Members of the U-High community gathered on Zoom on May 26 to recognize achievement in service, citizenship, athletics and student organizations at the Student Awards Assembly.
Preceding disclosure of nominations, principal Paul Beekmeyer acknowledged the variety of tasks students completed.
“We are all very proud of the entire community as we’ve worked through these past 12 months,” Mr. Beekmeyer said during the assembly.
Students were initially honored with individual awards such as the Citizenship Award, the U-High Service Award and memorial awards and were then honored with Principal Citation Awards for their involvement in student organizations.
Senior Jayne Crouthamel was honored with the U-High Service Award, the Brent Cawleti Award and the James Wherry-Willis 1987 Award. Additionally, she was recognized for her contributions as a peer leader in the “How to Help a Friend Zoom Assemblies” and as a member of the Students with Disabilities Association for their workshops for the Lab community.
“It means a lot to me to know that I have left this impact on Lab that would lead to me receiving all of those awards,” Jayne said. “Specifically, the award for the Students with Disabilities Association made me proud of our club as a whole to see that after only two- two and a half years, we have left an impact on the school that they think should be recognized.”
The assembly concluded with one student from each grade nominated for a Phoenix Award, a student determined award that recognizes students for their encouraging and generous personality. Natalie Hultquist was the junior class recipient.
“I was very surprised when I saw my face and heard my name,” Natalie said. “There were lots of other kids who deserve it, too, so I was honored that I was the one who was picked.”
Alan Stern Award: Sawyer Anderson and Amanda Cassel
9th grade: Kiran Collins and Mary Bridget Molony
10th grade: Jeffrey Chen and Maile Nacu
11th grade: Noa Longman, Lucy Nathwani and Will Trone
12th grade: Miriam Bloom, Amanda Cassel, Verónica Godina and Kara Xu
Brent Cawelti Award: Jayne Crouthamel and Rithik Puri
David Scheunemann Award: Jonah Schloerb and Erik Sveen Erling
9th grade: Zoe Nathwani and Santana Romero
10th grade: Fermi Boonstra and Kiran Chinniah
11th grade: Saul Arnow and Brent Pennington
12th grade: Jayne Courthamel, Mikaela Ewing, Orla Molloy, Andrada Nicolae, Sana Shahul and Zach Sharp
Senior Service Awards: Zach Sharp and Destiney Williamson
Bill Zarvis Award: Miriam Bloom, Emily Chang, Mikaela Ewing, Grace Holleb, Isabelle Kaufman-Sites, Alisha Kumar, Greta List, Lea Rebollo Baum, Alex Bal, Danny Han, Tolu Johnson, Phillip Lengyl, Justin Lim, Freddie Tang and Hunter Tyndall
The James Wherry-Willis 1987 Award: Jayne Crouthamel
William “Doc” Monilaw Medalists: Nicky Edwards-Levin, Hunter Heyman, Sana Shahul and Cindy Wu
Principal Citation Awards: Arts Fest Board, Black Students’ Association Board, DEI Peer Facilitators, Jewish Students’ Association Board, Peer Leaders, Cache Money, Social Justice Week Board, Students with Disabilities Association and Student Council
Faith Dremmer Award: Elizabeth Lin
Phoenix Awards, determined by students:
9th grade: Sophia Shahul
10th grade: Fermi Boonstra
11th grade: Natalie Hultquist
12th grade: Hunter Heyman