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Student Life

Sustaining a wide variety of student interests, WCDS students may choose from a variety of clubs and organizations:  Student Government Association, Brain Game , Quiz Bowl, National Spanish Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Students, Journalism/Yearbook, Red Cross Club, Debate Club, Film Club, Key Club, Builders Club, Chess Club, Diversity Club, Science Club, Book Club, and Coding Club. Through these clubs and other activities, students serve the school, the community, and beyond. Our students volunteer with various organizations and have earned Eagle Scout and Girl Scouts Gold Awards.  Past projects range from providing necessary supplies to displaced hurricane victims, supplying local animal shelters with food and bedding materials, donating collected books to the local public library and The Boys and Girls Club, volunteering on weekends to both a local soup kitchen and to Habitat for Humanity, to supporting the Autism Society of North Carolina with participants for the Triangle Run/Walk for Autism.  In addition to fostering community involvement, WCDS students receive such extensive exposure and support in the arts, the humanities, STEM, and others; their accomplishments extend beyond their school.

Seven interscholastic sports are offered to girls and eight for boys. The sports offered include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis, track & field, and volleyball.  In five of the past six years, WCDS has finished in the top five schools statewide vying for the Wells Fargo Cup and winning the cup in 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Girls' Golf Team won the 2020 State Championship!

 

 

Student Government Association (SGA)

The SGA is the governing body for the Intermediate and Upper School. The SGA represents students and serves as a communication link to the faculty and to Administration. It provides students with opportunities to build leadership skills and develop a keen sense of belonging and responsibility to the greater school community. The SGA plans student activities, such as Spirit Week, serves as hosts for visitors, open house, and special events, as well as role models for student behavior and service. In the Spring semester each year, class officers for the following school year are elected. The President and Vice-President of each class automatically become SGA representatives. Students in grades 9-12 can run for SGA President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer in open elections held after the class officers have been elected.

 

Quiz Bowl and Brain Game
Our Quiz Bowl Team works very hard each year to compete against Eastern NC schools in answering questions in academic, current events, and popular culture areas. Brain Game is WRAL’s own local high school quiz show where local schools compete against one another. Wayne Country Day has consistently placed well throughout the last two decades.
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Book Club
WCDS has a good number of avid readers who have formed a club that allows them to indulge in their passion for the works of favorite authors, discover new titles, revisit old standards, and gather to share opinions, praise, and criticism. Members travel each year to Charleston’s Y’ALL FEST where they get to meet popular authors, attend lectures, and have first editions autographed. WCDS students have been so often, the authors often know them by name!

 

Book Club at Y'ALL FEST in Charleston


Community Service
Students at Wayne Country Day all work to serve their community in some meaningful way each year. From writing thank-you notes and Christmas cards to our deployed and other active duty servicemen and women , to stocking the local Soup Kitchen with basic supplies, paper goods, and even pies at Thanksgiving , conducting coat drives each winter, serving on church
mission teams, donating to families in need through the Department of Social Services, and to raising funds that will secure water resources in Africa, our students take responsibility to the community seriously and proudly. Every student in grades 7-12 must perform a minimum of 20 hours of community service each school year.      
                                                         
        
    

SGA Spirit Week