Let’s dive in! Your drive and focus earned you the league Diver of the Year award. Your deep experiences in Colombia, Turkey, Peru, and Costa Rica earned you this year's Global Citizen Award. We especially love your sense of adventure, willingness to push outside your comfort zone, and the importance you place on human connection.
Confident yet humble, you have been a force on the golf green and have shown us the meaning of sportsmanship and leadership in life as well. Through film and yearbook, your creativity shined. In Cuba, you connected with your love of Spanish and history. Amazing big brother, generous classmate and friend, you guide others with patience.
We love to watch you riff and rock, whether on your bass guitar or while summiting a steep face. From your leadership on the tennis courts to Jazz Ensemble, the Senegal trip, and Investment Club, your steady, mature intellectualism elevates the discourse for everyone around you. Authentic and thoughtful, you help make CA a true meeting place of ideas.
With fast feet on the soccer pitch or on the stage adorned with tap shoes, your quick smile and quiet intellectualism touch everything you do. You tried basketball as a Senior and quickly became a leader for younger students. From your talent in writing and Spanish, to your unwavering strength of character and work ethic, you are a humble superstar.
With a can-do attitude, you buoy peers and offer perspective beyond your years. Your enthusiasm made HOPE, the Children’s Hospital Club, Mock Trial, and even games of spike ball fun for all. In your photography, we see the “Narrative” of your life unfolding. And each time you launch yourself into a swim race, it’s clear that your whole heart steers you forward.
You led your team to the State Soccer Championship and embraced your study of Spanish from Ms. Sitja’s classroom to Horizons tutoring. Your global travel to Cuba was transformative, and your work on CLT and gun safety has been tireless. Finally, your CIP pivot to support Operation Gratitude this Spring showed us you embrace what it means to be a CA student.
You are “dialed in,” a teacher said. At school and in golf, your competitive fire motivates you to give your all. You hit that 400-yard drive and ski tough runs with ease. We saw your passion ignited in history and science. You returned from Cuba inspired to perfect your Spanish. An intellectual, teachers say: when you speak, your classmates listen.
Podcast host, coder extraordinaire, gatherer of ethics research, deeply devoted CC Co-President, and the heart and soul of CA’s champion Ethics Bowl team, you raise the bar every time. In addition to the nine million things you do on campus, you brought us together this Spring through Zoomlights. Without missing a beat, each day you radiate warmth and joy.
Genuine, thoughtful, and humble, we have loved watching you grow in the classroom, on the basketball court, in your architectural drawing class, as a filmmaker, and as a caring Senior Buddy to your Kindergartner. You don’t waste words; you speak with intention and purpose. Most importantly, you encourage your classmates and teammates and embody kindness within the CA community.
You are on a quest to make the world a better place. Leading with empathy and charisma is your superpower—as Co-President of HOPE, in CLT, Haiti, on the Swim and Field Hockey teams, and as a supportive sister. Your bravery was captured by a song in REDI Lab. You bring out the best in others with your talent for deep connection and never-ending positivity.
Our eager go-getter: collaborative, compassionate, and contagious in your joy. “She always makes me smile,” a friend wrote. In the classroom, as a four-sport athlete, dedicated Horizons and Sunday school teacher, and charismatic member of Chamber Choir, your spirit shines. We are so proud that you have chosen to follow your calling as an educator.
“All you need is Phoebe,” your Ultimate coach says. From behind the scenes to center stage and center field, your talents shined. You were a phenom in gender studies, and your humility, strength, and leadership inspired CLT, both in person and virtual class discussions, and an incredible Senior speech. With priorities in order and a strong sense of self, you epitomize the best in humanity.
A teacher says you embody the phrase “hail fellow well met.” Warm and caring friend to all, and captain of lacrosse and hockey, you motivate your teammates as naturally as you rally classmates in the physiology lab. Your congenial spirit and playful pranks have also made you beloved by your CLT Freshmen. Always, you emerge as a leader.
That beaming smile! You brighten any space you walk into. And from the classroom to field hockey, while you are tough as nails, you are kind to the core. Devoted public health advocate and volunteer at the hospital, your empathy is authentic, and you aim to make a difference in people’s lives. With your joyful way of being, you will do just that.
In a bind, faculty call on you. Resourceful, even-keeled, and possessing an abundance of both practical skills and intellectual reasoning, you are a go-to leader. Whether with walkie-talkie in hand during HOPE, captaining the Golf Team, or crafting a thoughtful essay, your wisdom and wit are always on display.
Your voice has been powerful in our choirs and our classrooms, determined to unpack and understand. As a steadfast soccer goalie, you led your team from behind, literally. Through Horizons, GSA, travel to Cuba and Peru, and in sisterhood, you champion others. With wings to fly high and social justice at the forefront, you are on a trajectory that will make a difference.
“Original to the core,” teachers say. A philosopher-inventor-scholar, you think outside the box. In the Innovation Lab and in REDI Lab, you crafted with steady hands and defied laws with a single cowboy hat. CLT mentor and wise friend, you use empathy to understand and lift others. When we needed a courageous leader, you gave us reminders of our values, music, a lively Zoom “Coffee Haus,” and just one more moment to be together.
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You joined us in Junior year, but you made CA home from the start. Passionate biologist, world citizen, patient summer camp reading specialist, your optimism guides you and allows you to build trust with others. In field hockey and Mock Trial, you’re both a team player and an MVP. As a student, there’s no slowing you down. You relish the challenge.
When the stakes are high and the job needs to be done right, you’re there to lead. As HOPE Co-President and through Philanthropy Board, you rallied us to give back. With that single winning goal, you brought your Field Hockey Team all the way to State. Whether building bridges with Mock Trial teammates, or building a fence in Senegal, you juggle it all with a spark of warmth.
Brilliant, empathetic, grounded, and inclusive, you lift up those around you. We will remember you pacing hot summer sidewalks, clipboard in hand, stuffed with blue voter registration cards. Your thoughtful leadership impacted Mock Trial, CLT, REDI Lab, and the Field Hockey Team. One of your teachers put it best: “We adore and admire you.”
Lover of the outdoors, you hike the foothills with friends and embrace the Colorado wilderness. You came to CA in Ninth Grade and instantly made your mark from classrooms to the lacrosse field, where you captained with integrity. Ms. Meyers calls you “her champion” for your independent work in Tiny Earth and for rallying folks to get behind everything.
A firecracker and a force. You walk our hallways, those Doc Martens a-stompin’, and we know you mean business. You work endless hours in your jobs, devote photography skills to Family Promise and talents to the theater, and you inspire Girl Scouts and Mock Trial debaters across the region. With your flair, strong opinions, and ability to both lead and laugh, you command the respect you so wholeheartedly deserve.
You embody endless curiosity, fierce drive, and thoughtful friendship. As a super-lifer, your positive energy and humor have enriched CA’s athletic teams, HOPE, Craig Hospital, classrooms, and labs. You take ideas seriously. Your desire to study infectious disease is more important now than ever. We have no doubt that you are off to change the world.
You are a poet and artist at heart. Paintbrush in hand, you traveled the peaks of Colorado during your semester at High Mountain Institute and returned to share generously all that you had seen. From back-country skiing to captaining our Ice Hockey Team and serving as tireless champion of the Ski Club, you quietly lead by example.
You’ve lived around the globe and travel regularly to the Philippines to assist surgeons with Project Smile. Kind, hard working, and full of love, you are devoted to your family and coach younger lacrosse players with the same level of care. Your goal is to serve your country and the world, and we couldn’t be more proud.
A self-taught coder and endlessly curious, you keep Ms. Jans and Dr. Vogels on their toes. And with a Rubik’s Cube flying fast through your hands, you solve problems with ease, in everything from math to video games. With similar agility, you tear up cross country routes and track caribou with your bow and arrow. Great humor and enormous smile, you strive to connect.
Nimble Ethics Bowl debater, quick-minded coder, graceful swimmer and musician, somehow you do it all. With your strong ethical center, you are a passionate defender of justice, and with your powerful imagination, you are an excellent fiction writer. Endlessly curious, your teachers also ask that you keep sending them interesting articles you’ve discovered!
Talented artist and brilliant thinker, you are the heart and soul of "Kokopelli." You see the world through a thought-provoking lens, showcased through your incredible Portfolio Show. In REDI Lab you studied the power of positive psychology. You co-founded Ethics Bowl and placed at Nationals. Through it all, you are uniquely Anna, with a fierce work ethic and an enviable creative spirit.
You are one of the very best role models at CA: kind, optimistic, curious, and whip-smart. Promoting inclusivity is your gift, and you leave that legacy within CLT, as Captain’s Award winner for field hockey, in computer science, and through your work with Grab the Torch and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Your strength and compassion personify CA ideals.
Kindness is your hallmark, and courtesy is your M.O. Like the game of golf you love so dearly, you are a gentleman who embodies patience and integrity. You aim to major in math, and Mr. Hammer says there is “beauty in your work.” This Spring you became the ultimate Senior Buddy, leaving the sweetest of memories for your Kindergartner.
Traveling to Cuba as only a Freshman, you showed us your independent spirit. You care for friends with authenticity and you compete as an athlete with heart. Finally, as an artist, your portfolio combined photography and studio art and showed us your keen attention to detail and original design aesthetic. Your creative eye sees endless possibilities.
So bright, articulate, and curious, so full of personality and joy. You are an advocate for those who need a voice and a Mock Trial debater supreme. You aim to change the world, and what makes you even more powerful in that endeavor is the force of your heart. You care. Really care. And you think. Really think. We can’t wait to see where you go in life.
Even-keeled and open-minded CA lifer, you are a phenomenal thinker and writer. You make complicated arguments easy to digest. From academics and training in the off season for your sports, as an outdoorsman, on the Costa Rica trip, and interning at the University of Colorado Hospital, your humble nature, care for others, and strong work ethic are front and center.
You storm the lacrosse field with determination. As a mentor and coach, you uplift others. We’ve seen your confidence grow: your voice has blossomed in conversations about politics, history, and diversity; your vision has sharpened through photography. Easygoing, accepting, amazing big brother, you extend friendship far and keep family close.
Budding engineer, you seek out opportunities with old-fashioned initiative and gumption. As a goalie on the Field Hockey Team, you are nearly impenetrable with your stoic stare and stance. And with your deep sense of faith, you care tenderly for those around you at Camp Timberline and beyond, bringing out the best in us.
You dance with joy on stage, you embark on enterprises to help those in the medical community, revealing your deep commitment to the profession, and you stretched your global perspective with the Spain exchange this year. A career in medicine is your focus, and with your natural warmth and rock-solid discipline, you will achieve it.
Each day, you brought that Camp Tanuga magic to CA. In CLT, you mentored with sisterly hugs. In chemistry, Chinese, and on the climbing wall, you puzzled your way through questions and up difficult routes. Both a wizard of words and a whiz at Adobe Illustrator, your creations left us in awe. You greeted each day with a dose of optimism that buoyed us all.
You made it look easy. You love learning, and it showed. We saw you get lost in good books but remain grounded as ever in Cuba, Mock Trial, in photography, and while pouring your heart out on the piano. As manager, you anchored our athletic teams with your usual unflappable cool. Great big sister, beloved babysitter, loyal friend.
“What a rock!” says one science teacher, “Ella puts everything into everything!” Heart and soul of C-Club, your enthusiasm is the spark we need each and every week. Exceptional leader on the lacrosse field, you are so much more than your remarkable talent. Gracious, loving, and kind to all, you want to make the world a better place.
“Need a deep thinker who provides a dose of spunk and goofiness?” one teacher asks. “Liam is your man.” A three-sport athlete, your leadership in any athletic venue is remarkable, though in lacrosse you shine. Even more distinctive is your mentorship of Lower Schoolers and Freshmen. Through you, they have learned what it means to be empathetic, courageous, and inclusive.
You were THE ambassador of goodwill for CA’s trip to Spain this Fall, taking the lead and facilitating connection like a pro. You are also the most solid of citizens, a behind-the-scenes mentor, always willing to lend a hand. Selfless and sensitive, you do the right thing, even when no one is looking, serving as the moral compass by which we all orient.
Your teachers call you helpful, kind, and simply fantastic. In Haiti, you stepped outside your comfort zone and inspired others to do the same. You’ve been a consistent force in the Haiti Club and Road to Hope. Pulling over to the side of the road to capture a beautiful sunset or creating a perfect flower arrangement, we love your appreciation for small moments.
Intellectually, you never settle. You love ideas and have the guts to test them out and constantly challenge yourself. Whether leading class discussions, connecting with local children in Senegal, playing Ultimate, or making a film, you are all in. We love your out-of-the-box thinking, focus on community, and desire to learn for the sake of learning.
You speak softly but laugh fully. We’ll miss your clever observations and your witty way of showing appreciation. Interim transformed you into an actual ninja warrior: you slipped away from opponents in Ultimate; you zipped past us on your unicycle; and at the computer and in life, we know that you (and your avatar) will leap the highest of heights.
“Sweetness personified,” teachers say. A force on the tennis courts, you still go out of your way to support others. Through photography and now film, you are developing a confident voice. Whether reading "Harry Potter" in a perfect French accent, or cheering on Miracles on Ice campers as they take the ice for a hockey lesson, your selfless energy touches all.
Venti iced caramel latte, extra shot of espresso, and was that almond milk? With energy to spare, you danced your way through a rigorous academic program and lifted others along the way. En pointe, you are formidable. And in French, you were flawless. When campers at Miracles on Ice or friends reached out, your sturdy hand was already there to lift them to their feet.
You are the definition of grit. We have been amazed by your strength of character and unwavering commitment to your goals. Your passion for science and for people inspires your future career in nursing. From Mock Trial to photography, and tennis to classroom discussions, you balance the analytical and the creative. We love watching you grow through your fearless contributions.
You are the real deal: intentional, smart, and engaged, with a good heart. We don’t quite know when you sleep, because your commitments to and leadership within Amnesty, Mock Trial, theater, cross country, cello, and CLT are all so true and deep. And now, you even make sourdough in your spare time. Our moral compass, you lead the way.
Steady, precise, your inner drive is strong, and your golf swing is even stronger. Your devotion to Project Care, to friendships, and to school never landed short. Is “earnest” your middle name? Protective older sister and patient younger sister, you put family first. A friend wrote, “Her hard work and dedication inspire me to do my best every day.”
Tenacity and agility define you. From the toughest math classes to AP physics, you pivot and persist with grace, perhaps reflecting your training in dance. Even more, we love your willingness to take risks— joining volleyball as a Senior, embarking to Singapore to study economics, and embracing others with ease.
Your soul is happy when you are learning. Humble scholar, incisive reader, passionate scientist, you practically started medical school in your spare time. Both your artwork and handwriting are museum worthy. Friends say you give the best hugs ever. From Cuba, to water wells in Kenya, to the deepest oceans and beyond, the world is a better place because of you.
Your character-driven leadership has made a lasting impact, from the classroom to the basketball court and lacrosse field. Ms. Meyers says you are an anchor in the lab. Through C-Club, coaching youth lacrosse, and volunteering with the National Sports Center for the Disabled, you form strong connections and inspire community wherever you go.
How many times have we burst into applause watching you on stage, from the musical to Basement Theatre to Mock Trial? How often have we been awed at the magnitude of your love for the kids at Tennyson Children’s Center? You are strong, you are fierce, you have a heart of gold (with reams of talent to match), and you will continue to take the world by storm.
With one courageous step into the spotlight, you became an actor. Not even a pandemic stopped you from brightening the day for your "Addams Family" family, and for us, too. From computer science to English, your inquisitive mind flourished. Renaissance scholar, multifaceted artist, “Coffee Haus” ukulele player, outgoing friend, you have planted seeds for a legacy of kindness.
Wearing your signature orange puffy coat, your life is a soundtrack. You will always be our beloved “Javert.” (Madame Turner thinks you could have sung the whole thing in French!) Math philosopher, you hypnotized us in REDI Lab describing how “math had wronged you.” Budding physicist, writer of musicals, and now a self-taught ukulele player, your presence delights us at every turn.
The positivity, enthusiasm, and commitment you bring to every task has made CA a better place. A fabulous camp counselor, devoted artist, leader of FACES and "Kokopelli," and REDI Lab renegade, you dived headfirst into everything CA has to offer. We love how you lead with your heart, commit yourself to growth, and create lasting community.
Such a genuine young man with a big heart and desire to grow, your intentions are always good. An adventurous spirit carries you through the outdoors as you explore Colorado’s mountains; discipline and hard work bring you to captain the Hockey Team, where you are a steadfast protector of the net; and a loving soul makes you a devoted friend, son, and brother.
Down-to-earth, hard working, and values-driven, we’ve loved to watch you form strong bonds, grow in the classroom, and throw your heart out on the basketball court. Fly rod in hand, the great outdoors is your other source of joy. You embrace being outside of your comfort zone, and you lead with positivity, inclusivity, and the courage to be front and center.
The outdoors is your sanctuary. You embraced Colorado, even as you held Utah’s beauty in your soul. Friends say you’re lighthearted about life but passionate about your goals. As you created in the Innovation Lab, climbed, biked, and photographed, you barely noticed the stress of high school life around you. Quintessential Eagle Scout, thoughtful big brother, quick-witted friend.
Old music, old cars, old movies—your love of all things old brought life to bygone eras. We have run out of history classes for you to take! A gentleman and scholar, you’re always up for a good debate. In Mock Trial, coaches called you the “secret sauce.” You raced down slopes but patiently listened in CLT and carefully eyed your target in golf. With a ready smile, you charmed CA.
Where to begin? In GSA and Amnesty, you are the strongest of allies and advocates, always ethical and compassionate. On CLT and in the theater, others turn to you for inspiration and guidance. Sitting under a tree, turning page after page of philosophy, you are our Thoreau. You want to do better, be better, and give as much as you can.
You are a talented poet, playwright, and leader of FACES and PlatFORUM. You were a role model on the Senegal trip, you inspired children in Horizons, and you served as a team builder in lacrosse. The thread through everything you do is your mature and humble leadership, your deep care and empathy, and your passion for justice and equity.
When we think of determination, we think of you. Your hardworking nature, maturity, leadership, and resilience led to memorable moments in the classroom, on the Field Hockey and Lacrosse teams, and volunteering for HOPE. To be recruited for two NCAA sports in college is remarkably rare, but then again, nothing about you is ordinary.
Your soft-spoken voice belies a powerful presence, and your winning goal in the soccer playoffs this Fall put an exclamation point on your growth here at CA. At your core, you are the most solid of friends, a friend for life. With what your teachers call “strong intuition and knack for problem-solving,” you will excel in business and in everything you dream to do.
Oh, the power of your pencil and sketchbook (not to mention your keen intellect). Jaws drop in amazement when you open those pages, and your Portfolio Show this Spring was spellbinding, even in virtual form. Your tongue-in-cheek cartoons in French class keep everyone laughing, and your strength of spirit in the conditioning room keeps us inspired.
With a compass oriented to justice, a fierce volleyball serve, and a passion for travel, you have left your mark. The magic of science has inspired you, and you can’t help but share it with the world. Whether tutoring elementary schoolers or running summer camps, your love of STEM is infectious. With a huge heart, you strive to make a difference.
You are one of the most emotionally mature and growth mindset-oriented students we’ve known. Showcased through your work in Ethics Bowl, Mock Trial, and PlatFORUM, you aren’t afraid to take risks, speak up, and fight for equity and engaged dialogue. You have the grit and gusto to go after big ideas on your insatiable quest for learning.
To know you is to see you dance. Such is the magnetism and power of your energy. On the volleyball court and in the ballet studio, you leap, spike, twirl. On CLT and through Jack and Jill, you championed others and blossomed as a leader. Multilingual world citizen, cheerful friend, you arrived each day with a bounce in your step.
A “powerful presence” and “straight shooter,” friends say. In the classroom, you speak with confidence. Yet we’ve seen you let down your guard and laugh yourself to tears. Your passion for Haiti and Road to Hope allowed you to raise your voice and raise over $7,000. Tennis champion, loving and strong daughter, you are a rock and a rockstar.
Passionate artist and tennis player, empathetic friend and sister, dedicated student, you are genuine to your core. We have loved watching you find your voice through photography and design. You empowered young women through your CIP, and we know your creativity and compassion will continue to make its mark on the world.
Creative and imaginative, your REDI Lab project combining fashion and Japanese history held your audience enrapt. Your yearbook leadership has been unparalleled, and seeing those photos of you at your sewing machine this Spring, making hundreds of masks, confirmed even more your powerful spirit. We marvel at your strength and intelligence.
Artistic, thoughtful, and intelligent, your contributions to CA have been memorable. We were awed by your bold Portfolio Show—your talent for art speaks volumes about identity and unity. You are a fearless ice climber, and you inspire community on the Soccer Team. Your teachers love the authenticity, humor, intellect, and empathy you bring with you each and every day.
A deep thinker with curiosity for all that life presents, you question and debate. “Mysterious,” friends say. On stage, you blossomed as an actor and even learned a little guitar on the side. In China, your love of language grew. You are so passionate about rock climbing that it has defined your life. You’ve gifted us your sense of adventure and some great Zoom movie nights.
At every turn, you overcome naysayers and prove yourself. In the AP chem lab, you delight with your focus and quirky sense of humor, and you are a role model and leader with your peers. From canoeing in remote Canada, to a Summer in Israel, you are an explorer. You may be a man of few words, yet they are powerful.
Your curiosity, compassion, and down-to-earth nature comes through in everything you do, whether in a classroom discussion, on the tennis court, a challenging rock face, or in your study of photography. You have a gift for using humor, good questions, and your innate sense of joy to disarm disagreement. A super-lifer, you live the CA values of courage and kindness.
Future ambassador, you took advantage of every opportunity to get outside your comfort zone, traveling to Senegal and Peru, and to the UK with the Soccer Team. You are also an empathetic CLT leader and "Kokopelli" editor who allows others to be seen and heard. Levelheaded and hard working in the classroom, you juggle so many priorities with grace.
Balancing empathy and competitiveness, your leadership is felt on the volleyball court and in your academics. You will always revise and rewrite if it leads to deeper learning. Haiti changed you and inspired your commitment to Road to Hope. You love to create and truly have an artist’s heart. Most of all, care, determination, and drive are woven through everything you do.
Joyful learner and one of the kindest humans we know, you have led CA as CC Co-President, on the Varsity Tennis Team, and even tap dancing. You aren’t afraid to do hard things and will gladly start over if necessary. Your inclusive leadership was on full display when you dived into the Colombia Exchange. You model courage, positivity, and community-building.
A three-season athlete elected captain to each team, you are fearless, yet you always remain kind and respectful to all. Others look to you as their model and cheerleader. Just as you “take the draw” in lacrosse, you set the pace in class, emerging as a student who Ms. Jekel says, “knows what to do without direction, leads the best discussions, and bravely takes risks.”
You have tap danced your way into our hearts. “So likeable,” friends say. Likeable and light on your feet. Whether sprinting in track or practicing your footwork for soccer, you zoom by. As captain, in CLT, or even while chatting with friends in the Senior lounge, your smile is equally quick and effusive. We know you will explore the world and spread joy along the way.
A faculty member says, “there isn’t a teacher who doesn’t love you.” Enthusiastic Scottish Exchange student with an incredible gift for language, and one of the CLT standouts of ALL TIME, you are unbelievably strong in your role as a mentor. And as one of our top science students, you took three classes in the department this year, wowing everyone with your desire to dig deeper.
Fueled by passion and purpose, you arrived at that pond, cast a line, and your life was never the same. A king of water in royal blue, you are an animal activist, a fish specialist, and a force for good. “Sincere,” teachers say, “he has a studied take on everything.” Your love of learning propels you forward. We laughed with you and are better because of you. Thank you for your Commencement speech.
Your energy is so contagious that your smile lights up an entire room, a friend said. With gratitude and grace, you meet challenges head on and always stand tall. The world of water has captivated you; you research, surf, sail, and dive beneath, fascinated by its mysteries. Creative artist, caring friend, as you soak up warmth, you also radiate it.
You are here today, your voice confident and grounded. A natural scholar, you showed your mettle and brought others around to your high standard. In Mock Trial and history, you revered the human experience (with some memes on the side). In your art, you captured dimension and form. We loved seeing you care for your Kindergarten Buddy and get fired up about your passions.
Loyal and kind, we noticed when you stepped up to care for others in the CA community. You love to be part of something bigger than yourself, even “Just Dance” with your advisory at the end of a long day. You’ve been a stellar team player on the Field Hockey and Soccer teams and have a sophisticated eye for design. Your steady, thoughtful presence will be missed.
Your vibrant life has given you a breadth of experience and perspective. Outgoing, supportive, you find hours in the day to work multiple jobs and still lend a helping hand. In the pool, you swam powerfully and raised money for Special Olympics. Great Senior Buddy, spontaneous friend, honest and astute writer, your next chapter is just beginning.
The most serious of filmmakers, you reveal your creativity, your sense of play, and your deep analytical mind by taking risks. Competitive swimmer as well, you know how to be disciplined. And as the Zoomlights media interviewer this Spring, you brought us together, reminding us how much you want to impact others in a positive way.
Our quintessential global citizen, you love history, traveling the world, and communicating with others. Whether on global trips, exploring your own political consulting firm in REDI Lab, creating your photography Portfolio Show, or studying international business in Singapore, you share your creativity, curiosity about the world, and gift for connection.
You are earnest, fearless, and interested in truly understanding the world around you. A deep thinker and talented writer, your teachers love your curiosity and willingness to take risks. You are a committed golfer and lacrosse player, a talented filmmaker, an avid outdoorsman, and beloved by your Kindergarten Buddy. Your genuine and humble nature shines in all you do.
Your stunning, on-the-fly spoken word poetry performance in front of the entire school may have been our favorite “mic drop” moment of the year. You ask hard questions and don’t accept easy answers. Creative photographer, talented writer, empathetic friend and big sister, we love your fearlessness, resilience, and the way you inspire those around you.
We are humbled by your ability to juggle it all. Camera in hand, you explored Cuba and examined the colors and shapes of your life. You’ve been a rock for your family and an amazing big sister. To CLT you brought patient leadership. On the soccer field, you were strong as ever, leading your team through championship seasons with your heart on your sleeve. You fill us with hope.
Superhuman, or CEO? You set a goal, you make a plan, and you get it done. In the process, teachers say, you help others, weigh different perspectives, and move groups forward, positively. Your baking sweetened our day, and your soccer skills lit up the field. Poised and downright smart, we know you will be a force for good, even if you do join the CIA and spy on us.
You spent a Summer as a youth ambassador in Paraguay and came home transformed. Brainchild, editor and host of Zoomlights and Community Movie Night this Spring, your wry sense of humor and sharp intelligence have filled a vital role. Even a tumble off a cliff during a big mountain ski competition didn’t slow you down (and inspired crutch races in the Upper School hallways). You are an adventurer.
Spirited super-lifer, you bleed red and black and have impacted the CA community in big and small ways. A positive and engaged community-builder, you brought people together and modeled resilience on the ice-climbing trip and when classes moved to Zoom. The heartbeat of our JV Soccer Team, your caring nature and quick smile helped bring us together.
You are a lover of big ideas and questions without easy answers. You bring your inclusive, intentional leadership to cross country, theater, Horizons, CLT, and the Playwriting Club. In REDI Lab, you challenged yourself to complete three multi-night solo backcountry expeditions. We love the gratitude, joy, and curiosity you have brought to the CA community in spades.
You are the cornerstone of CA’s Ultimate Frisbee program, and no doubt your level of skill and leadership has left a legacy for that team. Just as much, you have shown us your focus, talent, and incredible self-direction in computer science—you are bound to excel in that field. Keep the awesome code and the end-zone hucks coming!
You didn’t even break a sweat. With a flair for 80s hair bands and a peaceful soul, you reached heights far above. You scaled that 5.13a, won tennis matches, and taught yourself guitar solos and perfect Chinese calligraphy. And in your spare time, you solved Rubik’s Cubes while breezing through AP physics problems. “Super bright, like crazy smart,” teachers say. Your feet are on solid ground.
Your brilliant mind, quick wit, and clear care for others never waivered. Whether exploring Anasazi ruins, coding, making a film, or playing golf, you are even-keeled, wicked smart, and have a heart of gold. CA is better because of your strong character and commitment to community. One of your teachers simply states, “Every class is better with Holden in it!”