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Meet a Cannon Lifer: Lia, Class of 2020

The experience our Lifers have at Cannon is truly special - they spend fourteen years (from JrK - grade 12) in our hallowed hallways! We’re spotlighting several, and today it's Lia's turn.

What’s a memory from JrK you hold dear?

The day we had our drivers test. We got to walk around the front of the school with our cardboard cars and memorize different road signs. I remember I could never remember yield and so I got very anxious when we had to do our test.

What Cannon School event or tradition do you look back on fondly?
I always looked forward to Arts Jam. My whole time in the lower school, I couldn't wait until I reached 4th grade. That was the year we learned the secret about making a star out of swords (something that our grade was dying to learn for years prior). Then we got to run around with friends and eat, do crafts, make wax hands, and watch fireworks.

How would you describe your Cannon experience in three words?
Exciting, challenging, and fulfilling.

What’s the most important lesson you learned at Cannon?
Good things don't come easy. You don't have to put a large amount of weight on yourself so that it's too much, but you must work hard to do well. You can't slack, which is something I learned a little later in my time at Cannon. Prioritizing is key, and don't forget to have fun.

What are your plans for next year?
I will be attending Appalachian State University. I'm going in undecided, but I would really love to focus on commercial photography.

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