A breath and a whisper is how Solomon describes the lives we live. A life of 70, 80, or 90 years is but a vapor in the grand sweep of the ages that our students study in their years at CCS. A mere 295 planetary revolutions ago we began the school year and here we are now close to completion of another lap around the sun. In that short span, we have seen a great deal. During each class, assignment, test, project, and field trip, students incrementally learned, grew, and developed a little further along the calling that God has for each of their lives.Consider how much our students know and can do now that they didn’t know or couldn’t do the last time we were in this position in our orbit.
In the last year we have seen:
- A state championship for our Cross Country team.
- A second place finish in the state-wide all-sports competition for the North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association Wells Fargo Cup.
- Recognition with the Sportsmanship Award from the Eastern Plains Independent Conference (EPIC).
- Our first annual Cary Christian School Festival of the Arts with 1,000 in attendance to see drama, film, visual arts, and voice and instrumental musical performances by CCS students.
- The CCS Chamber Choir tour of New Orleans where they performed at St. Louis Cathedral, the Historic Oak Alley Plantation, and for U.S. military veterans at the Louisiana State Veterans Home.
- Recognition with Superior ratings from the North Carolina Theater Competition for one act works by our Logic School drama team.
- Two National Merit School Finalists.
- An 85.4 percentile ranking on the Stanford Achievement Test. This means that the average CCS student performed better than 85.4 % of the students nationwide who took this standardized test.
- Three perfect scores on the National Latin Exam with 16 Outstanding Achievement awards (achieved by missing no more than three questions on the exam).
- A 27.4 average ACT composite score for the Class of 2016.
- An 1857 average SAT score for the class of 2016.
- $4.8 million of scholarship monies extended to the students of the CCS Class of 2016.
- And 56 more graduates to join over 400 CCS alumni who are studying, serving, and producing in the fields of medicine, engineering, law, education, the arts, the military, clergy and missions, among other fields, contributing to the flourishing of life in the realms they touch.
What a year! What a community! What a great God we love and serve! Soli Deo Gloria!
Mr. Dell Cook teaches Theology and Apologetics. He holds a B.S. from Appalachian State University, a M.Div from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Th.M. from Reformed Theological Seminary. Mr. Cook has served at CCS since 2000 teaching 4th grade, Old and New Testament, Theology, Apologetics, Church History, Hebrew, Greek, and Hermeneutics. He has served as Director of Athletics and coached girls’ basketball, middle school golf, junior varsity and varsity football, and from 2012 to 2018 he served as Headmaster. Mr. Cook serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Classical and Christian Schools as well as the Academic Advisory Board for the Classical Learning Test. He and his wife Ginny have three children: two are graduates of CCS, and the third is a current student.