Students Honored at Prize Assembly
Penn Charter recognized
Additionally, this year's Commencement speakers were announced:
Congratulations to all!
CHERYL IRVING DIVERSITY AWARD - Given to a member of the Senior Class who has made significant contributions to the work of equity and justice and has participated and led in the organization of discussions, workshops and activities to further making Penn Charter an inclusive environment.
LEHR FAMILY PUBLIC PURPOSE AWARD - To the student(s) who most closely fulfilled the ideals of public purpose to the community through active participation in the Center for Public Purpose addressing the most pressing social issues in the Greater Philadelphia area.
JACOB SNIPES TECHNOLOGY AWARD --Awarded in memory of Jacob Snipes OPC '14, recognizing the student or group of students showing passion for technological exploration and making the best use of technology to complete a major academic assignment.
W. RAYMOND EVANS, JR. MEMORIAL PRIZES IN MATHEMATICS
Ninth: Lucas Fiss and Eva McIver-Jenkins
Tenth: Ellie Choate and Sammy Davey
Eleventh: Lexi Bari and Justin Cockerham
Twelfth: Madaline Puma and Charlie Weiss
MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE - To a member of the Junior Class who has demonstrated the highest level of motivation, commitment and achievement in science and math classes.
AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY AWARD - For excellence in Chemistry.
THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICS TEACHERS’ AWARD - To the outstanding student in the first year physics course.
Sydney DelBello and Lindsay Gadsden
THE ROBERT D. TORREY AWARD - Honors an Upper School student who has shown dedication and achievement during his or her years in the science program.
J.P. HARLAND PRIZE - To that member of the Junior Class or Senior Class who has been the best student in Latin during his/her years at Penn Charter.
SPANISH PRIZE - To a student(s) that has clearly demonstrated a true commitment to understanding the culture of Spanish speakers, as well as mastering the Spanish language.
CHINESE PRIZE – To the student who has most clearly demonstrated a commitment to mastering the Chinese language, understanding the culture and using what they learn to communicate with others.
S. WEIR LEWIS, 3rd MEMORIAL PRIZE - To an outstanding member or members of the Junior Class, in English and French, as a tribute to Clifton Lisle and to Oliver P. Hodge who were his teachers in these subjects.
Grace Jordan-Weinstein (English)
Merrill Gadsden (French)
RELIGIOUS STUDIES and PHILOSOPHY DEPARTMENT AWARD - This award is given to a member of the student body who has shown significant scholarly interest and pursuit in the field of religious studies and philosophy in their time at Penn Charter.
HISTORY PRIZE - To the Senior who has demonstrated general excellence throughout the U.S. History course during their Junior year.
LAWRENCE W. KUNKLE AWARD – To a senior who best exemplifies the qualities of creative ability, diligence and service that Lawrence Kunkle exhibited as a teacher at Penn Charter.
LOUIS SAVINO CHORAL AWARD – given to an upper school student who has distinguished him/herself through an extraordinary commitment to Penn Charter’s choral musical program.
MUSIC AWARD - To a member of the Upper School who has made an outstanding contribution to the music program through both talent and leadership.
Kayla Bass (Choral)
Aidan Berkoff (Instrumental)
LOUIS ARMSTRONG JAZZ AWARD - given to a student in recognition of outstanding achievement in the field of jazz, as demonstrated through superior musicianship character, and individual creativity.
Will Betts Cope
JOHN PHILIP SOUSA BAND AWARD - given to a student in recognition of outstanding achievement and interest in instrumental music, for singular merit in loyalty and cooperation, and for displaying those high qualities of conduct that school instrumental music requires.
DRAMA PRIZE - Awarded to an Upper School student who has made an outstanding contribution to the dramatic arts at Penn Charter.
PETER KISHINCHAND MEMORIAL PRIZE - Awarded in memory of Peter Kishinchand OPC’91, to a student who has made a major contribution to the arts programs at Penn Charter through dedication to the technical aspects of artistic productions.
WILLIAM C. SHIELDS, 3rd MEMORIAL PRIZE - To a student who has completed Ninth Grade with an outstanding record in character, scholarship and sportsmanship.
THE ROBERT C. PORTER BOWDOIN PRIZE - To a member of the Sophomore Class who has demonstrated leadership in academics and who has made a significant contribution to school life.
HENRY A. DRESSER MEMORIAL PRIZE - To an outstanding member of the Tenth Grade.
CLASS OF 1897 PRIZE - To a member of the Junior Class who has combined high scholarship with character and leadership in school activities.
THE COLBY COLLEGE BOOK PRIZE IN HONOR OF ANDREW PEFF OPC ’07 – To a member of the Junior Class who has shown outstanding academic achievement and has made substantial contributions to the school and local community.
RICHARD S. CROSS JEFFERSON SCHOLAR AWARD - To an outstanding Junior Class student in academics and extracurricular activities given by the University of Virginia Club. Note: Per instructions from the award sponsor please select one student only.
WILLIAMS COLLEGE AWARD - To a member of the Junior Class who has demonstrated intellectual leadership and has made a significant contribution to the extracurricular life of the school. Note: Per instructions from the award sponsor, please select one student only.
HARVARD CLUB AWARD - To that member of the Junior Class who is deemed the most worthy by reason of his/her scholarship, character, school spirit, influence upon his/her fellows, and general ability. Note: Per instructions from the award sponsor please select one student only.
CLASS OF 1980 AWARD - To a senior who does the most to promote unity within the class.
JONATHAN HOLMAN SMULLENS AWARD - Awarded in memory of Jonathan Smullens, Class of ‘79, to a senior who has made particularly significant progress during their senior year.
SERVICE AWARD - To any member of the student body who has given continuous service to Penn Charter over a period of years.
KENNETH A. GERBER AWARD for OUTSTANDING INTELLECTUAL ACHIEVEMENT – To the student who achieves the type of broad-based intellectual accomplishment that characterized Ken Gerber, OPC’85.
YEARBOOK DEDICATION - Tom Ciolko (The Senior Class already presented it to Tom on Friday, 5/20/22.)