Celebrating Our Students


One of the notable features in The Cupola is our Celebrating Our Students section. The Cupola is Cannon School’s weekly e-mail newsletter that keeps our community up-to-date on the latest news and events at Cannon. We receive many excellent stories about our students each week.

Here are just a few stories about our students’ accomplishments in academics, athletics, the arts, or community service. Every effort has been made to provide complete and accurate listings based on information available to the Office of Advancement. Share your news with us!

Operation Toy Drop

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Soumya Avva ’17 and Grayson Herrera ’19 participated in Operation Toy Drop at Ft. Bragg. Operation Toy Drop is a philanthropic project where paratroopers from the US Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) coordinate the collection and distribution of new, unwrapped toys for needy families and social service agencies. The event culminates with approximately 2,000 paratroopers participating in a non-tactical airborne operation supervised by foreign jumpmasters. For their participation, the paratroopers earn foreign jump wings.

Djorovic Named Charlotte Observer Basketball Player of the Week

On Tuesday, December 3, the Charlotte Observer named Cannon mens’ basketball player Nemanja Djorovic ’15 as a Player of the Week. Djorovic earned the accolades after scoring 45 points on November 25, in an 86-81 Cannon victory over Metrolina Christian. On the season, Djorovic is currently averaging 23.4 points per game for the Cougars.

Passion for Singing

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Claudia Michaels ’17 made her fifth appearance with the Charlotte Children’s Choir in the annual Magic of Christmas concerts with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and the Oratorio Singers of Charlotte on December 4-7 at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Claudia has sung with the choir for eight years and is in the Bella Voce ensemble. She will also sing with her choir in a pre-show concert for Theatre Charlotte’s “A Christmas Carol” on December 13.

National Medical Congress

Diana Dale ’16 was selected to be a delegate of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists held in Washington, D.C., November 13-15. Delegates were selected based on academic performance and interest in medical science. Six thousand people attended the three-day congress, some from as far away as Alaska. The congress had a number of world class speakers such as Dr. Jill Taylor, who spoke on advances in Neuroanatomy, Dr. Bohdan Pomahac, who performed the first full facial transplant, and Dr. Francis Collins, Director of NIH, who lead the Human Genome Project. Besides the many interesting speeches, it was also a great opportunity to network with medical researchers and other students interested in medical science. “I really enjoyed representing Cannon School as a delegate at the congress and now have a much better understanding cutting edge research and career opportunities in medical science,” said Diana.