Daylon Shackelford, Middle Tennessee State University

Daylon Shackelford ’20 came to Church Farm School from Atlanta, selecting CFS because of the culture. “Everyone seemed to know each other and I really enjoyed my first time on campus.” Next year, he plans to study aerospace at Middle Tennessee State University.” He feels like attending a boarding school for four years “has given me the on-campus experience. I know what it is like to have to live with people and compromise. Most people will be living on campus for the first time. CFS has given me an advantage.”

Of his time at the school, Daylon is particularly proud of his track and field accomplishments, including breaking the indoor record for high jump and for receiving the most consecutive medals in a row. He also received a Coach’s Award. “CFS is special because it brings a unique vibe. The people are the funniest I’ve ever met. After being at CFS for a while, you want to go home. But after staying home for a week, you really want to come back. It’s the people that make this place special.”
The Church Farm School is an independent boarding and day school for boys in grades 9-12 located in Exton, PA. Founded in 1918 to provide an excellent education to young men from limited means, Church Farm School now serves boys from a range of socio-economic circumstances who are seeking an extraordinary educational opportunity. The school offers a challenging college preparatory curriculum and an exceptional level of personal attention, with class sizes averaging between just 7 and 12 students.