On Tuesday, the Upper School gathered in the Dell Theatre to celebrate student achievement. In the ceremony, awards were presented to students for exemplary academic, artistic, athletic, and service work.
Twenty-seven students earned Bronze Presidential Service Awards for one-hundred hours of service. Five students earned Silver Presidential Service Awards for over 175 hours of service. Austin Burns, Samantha Callejas, Siena Mazzetti and Catherine Powell each earned a Gold Presidential Service Award for over 250 hours of service in a twelve-month period. In all, the efforts of these students exceeded over 5,000 hours of service to our community and around the world.
The top students in each class section of the freshmen and sophomore classes received certificates of excellence.
In addition to certificates of excellence awarded to select juniors, five college book awards were presented: Madeline Chastain received the Wellesley Book Award, Bryce Deskins received the Randolph College Classics Book Award, Carlotta Esposito received the Rhodes Book Award, Sam Garrison received the St. Lawrence Book Award, Mandy Justiz received the Brandeis Book Award, and Marina Smalling received the Harvard Book Award.
The ceremony culminated in the awarding of Departmental Awards. The Departmental Awards are given to seniors in recognition of excellence during his or her entire time at the Upper School. Many of the Awards are named for founding faculty members of the school. This year’s Departmental Award recipients are:
The Packwood Prize in Math ... Frankie Chen and Olivia Hindera
The Spanish Award ... Samantha Callejas
The Latin Award ... Mariah Sager
The Mandarin Award ... Kate Gibson
The Visual Arts Awards ... Mai Schotz (2D) and Nick Molanphy (Photography)
The Filmmaking Award ... Frankie Chen
The Drama Award ... Daniel Howry
The Tech Theatre Award ... Garrett Myers
The Warren Dickson Vocal Award ... Rebecca McCree
The Warren Dickson Instrumental Award ... Austin Burns
The Science Award ... Olivia Hindera
The Humanities Award ... Austin Burns and Maddie Hampton
The Athletic Awards ... Nick Fox and Gillean Kelly
Congratulations to all. View the photo gallery by selecting “more photos” above.