Christian Cannady of Halifax County graduated from Fuqua School on May 27.
The commencement exercises for the class of 2022 were held the front lawn of the upper school campus. In keeping with the tradition of inviting alumni to deliver the commencement address, this year’s guest speaker was be Dr. Thomas (Thom) E. Pinelli.
Pinelli joined NASA in 1974 and retired with 39 years of mid- and senior level management, leadership, and research experience. The NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton was his principal duty station; secondary duty stations included NASA HQ in Washington, D.C., and the NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California.
Fuqua School’s class of 2022 has five summa cum laude (GPA 4.0-plus) graduates, six magna cum laude (GPA 3.6-3.99) and four cum laude (GPA 3.2-3.59). The 20 graduates were collectively offered over $2.99 million in scholarships to various colleges and universities. They will use $1.25 million in academic scholarships or financial assistance.