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CDS Welcomes Back Alumni

December 7

On November 30, 2020, Charleston Day School was honored to welcome back to campus Gerverus Flagg (’07) and his sister, Savannah Flagg (’15), a student at Howard University. Gerverus Flagg was the featured speaker at Monday Assembly and brought his wisdom full-circle with the mission of CDS to instill in its students scholarship, respect, responsibility and integrity. Flagg lives in New York where he works for the National Football League with the Brand Partnerships and Influencers Marketing Team. He has a bachelors degree from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and a masters in sports management from Columbia University.

The main points of his inspiring speech included:

  1. Be kind to others. Flagg said that we never know what our classmates or teachers are facing when they go home, and we never know what another person is going through. Being kind to others is a display of integrity. It is also beneficial to form relationships with others as often these play a role in future friendships and opportunities.
  2. Believe in yourself, no matter what. Flagg said that believing in yourself and having confidence will take you places only you can imagine. Respect for yourself will allow you to dream big and follow those dreams.
  3. It’s okay to fail–just be sure to learn from it and grow. This is the epitome of scholarship. In learning and striving for knowledge, you won’t get it right all the time.
  4. Don’t give up. You may not be great at everything you try, but learning to persist builds strong character. The key is to get back up and press on. You have only one life to live, says Flagg, but you have two choices each day–be great or don’t be. It is our responsibility to make the wise choice to be great every day.

These are certainly words to live by. Charleston Day School is grateful for our alumni who choose to give back and invest in the younger generation of students. Thank you for your time and wisdom!

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