Student Highlights

Every graduating class leaves its mark on the tradition of Detroit Country Day School, and become an indelible part of the school history.  We are proud to share some of the highlights of our students’ achievements from the past school year alone. Achievements below are from the previous school year.


Arts Achievements

Performing Arts

Instrumental and Vocal
1 All-State Jazz Ensemble
1 All-State Orchestra
2 Honorable Mention All-State Orchestra
Concert Orchestra Division I rating at Districts
Symphonic Winds Division I rating at Districts
Symphonic Orchestra Division I rating at Districts
Concert Choir invited to perform at Michigan Music Conference
7 MSVMA Division I rating
1 2016 National Guild of Music age 14 finals winner
38 Vocal Solo and Small Ensemble Division I Rating in Districts
7 Vocal Solo and Small Ensemble Division II Rating in Districts
1 MYAF nominee for Honors Band
1 MYAF nominee for Honors Orchestra
3 MYAF Concerto Competition nominee
1 MYAF nominee for Outstanding Small Ensemble
1 National Federation Music Club Junior Composers state and regional winner. Honorable mention at the national level.

Film
6 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards: Film (1 Gold Key Portfolio, 3 Silver Key, 2 Honorable Mention)
3 Michigan Interscholastic Press Association (1st place Sports Feature, 1st place Person Profile, 1st place Humor Short, 3rd place Diversity Feature, HM Short Fiction)
6 Digital Arts Film & Television Film Festival awards (2 Best of Show, 1 Award of Excellence, 3 Award of Honor)

Theater
Fall Musical – Ain’t Misbehavin
Winter Musical – Fiddler on the Roof
Spring Play – Glass Menagerie

Visual Arts
101 Southeastern Michigan Scholastic Art awards
   1 Best in Show portfolio
   1 Best in Category
   8 Gold Key portfolios
   18 Gold Keys
   31 Silver Keys
   43 Honorable Mentions
6 Scholastic Art National Medal awards
   1 Gold Medal individual award
   1 Silver Medal portfolios
   4 Silver Medal individual awards
1 Art.Write.Now President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities Show in Washington DC
3 Grinstein Jewelry & Design award – 3rd place
18 Michigan Silversmith Guild Exhibition Jewelry + Objects
1 Cleveland Institute of Art’s 2D3D National Art + Design Competition Best in Category in Digital Arts winner
18 James Pearson Duffy Art and Art History Show at Wayne State University
8 Art from the Heart
10 3rd Annual Online HS Student Art Competition at Purdue University
14 Our Town Birmingham Student Exhibitors

Academic Achievements

42 National Merit Scholarship Corporation Awards

29 National Merit Semifinalists
13 National Merit Commended Students
6 U.S. Presidential Scholar Nominees
1 U.S. Presidential Scholar Semifinalist

111 College Board Advanced Placement Awards

30 AP Scholars
59 AP Scholars with Distinction
22 AP Scholars with Honors
19 AP National Scholars

48 PHI BETA KAPPA Secondary School Certificate Awards

14 Cum Laude Society new members elected as seniors
18 Cum Laude Society new members

Science and Math

2 USA Biology Olympiad Semifinalists
1 USA Physics Olympiad Semifinalists
1 USA Chemistry Olympiad Finalist
2 Detroit Science and Engineering Fair Grand Award Winners
1 Michigan State Science Fair Grand Award Winner
5 2016 Siemens Competition Semifinalists
2 Finalists in MIT Inspire Competition
1 Regeneron Science Talent Semifinalist
1 Math Olympiad for Girls
1 Michigan Design Prize
12 MMPC Top 100
1 Michigan Math League – 2nd place team and also 2nd place student in league scoring

English

101 Scholastic Midwest Regional Writing awards
     Individual (8 Gold Key; 35 Silver Key; 58 Honorable Mentions)
4 Scholastic National Writing awards (1 Gold Medal; 3 Silver Medals)
2 Birmingham Optimist Club Essay Contest awards (1st place; 3rd place)

History

2 Michigan History Day Regional Winners (1 research paper, 1 exhibit)
1 National History Day National Qualifier
1 National History Day Qualification

World Languages

Latin
1 National Latin Exam Achievement Award –
     Oxford Classical Dictionary Award (4 Gold Medals earned)
41 National Latin Exam awards
     (7 gold medals/Summa Cum Laude certificates, 11 silver medal/Maxima Cum  Laude certificates, 11 Magna Cum Laude certificates, 12 Cum Laude certificates)

French
1 Platinum Winner of Le Grand Concours
5 National French Exam 5A level awards (3 silver, 2 bronze)
12 4A level (4 gold, 8 silver)
14 3A level (1 gold, 8 silver, 5 bronze
7 2A level (2 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze)

German
6 National German Exam award (1 gold, 2 silver, 3 achievement awards)

Japanese
2 National Japanese Exam award (1 silver, I honorable mention)

Spanish
8 NationalSpanish Exam 5 Level awards (2 gold, 3 silver, 3 bronze)
23 4 level (5 gold, 12 silver, 6 bronze)
24 3 level (10 gold, 8 silver, 6 bronze)
16 2 level (5 gold, 8 silver, 3 bronze)

Linguistics
3 Top 160 of American Computational Linguistics Olympiad

Computer Programming
Seventh Annual Programming Competition awards (presented by SIGCS and the Eastern Michigan University Department of Computer Science) 1st place; 2nd place; 3rd place

12th Annual Engineering and Computer Science Experience at U of M Dearborn (for junior and senior high school students) 5th, 6th and 7th place

Forensics/Debate/Model UN
3rd place MIFA in Class B Forensics
2 MIFA State Forensic Champions
7 MIFA State Forensic Final Round Participants
18 MIFA State Forensic Qualifiers
Best Small Delegation at MSU Model UN Conference
7 Individual recognitions at the MSU Model UN Conference
4 Individual recognitions at the Canadian-American Security Councils Conference 3 Individual recognitions at the Model United Nations Conference of the University of Chicago

Quiz Bowl
State Championship Team for the third year in a row
1 All-State player

Student Publications
American Scholastic Press Association awards
     Best Literary Magazine – Spectrum poetry magazine
     First Place – The Day Times
Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Medal – The Day Times
Michigan Interscholastic Press Association Silver Medal – The Day Times

Non-Departmental Awards
1 Coca-Cola Honors Scholars Foundation Semifinalist
2 Evans Scholars
1 WXYZ TV The Brightest and Best “Best of the Class” Award
6 The Observer and Eccentric Newspapers “Top Student Honors”
1 TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE) won regional competition and Best Customer Validation at nationals
1 Birmingham Optimist Club Essay winner

Athletic Achievements

Baseball
District Champion
3 All-USA Michigan Baseball Team
1 All-State Dream Team
4 All-State Honors

W-Basketball
State Champion
1 All-Oakland County Girls Basketball Player of the Year
1 Miss Basketball finalist

W-Cross Country
2 State Qualifiers

M-Cross Country
2 State Qualifiers

Field Hockey
State Champion

Football
State Runner-Up

W-Golf
4th in state M-Ice Hockey Regional Champions
1 First Team All-State
1 First Team All-League
1 Honorable Mention All-League
3 All-State Academic
Team All-State Academic Award

W-Ice Hockey
Quarter Final Winner

M-Lacrosse
Quarter Final Winner
1 Academic All-American

Swimming
3 National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association Academic All-American

Softball
District Champion

M-Tennis
State Runner-Up

W-Tennis
State Champions

OUTSIDE AWARDS
1 Michigan Athlete of the Year (male)
1 Michigan Athlete of the Year finalist (female)
3 Gymnastics – Excel Region 5 selection
1 All-Oakland County Player of the Year
1 Michigan High School Athletic Association Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete
3 Serra Chevrolet Student Athlete of the Month
1 Gatorade Player of the Year Tigers Pass the Bat Honoree Award
ABCA/Rawling Sports Regional Team
The Detroit News/Catch Outstanding High School Graduate Program in Athletics

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Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
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Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
Phone: 248.430.3566
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Beverly Hills, MI 48025
Phone: 248.430.1677
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22305 West 13 Mile Road
Beverly Hills, MI 48025
Phone: 248.646.7717

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