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In the News

List of 6 news stories.

  • Sofia Rooney is one of the top track and field athletes in Cannon School history and has committed to compete at the University of Notre Dame.

    Vision Quest: Cannon’s Rooney saw her dream and chased it all the way to South Bend, Indiana

    Attached to the wall in Sofia Rooney’s bedroom is a vision board.

    As a talented track and field athlete at Cannon School, along with being a strong student, Rooney has some lofty goals that grace her vision board. And each night, before she ends her day, she looks at the board for motivation to train and study harder to one day fulfill her dreams.

    Last week, the Cannon senior was able to see one of her greatest visions through: She officially became a member of the University of Notre Dame’s track and field team.
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  • Austin Cindric, a 2017 Cannon School graduate, has won five races this season and leads the NASCAR Xfinity Series in points, driver rating, laps led and fastest laps run.

    Born to Race: Xfinity leader and Cannon School grad Cindric found NASCAR inspiration through family, Concord ties

    Austin Cindric was born to race.

    Sitting in class at the Cannon School, which he attended from second grade through high school graduation, he could hear cars on the track at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

    “That spiked my interest (in auto racing) up a lot,” Cindric said.

    Cindric now races in NASCAR’s Xfinity Series, where he currently sits atop the point standings.

    As the son of Penske Racing president Tim Cindric, Austin was exposed to racing his entire life.
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  • The Little Englne That Wood: Senior excels in multiple sports at Cannon but will focus on one in college

    In life, there are some decisions that come to us in the blink of an eye.

    As Cannon School senior Sydney Wood sits down next to her brother, Jake, to do a Zoom interview with a reporter, she knows there is a decision she needs to make soon.

    That decision? What college to continue her academic and athletic careers after graduation.
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  • Cannon School announces record enrollment

    Enrollment reached 1,030 students for the 2020-21 academic year surpassing the previous high of 1,023 set in 2016-17. Retention rate for the school was 97% from last year with the normal independent school rate of about 90-93% in the region, according to Cannon’s Director of Admission and Financial Aid, Bill Diskin.

    “This high retention rate indicates that families are pleased with the experience their children are having at Cannon,” Diskin said in an email. “Parents have a great deal of confidence in our faculty and our college-prep curriculum. The feedback on the emergency remote learning program we put in place in March was also very positive.”

    Cannon School officially began its year Monday working off of a hybrid learning model due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
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  • LaRue is Ready

    Katie LaRue knows all about overcoming difficult situations.

    Once you overcome a life-or-death situation, as LaRue has, stepping in to run a high school athletics department in the midst of a pandemic can seems like a task you’re equipped to handle.

    LaRue, a Kernersville native, officially became Cannon School’s athletics director on July 1 after having been at the Madeira School in McLean, Virginia, since 2016. She has more than 13 years of experience in independent schools, with some of her other stops including a five-year stint as the associate athletics director, girls basketball coach and volleyball coach at Mercersburg Academy in Pennsylvania; and four years as the assistant athletics director and girls basketball coach at Asheville School.
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  • Raising the Barr for Rowan golf

    Charlie Barr was a local sports celebrity at age 13, a champion of the Country Club of Salisbury’s prestigious Crowder-Dorsett Memorial Labor Day 4-Ball Golf Tournament.
    That victory came in 2016, when Barr teamed up with Troy Beaver, who was 9 years older.
    It’s not easy coming up with an encore after a performance like that.
    “Winning at 13 was unbelievable,” Barr said. “My next-door neighbor and one of my best friends is Michael Childress, and he was on a winning Labor Day team when he was 14. So I edged him out as far as being the youngest winner. There’s nothing better than that.”
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