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2023 Upper School Awards

2023 Upper School Awards

The awards below were presented at the Upper School Closing Ceremony on Thursday, May 25. 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 director of athletics. This year’s recipients are Bryn Booker and DJ Pritchett.

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 Margot Manning.

The John F. Johnson Scholar-Athlete Award is given to a rising senior who exemplifies the dual qualities of outstanding sports participation and studious academic preparation. This year’s recipient is Carson Goodrich.

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 Hannah Armstrong.

The Meg Chambers Steedle ’04 Scholar-Artist 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 Joseph Carbone.

The Dartmouth Book Award is presented to a junior who best exemplifies Dartmouth’s school mission in terms of scholarship, service, leadership, citizenship, and—in this case—a commitment to studying languages. This year’s recipient is Lucas Pedroso.

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: Abby Aron and Aio Rosario
  • Tenth Grade: Jack Barg, Colin Buettner, and Samantha Collins
  • Eleventh Grade: Tyler Johnson and Frank Lan
  • Twelfth Grade: Matthew Dewey, Rishal Sood, and Reagan Sumner

Academic Department Awards

English Department Awards

  • Ninth Grade English: Courtney Jacobs 
  • Tenth Grade English: Cameron Hanley 
  • Eleventh Grade English: Margot Manning
  • Twelfth Grade English: Jack Clodfelter

Fine Arts Department Awards

Fine arts awards for seniors were presented at the Senior Arts Awards and Luncheon on April 26.

  • Ninth Grade Chorus: Libby Davis
  • Tenth Grade Chorus: Kaiden Robinson
  • Eleventh Grade Chorus: Audrey Shaw
  • Ninth Grade Orchestra: Josiah Stewart 
  • Eleventh Grade Orchestra: Tyler Johnson
  • Ninth Grade Band: Jayden Haviland
  • Tenth Grade Band: Colin Buettner
  • Eleventh Grade Band: Joseph Carbone
  • Ninth Grade Drama: Abby Aron
  • Tenth Grade Drama: Ayra Khan
  • Eleventh Grade Drama: Lillian Coladonato
Visual Art
  • Ninth Grade Visual Art: Zach Prescott
  • Tenth Grade Visual Art: Aidyn Osborne
  • Eleventh Grade Visual Art: Camille Pool

History & Social Sciences Department Awards

  • Scott William Patterson Award (Ninth Grade): Roshan Sood
  • Tenth Grade: Nick Moule 
  • Sturm Award (Eleventh Grade): Joseph Carbone
  • Twelfth Grade: Mae Moody

Math Department Awards

  • Ninth Grade: Aio Rosario
  • Tenth Grade: Helen He 
  • Eleventh Grade: Viky Ge
  • Twelfth Grade: Bill Dong

Science Department Awards

  • Ninth Grade: Courtney Jacobs
  • Tenth Grade: Caitlin Smith
  • Eleventh Grade: Aiden Li 
  • Twelfth Grade: Minsoo Kim

World Languages Department Awards

  • Ninth Grade Chinese: Yarina Hasiu
  • Tenth Grade Chinese: Isabella Thongteum
  • Eleventh Grade Chinese: Folu Amao
  • Twelfth Grade Chinese: Rishal Sood
  • Ninth Grade Latin: Abby Aron
  • Tenth Grade Latin: Cameron Hanley
  • Eleventh Grade Latin: Annie Kayhko
  • Twelfth Grade Latin: Payton Wagner
  • Ninth Grade Spanish: Aio Rosario
  • Tenth Grade Spanish: Nick Moule 
  • Eleventh Grade Spanish: Tyler Johnson 
  • Twelfth Grade Spanish: Arryn Rodriguez