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Upper School Class Day 2017
Posted 06/06/2017 02:17PM

On Tuesday, June 6, 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 Sally Chen ’17.

Other awards include:

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 Alexa Bartels ’17.

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 Ishana S. ’17.

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 Aquilla Lee ’17.

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: Madison Sanders ’17.

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 has been given to an artist who has created a rich and imaginative body of work: Sanjana Friedman ’17 and Jane Bradley ’17.

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 Lila Williams ’17.  

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation recognized six Baldwin seniors as finalists this year: Margaret Frantz ’17, Anika Iyer ’17, Madeleine Marr ’17, Pallavi Sreedhar ’17, Lila Williams ’17 and Jessica Zhang ’17.

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: Alexa Bartels ’17, Sumi Mudgil ’17 and Pallavi Sreedhar ’17.

The Eva Macklis Award is presented to the student who has a profound interest in and dedication to the Performing Arts. In recognition of her commitment and participation in the B Flats, Upper School Chorus and Maskers this year, the award is presented to: Sarai Brown-Alexander ’17.  

The Baldwin School Academic Athlete College Scholarship honors a student who demonstrates academic strength as well as athletic contribution. The award has been given to Angela Smith ’17.   

The Fourteen Year Club recognizes students who have been at Baldwin from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. This year there are seven new members: Gabriel DiClaudio, Jennifer Dietrich, Jasmine Greytok, Madeleine Marr, Alexis Mosley-McLemore, Sophia Raff and Madison Sanders.

The Thirteen Year Club recognizes students who have been at Baldwin from Kindergarten through Grade 12. This year there are nine new members: Alexa Bartels, Lauren Fosnocht, Lindsay Gordon, Michelle Mariette, Caroline Schaeffer, Ishana S., Joely Simon, Dagny Tepper, Zara Wenzinger.

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: Carly McIntosh ’18.  

Smith Book Award is awarded to an outstanding junior who exemplifies academic achievement and leadership qualities: Emily Thompson ’18.

Harvard Book Award to a junior who is outstanding in scholarship, character and leadership: Hilary Liu ’18.

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: Eliza Thaler ’18.

Wellesley College Book Award is awarded to a young woman chosen for their intelligence, determination, motivation and achievement. She is a visable member of her school and community: Audrey Senior ’18.

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 Angela Yang ’18.

Yale Book Award to a junior of outstanding personal character and intellectual promise: Cara Guernsey ’18.

Department Awards:

Art

PAFA Young Artist Award: Sophie Lewis ’18

Rhode Island School of Design Award: Jasmine Greytok ’17

Fackenthal Award in Fine Arts at Baldwin: Lily Barnes ’17

Romelle Pethick Jewelry Award: Annie Calabro ’18

Art Department Award for Two-Dimensional Media: Emilie Famiglio ’17 and Ishana S. ’17

Jan Pethick Award for Three-Dimensional Media:  Margaret Frantz ’17 and Aquilla Lee ’17

Carolyn Oscar Memorial Art History Award: Joely Simon ’17

Chinese

Chinese Award: Georgia Spies ’17

Classics

Lily Ross Taylor Cicero Award: Jane Bai ’19

The Richmond Lattimore Vergil Prize: Hilary Liu ’18  

Marian Gamble Award: Jessica Zhang ’17

Computer Science

Computer Science Department Award: Georgia Spies ’17

English

Marian E. Stearns Prize: Madeleine Marr ’17

Diane Jarvis Hunter Prize: Willing Li ’17 and Haley Moller ’17

Baldwin Creative Writing Award: Cristina Artis ’17

French

Marthe C. Melchior Award: Sally Chen ’17

Pierrette H. David Award: Madison Sanders ’17

History

Mary Ellen Morris Prize: Sanjana Friedman ’17 and Lila Williams ’17  

Harriet Haslett Crane Term Paper Prize: Melia Hagino ’18

Mathematics

Louise M. Hutchinson Memorial Award: Katherine Cappola ’19  

Calculus Prize: Cara Guernsey ’18

Extraordinary Achievement in Mathematics: Madeleine Marr ’17

Music & Theater

Music Department Vocal Arts Award: Roya Alidjani ’17

Music Department Instrumental Award: Jessica Zhang ’17  

Eleanor Roberts Award: Katie Phillips ’17

Cornelia Otis Skinner Award: Lauren Fosnocht ’17

Simpson Center Award for Theater Management: Jennifer Brown ’17

Physical Education

Suzanne Valutas Physical Education Award: Madison Sanders ’17

White Blazer Award: Jennifer Dietrich ’17

Science

AAPT Certificates: Kit Conklin ’20, Katherine Yang ’20, Yumi Zhao ’17

The Elizabeth Chesick Prize in Physics:  Melody Yu ’20

ACS Certificate: Simi Bleznak ’19

Elizabeth Cobb Prize in Chemistry: Katie Cappola ’19

NABT Certificate in Biology: Sara Syed ’18

Kathy Graub Prize in Biology: Hilary Liu ’18

MIT NEST Award: Olivia Lanchoney ’17

Rosamond Cross Prize in Science: Anika Iyer ’17

Spanish

Escritoras del Mundo Hispano Award: Sanjana Friedman ’17 and Sumi Mudgil ’17

Katherine Bell Brown Award: Emma Bradley ’18

The Certificates for Outstanding Contributions to the Life of Upper School are special to faculty and students alike, because it is through these certificates that those students who possess the spirit, caring, selflessness, energy, character, and courage to seek ideals that we need and admire are recognized. Some of these students are elected leaders, others are quietly there behind the scenes, but all have enriched each the Baldwin community. These students have truly helped to build a stronger and fuller school community. The following students have been awarded certificates for Outstanding Contributions to the Life of the Upper School this year.

Grade 12

CRISTINA ARTIS

WILLING LI

MAYA BINDRA

MADELEINE MARR

STEPHANIE BLANK

SUMRIN MUDGIL

ASHLEY CHATMAN

GEORGIA SPIES

RACHAEL COOK

WENJING (LILLY) TANG

GABE DICLAUDIO

FENGNAN (YUMI) ZHAO

AQUILLA LEE

 


Grade 11

LILI-ANA BALATEL

CARLY MCINTOSH

HENRIETTE GUST

GABRIELLA PETTINEO

ABSARA IRGAU

ZOE STEVENS

MIANJIA (RHEA) LI

MIYANNI STEWART

JULIA MAENZA

RACHEL WHITE

OONA MALONEY

ANGELA YANG


Grade 10

SIMI BLEZNAK

JESSICA SHEN

KATHERINE CAPPOLA

ANJALI SUKHAVASI

GEORGIA DAHM

ASHLEY TATE

ANOUSHKA GIDH

 

 

Grade 9

KIT CONKLIN

RUCHA TANK

JATTU FAHNBULLEH

SIGRID TURCIOS-WISWE

ALEXANDRA LOOMIS

MELODY YU

MEGHNA SREEDHAR

 

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