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  • Class of 2021: Kristin Havill

    Mr. Carlton Marlow, Upper School Mathematics
    Cheerful, enthusiastic, warm-spirited. These are the characteristics that come to mind as I sat and chatted with Kristin about her time at Cape Henry Collegiate. So now is a great time to reflect on one of our most essential values, community. 
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  • Class of 2021: Brynn Earl

    Mrs. Kathleen Sharp, Middle School English
    A true legend, Elizabeth Brynn Earl has walked the halls of Cape Henry Collegiate for 14 years.  Having experienced life in the Lower, Middle and Upper Schools, Brynn has many experiences and memories that are the foundation to who she is today.  While her lower school days are "foggy", she does have incredibly fond memories of her times with Mrs. Bouch and Mrs. Buchardt.  Brynn shares with me, "Although my first years at CHC are foggy, I know they have shaped who I am today!"
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  • Class of 2021: Carson Shade

    Mrs. Deanna Thompson, Admissions Associate
    Carson Shade has a big personality, so it is fitting that he has chosen to attend the very big school of the University of Tennessee in the fall of 2021. 

    Tennessee ‘just felt right’ to Carson. He toured the campus in the fall on a friend’s (and current Volunteer’s) recommendation, and he knew right away that it would be a good fit for him. Other schools he toured just didn’t have the same programs, campus feel, you name it. Once he saw Tennessee, the decision was made. Carson applied and was accepted into UT’s highly-ranked Haslam College of Business.

    At Tennessee, Carson looks forward to meeting new people and doing new things. This should be an easy task on the campus of 910 acres and 30,000+ students. His plan falls right in line with advice he offers to our younger Dolphins. “Don’t be afraid to try new things and get involved.” He wishes he would have taken his own advice seriously during his 5 years at CHC. But, he plans to take full advantage of the opportunities UT has to offer. Carson did take a chance on a Nexus opportunity after his Freshman year. Traveling to Belize provided an opportunity for service and adventure. During the group’s time in Belize, the students became certified to scuba dive and performed many dives, as well as had the opportunity to provide service to the local community. The group beautified the community by painting public transportation areas. Carson very much enjoyed the adventure aspect of the Belize excursion and, more importantly, what he learned about himself from this Nexus experience. Carson encourages other Cape Henry students to take advantage of the Nexus program. 

    Academically, Carson tackled a tough Upper School schedule, completing five AP Courses and two Honors courses. His performance earned him an invitation to join the National Honor Society in his Junior year. Carson was also a member of the Global Scholars program. When asked what courses at CHC have been impactful to him, he names several.  In Carson’s words, “Mr. Palmer’s Economics class is the best class ever”. The class focus on business was intriguing to him and helped guide Carson to his future career path. Carson also says Mr. Palmer is a really nice guy. Carson also enjoyed Mrs. Cabreros English class stating that she was a great teacher. Mr. Cofer’s Global Environmental Issues (GEI) class rounds out the top 3. Carson emphasized, “Mr. Cofer has such great energy about what he is teaching...you can’t help but love the class!”
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  • Class of 2021: Olivia Zettervall

    Mrs. Jeanne Short, Athletic Director
    “One more”, the Varsity Field Hockey mantra heard in their practices, on the sidelines, and inscribed on the back of their championship T-shirt. And, oh, how we would love to have one more athletic year with senior phenom Olivia Zettervall, affectionately known as “Zett.” “One more” sends a strong message of effort, commitment, and giving one last repetition or sprint in order to give your team a winning edge and attitude.
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  • Class of 2021: Zhikai “Gary” Sheng

    Mr. Scott McGraw, Upper School History
    It should not be surprising to anyone that Zhikai “Gary” Sheng is considering law school. 

    Growing up in Shanghai, Zhikai decided early on that he wanted to study in the U.S. because he liked the American educational system’s focus on the humanities. While the Chinese educational system favors subjects like math and physics, Zhikai believed that coming to America would offer him more of an opportunity to study the social sciences and to speak his mind on controversial issues–a freedom he never felt in China. When he mentioned his plan to his mom (a pharmacist) and his dad (a businessman), they were very encouraging, and after interviewing with Cape Henry’s Head of Upper School, Mr. Paul Horgan in Shanghai, Zhikai moved to Virginia Beach in Ninth Grade. 
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  • Class of 2021: Cole Downs

    Mr. Greg Angilly, Director of Upper School Student Life
    Everyone loves Cole Downs.

    While that may come off as a hyperbolic comment, I can assure you, it’s true!

    Cole joined Cape Henry Collegiate in the Ninth Grade. Prior to becoming a Dolphin, Cole attended Plaza Middle School’s MYP and thankfully, a baseball connection between his younger brother and a current family, provided an introduction of CHC to the Downs family.
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  • Class of 2021: Chloe Mugler

    Mrs. Karen Mason, Administrative Assistant to the Major Gifts Officer
    It didn’t take long for Chloe Mugler to fall in love with CHC. It was the first few minutes of her first day when she knew she “was going to love this place” after walking into Mrs. Cake’s advisory in Sixth Grade when she “was truly welcomed with open arms.”  And not much has changed in the last seven years; she exudes love and positivity in all things Cape Henry. Talk to anyone who has had the pleasure of spending time with her on campus and you’ll hear the same thing.
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  • Class of 2021: Aiden Winfield

    Christopher S. Garran, Ph.D., Head of School
    With an early acceptance to the University of Virginia, Aiden Winfield can relax a little and reflect on his time at Cape Henry Collegiate. Of course, as a Legend, he has a lot of experiences upon which to reflect. Aiden entered Cape Henry as a kindergarten student and has been here for thirteen years! He is also a Legacy student because his mother, Kristy, is an alumna of Cape Henry. His father, Ross, also attended Cape Henry for a number of years. Aiden’s memories stretch back to Lower School and he talks about how Mrs. Carolyn Scullion remains one of his favorite teachers. Aiden recalls, “She would let us cook every Wednesday in class. It was great.” This past summer, during COVID, Mrs. Scullion even came to his home in order to read a book as a “mystery reader” to his younger siblings and friends. It stands out as an enduring example of a teacher going “above and beyond” to connect and to support her students.
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