Detroit Country Day School Honors 25 Students at Scholar-Athlete Award Dinner
By: Katie Higgins
Olympic sailboat racer Andrew Campbell spoke at the award ceremony
BEVERLY HILLS, MICH., Nov. 10, 2014—Detroit Country Day School (DCDS), an independent, non-denominational, college preparatory school, honored 25 students for their academic and athletic achievements during the annual Scholar-Athlete Award Dinner held at The Reserve in Birmingham, Mich. DCDS Headmaster Glen Shilling proudly made the announcement.
The Scholar-Athlete Award Dinner is sponsored by the DCDS Blue & Gold Club, a volunteer organization that supports the athletic and physical education activities of students attending Detroit Country Day School and is dedicated to improving and developing the capital plant for physical education and competitive athletics.
“From our founding in 1914, Detroit Country Day School has a rich history of athletic achievement,” said Shilling. “Each of the students honored today exemplifies our school motto of a sound mind in a sound body, and has achieved a high level of academic and athletic achievement. We are very proud to recognize this year’s class of scholar-athletes.”
Special guest speaker Andrew Campbell shared his experiences as an international and Olympic sailboat racer, and as a ten-time national champion at the youth, high school, and collegiate levels. Monica Gayle from Fox 2 News emceed the event.
To apply for the Scholar-Athlete Award, each student submitted a resume highlighting academic and athletic honors, a personal essay and a recommendation letter from a coach, teacher or mentor. The 2014 scholar-athletes were selected through a panel review of each candidate’s credentials.
This year’s Scholar-Athlete Award recipients include:
- Taylor Alexander, Farmington Hills
- Donald Henry Bailey, Jr., Bloomfield Hills
- Blake Burstein, Birmingham
- Sarah Carroll, Farmington Hills
- Ben Erjavac, Commerce
- Meaghan Faucher, Brighton
- Emily Fisher, West Bloomfield
- Thomas Frikker, Bloomfield Hills
- Bhavna Guduguntla, Bloomfield Hills
- Grant Gustafson, Rochester Hills
- Jackson Hartje, Bloomfield Hills
- Julia Humenny, Bloomfield Hills
- Justin Hunter, Rochester Hills
- Janith Jayatilake, Bloomfield Hills
- J. Edward Keating, Birmingham
- Alexis Lazarczyk, West Bloomfield
- Monica Lee, Farmington Hills
- Nick Martin, Birmingham
- John Mettler, Northville
- Vivek Nair, Beverly Hills
- Rishabh Nayak, Bloomfield Hills
- David Pohl, Farmington Hills
- Marisa Samani, Bloomfield Hills
- Emilio Sosa, Bloomfield Hills
- Jenna Staudt, Bingham Farms
Detroit Country Day School offers students from preschool through high school an exemplary education rooted in academic rigor and a commitment to the full development of each student’s potential. The school is an independent, coeducational, non-denominational, college preparatory school nationally recognized for excellence in academics, athletics and the fine and performing arts. Founded in 1914 by F. Alden Shaw, Detroit Country Day School today enrolls more than 1,500 students on four campuses located in Beverly Hills and Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. For additional information, please visit www.dcds.edu.