ALUMNI

We love our alumni! Our former students have excelled in their chosen paths, both within and outside our community. We are pleased to showcase a few of the many alumni who are proud to call Capital Day School home.

Libby Sircy (2008)

  • Franklin County High School (2012)

  • University of Kentucky

    • Member of Chi Omega

    • Member of Phi Sigma Theta Honor Society

    • Member of Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society

    • Member of National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Capital Day School is the place I grew up.  I would not be the person I am today without it.  It has given me so much confidence in my academics, and I am forever grateful for that.

Zach Burnett (2006)

  • Franklin County High School (2010)

  • Furman University (2014)

    • Degrees:  French, Economics

    • College Financial Representative -Northwestern Mutual

    • Treasurer of the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity

    • Treasurer of the Furman University Student Activities Board

Above all, Capital Day instilled in me a sense of discipline unrivaled by my peers in high school. I quickly realized that this discipline and work ethic would take me anywhere I wanted to go. Since my Eighth Grade graduation, I served in leadership roles in a variety of school clubs, was elected to lead a 1200 student youth-in-government conference, and swam 4 years on the varsity swim team. I graduated from Franklin County as Valedictorian with 44 college credit hours under my belt and a $160,000 scholarship to a liberal arts college, where I have

been a treasurer for two clubs (managing over one half million dollars total), studied abroad twice, and worked an abroad summer internship in the finance department for a sailboat yacht making company in France. I fully attribute my accomplishments to the skill sets I learned at CDS.

Olivia Estill (2006)

  • Frankfort High (2010)

  • Western Kentucky University

    • Governor’s Scholar Tuition Scholarship

    • Student Ambassador for Honors College at WKU

    • Retreat counselor for incoming Honors College freshman (2012-2013)

    • Research Assistant, Psychology Department Attention and Memory Lab

    • social and Activities Coordinator for Alpha Gamma Delta

    • Public Relations Chair for 2013 WKU Greek Week

    • AmeriCorps Member (2014-2015)

Capital Day School provided me with a foundation for success during my adolescence and young adulthood.  Above all, the work ethic I learned as a Capital Day student allowed me to excel in high school and university classes, and motivated me to continue to do so after graduation.  I owe my passion for learning and my dedication to service to the years I spent at Capital Day School.

Casey McBride (2006)

  • Franklin County High School (2010)

  • Transylvania University (2014)

    • Degree:  Psychology

    • Student Activities Board President for 2 years

    • Chi Omega Secretary

    • Phonathon Student Fundraising Program Manager

    • Student Judicial Board Member

    • Student Affairs Intern for Transylvania Dean of Students

    • Studied abroad in Ireland 2013

    • Teach for America 2014-2016

Capital Day has done more for me than I ever could have imagined.  This school taught me how to learn, how to lead, and how to serve.  Once graduated from CDS, you are miles ahead of the others around you, which gives you an advantage for the rest of your educational career.  I often reflect upon my experience at this and think about how things I learned then have helped me become the person I am today.  I am forever grateful.

Robert Sandlin (2006)

  • Franklin County High School (2010)

  • Bellarmine University (graduation date 2015)

    • Received Academic and Athletic Scholarship to Bellarmine University (Louisville, KY)

    • Major: Exercise Science (pre-Physical Therapy)

    • Academics and Athletics notable awards: Dean’s List six times (every semester thus far), Great Lakes Valley Conference Track Scholar Athlete of the Year 2012, National

    • All-Academic Team in Track 2012 and Cross Country 2012

    • NCAA DII All-American Indoor Track & Field 2013, 3 time Great Lakes Valley Conference Champion, hold 3 Freshman records, and 3 overall school records at Bellarmine University.

       

       

Chloe Bates (2005)

  • Franklin County High School, Valedictorian (2009)

  • Harvard University (2013)

The opportunities for breadth and depth of learning I’ve taken advantage of at Harvard began at Capital Day School. There, as here, learning is valued not as a tool to get ahead but as something worthy for its own sake. Being challenged, experiencing setbacks, learning from my mistakes and, importantly, from my peers—all of these things I’ve experienced in college yet first at Capital Day. While my high school experience was generally positive, I cannot say that I was challenged there as uniformly or constructively as I was during elementary and middle school. It was Capital Day that taught me how to think.

Hallie Hardy (2005)

  • Franklin County High School (2009)

  • University of Kentucky (2012)

    • Degree:  Equine Science and Management

Hallie has worked as an intern at WinStar Farm, Brand Ambassador at America’s Best Racing and as a groom at Three Chimneys Farm. She completed the Irish National Stud Breeding course in 2014.  Hallie was one of two candidates from the United States to be chosen to participate in the renowned Darley Program.  Darley Flying Start is an education charity that provides twelve scholarships annually to those seeking to study and experience the global thoroughbred industry at its highest level.  Those that graduate from the program receive a Graduate Certificate in Management (Thoroughbred Industry) from the University College of Dublin Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School in Dublin, Ireland. 

The program is endorsed by thoroughbred industry leaders throughout the world.  Hardy completed the Irish National Stud program in County Kildaire, Ireland in July of 2014 before starting the Darley program in August.

Finnja Ramcke (2005)

  • Franklin County High School (2009)

  • Georgetown College (2013)

    • Degree:  Psychology

    • Exercise Science and German minor

    • Cross country and track all 4 years

    • Dean’s list every semester

    • Honors Society

    • Psychology Major, Exercise Science and German Minor

    • Attending Eastern Kentucky University for Occupational Therapy School

I always say that Capital Day is where I learned everything to get me this far, especially my study habits and time management. The teachers always pushed me to the best of my ability and always supported me. I definitely give credit to Capital Day for getting me this far in my educational career. Capital Day also gave me experiences that I would have never gotten if I hadn’t attended. The memories and knowledge that I received from Capital Day are things that will never be forgotten.

Benjamin Garnett (1998)

  • Otterbein University

    • B.A. Music

  • University of Louisville

    • M.A. Communication

  • 100th Army Band

    • Operations Section Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC)

    • Public Affairs NCOIC

    • Trumpet player/vocalist

  • Active Heroes

    • Director of Communications

  • Bugles Across America

    • Volunteer bugler for military funerals

Almost every aspect of my professional career can be traced back to what I learned as a student at Capital Day.  I began my career as a trumpet player in the 4th grade when one of my CDS classmates pointed to a list on the wall and said, “You’re going to be in the band. Go sign up.”
 

My career as a public affairs and communications director got its start from winning or placing in annual CDS spelling bees, as well as the in-depth training I got from Mrs. Turner on how to be a stickler for spelling and grammar. I’m lucky to still be friends with classmates and teachers from CDS, and thanks to Mrs. Birdwhistell I can still recite Pi to the 13th decimal place.

Dr. Emily Pugh (1998)

  • Butler University

  • Graduated with a BA in psychology and a secondary major in dance

  • Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine for podiatry school and graduated with a DPM (doctorate of pediatric medicine)

  • Career: Currently Clinical Fellow in limb deformity correction at the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

Cassie Powell Anderson (2000)

  • Transylvania University

  • Stay at home mom

  • Member of Frankfort Daughters of the American Revolution

 

 

Dr. Rob Sawyer (1996)

  • Franklin County High School

  • University of Alabama- B.S. Biology, Suma Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

  • University of Kentucky College of Medicine- M.D. with honors

  • University of Louisville- Residency in Internal Medicine and Chief Resident

  • University of Louisville- Fellowship in Cardiology and Chief Fellow, current

    Dr. Sawyer will complete an extra year of Fellowship next year (’15-’16) for training in Interventional Cardiology (procedural based Cardiology) which will be his area of specialty.

 

 

Ashley Moore Benson (1994)

  • Western Hills High School (1998)

  • University of Alabama (2002)

    • Degree:  Aerospace Engineering

  • Currently working for Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) as Payload Communicator (PAYCOM) to be the voice to the astronauts on the International Space Station for their payload activities.  This involves discussing their science experiments with them and answering questions they have.

 

 

Melissa Scrivner Love (1994)

  • Writer/Producer of CBS’s “Person of Interest”

 

Ryen Greer (1991)

  • Director of Federal Government Accounts, Oracle Cloud Software

 

Joe Redmon (1972)

  • Owner of private investment company

  • Former administrator at Stewart Home School

 

Ann Dix Maenza (1968)

  • Publisher of The State Journal

 

Dr. John D. Stewart (1966)

  • Peripheral Vascular Surgeon

 

William Averell (1964)

  • Center College/University of Tennessee

    • A.B. Government/Master of Public Administration

  • Occupation

    • EPA Water and Sewer Infrastructure Grants Planner

  • Member of the South Frankfort Presbyterian Church

CDS gave me a great education and it prepared me well for boarding school, college, graduate school, and how to complete complex job assignments all throughout my career. I remember many things that the good teachers such as Mrs. Mixson, Mrs. Brawner, Mrs. Woodall, and Mrs. Nooe taught me. While I never became a stellar student or enjoyed a highly successful career, I credit Capital Day School for giving me the tools to be patient, tireless, and creative to complete tasks on time and appreciate quality types of work. Mrs. Woodall should be given great praise for her steadfast commitment to helping me with my writing and grammar, which in turn helped me learn to think critically and analytically. I am so pleased that CDS has developed about the best elementary education program around for those attending today. It is a wonderful school and as in my experience, it evidently challenges one to strive to solve problems and develop ways to foster improvements in all aspects of life.

Harry May (AKA Dick) Collins (1962)

  • Occupation

  • Operations Manager Feltloom, Inc/Vice President Brandenburg           Mineral Company

  • Chief Petty Officer US Navy Nuclear Submarines

  • Commissioned Officer US Navy Reserve Strategic Sealift Warfare

  • Deck Officer US Merchant Marine Steam or Motor Vessels of Any Gross Tons Upon Oceans

  • Habitat for Humanity:  Conduct Auctions and volunteer as an electrician for construction

  • Christ Church Cathedral:  Breakfast Team, Welcome Table, Movable Feast, Usher, Greeter

Capital Day School was very small when I attended.  It was in one building on the corner of Capital Avenue and Fourth Street.  The teachers, parents, and students were all wonderful and contributed to a charmed educational experience.

Jennie Brawner (1961)

  • University of Kentucky

    • Degree in Teaching Credential K-12

    • Degree in Teaching English as a second language

  • Elementary Educator

  • Volunteer for Meals on Wheels

  • Volunteer for Elizabeth Hospice

  • Board Member for San Marcos Democratic Club

  • Member of California Retired Teacher’s Association

 

Capital Day School was a wonderful academic environment, offering such strong support in every area.  I remember each teacher so vividly.  We sure did have fun and the many field trips helped bring the curriculum to live.

As a teacher, I utilized many aspects of my elementary experience in my own classroom.  I wanted my students to be actively engaged in learning experiences.

William Biggs

  • Occupation

    • Office Manager

  • Education

    • B.A. in Psychology, American Military University, ’12

    • Pepperdine University, MBA Candidate, Class of 2017

  • Purple Heart Recipient of the Iraq War

  • Deployed to Iraq twice and Afghanistan Once

  • Sergeant, USMC (RET)

  • Member of the Sons of the American Revolution

  • Member of the Pepperdine University Students Veterans Organization

  • Member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars

CDS made a positive influence in my life by giving me an education that set me apart from the pack. I have never struggled through my academic journey due to the amazing educational foundation I received at CDS. I gained friends, for life, that have all gone on to have great success in their personal and professional lives. Looking back, I was incredibly fortunate to have attended a school that truly places academics and family above all else.

Laura Elmore

  • Education

    • Mount Holyoke

Sawyer Coffey

  • Education

Western Kentucky University

  • Degree

Seeking Bachelor in Public Relations

  • Occupation

Public Relations Intern at the Bowling Green Convention and Visitors Bureau

  • Scholarships

Lou Turley Memorial Scholarship- Professional Marketing Association

  • Memberships

Director of Public Relations | WKU Student Government Association

Alpha Delta Pi P

Professional Marketing Association

Heather Trew Foundation Student Ambassador

It is now my senior year of college. This is a point in my life that I always deemed forever distant; now it is a surreal reality. As I am scheduling my final classes of my academic career, I look back to how all of this started. I calculate the ways I have gotten to where I am today.

Capital Day has continually provided my life with useful benefits long after graduation. The values CDS instilled in my daily life at such a young age are still apparent in my current life. The emphasis our teachers placed on activities and interests such as community service, academic integrity and rigor, and personal attention, I believe, pushed me ahead of my peers. To be specific, school has never come easily to me, and that is why private school was a perfect fit. The habits I adopted at CDS have been instrumental to my studies during my academic career. Although I have always acknowledged that I will not be the most naturally “smart” person in the room, I do know how hard I have worked for my knowledge. That mindset, and many others, started at CDS,

CDS is an environment that not everyone has the chance to experience. I am one of the ones who experienced it from Preschool until 8th grade. Some of my dearest and closest friends went through the exact same process as me. So many of my memories take place inside of that petite building, ones that I will remember and reflect on for the rest of my life. Go Cavs!.

Catharine Dollase

  • Education

Ohio State University, Walden University

  • Degrees

BA in Psychology, MS in Psychology

Capital Day provided an excellent educational support for me in my life. When I entered the local public school I was at least two years ahead of the other kids. I also felt that I had better grounding for being able to manage school work. Some of the study habits I learned at CDS I have used all the way through my education.

 

Alex Hydes

  • Education

BCTC

  • Occupation

Sales Consultant

Michael Beauchamp

 

  • Education

Western Kentucky University

  • Degree

Business Management

  • Occupation

Founder, CEO

  • Memberships and Leadership roles

After graduating WKU I moved to Houston, TX to launch an outdoor advertising company that specializes in selling ad space on school buses to provide a needed revenue stream back to the schools to counteract budget shortfalls. I still run that company today. Along the way I’ve launched 2 other companies that did not work out. The entrepreneur life is one filled with highs and lows. I’m about to embark on another startup shortly.

Lauren Ramsey Ridderikhoff

  • Education

College of Charleston

  • Scholarship

Presidential Scholarship

  • Degree

BS in Biology, Minor in Neuroscience

Medical Student (Graduate May 2016)

.I am currently in my last year of medical school and have chosen to pursue a career in family medicine. I hope to come back to frankfort to practice as a family physician when I finish my residency program.

 

The challenging learning environment and wonderful teachers gave me the study skills and foundation of knowledge necessary for me to be successful in even the most difficult of my educational endeavors. My preparedness for high school, college, and beyond is above that of my peers and I have CDS to thank for that. I am blessed to have been able to receive such a great education that continues to benefit me today.

Ann Livingston Wainscott

  • Education

Mary Baldwin College and Georgetown College

  • Degree

BA Mary Baldwin masters /elementary ed. Georgetown

  • Occupation

Retired teacher-Capital Day School

I was a member of the first graduating class at Capital Day School in 1964. After college my husband and I moved back to Frankfort. Mary Logan Brawner was one of my first teachers at CDS. I was employed by CDS after several years in the
Franklin Co. school system in 1978. I gradually took over Mrs. Brawner’s teaching duties when she retired. The small classes, individual attention, values, and attention to details have been a huge influence in my life. My 2 boys are also graduates of CDS and always compliment the English grammar and writing skills they acquired while at CDS. When it was time for them to choose a college they both wanted a smaller liberal art college where professors knew their name and they were accountable for their actions and accomplishments. Both graduated from Hampden Sydney College in Farmville, Virginia.

Anne-Margaret Brown

  • Education

Midway College

  • Degrees

Nursing, BA in Health Care Administration

  • Occupation

Nurse

Capital Day school greatly prepared me for high school and my life after high school. The leadership that I learned from Capital Day has brought me where I am in today’s world. It helped me advance in the Army and prepared me better for taking charge being a nurse. Academic wise, I felt greatly prepared for the school work in high school and following in college. I am incredibly grateful for the education I received at Capital Day and the chance to be able to attend CDS for my elementary and middle school education.

Thomas Sachtler

  • Education

Georgetown College / UK

  • Degrees

B.S. And MBA

  • Occupation

Director of Purchasing ALDI Foods. Inc

My family and I relocated to the United States when I was 8 years old, Capital Day School was the school that my parents had us attend. I can’t say we participated until at least a year later as we adjusted to the English language (coming from Germany). Capital Day provided the framework of our education and I’m thankful I had the opportunity to be educated and raised there.
i eventually skipped 8th grade (no Key Largo trip for me) to rejoin my age group as a Freshman at FHS. There are many educators that are still there that had a great impact on the continuity of ones education and you knew what you’d be facing. With turnover comes uncertainty and a new start which isn’t always bad but the key people involved with the school have been there for a long time, surely not because of the paycheck but the desire to educate students.

I’m grateful to be an alumni and try to pass by when I get a chance to get back to Frankfort.

Best of luck to Mrs. Turner and Mr. Corkran and the rest of the CDS team.

 

Nancy Lancaster Perry

  • Education

UK

 

 

Laurel Dailey

  • Education

LCC, KSU

  • Profession

Small Business Owner

  • Membership and Leadership Roles

Fundraising, Sales, and Advertising for Bluegrass Theatre Guild. Founder of The Secret Santa Project.

 

 

Vita Saranga-Perry

  • Education

Xavier University

  • Scholarships

Xavier University Trustee Scholarship

  • Degrees

B.S./M.D.

  • Profession

Doctor

Capital Day taught me the importance of a strong work ethic and gave me the foundation to succeed.

Samantha Palmer

  • Education

University of Kentucky

  • Scholarships

Academic Excellence Scholarship

  • Degrees

Business Managment and Minor in Psychology and Spanish

  • Title

Office Assistant, Geography Department, University of Kentucky

  • Membership and Leadership Roles

Alpha Kappa Psi- Co-ed Professional Business Fraternity

  • Capital Day School Influence

Capital Day School helped build the foundation I needed for high school and after. I was prepared for the course load and had the skills to manage my time so that I could be successful in all I decided to do. Some of my fondest memories are from CDS and I am proud to say I attended and institution that has shaped me in so many positive ways.

Lizzie Lange

  • Education

Hollins College

  • Degrees

EdD in Kinesiology

  • Profession

Professor

Amazing and free spirited childhood and enhanced education there.

I was able to be me and thrived. Thanks to Mrs. Doss, Mrs. Kessler,

Mrs. Blackburn, and Mrs. Wilson for helping shape the successful person I am today. The 80s at CDS ruled

Mary Ann Poole

  • Education

UK

Aubrey Reid

  • Education

University of Mississippi (Ole Miss)

  • Scholarships

Race for Education, Sally McDonald Honors College, Provost Scholar Award,

Gucci Undergraduate Intern

  • Major

B.A. in French and a B.S. in Integrated Marketing with a business minor

Membership and Leadership Roles

Vice President of Alpha Kappa Psi (national business fraternity)
University of Mississippi Global Ambassador
Provost Honors Scholar
American Marketing Association- MS chapter member
Chancellor’s Honor Roll student
Greek affairs Chair for Pi Beta Phi sorority

Capital Day influenced my life in many positive ways that have impacted my life post-graduation. It instilled in me the value and importance of hard work and self-discipline at a young age that has followed me throughout high school and my undergraduate studies. The small class size taught me the value of respecting those around me and learning how to get along and work well in small groups. The faculty at CDS was extremely attentive and had a way of connecting on a personal level with students and teaching the material in a fun and interesting way. I learned many study and note-taking skills that I would not have gained elsewhere that have followed me since graduating. In addition, CDS taught me how to get along and socialize with people from many different backgrounds and interests despite the grade level. It creates a warm family environment and encourages students to step outside the box and encouraged student involvement. The sports program also helped me learn the value of good sportsmanship, as we were a small team and had to work together extremely well to compete with larger schools. All in all, CDS has provided me with an unforgettable experience and a phenomenal academic foundation that has allowed me to succeed academically and socially and travel the world.

Diane Ayuninjam

  • Major

B.S. Biology & B.A. International Studies

 

 

Anne Marshall Taylor

  • Education

University of Georgia

  • Scholarships

Charter

  • Degrees

BA, JD

  • Profession

Attorney

Capital Day taught me confidence and hard work. Thank you to my wonderful teachers.

 

 

Allison Aker-Gates

  • Education

BBA

  • Profession

Loan Administrator/Management

Nicole Smith Kaufman

  • Education

Hanover College and University of Cincinnati

  • Degrees

Bachelor of Arts at Hanover College, Master of Arts in English and Comparative Literature at the University of Cincinnati

  • Profession

U.S. Department of Labor, Health and Pension Enforcement and Regulation

 

Anne Davis Brown

  • Education

Midway College

  • Degrees

Associates degree in Equine Office Administration

John Brooks Quarles

  • Education

Western Kentucky University

  • Degree

Exercise Science

  • Profession

State Govt

  • Membership/Leadership Role in Community

Youth coaching
Referee
Umpire

CDS taught me work ethic, and most importantly my competitive drive to want to succeed! I realized once I reached high school, I was much more prepared than all the rest, it was a great advantage! Scholastically I don’t think there is a better education a child can receive in Frankfort than CDS!

Monon Rahman

  • Education

Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School

Capital Day showed me how to academically challenge myself and

started to make me head in the positive direction. I was able to become

more outgoing and get out of my old shy self.

Amanda Phillips Caudle

  • Education

The College of Wooster; The University of Louisville

  • Scholarships

Arthur Holly Compton

  • Degrees

Bachelor of Arts (English); Master of Arts (English)

  • Profession

Middle School Language Arts Teacher, Capital Day School

Capital Day’s challenging curriculum proved a better preparation for college than the majority of my high school classes. The strong foundation in English grammar and reading I was afforded in both lower and upper school encouraged a lifelong (to date!) love of literature and language. Complimenting the rigorous coursework was a constant sense of community and support from my teachers and peers. Capital Day’s culture consistently embraced and encouraged my creativity.
Among so many pleasant memories, I remember most fondly (in no particular order):
– Dressing up for Character Day (I was a very convincing Susan B. Anthony, if I do say so myself)
– Creating a (not so) terrifying Haunted House with my eighth grade class
– Medieval Week
– Trips to Key Largo and Chicago (of course!), but also Pine Mountain Settlement School (I later returned to complete a rewarding environmental education internship at PMSS)
– The Peter and the Wolf puppet show
– Ms. Turner’s creative writing prompts, the tiny paper cranes that flocked her classroom’s ceiling, looking forward to English class every day
– Ms. Coblin’s cozy library, and the fact that she read out loud to us, sitting cross-legged on the floor, for far longer than was “necessary”
– Art class, art class, art class
I could go on.
I am thankful that these formative years of my life were spent in such a place.

Brandin Smith

  • Education

Spencerian College

  • Scholarships

Two – Spencerian College Scholarships

  • Degrees

Computer Engineering Technology in Applied Computer Science

  • Profession

Human Resource Generalist – Administrative Office of the Courts

 Kentucky Court Of Justice

  • Membership and Leadership Roles

I take on a lead in the Kentucky Court of Justice; Administrative office of The Courts where I am a payroll guide for accessing and contributing to the Pay of all Judges in Kentucky along with Pre-Trial Officers and other Kentucky Court Personnel Administration. Throughout my career I have taken on roles as creating new systems at Department of Community Based Services at Records Management Department for creating a new database of entering records for Data of CAN Checks and Background Checks.

Capital Day gave me a positive attitude and skills of learning to always never give up and overcome all obstacles that have been thrown at you. I believe that Capital Day gave me the confidence that I needed to go to high-school and graduate with scholarships to go to college and graduate with a degree. I will never forget my teachers, Mrs. Turner, Mrs. Adkins, Mrs. Birdwhistle, Mr. Matthews, Mr. Hancock, Ms. Preston (rest peacefully), Ms. Coblin, Mrs. Arrnett, Mrs. Carr, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Sparks, and many more, yes I remember them all, and could keep going!

Thank you for having a wonderful and great impact on my life and as I have turned out to succeed and be where I am at now happily in life. The road to the dream begins at Capital Day School, where it ends up is up to you!

Kristel Clayville

  • Education

Centre College and the University of Chicago

  • Scholarships

Fulbright Fellowship, Martin Marty Center Dissertation Fellowship

Louisville Insititute Dissertation Fellowship

  • Degrees

B.A., M.A., Ph.D.

  • Profession

Chaplain at Northwestern Memorial Hospital; Adjunct Professor at Meadville-Lombard Theological Seminary

  • Membership and Leadership Roles

I am a member of several professional academic organizations: American Academy of Religion, Society of Biblical Literature, Society of Christian Ethics. For the American Academy of Religion, I am on the steering committee for the Religion and Humanism group. I am also a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Religious Ethics.

At CDS I learned how to study and be a self-directed learner. These skills have helped me cultivate discipline in my academic life and also freed me up to read and research beyond the classroom to delve deeper into my specific interests. Those two skills have helped me have a more meaningful life personally and professionally.

Tracy Barnes Huelsman

  • Education

UK

  • Degree

BA Secondary English, MA Curriculum and Instruction, Ed.S Instructional Leadership

  • Profession

Instructional Coach

  • Membership and Leadership Roles

Board Member/Membership Chair-KY Council of Teachers of English
Alpha Delta Kappa Education Sorority
Member, St. Patrick Catholic Church

My Capital Day teachers are the reason that I am an educator today.

Mrs Furr, Mrs Hopkins, Mrs Brawner, Mrs Carr, Mrs Wilson, Mrs Blackburn and

Mrs Turner…I carry their influence not only in my life, but in my work with students and teachers every.

Price Sewell

  • Education

Rollins College

  • Degree

B.A.

  • Profession

Biologist

  • Memberships and Leadership Roles

Southeastern Bat Diversity Network
Kentucky Academy of Science.

 

 

Katherine Frank

  • Education

Purdue University, University of Southern Mississippi

  • Degrees

BS in Materials Science and Engineering, PhD in Polymer Science

  • Profession

Materials Engineer at Boeing.

 

 

Aaron Hawkins

  • Education

Eastern Kentucky University/ Pacific University

  • Degrees

BA Sociology / BS Psychology / MFA in Writing

  • Memberships and Leadership Roles

Psi Chi, Golden Key, Association of Writers and Writing Programs.

Laura Turner

  • ​Education

Western Kentucky University

  • Degree

B.S. in Business Marketing

  • Profession

Account Manager for Retail Channels at CafePress

  • Membership and Leadership Roles

Advisory board member for the Kappa Psi chapter of Sigma Kappa
Vice President of Philanthropic Service for the Greater Louisville Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Kappa.

Cali Moore Sills

  • Education

Murray State University

  • Degree

MS

  • Profession

Speech Path

 

 

Season Parker Barnett

  • Education

Kentucky Wesleyan College

  • Profession

RN supervisor

 

 

Rachel Duvall-Shaw

  • Education

Kentucky State University

Cali Moore Sills

  • Education

Murray State University

  • Degree

MS

  • Profession

Speech Path

 

 

Season Parker Barnett

  • Education

Kentucky Wesleyan College

  • Profession

RN supervisor

 

Rachel Duvall-Shaw

  • Education

Kentucky State University

Derek Sorg

  • Education

University of Pittsburgh

  • Degree

BS Computer Engineering

  • Profession

IT Systems Analyst and Engineer

  • Membership and Leadership Roles

Tillamook High School soccer coach, Fairview Grange secretary

CDS provided a well-rounded education through a diverse curriculum including the arts, and faculty and staff who cared about each individual student.

Matt Cave

  • Education

Rice University, University of Kentucky

  • Scholarships

National Merit

  • Degrees

BA, BS, MD

  • Profession

Associate Professor University of Louisville, Transplant Hepatologist

George Arnold

  • Education

Western Michigan University 2000; Kentucky State University 2003

  • Degrees

Bachelor of Science; Master of Public Administration

  • Profession

Archaeologist

  • Membership and Leadership Roles

United States Air Force Auxiliary/Civil Air Patrol

Capital Day School (CDS) helped prepare me with a well balanced education, cross-culture exposure and appreciation, and a self-motivated desire to achieve ambitions and goals. During my nine years of attendance from 1962 to 1971, I was fortunate to be taught in a small classroom setting with well dedicated teachers who took great interests in their student’s achievements and successes. In addition to having a distinguished faculty, CDS also had marvelous students who took pride in their school. The community of Frankfort is blessed to have CDS as an alternative educational institution.

Logan Sholar

  • Education

Metropolitan State University of Denver

  • Degree

B.S. Biology

  • Profession

National Environmental Policy Act Specialist – Renewable Energy

While not a positive attribute in the mind of a middle schooler, the main thing

that I recall from my time at CDS is how all the teachers held such high

expectations of the students. In retrospect, this is exceptional and beneficial

in so many ways, yet at the time I struggled with it as I wasn’t the most

motivated of students. I remember being consistently supported at an individual level to perform well and push myself whether it was art, math, French or English. That kind of attention and investment from the teachers was certainly lacking at other schools I attended later. Now, I realize that this was by design and is accomplished through the passion of the folks who teach at CDS. Hopefully, those high expectations are still in place for the current students even though they probably won’t appreciate it until much later.

Eleanor Powell

  • Education

Xavier University

  • Scholarship

St. Francis Xavier full-tuition

  • Degree

B.S. in Chemistry and Biology

  • Membership and Leadership Roles

Graduated summa cum laude from Xavier University. Completed PhD in molecular medicine and pathobiology from University of Cincinnati in June 2015. Awarded two year clinical microbiology fellowship at Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Center in New York beginning the summer of 2016.

Chase Burgess

  • Education

Miami University

  • Degree

Bachelors in History

  • Profession

Legislative Assistant, Financial Services Committee, U.S. House of Representatives

Garth Waterfield

  • Education

Irish National Stud

  • Profession

Diretor of Agnecy Sales and Support

Mandy Helton (1996)

 

  • Education

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; University of Notre Dame

  • Scholarships

Arthur Foundation fellowship-University of Notre Dame

  • Degrees

B.A.-Public Relations, Master of Nonprofit Administration

  • Profession

Executive Director, Emerge Kentucky

  • Capital Day School Influence

Capital Day School was an incredible gift in my formative learning years. Through my 9 years at Capital Day, the teachers and small class sizes resulted in a solid educational foundation and study skills that prepared me well for high school and college. My English teacher, Mrs. Turner, did a particularly wonderful job developing our critical thinking skills and character attributes such as integrity, kindness, and compassion. Capital Day develops students who are prepared, not only for academic challenges but also to serve their communities as involved citizens and human beings of strong character.

 

 

 

Jonathan Villines (1997)

  • Education

Brown University

  • Degrees

B.A. in Urban Studies, M.S. in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering

  • Profession

Aurora Water, Design Engineerhere to add your own text and edit me. It's easy.

 

 

 

 

Laura Scott Columbia (1995)

  • Education

University of Kentucky

  • Degree

BSN 2003; MSN 2009

  • Profession

Nurse Practitioner: APRN, FNP-C

  • Membership and Leadership

American Association of Nurse Practitioners; Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners;  Nurse Midwives; Sigma Theta Tau International

  • Capital Day School Influence

Capital Day set me on the road to success early in life – smaller class sizes allowed teachers to connect with each student in a much more personal, intimate way than would be possible in a larger class/school. The study skills and academic experiences, along with learned personal responsibility, were invaluable as I continued on through high school, college and beyond. I was privileged to have had such a wonderful academic experience, and I know that excellent knowledge base enabled me to fulfill my professional career dreams.

Dianne Dailey( )

  • Education

Salem College 1971; North Carolina State University 1975

  • Degrees

BA History MEd Counseling

  • Profession

Head Women's Golf Coach, Wake Forest University

  • Capital Day School Influence

It is good to hear that Capital Day School is doing well and the future bright. I had a wonderful experience there and more than the book learning, the teachers left me with a sense of curiosity/excitement about the world and wanting to learn more! The opportunities I was provided could not have been more balanced and stimulating! My only musical knowledge came from the operettas we had to perform each year and the songs we sang! In art class, we made our own marionettes and produced our own puppet show! How many 7th and 8th grade students could debate social issues like urban renewal and the presidential elections? We had our own yearbook and had to go out and sell ads for it -- I ended up meeting a teammate of Babe Ruth's!! Capital Day School provided me with a fantastic education!

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