has been able to thrive during her 13 years at CCES— as an athlete, scholar, artist and humanitarian— with plenty of awards and accolades to show for it. A cheerleader, member of the dance team and a lacrosse player, Davis has flexed her take-charge personality as a captain for all three teams. She was awarded the Salem College Book Award in 11
in the Chinese Language Poem Declamation in grades 9,10, and 12 respectively, is an IB Diploma Program Candidate, and a regular Honor or High Honor Roll achiever. She’s applied a service mindset both inside and outside of school and it’s those experiences— working as a counselor at Camp Ton-A-Wandah, a girls summer camp in North Carolina, and going to China for three weeks with Global Leadership Adventures— she says have really shaped who she is today.
Davis’ next stop is the Big Apple where she will attend New York University
in the Fall. She also applied to Drexel, Virginia Commonwealth, Boston University, Boston College, George Washington, and Northeastern. “Not only do I love the city environment and all that it provides but the Liberal Studies Program, which I am enrolled in, allows me to explore many areas of study with small class sizes,” Davis says. “I thought this was an awesome program for me going to such a large school and city yet coming from CCES and being used to the small class environment.”
Davis’ love of fashion may have her pegged as a style arbiter (she has also completed two classes with Parsons School of Design), but she intends to blend that passion for fashion with international relations, business, or magazine development. “Always fashion forward, Davis is fascinated by the world of fashion and the idea that clothes are simply wearable art,” says her College Counselor Bartley Sides. “But Davis’ interest extends into the business of fashion. She’s passionate about trend analysis, words I’ve never heard another high school student utter. She’s goal oriented and focused but thrives on learning more and wants to see the world through multiple lenses. I have no doubts that she will be successful, both academically and creatively.”
Whatever her chosen path ends up being, the powers that be in the fashion world take note— Davis Vergnolle is certain to be an impressive beacon in this cutting-edge industry.
JUST FOR FUN!
Who has been your favorite instructor at CCES? Mrs. (Barbara) Carter, not only did I learn a lot in her classes, but she also taught me how to study and better manage my time.
If you knew you could not fail what would you do? I would be the editor-in-chief at Vogue!
If you could share an afternoon with anyone, who would it be? Diana Vreeland, the editor of Vogue from 1963-1971 who was known for her extravagant personality. After doing my Extended Essay junior year (a required component of the IB Diploma Program) on her work at Vogue and learning about her fun and lively personality, I would easily chose to spend an afternoon with this fashion industry pioneer.
If you could relive one CCES experience, what would it be?
The Middle School Musical, The Beauty and the Beast, in 5th grade. I was able to sing and dance and meet new friends from all grades in the Middle School. It was such a great experience for me, I became more confident and had a lot of fun while doing it.
If you could travel back in time and visit your younger self, what grade would you go back and why? I would go back to 4th grade, it was a year full of fun experiences, great friends and a great teacher. I would also tell myself to keep up with guitar and piano.