In this video, Theo (Hanyuan) Z. ’20 explains what it’s like to be an international student at Lancaster Country Day School.
What do you want to be before you grow up? Every Country Day Upper Schooler answers this question in his or her unique way, and every answer is a reaffirmation of Country Day’s commitment to seeing that all our students realize their full potential.
The students and faculty at Lancaster Country Day are thankful for myriad things, as you’ll soon see, and we at Cougar News are thankful to be able to bring you a heartwarming video in this season of gratitude. Happy Thanksgiving.
In this short video, Sarah describes how MUN, Mock Trial, theater and other unique Country Day experiences prepared her to become a TEDx speaker and to graduate from F&M with a degree in public health.
Seniors Kendall K. and Scarlett T. could hardly have chosen a more fitting song to ring in the 2018-19 school year than “Here Comes The Sun.” The morning had seen parents and students streaming through the misty haze of golden August sunshine into wide-open school doors, and would soon see those same parents lining Hamilton Road like paparazzi waiting for a glimpse of The Beatles.
“Your energy is simply electric. Welcome, welcome, welcome to the 2018-19 school year. We’re thrilled to see you here,” said Head of School Steve Lisk.
Between the fifth, sixth and seventh grades, the kids in khaki provided stomp-applause enough for the whole school, including the drumroll of footfalls that rang in the introduction of the senior class.
Student council co-presidents Lauren L. and Nick H. ’19 reassured returning students and their 107 new peers that though the first day of school can be hard, Country Day’s “inclusive and inviting community can help you feel at ease.”
Having the Lower, Middle and Upper schools under one roof nurtures this feeling of community that’s also “supportive and encouraging of striving for excellence,” they said.
The pair closed on a philosophical and inspirational note.
“The willingness to accomplish goals must be innate, and everyone in this room has the ability to accomplish his or her dreams.”
Then came the parade.
Hand-in-hand with kindergartners either beaming or looking like they’d just woken up on stage in front of a packed Radio City Music Hall and forgotten their lines, the Class of 2019 and 2031 walked through a tunnel of their peers to cheers and applause and kicked off the new school year.