Profiles of "Lifers"


A Phoenix Country Day School “Lifer” is a student who joined our School in the Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten, and experienced all that PCDS has to offer over the course of his or her years through the Lower, Middle, and Upper School.  While many students who graduate from PCDS entered as Lower or Middle School students, these precious “Lifers” at PCDS hold a special place in the hearts of our faculty, staff, and community, and we take great pride in their growth at PCDS and beyond.

Below, please see check out a list of PCDS “Lifers”, with their respective colleges, as well as a couple of notes on each student’s PCDS experience.

PCDS Class of 2016:

Liam Rethore
Andrew Ekmark
Sam Garvin
Jake Bain
Drew Hosmar
Jillian Gilburne
Natalie Cooper
Tara Dugel
Carissa Wang
Kira Kirby
Jessica Sherman
Sophie Arregoces
Tiana Siragusa

 
College:

U. Pittsburgh
Stanford; Captain
Claremont McKenna College
Claremont McKenna College
Claremont McKenna College
Northwestern
U. San Diego
Columbia U.
U. San Diego
U. Texas, Austin
ASU, Barrett Honors College
ASU, Barrett Honors College
ASU, Barrett Honors College

 
PCDS Highlight:

Lacrosse Captain
Captain, state runner-up Basketball Team
Formed charity 501c(3) with classmates
Broke multiple PCDS swim records
PCDS Summer Camp Counselor
Speech & Debate champion
Lacrosse Captain
School Newspaper
Swim Team
Volleyball Captain
Junior Classical League
Softball
Internship at Phoenix Children’s Hospital

PCDS Class of 2015:

Wynston Hammann
Carson Krause
Staley Lane
Amelia Montooth
Claire Myers
Sarah Petrides
Bryeson Rodgers
Sabrina Whitfill 

 
College:

Westmont College
ASU, Barrett Honors College
ASU, Barrett Honors College
University of Southern California 
ASU, Barrett Honors College 
Brandeis University
Princeton University
Brown University 

 
PCDS Highlight:

PCDS Strings Program
PCDS Lacrosse
Leader, First Year Initiative (FYI)
Editor, Yearbook
Captain, PCDS Basketball 
Captain, PCDS Softball 
Research with TGen
PCDS Speech & Debate 

PCDS Class of 2014:

Ana Corey
Chris Mattinson
Kalea Martin 
Blake Miller 
Sydney Portigal 
Alex Rigberg 
Jonathan Rooney 
Cole Shepard 
Gabriele Shacknai 
Kate Werth 

 
College:

ASU, Barrett Honors College
UCLA
Mount Holyoke 
ASU, Barrett Honors College 
Emory University 
Lehigh University
Tufts University
University of Arizona
University of Edinburgh (Scotland)
Carnegie Mellon University 

 
PCDS Highlight:

Tennis Captain
Robotics Captain
Editor, The Active Voice (School Newspaper)
Eagle Scout
Student Body President
PCDS Jazz Band
Technical Theatre for PCDS Productions 
PCDS Lacrosse 
Editor, Daybreaks (PCDS Arts & Literary Magazine) 
France Immersion Trip with Mme. Mills 

PCDS Class of 2013:

Lauren Hanneman
Alex Hosmar
Mariclare Rethore
Breana Roberts
Garron Rodgers
Emily Schron
Colton Siddle
Kaddie Stephens
Maddie Stern
Alex Sylvester
Walker Tuton

College:

ASU, Barrett Honors College
George Washington University
Simmons College
New York University
Chapman University
Wellesley College
ASU, Barrett Honors College
Arizona State University
Wellesley College
Arizona State University
College of Charleston 

PCDS Highlight:

Leads in Theatrical Productions
Editor, The Active Voice
Art Club Leader
Student Diversity Leadership Council
Yearbook Editor
President of Pre-Med Club
Student Body President
Cheer Captain
Champion Diver
Soccer, Basketball, and Baseball Captain
Soccer Captain 

PCDS Class of 2012:

Alex Roeper
Elliot Goldberg
Reid Price
James Barranco
Nate Nearhood
Kate Gonzales
Max Baum
Amy Aube 

College:

Occidental College
Drexel University
Arizona State University
Franklin and Marshall College
Colorado College
Southern Methodist University
Syracuse University
Case Western Reserve University 

PCDS Highlights:

Internship with Banner Medical
Member, State Champion Basketball Team
Jazz Band Leader
Soccer Captain
Soccer and Basketball Captain
Softball Captain
Lacrosse Captain
Robotics Team Leader 

PCDS Class of 2011:

Ryan Dougherty
Nick Gibbs
Rachel Lopez
Ryan Miller
Liz Rodie
Ashley Sylvester 

College:

Arizona State University
Arizona State University
Loyola State University
ASU, Barrett Honors College
Arizona State University
Santa Clara University 

PCDS Highlights:

Roller Coaster Enthusiast
Internship Remodeling Classic Cars
Volleyball Captain
Eagle Scout
Lacrosse Captain
Soccer Captain 

PCDS Class of 2010:

Margo Casselman
Alex Gonzales
Katie Peairs
Diana Schron
Matt Selling 

College:

University of Southern California
Emory University
Santa Clara University
Wellesley College
Trinity University, TX 

PCDS Highlights:

Lead in Musical
Lacrosse Captain
Editor, Daybreaks Art Magazine
Soccer and Lacrosse Captain
Soccer, Basketball, and Baseball Captain