Fifth Form Prizes Awarded

Cheers to the Class of 2019, Lawrentians who have distinguished themselves in so many ways. The School is proud to honor some of its top Fifth Formers for excellence in academics, athletics, leadership, and service.
 
 
THE MATTHEW DOMINY PRIZE: This is awarded to the student who has contributed most to the musical life of the School. Presented to Jonathan D’Souza.
 
THE HENRY C. WOODS, JR. CRITICAL WRITING AWARD: This award is given for the best essay for an English Elective this year. It is given in honor of the outstanding contributions of Henry C. Woods, Jr., Class of ’40, who has, by his unparalleled benefactions and long, distinguished service to the School as teacher, department chairman, coach, and trustee, transformed Lawrenceville for the best. Presented to Eden Fesseha.
 
INDEPENDENCE FOUNDATION PRIZE: Awarded for the best two or more years work in the study of history. Presented to Kevin Xiao.
 
THE WILLIAM MAYHEW DICKEY ’64 PRIZE: Given to that two-year student of history who has consistently demonstrated the qualities of scholarship, sportsmanship, and service that characterized the lifetime achievements of Will Dickey, Lawrenceville Class of 1964, and Master of History from 1978 through 2005. Presented to Kate Monihan.
 
THE THOMAS F. SHARP INTERDISCIPLINARY AWARD: Established in honor of Thomas F. Sharp, poet, musician, and scholar to recognize achievement in textured and integrated thinking in the humanities. Presented to Nadiia Dubchak.
 
THE MATHEMATICS FACULTY AWARD: In the opinion of the members of the Math Department, the recipient of this prize has demonstrated great perseverance to fulfill a strong desire to study Mathematics. Presented to Alex Baker.
 
THE HOWARD HILL MATHEMATICS AWARD: Given to a senior who has shown the most outstanding achievement in mathematics. Presented to Kevin Shao.
 
THE NICK GUSZ BEST MALE ATHLETE AWARD: Given annually to that member of the senior class who exhibits in two or more sports the highest degree of leadership, sportsmanship, and skill. It is awarded in honor of Nicholas F. Gusz, Director of Athletics at Lawrenceville from June 1966 to July 1984. Presented to Diassa Diakite.
 
THE MELISSA MAGEE SPEIDEL BEST FEMALE ATHLETE AWARD: goes to that member of the senior class who exhibits, in two or more sports, the highest degree of leadership, sportsmanship, and skill. It is awarded in honor of Melissa Magee Speidel, a member of the 1980 United States Olympic Field Hockey Team. Presented to Meg Hillman.
 
THE TOMMY SULLIVAN AWARD: Given annually to that member of the senior class, with two or more years of varsity experience, who best exemplifies the qualities of a true athlete: dedication, desire, congeniality, sportsmanship and above all, competes as a team player. Presented to Meg Barnes.
 
THE JOHN H. THOMPSON, JR. PRIZE: Awarded annually to that member of the Fifth Form who has demonstrated excellence as an athlete, a scholar, and a human being. Presented to Kate Monihan.
 
THE ADAM and MACKELLAR VIOLICH AWARD: Given annually to two members of the Fifth Form of at least two years residence, who have demonstrated the qualities of an athlete and scholar on the playing field, as well as in the classroom, and who have earned a minimum of three letters in at least two different sports. Presented to Audrey Lazar and Robert Enck.
 
THE NEW JERSEY INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION annually awards the Nick Gusz Male Scholar Athlete award and the Jan Baker Female Scholar Athlete award to the top male and female scholar athletes in New Jersey for their academic and athletic achievements. Lawrenceville’s 2019 nominees were Brittany Sun and Biren Reddy.
 
MAJOR L BLANKETS are given to members of the senior class who, over their years at Lawrenceville, earned nine or more Major L letters for interscholastic participation on varsity teams. This year, we have eight individuals who have earned this prestigious award and the distinction of “the ultimate student athlete.” Presented to:
 
Kwesi Adu-Diawuo earned nine Major Ls for football, indoor track & field, and lacrosse
Diassa Diakite earned nine Major Ls for football, basketball, and indoor/outdoor track & field
Thomas Ehret earned 9 Major Ls for soccer, indoor track & field, and lacrosse.
Lucy Gutman earned 9 Major Ls for field hockey, basketball, indoor track & field, and lacrosse
Isabelle Huang earned 9 Major Ls for soccer and indoor/outdoor track & field
Mayeli Santos earned 9 Major Ls for cross country and indoor/outdoor track & field
Kevin Shao (earned 9 Major Ls for cross country, swimming & diving, crew, and water polo)
Lynn Egami (earned 10 Major Ls for water polo, soccer, and indoor/ outdoor track & field)
Terrance Mathis (earned 10 Major Ls for football, wrestling, and both indoor and outdoor track & field)
Kendall Onley (earned 10 Major Ls for tennis and indoor/outdoor track & field)
Meg Barnes (earned 11 Major Ls for field hockey, basketball, indoor track & field, and lacrosse)
 
L12 AWARD given to student-athletes who have earned varsity letters in each of their 12 terms at Lawrenceville. Presented to:
 
Robert Enck (earned 12 Major Ls for cross country and indoor/outdoor track & field)
Meg Hillman (earned 12 Major Ls for field hockey, basketball, indoor track & field, and lacrosse)
 
THE KATHLEEN WALLACE AWARD: Presented to the best one-year Fifth Form student. Presented to Courtney DeNaut.
 
VIRTUS, SEMPER, VIRIDIS AWARD: To a student who embodies the mission of The Lawrenceville School by leading a life of learning, integrity, and high purpose while inspiring the best in each and seeking the best for all. Presented to Trevor White.
 
THE DIRECTOR’S AWARD: Awarded to a member of the senior class, who in the opinion of the Director of the Fifth Form and Fifth Form Housemasters, has contributed significantly to the style and tone of the Form through energy and spirit. Presented to Lillian Vore.
 
THE BOCZKOWSKI AWARD: This award was a gift in recognition of Dr. Catherine Boczkowski’s 25th anniversary as a member of the faculty at Lawrenceville. It has been given annually since 2002 to that young woman in the graduating class who best exemplifies personal moral integrity and loyalty to Lawrenceville. Presented to Lucy Gutman.
 
THE DEANS’ AWARD: Presented to that student of at least two years who through energy, commitment, and service has joyously sought the fullest measure of the Lawrenceville experience and in the process has given as much to the community as they have received. Presented to Jonathan D’Souza.
 
THE ELIZABETH LOUISE GRAY PRIZE: Presented to that student of at least two years who through energy, commitment, and service has joyously sought the fullest measure of the Lawrenceville experience. Presented to Hunter Korn.
 
THE ANDREW T. GOODYEAR CLASS OF 1983 AWARD: A special merit award to a student who has demonstrated unusual courage in overcoming adversity. Presented to Chloe Ashton.
 
THE MAX MAXWELL AWARD: This award was established by the African American-Latino Alliance in honor of Mr. Max Maxwell, former Master of English, for his dedication in helping students inside and outside the classroom. It is given annually to a senior who has demonstrated a dedication to diversity in his or her career at Lawrenceville. Presented to Shaezmina Khan.
 
THE PHI BETA KAPPA AWARD: Presented to a member of the Fifth Form whose academic record is worthy of special praise. This award is named for the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, whose motto reads, “Love of learning is the guide to life.” Presented to Yukki Qui.
 
MASTERS PRIZE: Awarded to the outstanding scholar of the Fifth Form. Presented to Stephanie Yoon.
 
THE AURELIAN HONOR SOCIETY AWARD: Given to that member of the class who is outstanding in sterling character, high scholarship, and forceful leadership – qualities upon which the Aurelian Honor Society was founded at Yale University in 1910. Presented to Dev Chhokra.
 
For additional information, please contact Lisa M. Gillard Hanson, director of Public Relations, at lgillard@lawrenceville.org.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
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