On June 7, Baldwin recognized outstanding seniors and select members of the junior class at Class Day in celebration of their high academic achievements and demonstration of Baldwin’s ideals in their everyday lives. These students received the following awards in recognition of the many contributions they have made as individuals to the Baldwin community.
The highest honor, The Baldwin Award — given to a senior who has distinguished herself in pursuit of excellence in academics, the arts, leadership, service and sensitivity to others — went to Clara Page ’22.
Other awards include:
The White Blazer is awarded to a girl who has played on at least two varsity sports in her senior year and who represents the best qualities of sportsmanship: the ability to win and lose gracefully, act with integrity, take criticism willingly and show loyalty to her team. This award is voted on by girls who have played on a team in the Upper School: Clara Page ’22.
The Baldwin Class of 2003 Award, endowed by the members of the Class of 2003, commends an Upper School student for her dedication to academic pursuits, creative approach to leadership, and strong sense of class unity. This year, the Class of 2003 Award was given to Ryan Murphy ’22.
The Baldwin Class of 2002 Award, established by the parents of the Class of 2002, is given to the senior who, through her personality and character, has made her class special for its members. The award recognizes the winner’s sensitivity toward others, kindness, dedication and approachability. This year, it was awarded to Anna Raffaelli ’22.
The Baldwin Class of 1998 Award commends an Upper School student for her achievement, perseverance, and determination in the face of challenges. This year it was awarded to Caroline Lingle ’22.
The Rachel Shao Sun Award is a memorial tribute to a Baldwin mom and Board of Trustees member. This honor is awarded to a senior who has exhibited academic excellence, leadership, warmth, good humor, and the ability to be a true friend: Kyndall Brown ’22.
The Caroline Simon Award given in honor of Caroline Simon, a Senior Trustee, goes to the Junior or Senior who, in the judgment of the Upper School faculty, has completed during the academic year an outstanding project, activity, or body of work that demonstrates creativity, willingness to take a risk and sustained effort in the pursuit of academic excellence. This year the Simon Award is given to: Abbey Wu ’22.
The Phi Beta Kappa Award is given to a student who embodies the ideals of academic achievement, character, and a love of wisdom and learning. This year it was awarded to Grace Halak ’22.
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation recognized seven Baldwin seniors as finalists this year: Grace Halak, Sophia Lee, Michelle Li, Anna Wang, Abbey Wu and Sarah Ying. Winners of the National Merit Scholarship are Grace Halak, Michelle Li, Abbey Wu and Sarah Ying.
The Society of Women Engineers recognizes and honors high school women who have demonstrated excellence in the fields of mathematics and science for three years. Certificates of highest honors were presented to seniors Krisangi Bhargava, Elva Chen and Abbey Wu.
The Coughanowr Linguistics Award was given by Effie Natsis Coughanowr, mother of two Baldwin graduates, to honor the teaching and learning of languages. The award stipulates that the winner must take two or more years of Latin and at least two years of another language. This year it is awarded to a student who has shown deep commitment to her learning in French as well as Latin: Amy Erskine ’22.
The Eva Macklis Award is presented to the student who has a profound interest in and dedication to the Performing Arts. This year’s recipient has been an active and enthusiastic member of Chorus, B-Flats and Maskers. From singing solos, to playing major roles, to arranging songs, this musician has not only shared her talents, but also inspired all those around with her deep love of performing arts: Caroline Lingle ’22
Most Valuable Manager Award: The most valuable manager award recognizes the essential role in the success of a team. This award is given to Anna Wetzel ’22.
The Ruth Davidon Elite Athlete Award was established in 2002 by Gwinn Hailer Scott ’58, in honor of Ruth A. Davidon ’82. Ruth was six time single and double sculler national champion and a member of the US National team for four straight years. She rowed in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, GA and in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia. This year, the award honors an elite swimmer and diver: Anya Mostek ’22.
The Margot Cunningham Award was established in honor of Margot Cunningham who was a member of the Physical Education Department for 28 years. She was a dedicated teacher as well as a demanding and successful coach. This award is given to seniors who have played three sports for 4 years: Clara Page, Gabi Pritzker, Savannah Rhodes, Thea Rosenzweig, Ainsley Steele and Sarah Ying.
The Lois Harlos Award was established in 1980 in honor of Mrs. Harlos, who at that time retired after 16 years as Head of the Athletic and Physical Education Department. In her years as Head, Lois set high standards and she represented the finest qualities of integrity and professionalism. This year the award goes to: Ainsley Steele ’22.
The Tina Roak Award is also given by the Athletic and Physical Education Department. It commends whole-hearted participation in athletics throughout the years at Baldwin as well as creative and constructive leadership: Kaya Weiser ’22.
The Alice Comly Award was established in 1982 in honor of Mrs. Comly who was the Head of the Athletic and Physical Education Department for 17 years. This award commends wholehearted engagement and participation: Blake Landow ’22 and Thea Rosenzweig ’22.
The Pat West Award was established in 2002 by Sarah Goodstine, her family and friends of Pat West. Pat West was Director of Athletics and Physical Education for 21 years at the Baldwin School. The Pat West Award is given every year to a sophomore or junior girl who has played at least one varsity sport and has developed that sport through outside leagues and summer camps, with the intention of playing at the college level. The award is to be given to a girl who in her team experiences at Baldwin, has demonstrated dedication and strong sportsmanship: Megan Adelman ’23 and Katie Reed ’23.
Inter-Ac League Athletic Directors’ Award is given by the league in honor of past Athletic Directors. The award is presented annually to a senior girl who has been a multi-sport varsity athlete and has exemplified the following characteristics: dedication to their team and school, outstanding representative of the Inter-Ac League, sportsmanship and leadership. Each Inter-Ac school nominates one senior girl: Clara Page ’22.
The Fourteen Year Club recognizes students who have been at Baldwin from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. This year there are 10 new members: Kyndall Brown, Emily Cook, Grace Halak, Blake Landow, Zoe Lebowitz, Katie McMahon, Clara Page, Thea Rosenzweig, Devon Shatzman and Kaya Weiser.
The Thirteen Year Club recognizes students who have been at Baldwin from Kindergarten through Grade 12. This year there are two new members: Rebecca McCurdy and Anna Vengoechea.
College Book Awards
Bryn Mawr College President’s Book Award to a junior who exhibits an intense intellectual commitment, a self-directed and purposeful vision of her life, and a desire to make a meaningful contribution to the world: Batya Kaplan ’23.
Smith Book Award is awarded to an outstanding junior who exemplifies academic achievement and leadership qualities. Student is from the top tenth of the class and serves as an example of scholarship and community service: Lisa Evans ’23.
Harvard Book Award to a junior who is outstanding in scholarship, character and leadership: Makenna Walko ’23.
University of Pennsylvania Book Award to the junior in the most rigorous academic program (ranking within the top 5% of the junior class) and a recognized leader in one or more of the following areas: student government, music, drama, athletics, journalism, community service. She also demonstrates high personal and academic integrity, and is highly respected by peers and faculty: Katie Reed ’23.
Rensselaer Medal is awarded to a junior who excels in advanced math and science courses, demonstrates potential for success in a challenging academic setting, and has significant involvement in extracurricular activities. This year's awardee is Betti Pang ’23.
Yale Book Award to a junior of outstanding personal character and intellectual promise: Isabella Thompson ’23.
The Williams College Book Award program is designed to encourage intellectual excellence and to recognize student achievement. A book is awarded to high school juniors who have demonstrated intellectual leadership and made significant contribution to the extracurricular life of their schools.: Julie Brose ’23.
Fackenthal Award in Fine Arts at Baldwin: Elva Chen ’22 and Megan Magee ’22
Romelle Pethick Jewelry Award: Amy Erskine ’22 and Victoria Patton ’22
Art Department Award for Two-Dimensional Media: Anna Wang ’22
Jan Pethick Award for Three-Dimensional Media: Samantha Cannon ’22 and Erin Mallon ’22
Lily Ross Taylor Cicero Award: Vivian Palmer ’24
Sarah Morris Lyric Poetry Prize: Anna Wang ’22
The Richmond Lattimore Vergil Prize: Flora Brigham ’23
Marian Gamble Award: Thea Rosenzweig ’22
Computer Science Department Award: Sophie Cai ’22
Marian E. Stearns Prize: Grace Halak ’22
Diane Jarvis Hunter Prize: Megan Magee ’22
Baldwin Creative Writing Award: Sophia Lee ’22 and Stel Stein ’22
Marthe C. Melchior Award: Emma Chen ’22 and Abbey Wu ’22
Pierrette H. David Award: Anna Raffaelli ’22 and Anna Wetzel ’22
Mary Ellen Morris Prize: Lavender Huang ’22
Harriet Haslett Crane Term Paper Prize: Yuru Lin ’23
Louise M. Hutchinson Memorial Award: Makenna Walko ’23
Calculus Prize: Lydia Snyder ’23
Extraordinary Achievement in Mathematics: Sophia Lee ’22
Music & Theater
Music Department Vocal Arts Award: Indeera Pujar ’22
Music Department Instrumental Award: Camille Murray ’22
Eleanor Roberts Award: Skylar Ortiz ’22
Cornelia Otis Skinner Award: Samantha Manogue ’22
Simpson Center Award for Theater Management: Ellie Delaney ’22 and Stel Stein ’22
Suzanne Valutas Physical Education Award: Caroline Lingle ’22
AAPT Certificates: Marin Alter ’24, Anya Okechukwu ’25 and Maddie Polovina ’25
The Elizabeth Chesick Prize in Physics: Amelia Tang ’25 and Avani Shah-Lipman ’25
ACS Certificate: Megan Chan ’24 and Olivia Stephan ’24
Elizabeth Cobb Prize in Chemistry: Eliana Jean ’24
NABT Certificate in Biology: Flora Brigham ’23 and Lisa Evans ’23
Kathy Graub Prize in Biology: Lydia Snyder ’23
The Science Research Award: Michelle Li ’22
Rosamond Cross Prize in Science: Kaya Weiser ’22
Escritoras del Mundo Hispano Award: Anna Raffaelli ’22 and Anna Wetzel ’22
Katherine Bell Brown Award: Annelise McGowan ’22