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Upper School students recognized with book awards, special honors
Rita Mitchell

Ceremony video

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Upper school students were recognized on May 17 at the 2023 Book Awards Ceremony. The following students received book awards, special awards, and university awards. Presentations were made by faculty members.

Book Awards

Algebra I                                  Charlotte Toy

Geometry                                Chenyou Fan

Algebra I                                  Jessie Felder

Piano I                                     Katelyn Chance

Biology                                     Peter Ha

Latin II                                      Peter Ha

World History I                         Peter Ha

French IV Honors                     Sasha Decker

Latin I                                       Trynna Atwood

Algebra II Honors                     Abby Faith Cheeseman

AP World History                      Abby Faith Cheeseman

Spanish AP                              Abigail Voorhes-Fontenot

World History II                        Anastasia Coonan

Spanish I                                 Harshita Relwani

French I                                   Johannes Wiedenmann

Algebra II Honors                     Lane Comstock

French II                                  Lane Comstock

Piano II                                    Lane Comstock

Chemistry Honors                    Macy Simon

Ethics Sem1                            Macy Simon

Spanish III                               Quinn Shibayama

Art I                                          Ryan Sublette

French III                                 Ryan Sublette

AP 2D Art                                 Scout Harding

AP Calculus AB                        Xingnuo "Iris" Lin

Advanced Art                           Amelia Surdu

Outstanding Performance, Stage Management   Aspen Northcutt

US History                               Bre'Aria Cannon

Ethics Sem2                            Brooks Watson

Speech                                    Cecil Rodgers

Chemistry                                Christopher Douglas

AP Calculus BC                       Cooper Medling

AP Physics                               Cooper Medling

APUSH                                    Jaycie Bateman

Pre-Calculus Honors                Jaycie Bateman

Spanish IV Honors                   Jaycie Bateman

French AP                                Josefin Oelgarth

Intermediate Strings                Josefin Oelgarth

Algebra II                                 Kate Billingsley

Advanced Piano                       Leo Qi

Outstanding Performance, Sound & Video  London Sullens

Economics                               Tenshow Li

Outstanding Performances      Winston Dugdale

Anatomy & Physiology             Abby Hagan

Ap Environmental Science       Abby Hagan

AP Statistics                             Abby Hagan

AP Government                       Alisyn Parfait

Physics                                    Alisyn Parfait

CAT                                         Andriy Plakasov

Democracy                              Bailey Brock

Standing Ovation Award          Bailey Brock

AP Biology                               Carley Byford

Honors Orchestra                    Carley Byford

Advanced Physics                    Carter Sublette

WILD                                       Carter Sublette

Latin III                                     David Tran

Outstanding Performance (Radium Girls). Elliott Willians

English IV                                Hanyuan "Jack" Zhong

Guitar I                                     John Paul Stouse

Outstanding Performer             Miliana Walton

Advanced Pottery I                   Nathanael "Nate" Arena

Advanced Pottery II                  Patrick Sissom

Art II                                         Reagan (Bree) Robinson

Psychology                              Tyler Miller

Multivariable Calculus              Yufei "Fay" Tong

Senior Achievement Scholar-Athlete Award  Reagan Robinson

Senior Achievement Scholar-Athlete Award  Xin Shen 

Special Presentation

Ret. Lt. Colonel Larry Bornstein attended the ceremony and presented Carter Sublette with his certificate of acceptance to the United States Military Academy West Point.

Special Awards

The Carl Mallory Harwell III Memorial Award 

This award is presented by the Harwell family to that junior who has demonstrated an interest and proficiency in public affairs, politics, and journalism.

Recipient: Maddie Smith

Outstanding Boarder

Presented to that resident student/s who best exemplify the qualities which contribute to boarding school life.

Recipient: Mary-Margaret Mayfield

The Albert Duling Incentive Award

This award is presented to that student, regardless of age or grade level, who has demonstrated his or her ability to overcome adversity during the school year just concluded; and this student has indicated a growing awareness of and commitment to Webb School’s ideals and standards. 

Recipient: Davis Arnold

The Marjorie Iley Manley Award

This award goes to that student who best combines an appreciation of music and foreign language. 

Recipient: Leo Qi

John Freeman Athletic Award

The John Freeman Athletic Award is given annually to the upper school student(s) who best model the joy of sport and competition, a high level of effort and achievement, a keen sense of integrity and sportsmanship. A youngster who exemplifies playing the game with honest zest and a ready smile.

Recipients: Lauren Rust and Zethan Atwood

The Dale Hyatt Memorial Award 

The Dale Hyatt Memorial Award is presented to two upper school athletes who demonstrate honor, pride, and a genuine love of athletics. This student exhibits all of the characteristics of good sportsmanship. The athlete is selfless and generous in helping other Webb athletes to excel. This athlete shows respect for players, coaches, and officials, and maintains a good sense of humor.

Recipient: Prowd Sriwongngam

University Book Awards

Brandeis Book Award for Social Action and Civic Engagement

This award recognizes an outstanding high school junior committed to social action or civic

engagement. The recipient must be in the top 10% of the class and demonstrate commitment.:

Recipient: Harry Thomas

University of Penn. Book Prize

This award recognizes an outstanding high school junior who exemplifies the best characteristics of Benjamin Franklin, the founder of the University. The purpose of the award is three-fold: to recognize outstanding students whose individual accomplishments embody the University’s highest ideals of scholarship, service, future professional development, and civic contribution.

Recipients: Mary-Margaret Mayfield and Jaycie Bateman

University of Virginia Book Award

The Jefferson Book Award was established to recognize outstanding high school juniors or students in the next-to-graduating class who embrace creativity and innovation, and embody the spirit of discovery, much like the University’s founder, Thomas Jefferson. The student is a demonstrated citizen leader who works to improve their community locally or globally.

Recipient: Winston Dugdale

Harvard Book Prize 

This award goes to the outstanding student in the junior class who combines excellence in scholarship and high character, combined with achievement in other fields.

Recipient: London Sullens

Yale Book Award

Awarded to outstanding students in the next-to-graduating high school class who display excellence in scholarship and high character.

Recipient: Cooper Medling

Alla Webb Cord Presentation

In fall of this school year, a group of exceptional students were inducted into membership in the inaugural year of the Alla Webb Scholars program. Students selected for this recognition are not only academically strong, but they are true Webb ladies and gentlemen, who have demonstrated their commitment to the school and to causes or activities outside of just their academics. During the ceremony, senior members of this program received a cord to wear during graduation to signify this honor. The following were honored.

Abigail Lydia Hagan

Alisyn Jewell Parfait

Carley Corrine Byford

Lucy Elisabeth Wilson

Bailey Grace Brock

Irelyn Jewel Weaver

Ami Butler Calhoun

Ashton Campbel

Jahnavi Neha Kameka

Reagan Bree Robinson

Lauren Elinor Rust

Xin Shen

Nataja Anya Siva

Susanna Lynne Smith

Sarah Elizabeth Smotherman

Autumn Joelle Swanson

Miliana Jade Walton