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.

Stephanie Smith SG-GH 89


In 2017, after her death, Stephanie Smith SG-GH '89 was retrospectively awarded the C. Robert Bell Jr. Distinguished Alumni Award.

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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Trip Cogburn and Jack Warren


Jack Warren and Trip Cogburn '98 were inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 2018.

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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Joanna Gollberg Stirling in her studio


Joanna Gollberg Stirling '90 (pictured) and John L. Haber '66 were inducted into the Artists Hall of Fame in 2009.

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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