On Friday, May 19th, the Upper School faculty, coaches, staff, and administration presented a variety of awards in athletics and academics to the upper school students. The awards ceremony provided students, parents, faculty, and guests the opportunity to recognize and congratulate our student leaders. President John Polasko, and Head of Upper School Brian Abbott opened the ceremony with words of wisdom and advice for the students. The spring athletic awards opened with comments from Mr. Phil Gilotte, Athletic Director. The awards were presented by the coaches who provided insights into the players and highlights of the season.
Students were recognized for their leadership accomplishments in Visual Arts, Mathematics, History, English, and Spanish. The ceremony was attended by the freshmen, sophomore, and junior classes with voluntary attendance from the seniors. Several seniors were also recognized. Dr. Smith presented the Esther and Dr. Henry Smith Spanish Award which included a monetary prize. Other awards included the “BOK” Book of Knowledge Challenge, the Poetry Out Loud competition, and several additional English awards.The ceremony concluded with the “passing of the gavel” from the current Student Government Association President, Zavian Valedon, to the incoming Student Government Association President, Remi Logue.