Shattuck Club Girls

Flagpole Ceremony

by Lauri West
Athleticism and sportsmanship honored during a most unusual year
 
As the athletic year closed on a most unusual year, our annual Flagpole Ceremony adjusted to the necessary changes. While we did not have our alumni and parents at the festivities, it was important to provide an opportunity to honor and celebrate the impressive accomplishments of our student-athletes. The weekend began when close to 100 rowers took to Turkey Pond on Saturday, May 15, 2021, for the Annual Boat Club Races which were first held on Long Pond on June 7, 1871. The Shattuck Boat Club took the honors winning three of the five races to earn the Lester C. Dole Cup as winners of the Majority of Boys and Girls Crew Races.
 
On Sunday, May 16, 2021, students and faculty made their way to the Matthes Cage at the Athletic and Fitness Center. The Shattuck flag was hung proudly as the rowers, in their jackets and boaters, processed in to begin the ceremony. The appropriate cheers and handshakes (now, the COVID-appropriate fist bump) made sure that the traditions continued. As we moved to the presenting of awards, we were very fortunate to have with us on the grounds this year Humanities teacher and Gordon Medal winner Matt Soule from the Form of 1977 and Loomis Medal winner Madison Crutchfield from the Form of 2014.
 
A complete list of Flagpole Ceremony award winners appears below:
 
The Scudder Memorial Trophy for the First Boys Crew Race
Won by: Shattuck
Captains: Oluwalaanu Adeboye ’21 and Alexandre Lavigne ’21
Bow: Drew Riley ’22
No. 2: Justin Tarquino ’22
No. 3: Alexander Morton ’23
No. 4: Dae Yeon Cho ’21
No. 5: Thomas Etchart ’21
No. 6: Alexandre Lavigne ’21
No. 7: Oluwalaanu Adeboye ’21
Stroke: Eldon Scott ’22
Cox: Amelie Bobadilla ’21
 
The Stevens Bowl for the First Girls Crew Race
Won by: Shattuck
Captain: Anna Zoltowski ’23
Bow: Abigail Scott ’22
No. 2: Gracyn Shaw ’21
No. 3: Magalen Nichols ’22
No. 4: Lillian McCluer ’22
No. 5: Anna Samel ’22
No. 6: Valentina Barletta ’24
No. 7: Muriel Mercer ’23
Stroke: Anna Zoltowski ’23
Cox: Phoebe Opler ’23
 
The Troxell Cup for the Second Boys Crew Race
Won by: Halcyon
Captain: Corsa DeCenzo ’22
 
The Niles Cup for the Second Girls Crew Race
Won by: Halcyon
Captain: Jacqueline Chen ’22
 
The Captains’ Bowl for the Majority of the Boys Crew Races
Won by: Shattuck
Captains: Oluwalaanu Adeboye ’21 and Alexandre Lavigne ’21
 
The Olmstead Cup for the Third Girls Crew Races
Won by: Shattuck
Captain: Lillian Ehlinger ’24
 
The Lester C. Dole Cup for the Majority of Boys and Girls Crew Races
Won by: Shattuck
Captains: Gracyn Shaw ’21, Oluwalaanu Adeboye ’21 and Alexandre Lavigne ’23
 
THE ST. PAUL’S SCHOOL AWARDS
Presented annually to those athletes who have displayed the highest distinction in sportsmanship, fellowship, and individual skill.
 
The Girls Basketball Award
Sofia C. Mancino ’23
 
The Boys Alpine Ski Award
Romeo Giudici ’22
 
The Girls Alpine Ski Award
Phoebe L. Schmaltz ’22
 
The Boys Cross Country Ski Award
Eldon S. Scott III ’22
 
The Girls Cross Country Ski Award
Margot E. Champigneulle ’22
 
The Girls Soccer Award
Lauren Legler ’21
 
The Softball Award
Abigail Jankowski ’21
 
The Tennis Award
Jeffrey R. Huether ’22
 
The Boys Track Award
Lyndon A. Taylor II ’21
 
The Girls Track Award
Kristina L. Allard ’22
 
The Volleyball Award
Nina S. Bohan ’21
 
THE NAMED and ENDOWED AWARDS
Sponsored by either an individual or a Form.
 
The Baker-Buxton Wrestling Medal: Given by the alumni of the wrestling program to the member of the wrestling team who contributes the most to the program and carries forward the tradition of wrestling at St. Paul’s School.
William A. Thayer ’21
 
The Barker Basketball Award: Given by anonymous donors in 1972, it is awarded annually to the member of the SPS boys basketball team who attains the highest distinction in teamwork, sportsmanship, and individual play.
John E. Anderson ’21
 
The Beekman Pool Squash Racquets Award: Presented by Beekman H. Pool of the Form of 1928, it is awarded annually to the girls squash champion.
Catherine L. F. Ketchum ’22
 
The Gilman Dorr Blake, Jr. Football Medal: Presented by Mr. & Mrs. Gilman Dorr Blake in memory of their son, Gilman Dorr Blake, Jr. of the Form of 1941, who gave his life for his country on January 20, 1945, the winner must be a worthy exponent not only of football ability but also of true sportsmanship.
Malcolm A. G. Bussey ’21
 
The Howell P. Campbell Hockey Award: Presented by the masters of the School in memory of Howell P. Campbell of the Form of 1907, a master at the School from 1907 to 1953, it is awarded annually to the boy who throughout the school year has contributed most to the spirit and traditions of St. Paul’s School hockey.
Owen P. Stadheim ’21
 
Ronald J. Clark Squash Cup: Given in 1978 by J. David Barrett IV of the Form of 1977 in honor of Ronald J. Clark – coach, teacher, friend, it is awarded annually to the boys senior squash champion.
William C. Kenny ’22
 
The Coaches’ Award: Presented by Ery W. Kehaya of the Form of 1942, it is awarded by the rowing coaches to the crew that has shown the teamwork, improvement, and hard pulling characteristic of an outstanding crew.
Boys First Boat Crew:
Bow: Raphael B. Clark ’23
No. 2: Eldon S. Scott III ’22
No. 3: Oluwalaanu A. Adeboye ’21
No. 4: John S. D. Sulger ’24
No. 5: Charles F. B. Anderson ’21
No. 6: Alexandre S. Lavigne ’21
No. 7: William A. Thayer ’21
Stroke: Mason F. Cheney ’21
Cox: Amelie G. C. Bobadilla ’21
 
The Boys’ Cross Country Cup: Given in 1955 by Dyer S. Wadsworth, captain of the 1954 cross country team, with a wish for “Godspeed,” it is awarded annually to the member of the boys cross country team who has distinguished himself through running ability, enthusiasm, and sportsmanship.
Garrison A. Famiglio ’21
 
The Girls’ Cross Country Cup: Given in 1972 by Dyer S. Wadsworth, captain of the 1954 cross country team, with a wish for “Godspeed,” it is awarded annually to the member of the girls cross country team who has distinguished herself through running ability, enthusiasm, and sportsmanship.
Gabriella M. Martiniello ’24
 
The Douglas Baseball Medal: Given in 1965 in memory of Archibald Douglas of the Form of 1922, is awarded to the best all-around baseball player.
Chet D. Johnston ’21
 
The Form of 1903 Hockey Medal: Founded in 1913 by the Fifth Form of 1903 in commemoration of the Tenth Anniversary of their graduation, it is awarded yearly at Anniversary for all-around excellence in hockey to the boy, irrespective of team, who excels in individual play and teamwork, provided his record of sportsmanship throughout the season has been perfect.
Owen T. Sweet ’21
 
The Form of 1968 Soccer Award: It is awarded annually to the member of the SPS boys soccer team who attains the highest distinction in teamwork, sportsmanship, and individual play.
Ronaldo M. Cabral ’21
 
Kent Girls’ Lacrosse Award: Given by Elizabeth P. Kent of the Form of 1978, it is awarded annually to the member of the girls lacrosse team who attains the highest distinction in teamwork, sportsmanship, and individual play.
Emmaline M. Ekstrand ’21
 
The Roby Lacrosse Medal: Given by Mrs. Joseph Roby, Sr. and Joseph Roby, Jr. of the Form of 1924, in memory of Samuel Sidney Breese Roby of the Form of 1883, William Sterling Roby of the Form of 1886, and Joseph Roby, Sr. of the Form of 1889, it is awarded annually to a boy for ability, interest, and team spirit in the game of lacrosse.
Brennan B. Hoppa ’21
 
The Sawyer Field Hockey Award: Given by Richard D. Sawyer of the Form of 1948 and Mrs. Sawyer, it is awarded annually to a member of the SPS field hockey team who attains the highest distinction in team play, sportsmanship, and individual skills.
Amanda Sudnik ’21
 
The Sanford R. Sistare Girls’ Ice Hockey Award: Presented in 1986 by Jonathon O’Herron, SPS parent and former Trustee, to honor his lifelong friend Sanford R. Sistare, first coach of girls ice hockey, it is awarded to the player who had distinguished herself in individual and team play and who has contributed most to the spirit and traditions inspired by the first girls hockey team of 1982.
Jade A. Arnone ’22
 
The Stovell Tennis Prize: Donated by James B. Stovell, it is awarded annually for excellence and sportsmanship in tennis.
Seung Young Lucia Kim ’21
 
THE LOOMIS MEDAL: Donated in 1972 by the male members of the Board of Trustees in honor of Elizabeth W. Loomis, St. Paul’s first woman trustee. It is awarded to the girl who has made the greatest contribution to the School’s athletic program. Today marks the 49th presentation of the Loomis Medal, the highest athletic award for a girl student at St. Paul's School.
Megan G. Mallgrave ’21
 
THE GORDON MEDAL: Founded by Malcolm Kenneth Gordon of the Form of 1887, and a master at the School from 1888 to 1917. It is awarded to the best all-around athlete and sportsman. Mr. Gordon first awarded the Gordon Medal at Anniversary of 1892. Today marks the 129th presentation of the Gordon Medal, the highest athletic award to a boy at the School.
Malcolm G. Bussey ’21

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