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A New Take on an Old Tradition

A New Take on an Old Tradition

William Rattikin, Video Reporter
May 17, 2017
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Seniors spent a morning "parading" through campus, just like they did in grades K-4 as part of the annual Halloween Parade. As Upper Schoolers, the students always looked forward to watching the younger students parade through campus in their Book Character costumes. But as Lower Schoolers, they loved...

Picnic for the People

Picnic for the People

Lucas Carlile and Ned Newton
May 16, 2017
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Junior and Senior members of Link Crew treated their links to a special picnic lunch for their last meeting of the year. A favored tradition, the freshmen got to have a fast food break, thanks to their senior Link Crew leaders who can go off campus for lunch. Thanks to our leaders for a great year.

FWCD Takes on Canada

FWCD Takes on Canada

Izzy Vallance, Reporter
April 14, 2017
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Madame Andreanne Annis, one of the Upper School French teachers, is going to be taking 24 students on the Canadian trip this summer accompanied by Rob Napier, the Middle School French and Spanish teacher, and Bob Booth, the other US French teacher. Annis is very excited to have the opportunity t...

Conner Williams and Nicholas Aufiero are FWCD’s National Merit Finalists

Conner Williams and Nicholas Aufiero are FWCD’s National Merit Finalists

Reena Alame, Reporter
March 22, 2017
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Congratulations to Conner Williams ‘17 and Nicholas Aufiero ‘17 for being this year’s FWCD National Merit Finalists this year.   The National Merit Scholarship program is an academic program that gives recognition and scholarships to students of academic excellence. “Students must take the PSAT...

Cooking for a Cause Raises over $400 for Ronald McDonald House

Cooking for a Cause Raises over $400 for Ronald McDonald House

Viraj Gandhi, Jafer Shah, and Will Burgos
March 6, 2017
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During the third quarter, Christina Kelly '18, Savana Blahitka '18, Sydney Diamond '18, Lauren Newton '18, and India Fore '18 helped put together Cooking for a Cause bake sale. Each bake sale dedicates its money to a different foundation and this quarter they dedicated all the money raise, $400, to the...

FWCD Hosts 2017 D.A.R.N. College Fair

FWCD Hosts 2017 D.A.R.N. College Fair

Viraj Gandhi and Will Burgos
February 14, 2017
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Over 40 colleges and universities from around the country with full-time admissions representatives in the DFW area came to FWCD hoping to encourage Country Day students to apply to their college. The Dallas/Fort Worth Area Regional Network (DARN) College Fair comes to FWCD every year to help our ninth,...

Playing with Fire

Playing with Fire

January 13, 2017
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Students in Shaen McKnight's honors chemistry class participated in a methane bubble flame experiment that entailed big flames and big smiles. Each student dipped their hand in methane bubbles as McKnight safely ignited the bubbles. The lab demonstrated that methane gas is lighter than air.

Alliance Air Show Antics

Alliance Air Show Antics

Sam Elkind and William Rattikin
November 22, 2016
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Two FWCD video students had the opportunity to attend the Alliance Air Show on October 16 at Alliance Airport, courtesy of MacKenzie Hughes of Fort Worth Camera. They saw everything from jet-propelled semi-trucks to humans standing on the wings of airborne planes. P.S. The free hot dogs sealed the...

Not One But Two Medal of Honor Recipients Share Their Story

Not One But Two Medal of Honor Recipients Share Their Story

Jackson Norman, Sam Elkind, and William Rattikin
November 18, 2016
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FWCD Upper School students received a treat a couple of weeks ago, as two Medal of Honor recipients shared their stories. U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter and U.S. Army Sgt. Sammy L. Davis (the inspiration for "Forrest Gump"), along with Iraq Veteran Gary Linfoot and country music star Phil Vandel, all...

US Students Participate in Honor Flight DFW

US Students Participate in Honor Flight DFW

Christina Kelly, Managing Editor
November 14, 2016
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During advisory over the next few weeks, Upper School students will be writing letters for veterans for Honor Flight DFW. The letters will be presented to a representative from the organization on December 1 during announcements. Honor Flight’s mission is to get as many veterans as possible, esp...

FWCD Hosts Medal of Honor Recipients

FWCD Hosts Medal of Honor Recipients

Brianna Ordonez, Ads/Business Editor
November 10, 2016
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On October 21, Fort Worth Country Day students, faculty, and staff were honored with visits from two Medal of Honor recipients: U.S. Army Sgt. Sammy L. Davis and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter. Sgt. Davis and Sgt. Carter spoke of patriotism and the experiences that led to them receiving the highest ...

The Only Marble Adventure

Phillip Herd, Ryan Prince, Caroline Parker, and Mia Diaz
November 4, 2016
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The Great Marble Drop is complete. Students in Stephen Dickey's Engineering class had to use four obstacles to make their marbles travel for at least 30 seconds. They also had to use a nine-step process, called the Engineering Design Algorithm, to produce their project. Each group of two had four attempts...

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