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2022 Upper School Awards

The awards below were presented at the Upper School Closing Ceremony on Thursday, May 26. Congratulations to these award recipients!

The Lenwood Edwards Endowment Award is given to two Greensboro Day Upper School students of diverse backgrounds whose personal achievements and values exemplify the school motto of Friendship, Scholarship, and Sportsmanship. The award is made in honor of Lenwood Edwards, the school’s first of director of athletics. This year’s recipients are Julius Reese and Rishal Sood.

The Kimberly Susan Bates ’84 Memorial Award is presented to a Greensboro Day School junior who strives for excellence in academics and has a positive impact throughout the school through their involvement in extracurricular activities. This year’s recipient is Mae Moody.

The John F. Johnson Scholar-Athlete Award is given to a junior who exemplifies the best combination of values of outstanding sportsmanship while participating in the Greensboro Day School sports program and exemplary scholarship in his or her classwork. The award is made in honor of the late John F. Johnson’s dedication to young people and their healthy intellectual and athletic development. This year’s recipient is Claire McDowell.

The Mekia S. Valentine ’06 Award recognizes a female student of color in the Upper School who makes outstanding efforts in several of the following areas: academics, extra-curricular activities, leadership, and community involvement. This year’s recipient is Bryn Booker.

The Meg Chambers Steedle ’04 Scholar-Artist Award Award is given to a rising senior who exhibits outstanding achievement in academics and the arts. The award is made by GDS Alumna Meg Chambers Steedle ’04, who sought to recognize the impact of the arts in her own educational growth at Greensboro Day School. This year’s recipient is Logan Hayes.

The Citizenship Award is given to those students whose daily action best reflects the Greensboro Day School motto of Friendship, Scholarship, Sportsmanship. This year’s recipients are
  • Ninth Grade: Colin Buettner and Liz Wyrick
  • Tenth Grade: Tyler Johnson and Sarah Parrish
  • Eleventh Grade: Jabar Akintayo and Matthew Dewey
  • Twelfth Grade: Elizabeth Adams and Boone Pool
English Department Awards
  • Ninth Grade English: Madison Jones
  • Tenth Grade English: Sofia Brennan
  • Eleventh Grade English: Sasha Nikiforov
  • Twelfth Grade English: Frannie Goodman
Fine Arts Department Awards
  • Ninth Grade Chorus: Brice Willis
  • Tenth Grade Chorus: Sarah Parrish
  • Eleventh Grade Chorus: Julius Reese
  • Twelfth Grade Chorus: Simeon Reich & Elizabeth Adams
  • Ninth Grade Orchestra: Sara Whitener
  • Tenth Grade Orchestra: Tyler Johnson
  • Eleventh Grade Orchestra: Courtney Kim
  • Twelfth Grade Orchestra: Kathleen Whitener
  • Ninth Grade Band: Isabella Thongteum
  • Eleventh Grade Band: Adam Wyscarver
  • Twelfth Grade Band: Coco Guan & Arjun Ramachandran
  • Ninth Grade Drama: Jacob Kranz
  • Tenth Grade Drama: Lauryn Cooper
  • Eleventh Grade Drama: Anna Griffin
  • Twelfth Grade Drama: Leah Swanson-Perez
  • Ninth Grade Visual Art: Dana Wilson 
  • Tenth Grade Visual Art: Sophia Haarlow
  • Eleventh Grade Visual Art: Jack Clodfelter
  • Twelfth Grade Visual Art: Zoe Wen (2D) & Grace Griffin (3D)
History & Social Sciences Department Awards
  • Ninth Grade: Caitlin Smith
  • Tenth Grade: Garrett Carignan
  • Eleventh Grade: Marguerite Stanley
  • Twelfth Grade: Kyle Feinstein
Math Department Awards
  • Ninth Grade: Zach Green
  • Tenth Grade: Jeffrey Haile
  • Eleventh Grade: Anchi Lin
  • Twelfth Grade: Aaron Feng
Science Department Awards
  • Ninth Grade: James Wagner 
  • Tenth Grade: Kai Carlson
  • Eleventh Grade: Cole Talbot
  • Twelfth Grade: Ben Stewart
World Languages Department Awards
  • Ninth Grade Chinese: Isabella Thongteum
  • Tenth Grade Chinese: Folu Amao
  • Eleventh Grade Chinese: Paige McKee
  • Twelfth Grade Chinese: Kevin Xu
  • Ninth Grade Latin: John Stroud
  • Tenth Grade Latin: Annie Kaykho 
  • Eleventh Grade Latin: Payton Wagner
  • Twelfth Grade Latin: Chase Risdon
  • Ninth Grade Spanish: Eleanor Felsen
  • Tenth Grade Spanish: Lucas Pedroso
  • Eleventh Grade Spanish: Claire McDowell
  • Twelfth Grade Spanish: Wesley Penfield
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