The Mary Law Starr Prize – Eddie McCann
The Mary Law Starr Prize is awarded in honor and memory of Mary Law Starr, Shipley class of 1928. It is awarded to a student in grade nine who has demonstrated leadership influence and responsibility.
The Shipley Service Prize – Stephanie Goldstein
This prize is awarded to an underclassman for character and service.
National Latin Examination: Certificate of Honorable Merit
Matthew Colleran, Porter Durham, Anisa Iqbal, Kevin Staples, Melanie Sulewski and Nathaniel Wheeler
American Math Competition 2012 – Michelle Danoff
Annual Montgomery County High School Art Exhibition
Clayton Dyer (Photography: 3rd place)
Vincent Dunne (Painting: 2nd place)
Ilana Wolfson (Painting: Honorable Mention)
Kara Stein (Digital Imagery/Graphics: Honorable Mention)
Alina Wang (Printmaking: 2nd place)
Congressional Art Competition
Isabella Korfman (Watercolor: 1st place)
Will Todd (Recognition of participation in artistic discovery)
The Wharton Esherick Museum – Anne Homans (Woodblock Finalist)
The Rhode Island School of Design Prize – Elisa Mirkil
This award goes to the most outstanding graduating senior in the visual arts. The criteria for this award are the student’s efforts in the arts, achievement in the arts, and overall academic record, creativity and talent.
The Samuel Chew Public Speaking Contest
Alisa Collins (1st place for Poetry)
David Kimmel (2nd place for prose)
This contest, established in 2011, is open to students in the Upper and Middle Schools. The categories range from poetry and prose to original speeches. The finalists are judged first by a panel of teachers, and then by a panel of fellow students.
The Leila Peck Horticulture Award – Porter Durham
Awarded to a student who has made an outstanding contribution to the Shipley Sprouts. The award is not necessarily given to the person who has won the most ribbons in the flower shows, but to the person who has been an enthusiastic participant in all phases of Sprouts: shows, projects, and class. The prize recognizes willingness to work as well as a conscientious worker.
The Frances Kellett Roberts Prize – J. R. Cruise
Established in memory of Frances Kellet Roberts, Class of 1947, and given to the student who earns the most points in the Philadelphia Flower Show.
Janet Neville Scholarship Prize – David Kimmel
Given in memory of Janet Neville, brilliant and gifted member of the Class of 1956, to a member of the junior class who, like Janet, has true intellectual promise.
Mount Holyoke College Book Award – Anna Devon-Sand
This award is made to a member of the junior class who has produced an outstanding academic record. The recipient must have exhibited qualities of leadership and service in the school and/or community.
The Harvard Club of Philadelphia Book Award – Sophie Katz
This award is given to a junior for outstanding performance in scholarship, extra-curricular activity and school spirit.
Princeton University Book Award – Abbie Spector
For outstanding academic achievement and exemplary community service.
Yale University Book Award – Kevin Staples
For outstanding personal character and intellectual promise.
Williams College Book Award – Jamie Piltch
This award goes to a junior in the top five percent of his or her class who has demonstrated intellectual leadership and has made a significant contribution to the extra-curricular life of the school.
University of Pennsylvania Book Award – Annie Lovett
This award is made to a junior who has established an excellent academic record, shown leadership outside the classroom, and has demonstrated high personal and academic integrity.
The Latin Prize - Elizabeth Wilcox, Dan Gordon
The Latin Department prize is awarded only when a student emerges who exemplifies the philosophy and spirit of the department as a whole, and who has produced scholarly work worthy of the highest praise.
The Elizabeth Conway Clark French Prize – Isabell Sperry
The Spanish Prize – Joey Fisher
The Modern Language Prizes for French and Spanish are awarded to advanced-level honors students who have consistently demonstrated a love of language, a sensitivity to foreign cultures, a strong work ethic, and have attained a high level of proficiency.
The Penelope Julliard ’56 Double Language Award – Melanie Sulewski
This award recognizes a student who is committed to language and cultural studies, and has studied more than one language, consistently demonstrating a passion and talent for the learning of language.
Anderson Art Prize – Nicky Hyman
The recipient of The Anderson Prize is chosen by an outside juror. The prize is awarded to a senior art student whose work exhibits depth of vision and a wide range of technical expertise. The juror takes into account the basic considerations such as presentation, composition, and color. Yet the greatest emphasis is placed on those all-important, and most difficult to achieve intangibles: originality and the development of a compelling and cohesive body of ideas. Indeed, it was the entire body of this recipient’s work that impressed the two jurors; especially how such a broad range of media, materials and techniques cohered so thoroughly into a singular vision. And they took special note of how the complete story of its progression was so eloquently revealed in its display.
The June Avery Snyder Prize – Chelsea Shanis
This award is given in memory of June Avery Snyder, Class of 1937, by her husband, in honor of what would have been her 50th reunion. The prize is awarded to a student who has shown marked proficiency in creative writing, and who combines with that talent, enthusiasm, intellectual curiosity, joy for living, compassion, and the leaven of humor.
The Williams Garthwaite English Award – Allison Henry, Steven Wadden
This award was established in honor of two close friends and members of the Class of1930, Lee Garthwaite and Mary Luise Williams. It is awarded to the student who best combines analytical thought, originality, and elegance of style in writing with genuine and lively contributions to the intellectual life of the classroom.
The Allegra Woodworth History Prize – Daniel Gordon, Michael Litner
Named in honor and memory of Allegra Woodworth, esteemed history teacher from 1927 to 1971, this prize is awarded to a student who, in the course of studies in the Upper School, has demonstrated scholarly zeal in works of distinction.
The George Wrangham & Margaret Ralph History Research Prize – Hannah Cutler , Andrew Wofford
This award was established in 2009 in celebration of the extraordinary impact that Mr. Wrangham and Mrs. Ralph had on their students during their years at Shipley. Mr. Wrangham and Mrs. Ralph possessed incomparable passion for learning and commitment to research. This award is given annually to the sophomore or junior student or students who produce the best research paper or project as judged by members of the history department.
The Daniel M. Caesar Award – Julia Fisher
This award was established in 1993 in memory of Dan Caesar, Class of 1990, in honor of his ability and love of music. The award is given to a student who has contributed the most to musical performance at Shipley.
The Scammon Jones Music Prize – Kyra McFadden
This award is given annually to the student who maintains the highest level of achievement in the study of music theory.
The Charles S. Owen Science Department Prize – Julia Fisher
The Science Department prize recognizes students who have inquiring scientific minds and distinguished academic records in upper level courses in all of the three major scientific disciplines: Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
The Margaret Williams Prize in Mathematics – Mike Gagnier
This mathematics prize is awarded to a student who has excelled in mathematics throughout his or her Shipley career.
The Catherine Bohlen Interdisciplinary Prize – Elisa Mirkil
Given in honor of this long-time teacher of history and history of art, this prize is awarded to the student who demonstrates excellence in Interdisciplinary Studies.
The Performing Arts Prize – Kyra McFadden, Helen Schultz
This prize is awarded for excellence in theatrical performance. This year we recognize two students in the class of 2012.
The Merry Tropp Sportsmanship Award – Mattock Callahan, Isaiah Baker, Alayna Harris, Ilana Wolfson
Established in 1996 in loving memory of Merry Tropp, head girls’ varsity squash coach to recognize two senior athletes – one girl and one boy – who best demonstrate the dedication, commitment, and sportsmanship, in practice and play exemplified by Merry as a teacher, coach, athlete and friend.
The Esther Forbes Russell Prize – Elizabeth Wilcox, Daniel Gordon
This prize is given to a senior who has excelled in both academics and athletics; this award was established in 1946 by the father of Esther Forbes Russell ’36 to honor her accomplishments as a scholar and athlete at Shipley.
The Richard L. Maack Father’s Association Bowl – Steve Gentry, Mac Gallagher
Awarded in honor of Richard L. Maack, Director of Athletics from 1991-1999, and this award is given to the Shipley male athlete who through sportsmanship, ability, and enthusiasm has contributed the most to Shipley athletics.
The White Blazer Award – Teddy Chase, Avery Safford
This award honors the senior girl who has played on two or more varsity teams and through her dedication, enthusiasm and skill best exemplifies Shipley’s top female athletes.
The Senior Scholarship Prize – Isabel Sperry
Awarded to the student who has earned the second highest academic average for the high school years.
The Phi Beta Kappa Prize – Sydney Bolling, Elizabeth Wilcox
Awarded to the student with the highest academic average for the high school years.
Representative Briggs Community Service Award – Sarah Neilson
This award recognizes students who compassionately engage in the world around them in quieter unnoticed ways that have a huge impact.
The Theodore Spencer Award – Lauren Goldstein
This award is given to a senior for character and service.
The Havemeyer-Dobie Prize – Sophie Cummins, Jordyn Turner
Given in honor of two Shipley friends and members of the Class of 1930, Doris Havemeyer and Emily Dobie. The prize is awarded to a senior for effort, cooperation, spirit and service.
The John J. Serrell Prize – Giselle Bartolo, Morgan Moore
Presented in memory of Skip Serrell, parent, trustee, and friend of the School. We recognize a senior whose moral character, selflessness, strength in adversity, and involvement in school life have brought Shipley more fully to its mission by making this a community where all are welcomed and all may succeed.
The Avery Silverman School Spirit Award – Maz Obuz, Daniel Sullivan
This award celebrates the qualities that made Avery a much loved friend, student and member of the community. We recognize a member of the senior class whose passion, humor, loyalty, and conviction renew our spirits, and whose sincerity, openness and honesty command our respect.
The Thomas W. Nammack Award – Allison Henry, Isabel Sperry
Presented in honor of Tom Nammack, who led the Shipley Upper School with warmth, humor and integrity from 1993 - 2005; it is awarded annually to a member of the senior class whose character, leadership, and sense of humor represent those personal traits of Tom Nammack and whose breadth of interests and involvement in academics and co-curricular activities have earned the respect of the community and have improved the quality of life for students and faculty at Shipley.
The Tamara Tirjan Memorial Award – Sydney Bolling, Julia Fisher
Given in memory of Tammy Tirjan, Class of 1983, who died tragically in 1981. This award is presented to a senior who has an outstanding academic record, and who has demonstrated perseverance, maturity, personal warmth, common sense, and quiet leadership by example.
The Alumni Prize – Chris Camerota
Established in 1906, this prize is given to a senior or junior for conduct, spirit, and influence.
The Worden Prize – Elisa Mirkil
Established in 1986 in memory of Robert Elliot and Annette Field Worden by their four children, Geoffrey, Judith Class of 1959, Pamela, Class of 1962 and Candace, Class of 1966. The Worden Prize is given annually to a student who is likely to perform to the best of his or her abilities, who participates enthusiastically in the life of the school, and who exhibits both a caring for others and sensitivity to the needs of humankind.
The Class of 1944 Bowl – Joey Fisher
Given to one of the three upper classes with the highest standard of citizenship, and to the student who is truly representative of the citizenship of the class.
The Anne Garrett Buck Memorial Award – Elizabeth Wilcox
Presented in memory of Sissy Buck, Class of 1975, and was established in 1980 on the occasion of what would have been her fifth reunion. Given to a senior for academic honors through consistent effort, significant extracurricular contributions, and the warmth and generosity of spirit of Sissy Buck. The Buck family remains incredibly excited that this award is given annually as part of the Shipley Closing exercises.
Emma Bailey Speer Prize – Kyra McFadden
This prize honors the mother of Margaret Bailey Speer, Headmistress of Shipley from 1945-1966. In recognition of tremendous personal growth over the years, to a student who has learned the real meaning of Courage for the Deed, Grace for the Doing.