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Academic Achievements Recognized

by Lauri West
Students honored for their accomplishments, talents, and service
St. Paul's School students were recognized in a Presentations and Awards ceremony on May 17 for their scholastic and extra-curricular achievements.
National German Price Exam Gold Medals
Form of 2021: Sophia Joerger
Form of 2022: Chloe Abbruzzese, Chris Butulis, Romeo Giudici, Emma Claire Horvarth, Lindsay Martin, and Anna Samel
Form of 2023: Baurice Kovatchev and Ashley Zhou
Form of 2024: Eliza Tse
First Place in New England Advanced German Examination: Emma Claire Horvarth ’22
Second Place in New England Advanced German Examination: Baurice Kovatchev ’23
Third Place in New England Advanced German Examination: Romeo Giudici ’22
National Grand Concours Exam Gold Medals
Form of 2021: Hannah Deng, Seung Young Lucia Kim, Caroline O'Connor, Alexander Rowley, and Yu Qi "Emily" Xin
Form of 2022: Corsa DeCenzo, Christopher Denham, Andrew Fleischner, and Ke Nicole Hu
Form of 2023: Denny Blake, Anna Camara, Olivia Gerstner, Yuqi "David" Huang, Amala Jenkins-Culver, Cece Peter, and Ella Raniolo
Christopher Denham ’22 and Yu Qi "Emily" Xin ’21 both came in first place in New Hampshire and fifth in the United States at the most advanced levels.
National Latin Examination
Summa or Maxima Cum Laude distinctions
Form of 2021: Caleb Lee, Yixuan “Amanda” Li, Hanzhong “Tim” Mei, Anna Solzhenitsyn, and Yu Qi “Emily” Xin
Form of 2022: Blessing Ajayi, Jack Altman, Jacqueline Chen, Finn Goss, Olivia Kim, Jay Young Lee, Ryan Murphy, and Qinyi “Wendy” Sun
Form of 2023: Sterling Cathey, Gracie DeSimone, Robert Gao, Qiyao “Sam” Hu, Xiaoyu “Sarah” Hu, Darren Lou, Devin McDonald, Luofan “Kaka” Peng, Tianzhi “Tina” Yang, and Anna Zoltowski
Form of 2024: Marvin Cho, Jonathan Dase, Anqi “Angel” Hu, Xuanzhi “Jerry” Fu, Teawoo Kim, Wonse “Wonder” Kim, Jacob Kwon, Yoona “Sarah” Lee, Jixuan “Catherine” Li, Luotong “Leon” Peng, and Mingzhi “Jerry” Zhu
Perfect score on the National Latin Examination: Xiaoyu “Sarah” Hu ’23, Teawoo Kim ’24, Yixuan “Amanda” Li ’21, Jixuan “Catherine” Li ’24, and Tianzhi “Tina” Yang ’23
American Mathematics Competition Contests
Certificates of distinction for qualifying for the second level of the AMC contests known as the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME):
Chenjun “Robert” Gao ’23, Junho Moon ’23, and Luis Lee ’23
AMC12A school winner: Athony “Tony” Xiao ’23 and Shun “David” Yan ’22
AMC10A school winner: Chenjun “Robert” Gao ’23
AMC12B school winner: Chenjun “Robert” Gao ’23
AMC10B school winner: Junho Moon ’23
Certificate of distinction for his score on the AMC10B: Junho Moon ’23
Certificate of distinction for qualifying for the United States of America Junior Mathematical Olympiad (USAJMO): Luis Lee ’23
In addition to the individual achievements, SPS as a school was awarded a School Certificate of Merit for the excellent team score on both the AMC10A and 10B competitions.
Community Outreach Program Leaders
Aspiring Third Form Leader: Sophia Carranza ’24
St. Paul’s School Certificates
ASSIST student from Germany: Darina Mollova ’22
Weicker Scholar student from France: Aurore Chabrol ’24
Seikei student from Japan: Kanon Noguchi ’23
The WSPS-FM Award
Presented to the student who has most effectively contributed to the promotion and success of Radio Station WSPS-FM.
Ryan Patrick Murphy ’22
The Horae Editors Medal
Presented to editors of the School literary publication, Horae Scholasticae, for their sustained and highly efficient work.
Hanzhong Mei ’21 and Isabella Jennifer Peace ’21
The Pelican Medals
Presented by James W. Kinnear III of the Form of 1946, cofounder and first editor-in-chief of The Pelican, these medals are awarded to the two individuals who have contributed the most to the successful development of The Pelican.
Isabel Beatriz Maney ’21 and Nikhil Vootkur ’21
The Abidoye Family Debate Prize
Established by the Abidoye family, this prize is awarded to those students who have contributed the most to the debate program in terms of effort, ability, and leadership.
Khuan-Yu Wayland Hall ’21, Caleb Jungjoon Chu Lee ’21, and Isabel Beatriz Maney ’21
The Maybank Prize for Fine Arts and Architecture
Given in memory of Joseph Maybank III of the Form of 1949 by his sons Joseph Maybank IV of the Form of 1980, Bayard Randolph Maybank of the Form of 1982, and Alexander Haddon Ferguson Maybank of the Form of 1984, the prize is awarded to an exceptional student whose interest and talent in art or architecture would benefit from travel abroad following his or her Fifth Form year.
Phoebe Larkin Schmaltz ’22
The Ohrstrom Library Design Prize
This prize is awarded, at the art faculty’s recommendation, to the student who, in a design workshop or classroom, best exhibits an appreciation for architecture as an independent discipline and as a reflection of larger cultural and social issues.
Chandler Kennedy Vogel ’21
The Margaret Wood Schlich Prize
Established by Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Kurth, this prize is awarded annually to the author of the best one-act play.
Anna Jane Smith-Moser ’21
The Giles Prize
In honor of Paul Trafton Giles, director of the band for 14 years, this prize was given by his family and friends and the band of 1977. It is awarded to the student who has most closely followed the example set by Giles in spirit, leadership, musicianship, and dedication to the St. Paul’s School Music Program, as a performer in the wind, brass, or percussion section.
Kay Ruo-Xuan Zou ’21
The Nancy and George R. Smith Prize for Orchestra
This prize was established in 1998 in loving memory of George Rockwell Smith of the Form of 1931 and his wife, Nancy, by his family, formmates, students, and members of the SPS faculty. George Smith spent 48 years at St. Paul’s School, first as a student and then as master, coach, head of the Lower School, and head of the Mathematics Division. It is awarded for the highest degree of leadership, dedication, and achievement in the Chamber Orchestra.
Yixuan Li ’21 and Hannah Joy Deng ’21
The Sprague Chorus Prize
The Sprague Prize, given in memory of Edward Meade Sprague of the Form of 1973, is presented to the student who, by talent and dedicated spirit, upholds the choral traditions of St. Paul’s School.
Elizabeth Fahy Rice ’21
The Channing Lefebvre Memorial Medal
Presented to the student whose contribution to the choir exemplifies the spirit and devotion with which Channing Lefebvre served St. Paul’s School and the University Glee Club.
Francis Sargent Kinlin ’21
The Hackett Prize
Established by Mr. and Mrs. Montague H. Hackett in honor of their sons, graduates of St. Paul’s School in 1950 and 1953, the Hackett Prize is awarded to the student with the highest grades in the most humanities courses.
Alexander Curtis Rowley ’21
The H. Boone Porter Prize in Applied Religious Studies
This prize was established in 2000 in loving memory of the Reverend Canon H. Boone Porter, Jr. of the Form of 1941 by his family. Boone Porter was a leading Episcopal theologian who was responsible for revising The Book of Common Prayer. His six years as a student at SPS were formative in developing his lifelong interests in theology, humanities, natural history, and civic affairs. This prize is awarded to the Fifth or Sixth Form student who submits the best essay discussing the application of religious beliefs and values in formulating public policy in a field chosen by the applicant. The winner is selected by a faculty committee.
Matthew Kacey Yuan ’21
The Ma Chinese Prize
The Ma Chinese Prize, established in 1998 by Mr. and Mrs. Maximilian Y-K. Ma, is intended to inspire SPS students to learn and understand more about China by investigating topics relating to Chinese culture, politics, science, history, and the arts. It is awarded for the best essay on an assigned topic.
Qinyi Sun ’22
The Drumm Prize
Founded by Harry K. White of the Form of 1880, in memory of former master Rev. Thomas J. Drumm, this prize is offered to the student who, irrespective of form, attains the highest distinction in Latin, as evidenced by daily marks and record of examinations.
Caleb Jungjoon Chu Lee ’21
The Oakes Greek Prize
Given in the name of F. Warren Oakes, Jr. of the Form of 1911 by his father, this prize is awarded for the best examination on the writing of Xenophon.
Jacqueline Chen ’22
The Heckscher Prize
The Heckscher Prize was created by Philip and Frances Hofer in honor of the three generations of Heckschers who have attended the School. They are Augúst, Mauríce, Stephen, Philip, Charles, and Benjamin. The prize is awarded annually to one or more Fifth Formers to defray expenses connected with theses or projects of exceptional merit.
Abigail Lucia Scott ’22
The Joseph Howland Coit Medal
Established by Beirne Lay of the Form of 1881 in memory of the second Rector of the School, this medal is awarded to the Fifth Form student, who has excelled in the study of mathematics and whose contributions and involvement in mathematical pursuits extend beyond the classroom.
Ke Nicole Du Hu ’22
The Burke Biodiversity Award
This award is given by Coleman P. Burke of the Form of 1959 to recognize the student or students who by inclination, participation, and achievement have demonstrated the greatest interest in understanding and preserving the natural world and its biodiversity. The award supports further supervised active study and/or direct involvement in understanding the natural world and its biodiversity.
Samuel Bergeron Barnard ’22 and Garrett Winston Stiell ’23
The Lovejoy Science Prize
This award is given by Frederick H. Lovejoy, Jr., M.D. of the Form of 1955 to the student who has best integrated science into a liberal arts education as demonstrated through academic performance, independent project work, and enhancement of science in student life.
Schuyler McKnight Demers ’21
The Kiril and Kate Sokoloff Prize
Awarded to a Fifth Former who has shown exceptional kindness and compassion; seeks a personal transformation toward spirituality; demonstrates a vision to make the world a better place through service for the good of mankind; and acts as an inspirational leader to his or her peers and classmates. The prize supports a special project proposed by the student and approved by the Rector and the Dean of Chapel.
Tristan Johannes Brigham ’22
The Form of 1971 Visionary Award
Established in 2001, this award honors a Fifth Former who has demonstrated exceptional originality, creativity, capacity for self-direction, and other immeasurable, often unheralded qualities that have been a source of inspiration for fellow students and other members of the St. Paul’s School community.
Chloe Ryan Abbruzzese ’22
Career Perfect Attendance, Form of 2021
Kaitlyn Bergeron, Roger (Beau) Briggs, Caroline Connolly, Abigail (Abby) Cotraro, Martha Covo, Schuyler Demers, Hannah Deng, William James Desrosiers, Catherine Dewey, Emmaline Ekstrand. Thomas Etchart, Joseph (Joe) Henderson, Abigail (Abby) Jankowski, Shreya Kavuru, Eleanor (Ellie) La Voie, Delaney LaRose, Lauren Legler, Thomas Leonard, Margaret MacMillan, Megan Mallgrave, Isabel Maney, Seth McKenzie, Shuyu (Linda) Pang, Margaret Pirozzolo, Elizabeth (Lila) Rice, Gracyn Shaw, Anna Solzhenitsyn, Lucas Spiro, Owen Sweet, Caroline Taggart, and Kay Zou
Excellence in Attendance, Form of 2021
Oluwalaanu (Laanu) Adeboye, Katherine (Katie) Beran, Nina Bohan, Malcolm Bussey, Catharine (Kingsleigh) Cathey, Piper Drebes, Caroline Grant, Brennan Hoppa, Caroline (Callie) O'Connor, Adriana Santiago-Lucena, Abigail Sheerin, William (Will) Shiber, and Amanda Sudnik
The awards were originally provided from 1910-18 by Mr. Charles D. Dickey of the Form of 1878, a former trustee of the School, and were continued by his son, Mr. Charles D. Dickey of the Form of 1911, also a former trustee. The Dickey Book Awards were given in the following areas of study:
Dance: Audrey Eleanor Biles ’22
Fine Arts: Elizabeth Ayana Esteves ’23
Theatre: Anna Constance Purvis ’22 and Mikai Jamir Spencer ’22
Music: Ke Nicole Du Hu ’22 and Abigail Lucia Scott ’22
Humanities: Beatrice Anne Fleming Selch ’24, Miru Nam ’24, Katherine Alexis Taylor ’23, James Parker Campbell ’23, Ke Nicole Du Hu ’22, and Jacqueline Chen ’22
Chinese: Wade Thomas Bednar ’22 and Elizabeth Homer Painter ’22
French: Ke Nicole Du Hu ’22
German: Baurice Christo Kovatchev ’23 and Romeo Giudici ’22
Greek: Finnley Woods Goss ’22
Latin: Jacqueline Chen ’22
Spanish: Marian Pillsbury Enders ’22
Advanced Mathematics: Chenjun Gao ’23
Algebra 2: Devin Leigh McDonald ’23
Calculus: Xiaoyu Hu ’23
Geometry: Kathryn Eva Scott ’24 and Henry Rollinson Dennis ’24
Precalculus: Wade Thomas Bednar ’22 and Teawoo Kim ’24
Astronomy: Avery Malone Minter ’22
Biology: Samuel Bergeron Barnard ’22
Chemistry: Ke Nicole Du Hu’ 22
Physics: Chenjun Gao ’23
Robotics, Engineering: Katherine Alexis Taylor ’23
Established in 1882 by the Reverend Henry Ferguson of the Form of 1864 and Rector from 1906 to 1911, these scholarships are the School’s most distinguished prizes for its scholars. Winners are determined in the Fourth Form and in the Fifth Form, through two days of examinations in four disciplines.
Chenjun Gao ’23 and Jacqueline Chen ’22
The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Award
The Rensselaer Medal is awarded to the Fifth Form student who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement in advanced mathematics and science courses.
Ke Nicole Du Hu ’22
The Smith College Club of New Hampshire Award
The Smith College Club of New Hampshire awards the Smith Book Award 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.
Ke Nicole Du Hu ’22
The Harvard Prize Book Award
The Harvard Prize Book Program was originated by Harvard alumni in 1910. It is awarded to the outstanding student in the next to the graduating class who “displays excellence in scholarship and high character, combined with achievement in other fields.”
Jenna Elizabeth Malone ’22
The Ambassador Kenneth Franzheim II Prize for Citizenship and School Service
Established by the Honorable Kenneth Franzheim of the Form of 1943, former Ambassador to New Zealand, to be awarded to a member of the Fifth Form for outstanding citizenship and School service.
Mikai Jamir Spencer ’22
The Form of 1980 Prize
Given by the Form of 1980 to the student in the Fifth Form who has shown selfless devotion and school spirit.
Ryan Patrick Murphy ’22
The Archer Prize
Given by John and Margaret Archer and awarded annually to the girl of the Fourth or Fifth Form who throughout the year attains the highest distinction jointly in scholarship and athletics as determined by a vote of the faculty.
Margot Eloise Champigneulle ’22
The Frazier Prize
Founded by Mr. George Harrison Frazier of Philadelphia, Pa., the prize recognizes a boy of the Fourth of Fifth Form who throughout the year attains the highest distinction jointly in scholarship and athletics, determined by a vote of the faculty.
Andrew Conrad Fleischner ’22



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