Timothy Smith, a graduate of Summit School and Calvary Baptist Day School high school, is excelling during his fall semester as a freshman (called a plebe) at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Smith recently said the leadership skills honed in Winston-Salem are serving him well at the Naval Academy.
While a student in Winston-Salem, Smith developed many of his leadership skills serving as a member of the Chartered Committee on Youth, a council of 22 students from across North Carolina who plan and lead events to foster the Christian faith. As part of his service on the Chartered Committee on Youth, Smith was a page at the 197th and 198th Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. “Out of all my extracurricular activities, this is the one of which I am most proud because it helped me grow so much as a Christian and as person,” Smith said. “Through these youth events, I learned how to lead.”
In addition, Smith was a member of student government in grades 9 through 12, including service as vice president in grades 9, 10 and 11. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Day School Ambassadors Club in grades 10, 11 and 12 and was captain of the school’s varsity soccer team. In Winston-Salem, Smith also volunteered at the Samaritan Ministries Soup Kitchen and served on the Teen Advisory Board of the Central Library.
“It is very gratifying to see a student from Winston-Salem excelling in the rigorous programs at the Naval Academy in Annapolis,” Michael Ebeling, head of Summit School, said. “We at Summit, our colleagues at Calvary and Timothy’s family are incredibly proud of his achievements. It speaks volumes about how the values learned as young person greatly contribute to success during college, career and all of life.”