On May 16, Shipley held the annual Middle School Academic Awards Ceremony in Riely Theatre. The following students received recognition from Head of Middle School Dr. Shane Kinsella and Head of School Dr. Steve Piltch:
Community Service Award – Emily Scolnick
The Community Service Award is given annually to a Middle School student in recognition of his or her outstanding service to the school community. This student has shown an awareness of community, the initiative to help others within the school and larger community, and an ability to get others involved.
Arts Award – Peyton Turner
This award is given to a student who supports and appreciates the depth and breadth of the arts program; who through all or one of our visual arts, music, and theater programs, demonstrates overall courage, creativity, quality, and spirit in artistic process and presentation.
The Class of 1984 Boy’s Cup – Nicholas Zimmermann
The Class of 1984 Boy’s Cup is awarded annually to a Middle School student-athlete whose contributions have enriched the Shipley athletic program, exhibiting excellence in athletic achievement and ability, and serving as an exemplary role model for his teammates. He has the best interest of his team at heart, displaying the highest standards of sportsmanship.
The Class of 1984 Girl’s Cup – Sarah Caplan
The Class of 1984 Girl’s Cup is awarded annually to the Middle School student-athlete whose contributions have enriched the Shipley Athletic Program, exhibiting excellence in athletic achievement and ability and serving as an exemplary role model for her teammates. She has the best interest of her team at heart, displaying the highest standards of sportsmanship.
Head of Middle School Award – Khalil Farmer & Rita Grimmig
The Head of Middle School award is presented at the discretion of the Head of Middle School, considering faculty nominations, and other criteria to a student or students whose contributions to Middle School have demonstrated their loyalty and dedication to making the most of their experience, and to positive growth for the community.
Character, Honor, and Spirit Award – Griffin Chulik
The Character Honor and Spirit award is given annually to a student who best exemplifies moral integrity, demonstrates a sense of personal achievement and worth, and shows concern for others at school and in the larger community.
Diana Russell Deacon Award- Peyton Turner
This award is given in honor of Diana Russell Deacon, a former Head of Middle School and history teacher. She is a strong, honest, and intellectual woman who loves the arts and cares deeply about the development of the individual. The recipient, whose personal example of citizenship and leadership has enhanced the quality of life in the Middle School, follows in the footsteps of Diana Russell Deacon.
Dorothy Sykes Academic Award – Adam Deitch
This award is given in honor of Dorothy Sykes, a former Shipley math teacher, who fostered academic excellence. The award recognizes the student whose intellectual curiosity, originality, creativity, enthusiasm, perseverance, and ability to work independently have enabled him or her to achieve the highest academic average during the 8th-grade year.
Congratulations to this year’s honorees!