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Meet Our Remarkable People

Be Remarkable exemplifies Salem Academy’s commitment to helping girls achieve life-changing remarkability by developing a collaborative character and genuine skills in persistence, self-confidence, and adaptability.

Meet Abrea

Abrea Armstrong (A’09) views her experience at Salem Academy as transformational. She is grateful that the Academy is so purposeful about finding each student’s unique talents and helping them grow those talents. Abrea has risen to the role of Executive Director of the Triad Cultural Arts and CEO of a marketing company as well, and she’s seen similar remarkable growths in her former classmates as well.

On every other Tuesday, there will be another story profile of a remarkable student, alumna, faculty or staff member featured on this page. Be sure to subscribe to Salem Academy’s YouTube channel to get notifications when a new Be Remarkable video is released.

Meet Miracle

When Miracle Etim-Andy (A’19) and her family were touring high schools, they were in search of a challenging and nourishing place; and they found it at Salem Academy.

Meet Abigail

Abigail Wucherer (A’19) embodies excellence across academics, leadership, and compassion. Her insatiable curiosity fuels her academic prowess, while her compassionate leadership enriches our community. Abigail’s dedication inspires us all to push boundaries and make a positive impact.

Meet Ashley

Ashley Peake (A’19) grew up in Winston-Salem and attended a relatively small middle school. When she and her family were considering high schools, Salem Academy immediately stood out because of its small class sizes and close connections among students and teachers.

Meet Catherine

Catherine Ward (A’14) grew up in New Bern, North Carolina, and as she was finishing middle school, she began investigating academic opportunities beyond her eastern NC hometown.  When she was 13, Catherine toured Salem Academy and recalls being impressed by the students she met.

Rynne Ambrose Hankins A’08, C’12 is a Salem supporter through and through, having gone to both the Academy and College before earning her Ph.D. in chemistry from Wake Forest University. She cherishes her time at both Salem institutions, truly valuing the unique experiences they afforded her.

Meet Alex

For Alex Byers, Salem is a way of life. From growing up in Winston-Salem to attending both Salem Academy and College, Salem’s impact on Byers’s life is one she’ll always remember. Since 2016, she has embarked on an incredible journey at Salem that’s taught her to think critically, be a fearless leader, and build lasting friendships that will endure the test of time.

Meet Rynne

Rynne Ambrose Hankins (A’08, C’12) is a Salem supporter through and through, having gone to both the Academy and College before earning her Ph.D. in chemistry from Wake Forest University. She cherishes her time at both Salem institutions, truly valuing the unique experiences they afforded her.

Meet Molly

Molly Mae Potter (A’03) grew up on a llama and alpaca ranch in Pilot Mountain, North Carolina, about 30 minutes north of Salem Academy’s campus. Molly said her parents—both of whom were nurses—always put education first and worked incredibly hard to send Molly and her brother to the best schools they could afford.

Meet Kaitlyn

From growing up in Brooklyn, where she experienced many different cultures and experiences, and from her time at Salem Academy, Kaitlyn Gyamfi (A’23) believes both adequately prepared her for a rigorous college life.

What is "Be Remarkable"?

Be Remarkable represents our outstanding Salem students who aspire to be leaders and change the world and honors the accomplished, impactful, and dedicated alumnae who’ve embarked on the Salem journey since 1772 to present day. Our campaign acknowledges the passion of our faculty and staff who make transformative educational experiences accessible for all and affirms our commitment to educating competent, confident, and courageous future leaders.

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