Casady seniors have been selected as National Merit Semifinalists by the National Merit® Scholarship Program.
Casady seniors Divya Chandrasekaran, Abby Fakhoury, Kiran Naidu, Jes Stanfield, and Drew Walters have been selected as National Merit Semifinalists by the National Merit® Scholarship Program. The National Merit Scholarship Program "honors individual students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies."
“Our community is blessed to have so many students who believe, as I do, that scholarship is an important part to the foundation of a successful life,” Head of School Nathan L. Sheldon said. “I recognize and honor the nominations; they represent untold hours of hard work and dedication. I am proud of what these students have accomplished and am excited to see what their futures hold.”
The National Merit Scholarship Program began in 1955 as an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®)—a test which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.5 million juniors in 21,000 schools—and by meeting published program entry and participation requirements.
Divya, Abby, Kiran, Jes, and Drew have an opportunity to continue further in the competition, which awards 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth about $30 million that will be offered in the spring of 2022. From the 16,000 semifinalists, about 15,000 are expected to advance to the Finalist level and will be notified of this advancement in February.
All winners of Merit Scholarship awards, who will be known as Merit Scholars, are chosen based on their abilities, skills, and accomplishments—without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin, or religious preference. As stated on the website, a variety of information is available for the "selectors" to evaluate each finalist including academic record, information about the school's curricula and grading system, two sets of test scores, the school official's written recommendation, information about the student's activities and leadership, and the finalist's own essay.
Casady Students Jack Morgan '23, Connor Evans '23, and Grant Kirk '24 recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout in a ceremony held at Westminster Presbyterian Church. All three are members of BSA Troop 4.
Casady School was pleased to once again have Dr. Lisa Damour speak to our community as part of Casady's Health and Wellness focus. During her webinars, Dr. Damour imparted valuable information on how to have healthy mental emotions during these challenging times.
Students from Mrs. Fryer's third grade class released monarch butterflies into Casady's Monarch Waystation, also known as the Butterfly Garden, this week. The monarchs, which started as caterpillars found in the waystation, were observed by the students in class as the caterpillars underwent metamorphosis.
In the inaugural episode of Portrait of a Graduate, Casady Alumni Association President Josh Sepkowitz '98 reminisces on his experience at Casady, discusses his work with the Alumni Association, and shares the success of his unique company, FreeRange Concepts, based in Dallas-Fort Worth.
Casady's Twister yearbook is an outstanding piece of published history, showcasing the amazing and unique experiences that take place at Casady. This year, the Twister has been recognized for its exceptional theme and its staff.
NextGen Under 30 celebrates Oklahoma's up-and-coming community leaders, recognizing their talent, drive, and service. Casady School is proud to announce that five Casady Community members have been selected as 2021 honorees.
The end of the academic year comes with many events, celebrations, and send-offs throughout all four divisions. While our events will look a little different this year, we are happy to be able to celebrate our incredible Cyclones in person and on campus.
Fourth Grade Cyclones were challenged to participate in their grade-wide "Readathon," and students rose to the challenge! Students read as many books as they could in order to raise money for the Love Like Crazy Foundation.
As we look forward to the winter season, we would like to share with you the School’s policy on cancellation or change in schedule due to inclement weather. Safety is the primary factor when we consider decisions to either cancel school, call for a late start, or close school early.
The Oklahoma Ugly Bug Contest is hosted by the Oklahoma Microscopy Society and is a statewide competition for elementary schools to find the "ugliest" or most unique bug native to Oklahoma. Last year and this year Casady fourth graders have participated in the contest, working with their families to locate the ugliest bug that they can find.
Freshmen and new students to Upper Division signed the CasadyHonorCodeduring Chapel. Bysigning, these students pledge to follow the expectations of being a Casady student; to support the School, behave with academic integrity, and hold one another accountable for their actions.
Casady School is a PreK-12, independent, college preparatory Episcopal day school committed to deeper-level learning. Casady School welcomes a student body that reflects the diversity of the world around us and therefore does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, nationality, or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletics, and other school-administered programs generally accorded or made available to students at the School.