Senior Grace Garlinghouse has been named Noon Optimist Student of the Month for February.
"Kindness abounds in Grace," said Ivy Brewer, associate dean of college guidance and Garlinghouse's adviser. "Never have I met a young lady with such a genuine heart for others. Whether in the dorms, in the classroom, on the court, or in the Discipline Committee, fortunate are those who encounter Grace Garlinghouse."
A boarding student who has been enrolled at Darlington since ninth grade, Garlinghouse has taken 17 Honors and AP courses during her high school career and was named an AP Scholar. She is a member of National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta and is also head prefect of Regester House, president of the Discipline Committee, and a four-year member of the volleyball and track teams. She serves the school as an Advancement Ambassador and a volunteer in the Admission Office.
"Grace has served as the head prefect for two years," said Brewer. "While it is unusual for a junior to be selected for this role, Grace was the perfect choice. She befriends everyone, from every background, and makes them feel at home. Last year when our time together abruptly ended in March, Grace kept the girls connected through virtual tea parties and all-dorm chats."
The daughter of Cezanne Garlinghouse of Fayetteville, Ark., Grace will be honored at an Optimist Club luncheon on Feb. 22.