The Hotchkiss community gathered in Walker Auditorium on Sept. 26 for the annual book prize award ceremony. The following students were recognized for outstanding academic achievement:
Lower Mid Dance: Gwenyth Slaughter (Gwen)
Prep Dance: Shihan Bu (Cici)
Lower Mid Music: Shine Peng
Lower Mid Music: Kai Yan Brian Wong (Brian)
Upper Mid Music: Christine Deng
Prep Theatre: Meszion Ramsden
Lower Mid Theatre: Skylar Kim
Lower Mid Visual Art: Wei Hang Liu (Dear)
Upper Mid Visual Art: Willa Neubauer
Architecture: Krishna Sivakumar
Upper Mid Photo and Film: Isabelle Haberstock
Lower Mid Photo and Film: Gregoria Serretta Fiorentino
Prep Photo and Film: Alexander McLane
French Prep: Madeline Loeffler
French Lower Mid: Firas Kora
French Upper Mid: Olivia Gee
Chinese Prep: Victoria Azzu
Chinese Lower Mid: Elizabeth Williams
Chinese Upper Mid: Seouk Jun Kim (Daniel)
Latin Prep: Justin Han
Latin Lower Mid: Ian Gill
Latin Upper Mid: Ana Greenberg
Greek Upper Mid: Chloe Powell
Spanish Prep: Walter Day (Carter)
Spanish Lower Mid: Martha Welch (Ashton)
Spanish Upper Mid: Zayba Qamar
German Prep: Lucy Haswell
German Lower Mid: Yuqing Li (Josephine)
German Upper Mid: Katherine Hileman (Katie)
German Upper Mid: Charlotte Somerville
English Prep: Abigail Sim (Abby)
English Lower Mid: Priyanka Kumar
English Upper Mid: Zayba Qamar
The Parsons Prize: Claire Gould
The Terry Prize: Martha Welch (Ashton)
The George Washington Letter and the Relevance of Religious Liberty in Today's World: Sanghyun Park (Chris)
Math Prep: Jicheng Li (Harry)
Math Lower Mid: Ruiting Guo (Tina)
Math Lower Mid: Yuqing Li (Josephine)
Math Upper Mid: Yizhi Wang (Cherry)
Computer: Joseph Chlapowski (Joe)
Science Core Prize: Elijah Stone
Science Upper Mid: William Chartener (Will)
The Bausch and Lomb Science Prize: Lucinda Paddock (Lucy)
Cum Laude: Gracyn Campbell
Cum Laude: Christine Deng
Cum Laude: Nicholas Fleisher (Nick)
Cum Laude: Claire Gould
Cum Laude: Paola Karapataki
Cum Laude: Emma Knight
Cum Laude: Elizabeth Ostermeyer (Liz)
Cum Laude: Sanghyun Park (Chris)
Cum Laude: Natalie Yang
Top Scholar for Last Year's Upper Mid Class: Emma Knight
Top Scholar for Last Year's Lower Mid Class: Annabelle Duval
Top Scholar for Last Year's Prep Class: Serena Zhou
Students were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the School community during the annual Prize Ceremony on Sept. 8. The following awards were given:
THE SUSAN KLINGER HOGLUND '80 MEMORIAL AWARD - Established in 1996 in memory of Susan Hoglund '80 by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William E. Hoglund, and her sister, L. Melissa Hoglund '76, and awarded to those members of the prep class who, in the opinion of the faculty, are most notable for spirit and good will toward others, and who do the most to elevate the tone of the class.
THE UPSON PRIZE - Established in 1903 in memory of Douglas Gilmore Upson '02, this prize is awarded annually to those members of the junior (now prep) class who are distinguished in scholarship, athletics, and citizenship combined.
THE EDWARDS PRIZE - Established in 1925 by Mrs. Emma Robbins, in memory of her son, George Whitfield Edwards II '10, this prize is awarded annually to those members of the lower mid class who are distinguished in the work of the year for scholarship, athletics, and school spirit.
THE DAVID LORD FITZGERALD PRIZE - Established in 1997 in memory of David Lord Fitzgerald '96 by members of that class and by his family, and is awarded annually to those members of the lower mid class who have completed their first year at Hotchkiss and who, in the judgment of the faculty, are most notable for their positive spirit, strength of character, and compassion for others.
THE THEODORE NEWLIN PRIZE - Established in 1980 in memory of Theodore F. Newlin IV '80 by his parents and his friends in the Class of 1980, this prize is awarded each year to those members of the lower mid class who, in the opinion of the faculty and of the students of the lower mid class through good will, sensitivity to the needs of others, and participation in the life of the School, have made the most positive contribution to the class and to Hotchkiss.
THE THOMAS W. ARMITAGE '25 PRIZE - Established in 1979 by Thomas W. Armitage '25, and awarded annually to those members of the upper mid class who, through character, scholarship, and involvement in the life of the School, have contributed the most to the Hotchkiss community.
THE ELY PRIZE - Established in 1957 by members of the Class of '47 in memory of Donald Ely '47, and awarded annually to those members of the upper mid class who, in the opinion of the faculty, are outstanding for combined excellence in character, athletics, and conscientiousness in study.
Chun Yin Cheng
THE WALLACE ESTILL '14 MEMORIAL PRIZE - Established by Joe G. and Mary North Estill in memory of their son and in recognition of those members of the upper mid class who do the most by their fidelity, industry, and helpfulness to maintain and elevate the scholarship, spirit, and general tone of his or her class.
The AUGUSTUS S. BLAGDEN III '59 MEMORIAL PRIZE - Established in 1968 by Mrs. Augustus S. Blagden and her daughters in memory of her son and their brother, Gus Blagden III, in recognition of those qualities of character and spirit for which Gus was admired and loved, and is awarded each year to a member of the incoming senior class who through his or her participation, enthusiasm, vitality, and interest in others, has helped and inspired his or her companions and the School.