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2021 Founders' Award Recipient Announced at Graduation
Congratulations to Tori Frahm, the 2021 recipient of the Founders’ Award. The award was presented to Tori at Graduation on Friday, May 28, by Mr. Tommy Webb, Associate Head of School.
The Founders’ Award is presented annually at Graduation to the member of the graduating class who best exemplifies the characteristics of scholarship, sportsmanship, and leadership implicit in the founding of our School.
Tori is described as intellectually curious, hard-working, intelligent, independent, and thoughtful.
One of the most important co-curricular activities Tori engaged in was the student council. As a leader on the GDS campus, she embraced the opportunity to connect more with their peers and ensure that all voices are heard and represented.
Tori is first and foremost a diligent student and life-long learner. She reaffirmed this belief with a quote from her speech at the Cum Laude Induction ceremony earlier this spring. She stated, “A willingness to collaborate with others, remain curious, and share your own expertise generously is the key to achieving long-term success, being a lifelong student, and building a better world and future for those around us.”
Tori's coach states “She is one of those students that everyone wants in their class, in their clubs, and on their team. She brings this spirit and energy that lifts up everyone around her. She makes everyone feel included and appreciated just by being herself. She was an incredible athlete and a stand-out performer on the track team. Tori made a lasting impression on the younger players because she is a natural role model and constantly offered encouragement and support to every player on the team. Tori is widely admired among the adults and students at GDS, and she puts a smile on the face of everyone she meets because her sincerity and joy are contagious.
Tori looks forward to continuing her education at the University of Virginia this fall.