 Ivy attends UNC Chapel Hill where she is majoring in business administration with minors in religious studies and hispanic studies.
CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SA CLASS OF 2019:
Miles Abramson, Damian Brandon, Katherine Burton, Jaiden Colbert, Kendall Colwell, Brooke Cunningham, Quinn Davidson, Rodina Eliwa, Wyatt Goodnight, Abigail Lawson, Kaylan Lowe, Harrison McCall, Gabriella Nagy, Leah Renten, Elsie Richter, Ann Hunter Robertson, Nathaniel Shaffer, Courtney Williams, Lucy Woods, and Bailey Zino. The 2019 Salisbury Academy graduates moved onto Cannon School, Gray Stone Day School, Jesse C. Carson High School, Rowan County Early College, Salisbury High School, and West Rowan High School.
PAINTING THE SPIRIT ROCK
A tradition in the final weeks of school, eighth grade students prepare for graduation by painting the spirit rock with their names, handprints, and some fun graphics.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SA CLASS OF 2015
Seventeen SA alumni graduated from area high school programs and progressed into the next chapters of their educational journeys: Isabella Almazan moved onto the Savannah College of Art and Design, Annabel Barr onto Wake Forest, Sarah Clifton onto Lees-McRae College, Sam Combs onto Appalachian State, Britney Ervin onto Rowan Cabarrus Community College, Lila Harry onto Appalachian State, Evan Hollingsworth onto a North Carolina college or university, Zach Johnson onto Furman University, Cheyenne Kober onto East Carolina University, Katie Leckonby onto Fairleigh-Dickinson University, Ryan Lutz onto East Carolina University, William Lutz onto Charleston Southern University or UNC Charlotte, Carsyn Parrott onto UNC Wilmington, Harrison Parrott onto UNC Wilmington, Katie Pryor onto Rowan Cabarrus Community College, Bunny Showfety onto High Point University, and Ellen Simons onto UNC Chapel Hill.
CHARACTER THROUGH ATHLETICS LOVE OF THE GAME, HEART OF THE TEAM Salisbury Academyâ€™s athletics programming draws students as young as first grade and teaches them the value of teamwork, cooperation, self-respect, and responsibility. While I love winning and seeing our students excel on and off the field, what makes me the most proud of our Jaguar athletics program is the way it inspires students and coaches to put their hearts into each practice and each game. Salisbury Academy athletes grow in character as they develop their skills and deepen their love of the game. The environment we provide is one of support and encouragement, where students are not afraid to try something new. As a result, 95% of our middle school students choose to participate in at least one of the athletic offerings at Salisbury Academy. Thanks to our dedicated coaches, players, and families, weâ€™ve experienced great success with this simple but beautiful formula: loving the game and having a heart for the team.
- TOMMY WILSON, ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
ATHLETIC AWARD RECIPIENTS
ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Gigi Nagy Damian Brandon
Abbey Lawson Wyatt Goodnight
Brooke Cunningham Harrison McCall
Awarded to the senior girl or boy who has exhibited superior athleticism and ability across multiple sports and whose performances, spirit, and character inspired their teams.
Given to the senior boy or girl who has consistently demonstrated all-around athletic ability, dedication, and love of the game.
Given to the student who best represents Salisbury Academy ideals through sportsmanship, fair play, and endeavor.
The Year IN REVIEW
2018-19 YEAR IN REVIEW
1. Middle school music appreciation class takes to the outdoors on a beautiful spring day. 2. Sixth grade students lead Ancient Greece learning centers for second grade students. 3. Wacky tacky day of SA Spirit Week! 4. Fifth grade’s Green Day celebrating the earth. 5. First and eighth grade buddies pack food at Rowan Helping Ministries. 6. Classroom visits at Grandpersons’ Day 2018. 7. Computer dissection/rebuild in seventh grade. 8. Fourth grade learns about government in Raleigh. 9. The middle school spring trip’s SC river clean-up. 10. Collaborative STEM challenges in third grade.
INSPIRED LEADERSHIP SALISBURY ACADEMY BOARD OF TRUSTEES, 2018-19
WELCOME BRYAN WYMBS, NEW TRUSTEE New to the Salisbury Academy board in 2018-19 is Bryan Wymbs. Wymbs holds an undergraduate degree from the State University of New York Geneseo, his Masters in Business Administration from Northeastern University, and a Juris Doctor from the Charlotte School of Law. In addition to his legal career, Wymbs has career experience in medical sales, insurance, and financial planning. After working with the firm Ketner & Dees for three years, Wymbs started his own legal practice. In his free time, Wymbs enjoys studying history, playing tennis, cooking on his two Big Green Eggs, and traveling with his wife, Mary, and their two daughters, Millie and Cora.
The Salisbury Academy Board of Trustees consists of elected members representing parents of students, parents of alumni, and members of the community at large, as well as our head of school. The board guides the school in growth in accordance with the mission and plans strategically for the future.
EXECUTIVE TRUSTEES Dr. Ben Ott ‘21, Chair Mrs. Traci Williams ‘19, Vice-Chair Mrs. Andrea Davis ‘21, Secretary Mr. Cliff Sorel ’21, Treasurer
Tuition and Fees 85% Fundraising (net) 9% Co-curricular 6%
Mr. Madison Currin, ‘19 Mrs. Angela Hall, ‘19 Mrs. Laura Lewis, ‘19 Mr. Mark Robertson, ‘19 Mr. Reid Acree, Jr., ‘20 Mrs. Diane Fisher, ‘20 Mr. George Kluttz, ‘20 Mr. Jon Palmer, ‘20 Mr. Clint Robins, ‘20 Dr. John Wear, ‘20 Mr. Paul Bardinas, ‘21 Dr. Ryan Rich, ‘21 Mr. Bryan Wymbs ‘21
Salaries and Benefits 68%
Ex Officio Member of the Board: Mrs. Beverly Fowler, Head of School
Curriculum and Programs 10%
Facilities and Grounds 20% Supporting Services 2%
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SA CORPORATE PARTNERS INSPIRING COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO REACH FOR BROYHILL - AND BEYOND
Isaiah Woods is a man of impact on a journey in which his leadership skills are opening doors of opportunity.
Broyhill Scholar Isaiah Woods smiles on the steps of Salisbury High School.
One of 116 Rowan-Salisbury high school students sent to the Broyhill Leadership Program over the past nine years on scholarships provided by Salisbury Academy, Isaiah says that his experience at the three-day leadership camp was a key moment – and an unforgettable launch point – in his journey. “Hope. It’s as simple as that,” says Isaiah. “The Broyhill Program offers hope and faith that you can venture out and find opportunity.”
Having completed the program in 2017 when he was a rising sophomore at Salisbury High School, Isaiah is now in the twelfth grade and reflects on the impact that the Broyhill experience has had over the past two years of his high school career. The conference itself exposed Isaiah to college life at Wingate University – staying in a dorm room, living with a roommate, walking to class, and more – and taught leadership, college readiness, professionalism, and embracing what makes each of us unique, Isaiah says. It also forged meaningful friendships and connections. “The connections that I’ve made and the networks that I’ve formed have lasted,” he says, sharing that he is still in contact with students from all over North Carolina and South Carolina as well as with key leadership from the Broyhill Program. After returning from the conference, Isaiah says that Broyhill motivated him to pursue other opportunities for personal and community advancement. “The Broyhill Program opened the gates to an incredible journey,” says Isaiah, who went on to apply for and ultimately attend the Boys State program for local and federal government exposure two summers ago and two programs this past summer: a World Affairs program as well as the Harvard University Summer School. Funds to support Salisbury Academy’s Broyhill Scholarship Program are raised through the school’s Corporate Partner Program as well as through the annual Bloom Gala. This summer students from Carson, North Rowan, Rowan County Early College, and Salisbury High attended the leadership camp. Guidance counselor Tangela Morgan of Salisbury High School shares that the Broyhill opportunity is a beautiful cultivation of student leaders and a sign of Salisbury Academy’s commitment to the growth and development of Rowan County. “Kids like me coming from low-income families can do great things. When these doors open up, we are in a position to maneuver where we want to go,” says Isaiah. “Salisbury Academy gave me more than money for a program. They gave me self-belief that I could apply for these things and have these kinds of opportunities.”
2018-19 CORPORATE PARTNERS PLATINUM PARTNERS
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Crescent Construction Services Freirich Foods, Inc.
GOLD PARTNERS Caniche Davis Law Firm Global Contact Services Griffin Marketing Group Novant Health
BRONZE PARTNERS Accelerate Therapy & Performance Allergy Partners of Rowan-Salisbury Bryan Wymbs, Attorney at Law Carrol Fisher Construction Co. Central Carolina Insurance Agency Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Associates, P.A. F&M Bank Fisher Realty, Inc. JLT Fieldhouse John C. Webb, DDS Mecklenburg Radiology Associates Piedmont Plastic and Oral Surgery Center Snow Benefits Group Thrivent Financial Wallace Realty Walser Technology Group, Inc. Women’s Outdoor News Network
IN-KIND PARTNERS Busby & Webb Orthodontics City Tavern Distinctive NatureScapes, Inc. Godley’s Garden Center Salisbury Motor Company The Lettered Lily Design Studio
“Salisbury Academy’s values of lifelong learning, developing strong character, and service to the community all speak to me, my business, and to Wallace Realty’s approach to caring for our clients. I am proud to support Salisbury Academy as a Corporate Partner.”
- KEITH KNIGHT, WALLACE REALTY “Accelerate Therapy & Performance believes children learn best in an active, hands-on environment where they are encouraged to play and explore. The Corporate Partner program allows us to help provide this environment for children and pay it forward to our leaders of tomorrow, all while sharing our brand and marketing message with the broader community of education supporters.”
- DELAINE FOWLER, ACCELERATE THERAPY & PERFORMANCE
EVERY GIFT COUNTS ANNUAL FUND CAMPAIGN
Salisbury Academy’s devoted parents, alumni, grandparents, and friends have done it again! Thanks to the generosity of so many loyal constituents, our Every Gift Counts Annual Fund exceeded its $80,000 goal. The 2018-19 campaign raised $82,696. SA’s parents responded generously with 77% participation in the campaign. In addition to parents, 100% of faculty and board made gifts to the Annual Fund. Our sincere gratitute goes out to every donor and school volunteer who stepped forward to help Salisbury Academy achieve tremendous results this year.
HEAD CIRCLE $5,000 - $9,999
Mrs. Digna Freirich Mr. and Mrs. Will Goodnight
PATRON CIRCLE $2,500 - $4,999
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bardinas Colonial Foundation Inc. Dr. Amy Wilson and Dr. Benjamin Ott Mr. and Mrs. Brad Williams Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Wymbs
1993 SOCIETY $1,993 - $2,499
Dr. Julie Moyers and Dr. Craig Robson Mrs. Ann Swertfeger
$500 - $1992
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Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Reid Acree Mr. and Mrs. Greg Alcorn Mr. and Mrs. Sean Anderson Dr. Lindsey and Mr. Steve Antosek Mr. and Mrs. Adam Baird Mr. and Mrs. Matt Barr Mr. and Mrs. Alan Deal Mr. and Mrs. Rob Easter Mr. and Mrs. Mohamed Eliwa Mr. Rocky Cabagnot and Mrs. Leslie Ellis Dr. Herman Felton Mr. and Mrs. Luke Fisher Dr. Delaine and Mr. Alan Fowler Mr. and Mrs. Chris Fowler Mr. and Mrs. Tyler Frick Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hand Mr. and Mrs. Artie Hattaway, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. James Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Stan Jordan Mr. and Mrs. Jason Keith Mr. and Mrs. George Kluttz Mr. and Mrs. Earle Koontz Mr. and Mrs. Doug Lassiter Mr. and Mrs. Brian Lee Ms. Sara Lee Mrs. Lynn Leonard Mr. and Mrs. Brien Lewis Dr. and Mrs. Mark Lins Mr. and Mrs. Kevin McKenzie Mr. and Mrs. Cory Menees Mr. and Mrs. Josh Mills Ms. Deborah Morris Mr. Jon Palmer and Mrs. Cara Reische Mr. and Mrs. David Pinson Mr. and Mrs. Craig Powers Dr. and Mrs. Jeff Ralston Dr. and Mrs. Ryan Rich Mr. and Mrs. Harold Roberts Mr. and Mrs. Mark Robertson Mr. and Mrs. Clint Robins Mr. and Mrs. John Schott Mr. and Mrs. Greg Shields Dr. and Mrs. Erron Towns Dr. and Mrs. William Webb Mr. and Mrs. John Willey Dr. and Mrs. Steve Yang Mr. and Mrs. Gil Zino
ANNUAL FUND (CONT.)
EVERY GIFT COUNTS ANNUAL FUND CAMPAIGN
JAGUAR CIRCLE Up to $500
Mr. and Mrs. Andy Abramson Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Anderson Mr. Travis Apple Dr. and Mrs. Gary Applewhite Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Applewhite Dr. and Mrs. Brandon Aron Dr. Maria Vandergriff-Avery and Mr. Christopher Avery Mr. and Mrs. James Ballard Mr. and Mrs. Matt Banish Mr. and Mrs. Corey Basinger Mr. and Mrs. Todd Beckham Dr. and Mrs. Donald Bergsma Mr. and Mrs. Kris Bowen Mr. and Mrs. Brad Brady Mr. and Mrs. Jim Brady Mr. and Mrs. Brent Brandon Mr. and Mrs. Josh Brincefield Mr. and Mrs. Larry Broadtman Mr. and Mrs. Paul Brown Ms. Carolyn Brown and Mr. Court Drake Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bryan Mr. and Mrs. James Bryan Mrs. Frances Bryant Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Burks Dr. and Mrs. Scott Burton Mr. and Mrs. Trent Busby Dr. and Mrs. Paul Capito Mr. and Mrs. Ken Clifton, II Mr. and Mrs. Scott Cline
Dr. and Mrs. Steven Colwell Rev. and Mrs. Steve Combs Mr. and Mrs. Michael Connor Mr. and Mrs. Allen Cook Mr. Nicholas Cordasci Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Coulter Mr. and Mrs. Clark Current Mr. and Mrs. Madison Currin Mrs. Lisa Davenport Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Davidson Mr. James Davis Mr. and Mrs. Jay Dees Mr. and Mrs. Troy Dibley Mr. and Mrs. Carlon Dufrene, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Matt Evans Mr. and Mrs. Wes Everhart Dr. Lane Felton Mr. and Mrs. Alan Fesperman Mr. and Mrs. Harry Fink Mr. and Mrs. Danny Fisher Mr. and Mrs. Tim Fry Mr. and Mrs. Bob Glover Ms. Rori Godsey Mr. and Mrs. Nick Goodman Mr. and Mrs. Wes Graham Mr. Eric Hake and Mrs. Teresa Rowell Ms. Sabrina Harper Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Hartwick Mr. and Mrs. Alex Heilig Mr. and Mrs. John Heilig Mr. and Mrs. John Hlavacek Mr. and Mrs. Scott Hollar Mr. and Mrs. Richard Imblum
Dr. and Mrs. Kenny Isenhour Ms. Kathryn Johnson Ms. Sharon Kerr Mr. and Mrs. Keith Knight Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Lawson Mr. and Mrs. Alecia Lee Mr. and Mrs. Josh Lesondak Ms. Hannah Lewis Mr. and Mrs. John Lipe Ms. Christy Lockhart Ms. Mary Lumpkin Ms. Catherine Martin Ms. Jenifer Mauro Mr. and Mrs. Barry McCall Mr. and Mrs. Christopher McCoy Mr. and Mrs. Chris Mead Mr. James Mills Dr. and Mrs. Gavin Misner Mr. Will Morris and Mrs. Kerstin Rudolph Mr. and Mrs. Chris Moss Mr. and Mrs. Carl Moyers Mr. and Mrs. Charles Newton Mr. and Mrs. Micah Overcash Ms. Merry Overholser Dr. Jean Owen Mr. and Mrs. Jake Parrott Mr. and Mrs. Chris Peffer Mr. and Mrs. Terry Pendleton Mr. and Mrs. David Peoples Mr. David Prevette and Mrs. Melissa Barnette Mr. and Mrs. Randy Reamer Dr. Leslie and Mr. William Renten Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rich Mr. Kurt Richter and Mrs. Jennifer Isenberg
2 IN 01 G 8-1 RE 9 Dr. and Mrs. Rob Robertson Ms. Kristen Rocko PO Drs. Jared and Meredith Rowland RT Mr. and Mrs. TJ Roy Drs. Mark and Judy Roy Mr. and Mrs. Chris Shelton Mr. and Mrs. Mark Shue Mr. and Mrs. Brent Smith Mr. and Mrs. Kent Smith Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Sorel Ms. Brenda Stone Mr. Patrick Swaney and Mrs. Stacy Peters Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Starrett Mr. Aaron Stevenson Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sullivan Ms. Jenny Thurman Mr. and Mrs. Archie Tucker Mr. and Mrs. Brad Walser Dr. John Wear Dr. and Mrs. John Webb Mr. and Mrs. Charles Whaley Mr. and Mrs. Don White Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Williams Mr. and Mrs. Brannon Williams Mr. and Mrs. Fred Williams Mr. and Mrs. David Wilson Dr. Shenoa and Mr. Tommy Wilson Dr. Erin Wood Mr. and Mrs. Paul Woodson Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Yost Mr. and Mrs. Bill Yost Mr. and Mrs. Steven Yost
THANK YOU to the hosts and supporters of the 10th annual Bloom Gala, Bloom in Wonder, held on March 30 at the Back Shop of the N.C. Transportation Museum.
HOSTS PRESENTERS $5,000
Mr. and Mrs. Greg Alcorn Mr. and Mrs. Matt Barr Dr. and Mrs. James Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Brad Williams Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Wymbs
Mrs. Digna Freirich Mr. and Mrs. Danny Powell
Dr. and Mrs. Ryan DeHaas The Dillard Family Mr. and Mrs. Danny Fisher Mr. and Mrs. Luke Fisher Mr. and Mrs. Will Goodnight Mr. and Mrs. Paul Weisler
Mr. and Mrs. Reid Acree, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Sean Anderson Dr. and Mrs. Brandon Aron Mr. and Mrs. Trent Busby Mrs. Boots Carter Mr. and Mrs. Rip Collins Dr. and Mrs. Steven Colwell Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Davis Mr. and Mrs. Jay Dees Mr. and Mrs. John Fowler Mr. and Mrs. Franco Goodman Ms. Sheila Igo Dr. and Mrs. Lee Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Jason Keith Mr. and Mrs. George Kluttz Dr. and Mrs. Harrison Latimer, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Brian Lee
BLOOMING IN THE COMMUNITY Bloom was honored to support the Community Care Clinic of Rowan County. Pictured left, Heather Coulter stands with Teen Aron (center) and Executive Director Krista Woolly (right) from the clinic after presenting the Bloom contribution.
Dr. Susan and Captain John Edward Muth, II Mr. and Mrs. Edward Norvell Dr. and Mrs. Jeff Ralston Dr. and Mrs. Ryan Rich Mr. and Mrs. Greg Shields Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Sorel Dr. Robert Steele Dr. and Mrs. Aerik Williams Drs. Amy Wilson and Ben Ott Mr. and Mrs. Gil Zino
Mr. and Mrs. Andy Abramson Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Barber Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Bradshaw Mr. and Mrs. Paul Brown Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Coltrain Mr. and Mrs. Ames Flynn Mr. and Mrs. Dyke Messinger Mr. and Mrs. Bud Mickle Drs. Eva and Vaughn Nelson Mr. and Mrs. Owen Norvell Ms. Patsy Rendleman Mr. and Mrs. Hap Roberts Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Rusher, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Mark Shue Mr. and Mrs. Donald Tucker Mr. and Mrs. Seth Waller Dr. and Mrs. William W. Webb, Jr.
A COMMUNITY NIGHT OF FUN at Kidsbloom 2019! Thank you to our school families, community members, and local supporters who joined us for a summer kick-off celebration on May 10. It was a beautiful outdoor evening of children playing games, jumping in bounce houses, and having their faces painted by their older peers. Adults perused a silent auction featuring local experiences and a gallery of artisitic creations by Salisbury Academy students. Eighth grade students raised money for their class gift to the school by selling discount cards at Kidsbloom. Today their gift of a four-square court can be seen in the Outdoor Learning and Play Space! Congrats to the Class of 2019 on a successful fundraiser and class gift project that will be enjoyed by Salisbury Academy students and campus visitors for years to come.
ALUMNI BASKETBALL GAME TUESDAY, DEC. 10, 2019
Alumni are welcomed back to SA to cheer on the varsity basketball teams and enjoy the annual alumni basketball game to follow.
SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2020
To make reservations or learn about becoming a host, contact SA’s development office at email@example.com
FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2020 To learn about Kidsbloom or to volunteer, contact SA’s development office at firstname.lastname@example.org
JOIN US FOR AN UPCOMING COLLEGE PREP SESSION Salisbury Academy is pleased to announce the launch of Jaguar Tracks alumni support services! We look foward to supporting our SA grads as they prepare for college and beyond. High school-aged alumni are invited to join us for an upcoming college prep session. For a full list of sessions, speakers, and other college prep resources, visit the Jaguar Tracks page:
Additionally, follow our Salisbury Academy Alumni Facebook Group for regular tips and articles.
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A strong future ahead, thanks to our supporters!
WAYS TO SUPPORT SA SALISBURY ACADEMY GIVING MENU
Each year we ask all members of the Salisbury Academy community to consider a gift to the Annual Fund. The Annual Fund helps bridge the gap between tuition and the actual cost of a Salisbury Academy education. Annual Funds are common practice among independent schools and help keep tuition affordable so that more students have access to the SA learning experience. It also allows a tax benefit to be realized as all donations are tax deductible.
CORPORATE PARTNERS The Corporate Partner Program is a way for businesses to advertise with the Salisbury Academy community and beyond, all while supporting the schoolâ€™s commitment to Engaging Minds and Building Futures. Three levels of partnership are available.
CAPITAL CAMPAIGNS From time to time the board of trustees approves capital improvements to advance Salisbury Academyâ€™s strategic and campus master plan. These campaigns support the school mission and ensure a strong future for Salisbury Academy.
EVENTS Save the date for the 11th annual Bloom Gala on Saturday, March 28 and the family-friendly Kidsbloom event on Friday, May 15 at Salisbury Academy.
Salisbury Academy sincerely appreciates those who generously supported the school in 2018-19. It is also with appreciation that we recognize those businesses, foundations, and community organizations that provide financial support, in-kind donations, and event sponsorships to Salisbury Academy. The 2018-19 Salisbury Academy Magazine and Giving Report recognizes our donors, both individual and corporate, who made gifts between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019. Every effort is made to ensure that our donor listings are accurate. If you notice any inaccuracies in your information, please contact the development office at 704-636-3002. Thank you for your support!
The 2018-19 year at Salisbury Academy was about igniting passion, sparking connections, and creating spaces that inspire. From our facilit...
Published on Dec 3, 2019
The 2018-19 year at Salisbury Academy was about igniting passion, sparking connections, and creating spaces that inspire. From our facilit...