By Plamena Quintavalla, Bronxville School Reporter for Syntax
Jun. 21, 2017: Bronxville High School students were recognized for their outstanding academic, athletic, musical, and artistic accomplishments, as well as their contributions in the classroom and beyond, during the annual academic awards ceremony on June 12.
Teachers and administrators presented awards to students in grades nine through twelve in a variety of categories, including innovation, critical thinking, leadership, engaged citizenship, music, and drama, art, foreign languages, science, math, online learning, and athletics, as well as a number of community, memorial, national, and state awards.
The Lighthouse Award, which is sponsored by the Bronxville School Foundation, was awarded to juniors Delphina Maldonado and Chloe Paris for exemplifying the school's educational ideals of enthusiasm for learning, pride, of accomplishment, self-discipline, self-esteem, and consideration for the ideas and values of others. They also received the award for their selfless dedication and service to their school and community.
Senior Aidan Flannery received the SFL Award, which is presented annually to the student who has served as president of the Student Faculty Legislature.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. David Quattrone presented the annual Louis H. Braun Superintendent's Award to senior Michael Landy. He received the award for demonstrating excellence in academics, leadership, and service to the school.
Principal Ann Meyer awarded senior Estelle Kelty with the annual Principal's Award, which recognizes a student for his or her outstanding citizenship, for demonstrating high ideas and standards of conduct and contributing to the life of the high school.
At the end of the awards ceremony, the students dedicated this year's yearbook to library clerk Bridget Walsh.
Below is a full list of the awards, courtesy of The Bronxville School. The list can also be accessed by clicking here.
Bronxville High School Awards 2017
Innovation: Awarded to a student for innovating and creating something new from what one knows.
Grade 9: Sofia Fenner, Michael Grieco, Christopher Hutchins, Max Runte
Grade 10: Thomas Bender, Alexandra Brumbaugh, Lauren Lee, Kevin Leka, Joshua Ramirez
Grade 11: James Burnell, Zixi Chen, Hana Eddib, Kenneth Taylor
Grade 12: Samuel Arcano, William Cioffi, Charles Vorbach
Critical Thinking: Awarded to a student for thinking critically, gaining understanding and having the courage to change one's mind.
Grade 9: Liam Krall, Brian Li, Finn Seibold, Grace Sperber
Grade 10: Peyton Kinon, Jack Kochansky, Viena Pentikainen
Grade 11: Allison Barker, Sophia Feinberg, Pilar Layton, Margot Richards
Grade 12: Nicholas Goutakolis, Alexander Leibovitz, Margaret McKelvy, Kaitlin Ryan
Leadership: Awarded to a student for finding his or her voice, communicating clearly, leading passionately with persistence.
Grade 9: Grace McSherry, Sabrina Mellinghoff, Claire Rich
Grade 10: Kirsten Ircha, Nicole Semenyuk, Isabel Sondey, Sophia Sulimurski
Grade 11: Andrew Cargill, Mac Crawford, Sophia Feinberg
Grade 12: William Cioffi, Estelle Kelty, Remi Laurence, Charles Vorbach
Engaged Citizenship: Awarded to a student who collaborates and serves, and engages the world to make it a better place.
Grade 9: Sofia Fenner, Ellyn Paris, Claire Rich, Finn Seibold
Grade 10: Kirsten Ircha, Kevin Leka, Anna Normand
Grade 11: Hadley Barr, Mimi Buendia, Jack Carty, Mac Crawford, Griffin Garbarini, Delphina Maldonado, Joseph Seminara
Grade 12: Benjamin Grieco, Sonora Rivera Heinz, Kaitlin Ryan, Liam Siegal
MUSIC & DRAMA AWARDS
THE NATIONAL SCHOOL CHORAL AWARD is given in recognition of singular merit, ability, and achievement, for outstanding contributions to the success of the school vocal program, and for an unusual degree of loyalty, cooperation, and high achievement.
Awardee: Abigail Geiling
THE SOUSA AWARD recognizes young musicians displaying superior musicianship, leadership, dependability, loyalty, cooperation and other qualities of conduct that school instrumental music programs strive to impart. The Sousa Award is the top nationwide prize in the school band field.
Awardee: Michael Landy
THE JOE RAPOSO SING AWARD was initiated by Mr. Raposo's family in memory of the highly acclaimed composer. Mr. Raposo's family had lived in Bronxville, with two of his children attending the Bronxville School. Mr. Raposo's contributions as a composer continue to live on, as well as his memory. The awardee is chosen by the Music and Drama Departments for outstanding achievement in both fields. This year's student's talent and personal contributions made it easy to recognize our recipient of the Joseph Raposo Sing Award.
Awardee: Grayson Elder
THE NATIONAL SCHOOL ORCHESTRA AWARD is presented in recognition of leadership and excellence in the performance of orchestral and chamber music.
Awardee: Ellie Briskin
THE DRAMA ACHIEVEMENT AWARD is given in recognition of merit, ability, and achievement for outstanding contributions to the success of the school's drama program.
Awardee: William Smyth
THE ROBERT JACKSON TECHNICAL THEATRE AWARD recognizes a student who has superior commitment to the execution of the technical theater requirements of theatrical productions. It is named for Robert Jackson, the designer who gave our theater program direction. The award is in recognition of this student’s time, commitment, and dedication to continued excellence.
Awardee: Kenneth Taylor
THE KATE WELLING MEMORIAL AWARD is presented in memory of Kathryn Welling, a 2002 BHS Graduate, to a senior who shares Kate’s love of music and her ability to brighten the lives of everyone she encountered.
Awardee: Sara Conway
2017 All-State Mixed Chorus:
Organization of American Kodaly Educators 2017 National Honor Choir: Alexandra Bruno, Hana Eddib, Margaux Frohlich, Evelyn Kluemper, Alice O’Connell, Lois Vorbach
ART DEPARTMENT AWARDS
THE ART AWARD recognizes the talent and achievement of students in the visual arts. These emerging artists not only produce high-quality work but in sharing their art, enrich the cultural life of the Bronxville community.
Awardees: Sally Reynolds and Vance Wood
THE OCTOBER GROUP award is given for excellence in art which has been contributed by a group of Bronxville artists known as THE OCTOBER GROUP. Each year they honor two students who have demonstrated artistic growth and development through talent and dedication to the Art discipline.
Awardees: Catherine Cain and Alyson Schultz
THE SPENCER MEMORIAL ART AWARD is awarded in memory of Edward Hathaway Spencer, given by his family, Mr. & Mrs. Francis Flannery. Mr. Spencer served the Bronxville community as a school board member and community servant. He was also an avid art enthusiast. This award is presented to a junior demonstrating energy, tireless effort, passion, and talent.
Awardee: Margaret Miller
THE CYNTHIA GRIGG-FRANK MEMORIAL AWARD honors Cynthia Grigg-Frank whose tireless energy and creativity graced Bronxville with many years of beauty, especially at graduation. It is awarded to a senior dedicated to the arts and seeking out and promoting a unique artistic vision.
Awardee: Raquel Guzman
THE AP STUDIO ART STUDENT ARTIST AWARD is given to an outstanding senior whose vision and authentic voice has been appreciated by her classmates over the past four years. Her artistic voice is uniquely her own and an inspiration to others. She has thoughtfully and earnestly compiled a cohesive body of work this year as she explored and developed her independent thesis.
Awardee: Caroline Krall
AP ART HISTORY AWARD has given to an exceptional student of AP Art History whose dedication and scholarship contributes greatly to the class. This student is observant, inquisitive and versatile and plans to incorporate this knowledge into future studies.
Awardee: Sara Conway
THE BRANT FOUNDATION ART AWARD This award has been contributed by The Brant Foundation, a local Art Research Study Center, which promotes education and appreciation of contemporary art and design. This student has demonstrated passion, energy, and scholarship in Art History throughout high school. The recipient of this award will have the opportunity to complete an internship at the Brant Foundation and begin pursuing a career in the arts.
Awardee: Maia Carpentieri
WORLD LANGUAGES DEPARTMENT AWARDS
THE LUCIE MASSEY MEMORIAL AWARD is presented in memory of Lucie Massey who taught French in Bronxville from 1957-1972. She held a Ph.D. from La Sorbonne in Paris and was chairperson of the Foreign Language department throughout her tenure. She was a demanding teacher with a keen interest in the French language, literature, and culture. This award recognizes an outstanding student in his or her Junior year who demonstrates superior achievement, genuine interest and an appreciation for the study of French language and culture.
Awardee: William Ramundo
The JOHN ZIDIK MEMORIAL AWARD is an achievement award in Latin presented in memory of John Zidik, a Latin teacher at the Bronxville School. John began his career as a Latin teacher and also served as an Assistant Principal and Acting Elementary School Principal during his twenty years in the Bronxville School. This award is presented in remembrance of his outstanding teaching ability and dedication to all of his Latin students.
Awardee: Leo Gretzinger
THE MIGUEL DE CERVANTES AWARD is an award given by members of the community to recognize superior achievement, genuine interest and an appreciation for the study of Spanish language and culture.
Awardee: Gabriela Amboss
LES RESULTATS DU GRAND CONCOURS 2016-2017
(French National Exam)
Merci à tous et à toutes de votre participation!
According to National Headquarters, 78,899 students across the nation enrolled in Le Grand Concours this year. We had 95 Bronxville students participate in the contest from grades 8–12.
We are pleased to announce that the following 19 Bronxville High School students earned a Gold, Silver or Bronze medal with an additional 33 students receiving une Mention d’Honneur:
Name, Test Level, National Rank, Westchester Rank, Medal
Charles Bogatyrenko 2A 2 2 Gold
Luke Freeman 2A 6 6 Silver
Justin Barr 2A 9 9 Bronze
Michael Grieco 2A 9 9 Bronze
Alyssa Lee 3A 3 1 Gold
Jack Kochansky 3A 4 2 Gold
Paul Magaud 3C 4 2 Gold
Olivia Doyle 3A 5 3 Gold
Julien Thomet 3A 11 9 Silver
Peyton Kinon 3A 13 11 Silver
Alexander New 3A 14 12 Silver
Anton Tarazi 3A 15 13 Bronze
Catherine Burnell 3A 16 14 Bronze
Susanna Goodell 3A 16 14 Bronze
Sarah Goodell 3A 18 16 Bronze
Allison Barker 4A 10 6 Silver
William Ramundo 4A 14 10 Bronze
Margaux Frohlich 5C 6 2 Gold
Sonora Rivera-Heinz 3A 14 12 Silver
NATIONAL LATIN EXAM
In March of this year, students from Bronxville High School participated in the 2017 National Latin Exam. These students were joined by over 149,000 others from all 50 states and 16 foreign countries. Congratulations to the following students who received awards on the exams.
Introduction to Latin Exam
Outstanding Achievement & Ribbon
Certificate of Merit
Silver Medal – Maxima Cum Laude
Magna Cum Laude Certificate
Cum Laude Certificate
Gold Medal – Summa Cum Laude
Magna Cum Laude Certificate
Silver Medal – Maxima Cum Laude
Magna Cum Laude Certificate
Cum Laude Certificate
Magna Cum Laude Certificate
Cum Laude Certificate
SCIENCE DEPARTMENT AWARDS
COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES is intended to recognize an outstanding student in math and science and encourage him/her to consider an engineering career.
Awardee: Leo Gretzinger
THE GERTRUDE & WARING WILLIS MEMORIAL AWARD is presented to the senior student who has demonstrated a commitment to and an aptitude for science. The student chosen has explored the science curriculum at Bronxville with a curiosity that is to be applauded.
Awardee: Charles Vorbach
THE RENSSELAER MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE AWARD is given to a junior who demonstrates potential success in science or technologically-oriented profession.
Awardee: Margot Richards
THE GEORGE WASHINGTON SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE MEDAL is awarded to a junior who has obtained the highest grade point average in the fields of mathematics and science.
Awardee: Robert Schetlick
MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT AWARDS
THE OSCAR DEY WILLIAMS AWARD recognizes the student who has shown outstanding effort and progress in the field of mathematics during the ninth and tenth grades.
Awardee: Mia Gradelski
THE BERNICE ORSHANSKY AWARD has been donated by the family and friends of Bernice Orshansky in recognition of the outstanding role she played for over twenty years as a mathematics teacher in the Bronxville School. Miss Orshansky was able to develop character, knowledge, and appreciation of mathematics in her students. The award is presented to eleventh grade students who successfully completed the eleventh year mathematics course and who have demonstrated appreciation and understanding of that level of math by exhibiting perseverance and acceptance of responsibility for their education.
Awardee: Andrew Cargill
ONLINE LEARNING AWARDS
AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN ONLINE LEARNING recognizes a student for outstanding achievement in the online environment. This is awarded by OC21, a consortium of schools in Westchester providing online courses. All students participating in online courses within OC21 from schools throughout Westchester are eligible. This year, a Bronxville High School student was awarded for her achievement.
Awardee: Marina Alfano
ATHLETIC & SCHOOL SPIRIT AWARDS
Athletics in the Bronxville School plays an important role in teaching leadership and team play to our students. Over two-thirds of our students participate in some sport or extra-curricular activity during the course of their enrollment in the high school. While most of the athletic awards are given out at sports awards assemblies held at the end of each season, we honor some students with special awards today.
THE JOHN CHAMBERS ATHLETIC SPIRIT AWARD recognizes outstanding school spirit and athletic growth. Our former superintendent, John Chambers, was an inspiration and champion of the interscholastic program at Bronxville during his ten years as Superintendent.
Awardees: Mary (Beth) Finley and Jack Reilly
DAVID INGALLS MEMORIAL AWARD. The Class of 1970 presents this annual award in memory of David Ingalls, to a sophomore boy. The award recipient strives to improve athletically and scholastically. It is the dedication to become a better athlete through hard work and effort that characterizes the winner of this honor.
Awardee: Dayan (Zip) Malley
THE GREGORY TIDWELL AWARD. This award is presented in recognition of Varsity athletic achievement, but also includes traits that have been passed on through Bronxville history: sincerity, honesty, and devotion to student activities.
Awardees: Natalie Kister
THE BRONXVILLE SCHOLAR/ATHLETE AWARD is presented annually to the outstanding senior athletes who by their performance, example and influence as both scholars and competitors have done the most during their high school careers to excel in the classroom and on the field of competition.
Awardees: Ethan Reich and Kaitlin Ryan
DICKERSON STREET, a past School Board member, had a commitment to student participation in the competitive sports program. The Street Medals are awarded to the athletes who have been outstanding in interscholastic competition throughout their high school careers and have exhibited leadership and citizenship in their activities. This is the highest Bronxville athletic achievement award given at this time.
Awardees: Ara Atayan, Mary Finley, Olivia Jensen, Sophia Kohlhoff, Kaitlin Ryan, William Vranka, Elizabeth Walsh, Mason Warble
ELLEN O'TOOLE D'ARCY TEAM SPORTS AWARD. This sports award goes to a two-sport varsity athlete who has consistently shown self-sacrifice, commitment and teamwork in each of the sports in which she has participated--irrespective of talent, performance or wins and losses. This award reflects the type of community and team sacrifice that every small school like ours needs in order to consistently field multiple athletic programs.
Awardees: Olivia Jensen and Sophia Kohlhoff
THE SPORTSMANSHIP AWARDS. The Bronxville High School Physical Education Department presents each year to two students, in the senior class, who demonstrate school spirit, enthusiasm towards competition and good sportsmanship. Win or lose, these students always put forth their very best effort.
Awardees: Sasha Ircha and William Vranka
AWARDED TO STUDENTS AT OTHER CEREMONIES
THE EASTCHESTER FIRE DEPARTMENT honors Thomas C. Viafiore with a scholarship for the student who has during the last four years exhibited a pattern of growth and development.
Awardee: Robert Villavicencio
THE EASTCHESTER VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS establishes an annual scholarship to be awarded to a Bronxville High School senior, for outstanding Community Service.
Awardee: Abigail Geiling and Sonora Rivera-Heinz
ST. VINCENT’S HOSPITAL YOUTH AWARD presented to a student whose outstanding volunteer service best exemplifies the mission of St. Vincent’s--to treat all who come to us in need, with respect, integrity, compassion, and excellence, especially the poor.
Awardee: James Swartz
THE EASTCHESTER VETERANS ASSOCIATION AND LT. COL. SAM DIRIENZO VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS POST 2285 are honoring a graduating senior with a $1000.00 scholarship. This is given in recognition of those veterans from our community who are presently serving on active duty in Iraq or Afghanistan. We wish to recognize their sacrifice and commitment to our country. An important characteristic of this recipient is academic excellence and the earned respect from the school and community alike.
Awardee: Maryasa Krivitskaya
GIRL SCOUT GOLD AWARD is the highest award for leadership and service presented in American Scouting.
Awardee: Sasha Ircha
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA EAGLE SCOUT RANK is the highest award for leadership and service presented in American Scouting.
Awardees: Jason Cushman, Michael Landy, and Charles Vorbach
EASTCHESTER HISTORICAL SOCIETY ESSAY CONTEST presents the Frieda Riggs Scholarship. The Frieda Riggs Scholarship is in memory of this dedicated member of the Eastchester Historical Society, whose passion for the town's local history has been a source of inspiration to many. It is awarded for this student’s outstanding essay on the topic of "The Most Important Consequences of World War One."
Awardee: Sean Curran
WESTCHESTER/PUTNAM ASSOCIATION OF SUPERINTENDENTS outstanding student recognition
Awardees: Kaitlin Ryan and Charles Vorbach
THE COMMUNITY FUND OF BRONXVILLE, EASTCHESTER, TUCKAHOE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD is given to deserving students in honor of Policeman Michael Frey, an Eastchester policeman who was killed in the line of duty and to celebrate the work of all emergency personnel in the area – police, fire, ambulance and other workers. This award is given in recognition of service and dedication in support of their peers in school and the community at large. The award is to be used to help further these students’ higher education.
Awardees: Ellie Briskin, Maxine Devitt, and Foster Harlfinger
2017 SERIES SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE are given by the New York State Education Department to students who demonstrate academic excellence and plan to attend a University of the State of New York.
Awardees: Foster Harlfinger, Natalie Kister, Maryasa Krivitskaya, William Vranka
NATIONAL AND STATE AWARDS
ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC T. SCHNEIDERMAN TRIPLE “C” AWARD recognizes “character, courage, and commitment.”
Awardees: Sydney Coddington, Kaitlin Ryan, and Liam Siegal
NYS COMPTROLLER THOMAS DiNAPOLI CERTIFICATE is awarded to a senior who has shown academic excellence and the potential for leadership through involvement in activities that improve the school and/or the community.
Awardee: James Swartz
NYS ASSEMBLYWOMAN AMY PAULIN LEADERSHIP AWARD is given to a senior who has exhibited leadership in either journalism, speech and debate, student government, or another civic minded club.
Awardee: Margaret McKelvy
NEW YORK STATE SENATOR GEORGE LATIMER AWARD is given to a senior who has been involved in the community through the school.
Awardee: Dylan Weber
U.S. CONGRESSMAN ELIOT ENGEL AWARD is given to two seniors in recognition of their overall leadership abilities within the community of the high school.
Awardees: David DiMolfetta and Sasha Ircha
NATIONAL MERIT COMMENDED STUDENTS: Each year the National Merit Scholarship Corporation honors approximately 50,000 students from the million plus juniors that take the PSAT exam. This year we are proud to have nine students in the Class of 2017 earn the distinction of Commended Student. This distinction is earned by demonstrating mastery on the PSAT exam given in the fall of the junior year.
NATIONAL MERIT FINALISTS These seniors have achieved the distinction of being named National Merit Finalist. They achieved the distinction of being named Semi-Finalist and then Finalist.
[Editor's note: The Bronxville High School Class of 2017 had one National Merit Scholarship winner.
NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
RECOGNITION OF FRESHMAN TRANSITION LEADERS FOR 2016-2017
Sophia Anagnostakis, Mallory Bates, Mia Bettino, Ellie Anna Briskin, Olivia Cappello, Max Clark, Emily Conway, Jason Cushman, Sophia Dibbini, Gianna DiMinno, Grayson Elder, Mary Finley, Malachi Flanagan, Aidan Flannery, Lucy Hanrahan, Zoe Hutchings, Estelle Kelty, Natalie Kister, Brian Kradjel, Maryasa Krivitskaya, Michael Landy, Remi Laurence, Grace Leemputte, Margaret McKelvy, Peter Meyers, Michael Moynihan, Lindsay Nobles, Natasha Puri, Ethan Reich, Jack Reilly, Sabina Richter, Alyson Schultz, Alexa Shephard, William Smyth, Emily Spitz, James Swartz, Matthew Toal, Georgia Veru, William Vranka, Elizabeth Walsh, Mason Warble, Mary Watters, Dylan Weber
THE BRONXVILLE ROTARY CLUB is honoring two students who have exemplified their motto of service above self. Robert W. McGrath and Arthur Miller Award for "Service Above Self"
Awardees: Ellie Briskin and Audrey Kim
THE DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (ANNE HUTCHINSON CHAPTER) YOUTH CITIZENSHIP AWARD presents Good Citizenship Medals to students who by their personal acts and attitudes have proven most outstanding citizens and represent values embraced by Anne Hutchinson such as respect for value diversity, and the promotion of the democratic spirit of freedom of thought.
Awardees: Emily Conway and Benjamin Grieco
THE JEAN CALVERT GARRY DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE AWARD is presented on behalf of the Bronxville Democratic Committee to a senior who has demonstrated character and integrity. The recipient continually seeks the best in herself, while seeing the best in others and has shown a commitment to community service. The recipient’s generosity of spirit sets an example for us all.
Awardee: Audrey Kim
THE JANSEN HOSPICE/ PALLIATIVE CARE - WILLIAM BUNKER SNYDER MEMORIAL AWARD is given in recognition of Mr. Snyder’s exemplary commitment to the Jansen Memorial Hospice. He was described as a quiet, compassionate man. His sense of humor and genuine love for mankind were demonstrated through his tireless efforts as a community servant. We are pleased to join the Jansen Hospice in honoring one of our students who demonstrates exemplary compassion and service to others.
Awardee: Max Clark
THE CORINNA DISTEFANO 2017 OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD is in honor of Corinna DiStefano who was a counselor here in Bronxville from 1966 to 1981. Prior to her death in 2007, she endowed a scholarship for deserving Bronxville High School graduates to pursue higher education at a public university in New York State. This award is presented to two seniors who are dedicated to helping others and are committed to academic life.
Awardees: Alyson Schultz and Elizabeth Walsh
THE JACK MURRAY MEMORIAL AWARD in honor of Jack Murray, a gentleman and educator at Bronxville Schools for over 50 years, honors a student who displays fairness and friendship with grace and dignity.
Awardee: Nicholas Goutakolis
THE FAMILY OF THE LATE FRANCES AND H. MAURICE DARLING has established an annual book prize for a sophomore student of the school in memory of their parents who took an active, committed interest in the school during their many years of residence here in Bronxville. The award is presented to the student who combines an outstanding academic record in World History and shows a genuine interest toward issues of present day peace.
Awardee: Kevin Leka
S. JAMES BLOCK AWARD is a scholarship that was established by the family of Mr. S. James Block in honor of their husband and father, S. James Block. Mr. Block was a teacher in the Bronxville School District for many years serving as the Chair of the Business Department. Mr. Block was also heavily involved in student organizations during his tenure in the Bronxville School System. The award is being presented to a student who has shown school spirit, sportsmanship, and respect for teachers and peers.
Awardee: Elizabeth Walsh
THE BRONXVILLE TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION/MEG CONNORS SCHOLARSHIP AWARD is an annual award that honors the memory of Margaret (Meg) Connors, a graduate of the Bronxville School. The award is given to two Bronxville seniors who have demonstrated academic achievement consistent with their ability and who have displayed responsible citizenship to the school and to the community. This year, we chose to honor two students who have challenged themselves academically and have been most assiduous in meeting the responsibilities of service and good citizenship to the school.
Awardees: Benjamin Grieco and Raquel Guzman
THE NATHAN VERNON MEMORIAL AWARD has been established to celebrate the life of a 1990 Bronxville graduate, and the cherished son of our former colleague, Mrs. Linda Vernon. In celebrating his life, we dedicate this award to his memory. Nathan Vernon was a sensitive young man. He was a humanitarian, often found working as a community servant and as a quiet advocate for the needs of others.
Awardee: Benjamin Grieco
WENDY RUHM MEMORIAL AWARD The Wendy Sturges Ruhm Theater Arts Award is given in Memory of Wendy Ruhm a member of the Bronxville Class of 1993. Wendy loved theater, music and the arts. She performed in every theatrical production and choral concert during her High School years. In college, she was a member of student-run dramatic society which produced their own shows. When she moved to New York she joined a large musical theater group where she was actively involved in all aspects of the organization, including stage management, set construction, program design and member of the Board of Directors. This award is given to a junior in recognition of a commitment to and excellence in Theater Arts.
Awardee: Hana Eddib
THE BUDINGER FAMILY MEMORIAL AWARD is given to a student who has made contributions to the arts both in the classroom and through extra-curricular activities.
Awardee: Sara Conway
THE W.M. BURT MEMORIAL AWARD is given to two seniors who have demonstrated a dedication to academics as well as a commitment to the school.
Awardees: William Cioffi and Lindsay Nobles
COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY ANNUAL BOOK AWARDS
A number of colleges and universities offer book prizes or certificates to high schools to acknowledge excellence in academics, general or subject specific, leadership in the classroom and in outside activities, including volunteer service, to members of the junior class.
The entire faculty is asked to submit nominees and there is a committee composed of representatives of each department, the counselors, and administrators, which selects the recipients. We make a serious attempt to choose those candidates best suited to the spirit of the college award based upon the criteria provided and staff nominations. There are so many capable students in this class that we know it is impossible to acknowledge each one today.
There is no established connection to the level of competition of the university with the grade point average of the student, except for a few which identify the most capable overall or in individual disciplines such as English, social studies or science. In specific subject areas, the individual department staff makes those selections.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN recognizes young women who promote equity for all women and positive societal change.
In Writing – Maxine Devitt
In the Study of English – Olivia Cappello
THE BROWN UNIVERSITY BOOK AWARD is given by the College’s alumni association to a junior selected for outstanding personal qualities and a high degree of academic performance in English expression, both written and spoken.
Awardee: Allison Barker
THE COLUMBIA UNIVERITY ALUMNI CLUB designates a Book Award to a member of the Junior Class who demonstrates a dedication towards academic excellence in the pursuit of Social Studies.
Awardee: Caroline Kirby
THE CORNELL UNIVERSITY BOOK AWARD is presented to a junior demonstrating excellence in English as well as an interest in related extra-curricular activities.
Awardee: Pilar Layton
THE DARTMOUTH CLUB BOOK AWARD is given to two juniors who best demonstrate academic excellence
Awardees: Sarah Flanagan and William Ramundo
THE DENISON UNIVERSITY BOOK AWARD is presented to a junior for academic commitment and an interest in extra-curricular activities.
Awardee: Madeline Pettit
THE HARVARD BOOK PRIZE is sponsored by the Harvard/Radcliffe Club of Westchester and the Harvard Alumni Association. The award is given to a junior who combines excellence in scholarship and high character, with achievement in other fields.
Awardee: Chloe Paris
THE JOHNS HOPKINS BOOK AWARD is given to a junior who best exhibits the qualities and characteristics that form the core of the Johns Hopkins ethic: A demonstrated desire for intellectual and moral growth, an uncommon interest in, and capacity for, independent and original scholarship and the strength of character necessary to employ the results of their scholarship for the betterment of society.
Awardee: Daniel Bettino
THE MOUNT HOLYOKE BOOK AWARD is presented to a junior for exceptional work both inside and outside the classroom.
Awardee: Laura Holland
THE PRINCETON ALUMNI CLUB AWARD is presented to the Junior who is at the top of his or her class academically and demonstrates both intellectual leadership and strong character. This student also best exemplifies the spirit behind Princeton’s motto, ‘In the Nation’s service, and in the service of all humanity.’
Awardee: Isabela Lamadrid
THE RHODES COLLEGE BOOK AWARD is presented to a tenth-grade student for exemplary community service coupled with a commitment to leadership and helping others.
Awardee: Griffin Garbarini
THE SAGE COLLEGE BOOK AWARD is presented to two exceptional juniors who have shown remarkable commitment to, and achievement in, one or more areas of the liberal arts.
Awardees: Zixi Chen and Alex Plaza
THE ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY BOOK AWARD is to a junior who has displayed a significant commitment to community service.
Awardee: Audrey Carpenter
THE ST. MICHAEL'S COLLEGE BOOK AWARD is presented to juniors demonstrating achievement in academics with a commitment to community service.
Awardees: Rachel Billings and Andrew Cargill
THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA BOOK AWARD is given through its alumni association to a high school junior who best exemplifies the qualities and characteristics of Penn's founder, Benjamin Franklin -- a scholar, innovator and community servant.
Awardee: Delphina Maldonado
THE UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER:
BAUSCH AND LOMB HONORARY SCIENCE AWARD for high achievement and rigor in science classes, high math scores and positive contributions to the school.
Awardee: Allison Barker
THE FREDERICK DOUGLASS AND SUSAN B. ANTHONY AWARD for commitment to and understanding difficult social issues, leadership and dedication to community action and strong grades and rigorous courses taken in the humanities and social sciences.
Awardee: Hadley Barr
THE GEORGE EASTMAN YOUNG LEADERS AWARD for strong leadership experience at school and in the community, high grades and challenging courses and extensive involvement in extracurricular activities.
Awardee: Hannah Weirens
THE XEROX AWARD FOR INNOVATION AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY for strong interest and achievement in innovation and information technology, exposure to new technologies outside of the school and leading other students to new approaches to old problems.
Awardee: Kenneth Taylor
THE SMITH COLLEGE BOOK AWARD. The Westchester Smith Club presents a book award to a member of the junior class who combines academic excellence with participation in extracurricular activities and a commitment to community service and cultural activities. Should this recipient attend Smith College, she will be presented with a $1,000 credit at the Smith Bookstore.
Awardee: Claire Kraemer
THE WELLS COLLEGE 21ST-CENTURY LEADERSHIP AWARD recognizes spirit, integrity and intellectual qualities of a strong leader.
Awardee: Catherine Wortel and Mark Sears
THE WELLESLEY IN WESTCHESTER ALUMNI CLUB presents a book award to a junior of exceptional academic achievement, character, and contributions to extracurricular and community life.
Awardee: Sophie Feinberg
THE WILLIAMS COLLEGE BOOK AWARD is presented to the junior who has demonstrated intellectual leadership and has made a significant [sic] of the school.
Awardee: Mac Crawford
THE COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY BOOK AWARD is presented to the junior who has demonstrated leadership in the classroom including strong academic achievement as well as leadership in the school.
Awardee: Andrew Babyak
THE YALE BOOK AWARD is given to a junior who best demonstrates academic excellence combined with an enthusiasm and spirit in contributing to the extracurricular life of the school.
Awardee: John McSherry
THE LIGHTHOUSE AWARD is given to members of the Junior Class, as voted on by their classmates, who exemplify the school’s educational ideals of enthusiasm for learning, pride of accomplishment, self-discipline, self-esteem and consideration for the ideas and values of others, and who, through selfless dedication and service to school and community during their years at Bronxville, have done the most to foster those ideals in others. The Bronxville School Foundation sponsors this award to provide recognition of very deserving students and to celebrate the qualities of mind, spirit, and service that have helped to make the school and the Foundation so successful.
Awardees: Delphina Maldonado and Chloe Paris
THE SFL AWARD is presented annually to the student who has served as President of the Student-Faculty Legislature.
Awardee: Aidan Flannery
THE LOUIS H. BRAUN SUPERINTENDENT’S AWARD. This annual award is presented to a student who has demonstrated excellence in academics, leadership, and service to the school.
It honors the man who demonstrated these qualities throughout his service as Superintendent of the Bronxville School from 1957-1976. During those years, Mr. Braun created a reputation of excellence and demonstrated a genuine love for his profession and his position. Bronxville was fortunate to have Mr. Braun serve for all of those years. This year’s recipient is also recognized for excellence in academics, leadership, and service to the Bronxville School.
Awardee: Michael Landy
THE PRINCIPAL’S AWARD is given to a member of the Senior Class for Outstanding Citizenship, demonstrated through high ideals, high standards of conduct and contributions to the life of our school.
Awardee: Estelle Kelty
Pictured here: High School students attending the academic awards ceremony in the school auditorium.
Photo courtesy The Bronxville School