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Arts and academics, service and sports – and so much more! Lawrenceville was pleased to honor the hard work, high achievement, unwavering dedication, and endless creativity of the Classes of 2024-26 this evening at the School’s annual Underform Prize Ceremony.
THE VISUAL ART DEPARTMENT FACULTY AWARD: FINE ART: Given to that student who has most distinguished themselves in the fine arts through dedicated studio work and the pursuit of knowledge. Presented to: Thalia Honorat
VISUAL ART DEPARTMENT PRIZE: TECHNICAL DESIGN & FABRICATION: Given to that student who has exhibited extraordinary skill and dedication in the study of technical design and fabrication. Presented to: Ava Martoma
VISUAL ART DEPARTMENT PRIZE: DESIGN: Given to that student who has exhibited extraordinary skill and dedication in the study of graphic design at The Lawrenceville School. Presented to: Qiuen Yu
VISUAL ART DEPARTMENT PRIZE: DRAWING: Given to that student who has exhibited extraordinary skill and dedication in drawing. Presented to: Joseph Timothy Barnes
VISUAL ART DEPARTMENT PRIZE: PAINTING: Given to that student who has exhibited extraordinary skill and dedication in painting. Presented to: Sofia Keith
VISUAL ART DEPARTMENT PRIZE: FILMMAKING: Given to that student who has made extraordinary contributions to filmmaking at The Lawrenceville School. Presented to: Na'imah Ebony Ford
THE PERFORMING ARTS PRIZE: Awarded for excellence as an Underformer in the Performing Arts. This year the awards is being given to two recipients: Cassandra Jane Dillard and Sonia Singhal
THE JOHN H. IMBRIE HUMANITIES/ENGLISH PRIZE: Awarded to a Second Former who achieves excellence in the study of English in humanities. Presented to: Brooke Constable Bartlett
THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT PRIZE FOR GENERAL EXCELLENCE IN THE THIRD FORM: Presented to:Clementine Josephine Sutter
THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT PRIZE FOR GENERAL EXCELLENCE IN THE FOURTH FORM: Presented to: Claire Jiang
THE POETRY OUT LOUD COMPETITION SCHOOL CHAMPION AWARD: In recognition of a student’s achievements in the national Poetry Out Loud recitation competition. Presented to: Antonia Comaniciu
THE HISTORY DEPARTMENT PRIZE: This prize is awarded to the student who has shown excellence in the study of history. Presented to: John Alexander Gottschalch
THE JOHN H. IMBRIE HUMANITIES/CULTURAL STUDIES PRIZE: Given to a Second Former who has achieved excellence in the study of cultural history in humanities. Presented to: Isabella Jolie Spencer
MR. AND MRS. W.R. NIBLOCK AWARD: For excellence in the study of chemistry. Presented to: Ian Lee
THE JOHN T. O’NEIL III MATHEMATICS TEAM AWARD: Given to that member of the School Math Team who, in the opinion of the faculty advisor, best exemplifies the exceptional talent, commitment and achievement in mathematics competition that Mr. O’Neil showed while a student at Lawrenceville. Presented to: Anthony C. Woo
THE STERLING MORTON PRIZE: Awarded to a student of United States history who submitted an outstanding research paper. Presented to: Emily Pan
THE COLIN SULLIVAN AWARD: A special prize for remarkable effort and expertise in the service of The Lawrence. This prize is named for and given to, as its first recipient, a young man who, with great technical skills and long hours of work fine tuning the paper, made this last year’s Lawrence as perfect a looking newspaper as it could possibly be. Presented to: Luke Seungbum Park
THE LAWRENCE L. HLAVACEK BOWL: Awarded annually to a member of a Circle House and a Crescent House whose qualities of sportsmanship, enthusiasm, character, and generosity of spirit best embody the goals of intramural competition in Circle and Crescent House athletics.The first recipient of the Lawrence L. Hlavacek is awarded to Avery S. Bilanin of Carter House. This year’s second recipient of the Lawrence L. Hlavacek award is Jacob Trupin of Woodhull.
THE DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER LEADERSHIP AWARD: Presented by the West Point Society of New Jersey, this award recognizes exceptional high school juniors in New Jersey who demonstrate outstanding performance in areas of athletics, academics, community service, citizenship, and leadership. Presented to: Nishka Malik
THE PETER W. DART PRIZE: Awarded to a Fourth Former who demonstrates superior communication skills. Presented to: Cassandra Jane Dillard
THE BEVERLY WHITING ANDERSON PRIZE: For general excellence in character and scholarship to two members of the Second Form. This prize is in memory of Beverly Whiting Anderson (Class of 1928), who died while a student at Lawrenceville. Presented to: Isabella Jin and Bastian Xavier Bocklage
THE MARCUS D. FRENCH MEMORIAL PRIZE: The Lower School’s highest award. It is presented each year to two students who, in the opinion of the Lower School Heads of House and of the Head of School, have best shown the integrity of high character and the modesty, fairness, and the courage of true sportsmanship. Presented to: Olivia Lucilla Codjoe and Kellen Williams Fisher
THE SMITH COLLEGE BOOK AWARD: Presented to an outstanding junior who exemplifies the academic achievement, leadership qualities, and concern for others that characterize the thousands of women who have graduated from Smith College. Presented to: Jane Copeland Atkinson
THE BROWN UNIVERSITY BOOK AWARD: The Brown University Book Award is awarded to a Fourth Form student who exhibits excellent verbal and written communication skills. Presented to: Sofia Elizabeth Carlisi
THE WILLIAMS COLLEGE BOOK AWARD: Given to a student in the Fourth Form in the top five percent of the class who has demonstrated intellectual leadership and has made a significant contribution to the extracurricular life of the School. Presented to: Sameer Menghani
DARTMOUTH CLUB OF PRINCETON AWARD: Given to a student in the Fourth Form in the top ten percent of the class who has demonstrated intellectual leadership and has made a positive contribution to the extracurricular life of the School. Presented to: Garrett Richard Heffern
THE YALE CLUB BOOK AWARD: Presented to an outstanding student at the end of their Fourth Form year who shows stellar personal character and intellectual promise. Presented to: Anabel Guerreiro
HARVARD CLUB OF BOSTON BOOK AWARD: Awarded to an outstanding member of the Fourth Form who combines excellence in scholarship with achievement in other fields and best exemplifies the traditional ideal of American citizenship. Presented to: Lucas Anthony DiMarco
PRINCETON AREA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION'S BOOK AWARD: Recognizes stellar students in area high schools who have demonstrated overall academic excellence and exemplary community service or civic engagement. Presented to: Christopher John King
THE EGLIN SOCIETY PINS: These pins are presented to selected Fourth Form students for unselfish, uncalculating service to Lawrenceville and to fellow students; for kindness and implemented instincts to help the young or weak; and for leadership, particularly as evidenced in acts of moral courage. Eight students from The Circle and eight students from The Crescent were selected for membership into this honorary organization in 2023. Inclusion in this society is considered one of the highest honors an Underform Lawrentian can earn.
Congratulations to Circle residents: David A. Edenbaum, Garrett Richard Heffern, Luke Seungbum Park, Troy Marty Negus, James P. DeCillo, Conan C. Chen, Andrew Earl Howard, and Charles Dominic Vachris and to Crescent residents Jessica Peters, Anabel Guerreiro, Allison A. Calderon, Jane Lauren Rubenstein, Malia Zovich, Nishka Malik, Emily Ann Deborah Piggee, and Sneha Varsha Kumar.
THE REUBEN T. AND CHARLOTTE BOYKIN CARLSON SCHOLARSHIP: Awarded to a Third Form student who epitomize the traits of an exemplary Lawrentian. This award covers a portion of the student’s tuition and expenses for their remaining two years at Lawrenceville. Presented to: Reed William Cloninger
THE MARIO AWARD: The Mario Award is given to two students annually, one from the Crescent and one from the Circle. The recipients of this award make the House system a beacon for community living and an avenue to showcase school spirit. These two students promote the type of leadership, inclusion, and cooperation that can help their peers reach new heights. They help make the House system a warm and supportive living environment where discovery and creativity can flourish. This award covers a significant amount of tuition for their Fifth Form years, includes a summer travel stipend, $2000 for each recipient's House, and $1000 for a House celebration. Presented to Clarissa Diana Schmitz of Stanley House and Cesar Enrique Rodas-Menendez of Dickinson House
THE KATHERINE W. DRESDNER CUP is awarded annually to the Crescent House which has the best record in both Crescent House and School athletics. Presented to: Kirby House
THE FORESMAN TROPHY is awarded annually to the Circle House which has the best record in both Circle House and School athletics. Presented to: Cleve House
Look for more photos in the Underform Prize Ceremony gallery on Lawrenceville's Flickr page..
For additional information, contact Lisa M. Gillard H'17, director of public relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.