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St. James School student news

June 16, 2013

The following Saint James School students were awarded prizes on Prize Day, which was June 1:

“It is customary to award scholastic prizes in recognition of achievement in the various subjects as evidenced by highest grades,” said the Rev. D. Stuart Dunnan, headmaster.

Middle school

Leanne Taylor Ludwick of Chambersburg, Pa., (grade nine) was awarded the Prize for Excellence in English.

Ludwick and Ryan Joseph Brown of Hagerstown (grade nine) received the prizes for All-Round Athletic Ability.

Drake Donovan Marshall of Shepherdstown, W.Va., (grade nine) was awarded the Dr. V.  Milton Reichard Middle School Science Prize, the Latin Prize and the Ancient History Prize.

Nicholas Howard Douglass of Hagerstown (grade nine) was awarded the Prize for Excellence in Mathematics.

Louise Christine Dickinson of Hagerstown (grade nine) received the Middle School Headmaster’s Prize.

Carter Armistead Pennington of Hagerstown (grade eight) was awarded the Mary Ann Hatcher Memorial Prize for “love of learning” and “care for fellow students” given by her father, George Hatcher (Class of ’74).

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High school

Connor David Abeles of Hagerstown (grade 11, cum laude) received the Sewanee Award for Excellence.

The award is given to a junior who has been chosen “on the basis of scholarship, leadership, demonstrated excellence in writing and for the notable potential he/she shows for future success as a writer.”

Abeles also received a Holloway Prize Scholarship, endowed in honor of James L. Holloway III, Class of 1939, and in memory of James L. Holloway IV, Class of 1963. The award is given to two incoming seniors who have distinguished themselves as scholars,  athletes and examples for good within the Saint James community. The $5,000 scholarships afforded by this endowment are applied toward boarding tuition in the senior year. Abeles was also was named a prefect for 2013-14 by vote of students and faculty.

Samuel August Baker of Red Lion, Pa., (grade 11) received a Lee Prize, endowed in honor of Robert E. Lee IV. The $5,000 scholarship afforded by this endowment is applied toward boarding tuition in the senior year.

Garett Norman Blank of Carlisle, Pa., (grade 11) also was awarded a Lee Prize. Blank was also named a prefect for 2013-14 by vote of students and faculty.

Kevin Marino Cooper of Funkstown (grade 11) was awarded the Rensselear Polytechnic Institute Award, given to a junior who is “an outstanding math and science student; who demonstrates potential for success in a science or technology-related profession; who demonstrates consistent achievement in testing performance and who adheres to rigorous academic standards.”  The award is part of a merit scholarship to Rensselear Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y. Cooper also received a Lee Prize and was named a prefect for 2013-14 by vote of students and faculty.

Madison Grace Fahey of Hagerstown (grade 11) received a Holloway Prize Scholarship, endowed in honor of James L. Holloway III, Class of 1939, and in memory of James L. Holloway IV, Class of 1963. The award is given to two incoming seniors who have distinguished themselves as scholars, athletes and examples for good within the Saint James community. The $5,000 scholarships afforded by this endowment are applied toward boarding tuition in the senior year. Fahey was named a prefect for 2013-14 by vote of students and faculty.

Daanial Shaheen Iqbal of Boonsboro (grade 10) received the “Tim” Shryock Prize for “Willingness to Serve,” endowed by Tim’s mother, Mrs. Shryock.

Nicole Marie Jenkinson of Shepherdstown, W.Va., (grade 11, cum laude) received the United States History Prize endowed by Simms A. Jamieson, longtime friend of Saint James School; and, one of two Fields Prize Scholarships, endowed in memory of Ambassador Louis G. Fields Jr. The award is given to juniors who have distinguished themselves as scholars, persons of high character and courage, and examples of good within the Saint James community. The $5,000 scholarships afforded by this endowment are applied toward boarding tuition in the senior year; and Jenkinson was named a Prefect for 2013-14 by vote of students and faculty.

Kerri Ann Kline of Hagerstown (grade 11) received the St. Lawrence Book Award, given in recognition of the value that the St. Lawrence community places on service to others. Kline received a book as a gift from St. Lawrence University, as well as a $4,000 merit scholarship ($1,000 per year for four years) if they apply and are admitted to St. Lawrence University. 

John Glen Ludwick of Chambersburg, Pa., (grade 11) received one of two Fields Prize Scholarships, endowed in memory of Ambassador Louis G. Fields Jr. The award is given to juniors who have distinguished themselves as scholars, persons of high character and courage, and examples of good within the Saint James community. The $5,000 scholarships afforded by this endowment are applied toward boarding tuition in the senior year.

Samuel Austin Smith of Waynesboro, Pa., (grade 11) received the Prize for Excellence in Latin.

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