Alumni Association Awards

The Alumni Association presents three prestigious awards to honor deserving graduates, faculty, coaches, and friends of Carolina Day and its predecessor schools.

Dr. J.P. Daughton ACDS '88


Dr. J. P. Daughton is a 2022 Recipient of the C. Robert Bell Jr. Distinguished Alumni Award. 
J. P. Daughton is a Professor of History at Stanford University. He is an historian of Europe, imperialism and colonialism, and global history. His teaching and publications explore political, cultural, social, and environmental history, as well as the modern history of religion, technology, and humanitarianism. Learn more.
Sarah Arison '02


Sarah Arison CDS '02 is a 2022 Recipient of the C. Robert Bell Jr. Distinguished Alumni Award. 

Born and raised in Miami, Arison is President of the Arison Arts Foundation, a private grant-making organization that supports emerging artists and the institutions that foster them. Learn more.

C. Robert Bell Jr. Distinguished Alumni Award

The purpose of the C. Robert Bell Jr. Distinguished Alumni Award is to recognize alumni of Carolina Day School and its predecessor schools who have distinguished themselves, their school, and their community through personal accomplishments and service to others in their business, profession, or vocation and who have demonstrated concern for and service to their community, state, nation, or world. The recipients should also have shown dedication and commitment to Carolina Day School or one of its predecessor schools, and their personal values and achievements should be representative of the School's highest ideals.

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Dr. Jessica Edmonds Hein


Jessi Edmonds Hein is the 2022 Recipient of the Athletic Hall of Fame Award. 
Jessi (Edmonds) Hein was born and raised in Asheville, NC. Jessi had the privilege and opportunity to attend Carolina Day School starting her sophomore year of high school, and she  was able to graduate from CDS in 2012 as she went on to pursue an athletic scholarship for basketball at Liberty University. Learn more.
Coach Bill Barbour


Coach Bill Barbour will be inducted this year and honored as the 2021 recipient of the Athletic Hall of Fame Award. 
Coach Bill Barbour’s greatest strength as a coach was the guidance he provided through his sense of humor and “Billisms” and his consistent and calm presence. For nine years, he coached and mentored the Carolina Day School Men’s and Women’s Tennis Teams. Learn more.

Athletic Hall of Fame

The Athletic Hall of Fame recognizes members of the Carolina Day School family who have distinguished themselves as outstanding contributors to athletics at CDS or its predecessor schools, demonstrated good sportsmanship and citizenship character, and left a lasting impression of achievement and excellence on the CDS athletic family.

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Hope Larson '00


Hope Larson CDS '00 is the 2022 Recipient of the Artists Hall of Fame Award. 
Hope Larson graduated from Carolina Day School in 2000. After attending CDS, she went to Rochester Institute of Technology and later transferred to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Hope is an award winning illustrator and cartoonist. Learn more.

Artists Hall of Fame

Sponsored by the CDS Alumni Association, the Artists Hall of Fame recognizes members of the Carolina Day School family who have made significant contributions to the arts. The term “arts” includes, but is not limited to, music (instrumental and vocal), dance, drama, folk art, creative writing, architecture and allied fields, painting, sculpture, photography, graphic and craft arts, industrial design, set design, costume and fashion design, motion pictures, television, radio, tape and sound recording, the arts related to the presentation, performance, execution, and exhibition of such major arts forms, and the study and application of the arts to the human environment.

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