Senior Spotlight 2019

Meet the Fayetteville Academy Senior Class of 2019.

Fayetteville Academy Senior Class 2019

Senior Spotlight 2019 Videos

This year, students in Fayetteville Academy’s SmartLab® decided to focus their video project on informal interviews with the Senior Class of 2019. Seniors were asked a series of questions regarding how long they have attended FA, what activities they participated in, what they will miss about FA, and what advice they have for the Junior Class as they prepare for Senior Year. More videos and photos will be posted on the Senior Spotlight 2019 page as well as on social media in the coming weeks.

Senior Survey

The Class of 2019 were surveyed online regarding their experience at Fayetteville Academy. Survey respondents are listed below.

Cameron Billups

Cameron Billups

Cameron Billups

Q: How long have you attended Fayetteville Academy?    

A: 13 years

Q: What activities do you participate in at FA?

A: Varsity basketball, Spanish National Honor Society, Key Club

Q: What kinds of activities do you participate in outside of FA?

A: AAU Basketball

Q: What are your plans after graduation?

A: I would like to go to college. I have applied to my choice schools and am waiting to hear from them all to make a decision.

Q: What will you miss most about FA next year?

A: Sports

Q: What advice would you give the Junior Class as they become Seniors next year?

A: Study hard and bear through it.

 

Reese David Dickerhoff

Reese Dickerhoff

Reese Dickerhoff

Q: How long have you attended Fayetteville Academy?     

A: 4 years

Q: What activities do you participate in at FA?

A: SGA President, Mock Trial Student Leader, Swim Team Captain, Cross Country runner, Chorus student, and actor in Into The Woods.

Q: What kinds of activities do you participate in outside of FA?

A: Technology Chair at First Presbyterian Church, part-time server at B&B Inc., and camp counselor at YMCA Camp Sea Gull

Q: What are your plans after graduation?

A: I am applying to College of Charleston, Campbell University, and UNC Chapel Hill.

Q: What will you miss most about FA next year?

A: Not being involved in student life and not being able to coordinate events with SGA. I will also miss Swim and Mock Trial. I love those activities.

Q: What advice would you give the Junior Class as they become Seniors next year?

A: Don’t take for granted each day at FA, because honestly, it goes so fast, and you’re going to miss it when they’re all gone.

 

Jayda Douglas

Jayda Douglas

Jayda Douglas

Q: How long have you attended Fayetteville Academy?     

A: 7 years

Q: What activities do you participate in at FA?

A: Member of Varsity Chorus, Mock Trial, National Honors Society, and Pride Club. Part of the Varsity Cross Country and Swim teams. Writing Intern, Class Marshall, and Assistant Stage Manager for the school’s production of Into the Woods.

Q: What kinds of activities do you participate in outside of FA?

A: Part of the Fayetteville Tri Warriors, a local triathlon team. I also work on creative writing with some close friends of mine.

Q: What are your plans after graduation?

A: I am applying to Massachusetts Institute of Technology, North Carolina State University, University of Michigan, University of South Carolina, and Hofstra University.

Q: What will you miss most about FA next year?

A: All of my friends here and the community we have built together. We all support each other through the mountains of work and are there whenever problems arise or when we just want to hangout and get away from the stress. I will definitely miss all of the families I have built here and all of the time we spent making memories together.

Q: What advice would you give the Junior Class as they become Seniors next year?

A: Your senior year can be rough and you will be facing a lot of work. Senioritis will hit you hard and you’re going to have to spend what feels like an eternity chasing deadlines. Through all of this, make sure you find time to relax with what you love. Whether it is working out, hanging with friends, making art or music, or just chilling, make sure you leave yourself some down time to de-stress. Remember, take care of yourself!

 

Holden Garrison Goetz

Holden Goetz

Holden Goetz

Q: How long have you attended Fayetteville Academy?

A: 14 years

Q: What activities do you participate in at FA?

A:  JV soccer Varsity Soccer, SGA class secretary,  Honor council representative, There’s Something More (TSM), Spanish Club

Q: What kinds of activities do you participate in outside of FA?

A: Acolyte for Haymount United Methodist Church, Photography, Surfing, Fishing, Hunting

Q: What are your plans after graduation?

A: I have been accepted to and will be attending Wake Forest University.

Q: What will you miss most about FA next year?

A: The great teachers and my friends.

Q: What advice would you give the Junior Class as they become Seniors next year?

A:  Don’t rush the year, enjoy it. Also make sure that you apply to the school that’s best for you even if it’s not where your friends are going.

 

Christopher Harrison

Christopher Harrison

Christopher Harrison

Q: How long have you attended Fayetteville Academy?

A: 4 years

Q: What activities do you participate in at FA?

A:  Spanish Club

Q: What kinds of activities do you participate in outside of FA?

A: Cars, working, Rocket League

Q: What are your plans after graduation?

A: I have been accepted to and will be attending UNCC.

 

Q: What advice would you give the Junior Class as they become Seniors next year?

A:  Have fun.

 

Covey Holmes

Marian Covington Holmes

Marian Covington Holmes

Q: How long have you attended Fayetteville Academy?     

A: 14 years

Q: What activities do you participate in at FA?

A: I play four Varsity sports at school and I am also a member of many clubs at FA. I am the Vice President of Spanish and Key Club, and the Secretary of Spanish National Honor Society. I am also a member of “There’s Something More”, which is a Christian club at school. As well as all the clubs I’m in, I am also in Chorus and love to sing for my friends and family at our concerts.

Q: What kinds of activities do you participate in outside of FA?

A: Many of the things I do at school take up most of my time after school too. When I have free time, I like hanging out with my friends and relaxing with my dog. Another thing I enjoy is dancing with my friends in a dance program called “Steps of Faith”. I am also an acolyte at St. John’s Episcopal Church.

Q: What are your plans after graduation?

A: Right now, I have submitted all of my college applications, so now I am just waiting to hear back. I have applied to Appalachian State University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Meredith College, and Elon University. North Carolina has some really great colleges to offer, so I am sure I will be happy at any of these schools.

Q: What will you miss most about FA next year?

A: The thing I will miss the most about FA is the tight knit community. I have always felt supported by my teachers, even after I have completed their class. I will miss my classmates that I have grown up with for 14 years, as well as the new friends I have made over the years. Even though I am leaving soon, I know I always have somewhere to come back to and feel welcomed.

Q: What advice would you give the Junior Class as they become Seniors next year?

A: My advice to the Juniors is to stop stressing so much. Yes, grades and scores are important, but they do not define you. Make sure you are putting equal or more effort into your relationships because that is what matters the most. When you look down the road, you’re going to remember the good memories with your friends, and not the fact that you failed a Physics test.

 

Kai Michael Scott Hubbard

Kai Michael Scott Hubbard

Kai Michael Scott Hubbard

Q: How long have you attended Fayetteville Academy?

A: 7 years

Q: What activities do you participate in at FA?

A:  TSM, Key Club, Cross Country, Basketball, Track, Swimming, Gamers Club, STEAM

Q: What kinds of activities do you participate in outside of FA?

A: Jack and Jill of America Inc. Member, Boy Scouts of America, Lifeguard for the YMCA.

Q: What are your plans after graduation?

A: I will be attending North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University Fall next year.

Q: What will you miss most about FA next year?

A: I will miss the small close family relationship with all of my classmates.

Q: What advice would you give the Junior Class as they become Seniors next year?

A:  My advice is to get all of work done on time. Do not slack off. Also apply to as many colleges as possible during CFNC week making it easier to get in as many applications as possible.

 

Samuel Marquez

Samuel Antonio Marquez

Samuel Antonio Marquez

Q: How long have you attended Fayetteville Academy?

A: 8 years

Q: What activities do you participate in at FA?

A: Spanish Club, Spanish National Honor Society, Varsity Cross Country, JV Boys Soccer, Varisty Track, KEY Club, FRIENDS Club

Q: What kinds of activities do you participate in outside of FA?

A: Out of Style (clothing business), Video Editing, Graphic Design

Q: What are your plans after graduation?

A: I have been accepted to and will be attending UNCW.

Q: What will you miss most about FA next year?

A: My friends and teachers.

Q: What advice would you give the Junior Class as they become Seniors next year?

A: Don’t slack off and make a lot of connections and friends.

 

Nicole Mearing

Nicole Lynn Mearing

Nicole Lynn Mearing

Q: How long have you attended Fayetteville Academy?

A: 5 years

Q: What activities do you participate in at FA?

A: Boys Varsity Soccer Manager, Girls Varsity Basketball, Girls Varsity Soccer Girls, Varsity Cheer Clubs, There’s Something More, Brave Friends Club, Key Club, National Art Honors Society, Student Ambassador

Q: What kinds of activities do you participate in outside of FA?

A: In my free time, I like to spend it with my family and friends. I also babysit whenever I am needed.

Q: What are your plans after graduation?

A: I have been accepted to Campbell, Lee’s McRae, The University of Findlay, High Point and Meredith College and am still waiting to hear back from NC State and Appalachian.

Q: What will you miss most about FA next year?

A: I will miss the friendships I have made and the comfort of the small school where everybody knows everyone. I have created a lot of close relationships with my teachers while I have been here and I know for sure I will miss that.

Q: What advice would you give the Junior Class as they become Seniors next year?

A: Stay on top of things and visit as many colleges as you can while you have the time. Focus on the positive things and do not take learning opportunities for granite, just have fun with it. Life is what you make of it.

 

Quentin Alexander Miller

Quentin Alexander Miller

Quentin Alexander Miller

Q: How long have you attended Fayetteville Academy?

A: 13 years

Q: What activities do you participate in at FA?

A: President of Key, BRAVE, Latin, and French Club. Member of TSM. Played Varsity Soccer as a part of championship team of 2017. Ran track. Sing for the chorus. Played for the band.

Q: What kinds of activities do you participate in outside of FA?

A: 3rd degree black belt in Taekwondo. Life Scout and SPL for Boy Scouts. Youth Group at Manna Church.

Q: What are your plans after graduation?

A: I would like to go to either University of Paris, UNC Chapel Hill, or New York University.

Q: What will you miss most about FA next year?

A: The teachers.

Q: What advice would you give the Junior Class as they become Seniors next year?

A: Don’t settle for easy. Push yourself until the your graduation day.

 

Robert Sylvain Weel

Robert Sylvain Weel

Robert Sylvain Weel

Q: How long have you attended Fayetteville Academy?     

A: 7 years

Q: What activities do you participate in at FA?

A: Swimming, Honor Society, Art Honor Society

Q: What kinds of activities do you participate in outside of FA?

A: Work for a local summer camp

Q: What are your plans after graduation?

A: University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Q: What will you miss most about FA next year?

A: The people

Q: What advice would you give the Junior Class as they become Seniors next year?

A: Don’t procrastinate and take anatomy

 

 

Chase Davis Ammons

Julian Richard Barbaro

Ian Lopes Barbero

Christian Tyler Barkman

Christian Tyler Barkman

Jalen Jacob Bellamy

Langdon Forlaw Boliek

Langdon Forlaw Boliek

Brandan David Eaton

Brandan David Eaton

Andrew Davidson Fincher

Andrew Davidson Fincher

Jonathan Anthony Gordon

Jonathan Anthony Gordon

Alisa Marie Liang Min Henry

Alisa Marie Liang Min Henry

Jacob Anthony Herrman

Jacob Anthony Herrman

Emmanuel Chizoba Izunabor

Emmanuel Chizoba Izunabor

Zachary Thomas Kubit

Zachary Thomas Kubit

Williams Udoka Onyeodi

Williams Udoka Onyeodi

Jackson Graham Paschal

Jackson Graham Paschal

David Boyce Purdie

David Boyce Purdie

Jay Hari Saini

Jay Hari Saini

Grace Elizabeth Salzberg

Grace Elizabeth Salzberg

Connor Merrit Sisk

Connor Merrit Sisk

 Bradford Smith

Bradford Smith

Drew Simon Smith

Drew Simon Smith

Taylor Rae Taft

Taylor Rae Taft

John Michael Wright

John Michael Wright

Hudson Alexander Zeisman

Hudson Alexander Zeisman