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The 2018 Upper School Department Awards

Upper School students were honored for their outstanding achievements in the four pillars (Scholar, Artist, Athlete, and Servant) in a special Department Awards ceremony in chapel on April 10. Click here to see the Department Awards photo gallery.
President’s Volunteer Service Award
Recognizes and celebrates community service leaders and volunteers. These are awarded each year to students who volunteer a certain number of hours over the period of 12 months. Students may earn a bronze, silver or gold medal depending on the number of hours they complete.
Gold
Seth Abramowitz
Adrian Almy
Oliver Chapin-Eiserloh
Tristram Coffin
Caroline Daniel
Katherine Dyson
Elita Gao
Kathryn Hellmund
Sanddhya Jayabalan
Haley Justiz
Carson Kurad
Jonathan Lim
Shannon Long
Kate Sarahan
William Sarahan
Kacey Swearingen
Maria Tobias
Claudia Whittlesey
Silver
Finn Eagen
Hanna Judycki
Clara Sherman
Lana Soileau
Bronze
Kathryn Anderson
Katherine Andrews
Pema Bear
Blake Birdwell
Mallory Clifton
Avery Duncan
Megann Ehrlich
Cailan Kelly
Madison Leyens
Hasie Sherman
Marisa Washington
Carson Witt

National Merit Scholarship Program
Last year, 1.6 million students in the United States took the PSAT National Merit qualification test. A small percentage of high scorers are notified through their schools that they have qualified as either Commended Students or Semifinalists.
Commended Scholars
Blake Birdwell
Katherine Dyson
Sanddhya Jayabalan
Carson Witt
Cameron Yancy
National Merit Finalist - Selinda Qiu ‘18
After completing an application process where academic credentials, personal statements, test scores, and letters of recommendation were reviewed, finalists were determined. National Merit Semi-Finalist, Selinda Qiu, is now recognized as a National Merit Finalist.
AP Scholars
Awarded to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on 4 or more AP exams. The members of the Class of 2018 who have earned this distinction are:
Sofia Alcocer
Addison Avery
Blake Birdwell
Katherine Dyson
Gabriel Kennedy
Rachel Kim
Luisa Koitzsch
Sameer Malik
Abigail Schell
AP Scholar with Honor
Awarded to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on 4 or more AP exams.  The members of the Class of 2018 who have earned this distinction are:
Katherine Cowan
Hanna Judycki
Cameron Yancy
AP Scholar with Distinction
Awarded to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on 5 or more AP exams.  The members of the Class of 2018 who have earned this distinction are:
Elita Gao
Sanddhya Jayabalan
Selinda Qiu
Nicholas Youngberg

Class of 2018 Department Awards
Each year the faculty in each department selects a senior who has demonstrated highest achievement in a particular area. Each award winner is honored with an inscribed book from the department.

Humanities
Riley Cummins
Sanddhya Jayabalan
Cameron Yancy
Nicholas Youngberg

Math (The Packwood Prize)
Katherine Dyson
Sanddhya Jayabalan
Stewart Lerner

Fine Arts
Warren Dickson Vocal - Carson Witt
Warren Dickson Instrumental - Tucker Freeman
Filmmaking - Ford Chupik
Theatre - Alex Stapleton
Tech Theatre - Kelsey Qualters
Visual Arts - Madison Leyens and Sandra Pomeleo-Fowler

Languages
Latin - Jill McCann-Pewitt
Mandarin - Abby Schell
Spanish - Rachel Madison
Polyglot - Carolyn Christian

Religious Studies - Riley Cummins

Science
Nikola Tesla Award - Katherine Dyson
Marie Curie Award for Academic Tenacity -  Sanddhya Jayabalan
Wangari Maathai Award for Scholarship and Stewardship - Abby Schell
 
Athletics
Mary Alex Frishman
Jack Guttell
Hanna Judycki
Sydney Parrish
 
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