2021 Upper School Awards and Book Prizes

The Ellis School honored members of the junior and senior classes with awards honoring their outstanding academic achievements, athletic contributions, and service to the community at Closing Exercises. Please join us in congratulating these students for their commitment to scholarship, service, and sportsmanship.
World Languages Prize
Lowrie Childs Woodside
Victoria Bernardis Jordan Latin Prize
Hunter Ané Kloss
English Prize
Samantha Rose Silk
Mathematics Prize
Grace Elizabeth Coffelt
Science Prize
Alexis D. Crichlow
History Prize
Genevieve Kathleen Barge
Computer Science Prize
Abigail Lilith Grone
Performing Arts Prize
Calista Isabelle Martin-Singer
Visual Arts Prize
Carly Tuy McGuire
Sportsmanship Prize
Dalia Reut Milch

Highest Academic Average
Tegan Aubrey Poerio

Virginia P. Stevenson Award
Eleanor Ko-Jen Barth Wu
Foster Art Award
Hadley Jane Anslow Kalson

Callomon Underclassman Award
Sofia Elan Mancing

Augustus K. Oliver Cup
Alexis D. Crichlow
Benjamin R. Fisher Award
Abigail Jaye Zimmerman
Head of School Prize
Annika Lalitha Gizella Ramani


Cum Laude Inductees 
Genevieve Kathleen Barge
Hunter Ané Kloss
Annika Lalitha Gizella Ramani
Eleanor Barth Wu
Chapin Wilson
Moira Connell 
Shivani Nangia


The Head of School Prize is presented to a senior who best exemplifies the school motto Esse Quam Videri, “To be, rather than to seem.”

The Benjamin R. Fisher Award is presented to a senior who, like Mr. Fisher, has given outstanding service to Ellis.

The Augustus K. Oliver Cup is given each year by faculty vote to the senior who represents the highest ideals of scholarship, athletic participation, and citizenship.

Drs. Michelina Fato and Carl Snyderman endowed The Dr. Victoria Bernardis Jordan Latin Award in 2011 to honor Dr. Victoria Jordan, who retired at the close of the 2015-16 school year after 18 years of service at The Ellis School. During her tenure, Dr. Jordan taught scores of students the Latin language as well as the history of Ancient Rome. Through her passion and dedication, Dr. Jordan inspired Ellis graduates to continue to study the classics in college and beyond. Her legacy continues because of the difference she has made in the lives of all of her students.

The Virginia P. Stevenson Award recognizes the excellence of one junior's American History research paper and is named for the former chair of The Ellis School History department.

Department and Athletics Prizes honor a senior who has excelled in an area. Recipients are selected by vote of members of each department.

Induction into the Cum Laude Society is an honor of great distinction that commends students for their impressive scholastic performance, rigorous course of study, and commitment to the highest ideals of scholarship. 
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