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Below are stories and news items about Providence Day School and/or the PDS community that originated from the school or have appeared in various media outlets.

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Arts & Dining Expansion to Transform 28,000 Square feet on Campus

With planned growth in the Arts, as well as a focus on enhanced dining experiences, Providence Day School is planning to transform 28,000 square feet of McMahon Fine Arts Center and the Dining Hall, Head of School Dr. Glyn Cowlishaw announced this week. This comprises 14,000 square feet of renovations, and 14,000 square feet of new space to be constructed on the side facing Sardis Road.

PD Students Emmi Pinch and Laura Plata Win GOA Catalyst Conference Awards

Providence Day School students Emmi Pinch ’23 and Laura Plata ’24 were selected from more than 400 presentations to receive GOA Citation Awards during the Catalyst Conference. Citations are awarded by Global Online Academy and member school faculty to those presentations that best represent the goals of the conference: 1) Raising awareness, 2) promoting grassroots action, and 3) promoting institutional change.

Seniors Luke Manna and Kolby Oglesby Receive Prestigious UNC Scholarships

Providence Day School’s Luke Manna and Kolby Oglesby will join the class of 2025 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as recipients of two prestigious scholarships. Luke Manna ‘21 received the Morehead-Cain Scholarship, the first merit scholarship program in the United States founded at the first public university in the country. Kolby Oglesby ‘21 is among the class of 2025 UNC Robertson Scholars and the first PD student to receive this honor.

Tyrone Jean Announced as PD's new Director of Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Following an extensive national search, Tyrone Jean will be joining Providence Day School in July as the new Director of Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging. He follows Dr. Nadia Johnson, who announced last October that she will be stepping down at the end of this school year to become the Assistant Head of School for Curriculum and Community at Castilleja School

The Cum Laude Society Inducts 31 PD Students

On April 23, 2021, Providence Day School inducted 15 members of the senior class in the Cum Laude Society, for a total of 30 PD student-members in the Class of 2021. Additionally, 16 new members in the Class of 2022 joined the Cum Laude Society this year. 

PD Earns Top Honors at Western NC Makeathon

Providence Day School teams won first and second place in the Western North Carolina Makeathon competition hosted by the Young Founders Institute at UNC-Chapel Hill on April 17. This one-day remote event allows entrepreneurial participants to create a business and solve real-world problems that businesses face.

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