Awards

ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIPS are awarded to an Upper School student (Grades Seven through Eleven) who has shown exemplary achievement in all areas of school life.  Three nominations by the Upper School faculty are presented to an Alumni Committee, who chooses one. The head of school affirms the choice.

THE ANGELA DE PAGELER FOREIGN LANGUAGE AWARD is awarded to an Upper School student who has shown great interest, ability, and dedication to Spanish or another foreign language at Trinity School. The student must also show a commitment to community service, as well as an appreciation for other cultures. The student is nominated and selected by the Trinity School Foreign Language Faculty, with final selection by the Head of School.  
 
THE ANNE LEWIS DE COMPIEGNE STUDIO ART PRIZE is awarded to an outstanding Upper School studio art student (grades 9-12) who has shown exceptional skill and ability in the discipline of visual art.  The recipient is nominated by the Studio Arts faculty and determined by a vote of the entire US faculty. The head of school affirms the choice.
 
THE Anne Wemple Citizenship Award is conferred on a Lower School student (Grades Kindergarten through Third) who best demonstrates the exemplary personal integrity, faithfulness, and kindness toward everyone that Anne Wemple modeled for the Trinity community for 39 years.  The recipient is selected by the Lower School faculty.
 
THE CHARGER AWARD is given to the graduating boy and girl who have been the most exemplary student athletes during the course of the year. The winners will embody the Mission of Trinity School; they will be exemplary athletes (good leaders, dedicated, hard-working, punctual); they will be known for their magnanimity and good sportsmanship; and they will be good examples to underclassmen.The coaching staff nominates candidates, the Upper School Faculty reviews them, and the Headmaster approves the winners.
 
THE DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (DAR) GOOD CITIZENSHIP AWARDS are given to the Grade Eight student and Grade Twelve students who, as voted by the faculty, exhibit the qualities of a good citizen: dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism.   The Upper School faculty nominates and selects the recipients, who are also affirmed by the head of school.
 
THE DAVID FREEMAN MEMORIAL AWARD is an award given to the graduating senior who exhibits extraordinary ability in creative expression through writing in the form of poetry, an essay, or a short story. Students are nominated for the award by the Upper School English faculty and then chosen by a vote of the entire US faculty and affirmed by the head of school.
 
THE DORIS WATSON AWARD is given to an 8th grade student who personifies the character and integrity which Doris Watson brought to Trinity School during her thirty-three years of service as Assistant Head of School and esteemed English teacher. The winner of this award must be of outstanding character, a leader, one who stands out among his or her peers, and one who loves reading, creative writing, and is an outstanding English student. The 8th grade student is nominated by the 7th and 8th grade English faculty and selected by a vote of the entire US faculty. The head of school affirms the choice
 
THE EMILY GIFFORD PHILANTHROPY AWARD is given to a graduating senior who has honored her/himself and Trinity School by giving the most through community service.  This Award symbolizes the giving spirit that Emily Gifford has shown to Trinity School.  It is determined by a vote of Upper School administration and faculty and is affirmed by the head of school.  Students are nominated based upon their community service record.

THE FAN CLUB SCHOLARSHIP is awarded for a returning Trinity student who has great promise in the area of the visual or performing arts. The Directors of Studio and Performing Arts nominate, the Studio and Performing Arts Faculty elect, and the Headmaster confirms the FAN Club Scholar.

THE G. WILLIAM COOMBES, III, AWARD is given to a freshman student who has shown great interest in and appreciation for our American heritage.  This student is nominated by Grade Nine teachers and chosen by the Upper School faculty based on the qualities of patriotism and service to others which have made the United States great. 


THE GEORGE J. AND MARGARET FARRELL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP THE GEORGE J. AND MARGARET FARRELL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP is a one (1) year scholarship awarded to the Upper School student (Grades Seven through Eleven) who best exemplifies the qualities of integrity, leadership, courage, industry, and effectiveness as a member of the student body. The award honors the memory of Margaret Farrell, a beloved English teacher and Director of Admission at Trinity School. The Upper School Faculty nominates, the Awards Committee selects, and the head of school confirms who the Farrell Scholar will be.

THE GLASSCOCK ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP is given to a current 11th grade boy and girl and also to a current 8th grade boy and girl. The candidates are nominated by Trinity School coaches, voted on by the entire US faculty, and presented to the Booster Club Executive Committee for final determination. This scholarship is awarded to students who display good sportsmanship, leadership, participation, and a positive attitude.
 
THE HEAD OF SCHOOL AWARD is awarded to the graduating senior who has given the most to Trinity during his/her school years.  Nominations are made for this award by the Upper School faculty and administration and the recipient is selected by the head of school.
 
THE HEWETT FAMILY ENGLISH SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to a Grade Eight student who demonstrates a love of learning and who displays enthusiasm for, and creativity in, literature and writing. The 7th and 8th grade English teachers nominate three students and the award is determined by a vote of the entire US faculty. The head of school affirms the choice.
 
THE J. BETTIS LAWRENCE AWARD is given to the Grade Eight student who has maintained the highest cumulative average for Grades Seven through Eight at Trinity School and to the senior student who has maintained the highest cumulative average (with the exception of the Valedictorian and Salutatorian) for Grades Nine through Twelve at Trinity School.

THE JANE AND KEN WILLIAMS AWARD is given to the Sophomore student who best exemplifies the ideals of the Mission Statement of Trinity School.  This award is determined by a vote of administration and the Upper School faculty and is affirmed by the head of school.
 
THE JOHN PHILIP SOUSA AWARD is given in recognition of outstanding dedication and superior musicianship to an Upper School band student. It is determined by the instrumental music faculty.

THE KRISTYN STONE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP is named in honor of Kristyn Stone, who was a member of the class of 1994. It is awarded to a current Trinity 8th grader, one who is an outstanding student, exhibits sportsmanship and a sense of fair play, possesses a deep desire for knowledge, is imbued with a generous spirit toward others and one who displays a variety of interests and shows eagerness for new challenges. The 8th Grade faculty nominates students and the entire US faculty determines the recipient. The head of school affirms the choice.

THE LARA HARRINGTON SPIRIT AND SERVICE AWARD is given to an Intermediate School student who exemplifies school spirit and servant leadership.

THE LOUIS ARMSTRONG JAZZ AWARD 
is given in recognition of the highest achievement in jazz performance as well as enthusiasm for the jazz genre over the course of the student’s Trinity years.  It is determined by the instrumental music faculty.

THE MARY MCFADDEN AWARD is given to a Lower School student (Grades Kindergarten through Third) who exhibits the same enthusiasm for learning, compassion for others, and joy of life that Mary McFadden brought to the Trinity campus for 32 years.  The recipient is chosen by the Lower School Faculty.
 
THE P.D. PETERSON MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS are awarded each year to entering Grade Seven students, one to a Trinity student and one to a student newly enrolled at Trinity for Grade Seven.  These awards are based on a competitive examination and are retained as long as the student maintains honor roll status.

THE PACK CERAMICS ARTS SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to a rising Junior or Senior who has shown great interest, ability, and dedication to the ceramic arts at Trinity School. The student is nominated by the sculpture/ceramics faculty and the Director of Studio Arts, who submit the name of the nominee to the Headmaster. The student awarded this scholarship must show leadership skills within the arts community as well as appreciation for and amity with teachers and fellow artists.  The award provides funds that may be used to satisfy expenses related to ceramics education or which may be used to reduce the price of a student’s Trinity or college tuition. 
 
THE PECK WAKEFIELD MEMORIAL AWARD is given to the member of the freshman class who most embodies the mission and ideals of Trinity School.  This award is determined by a vote of administration and the Upper School faculty and is affirmed by the head of school.
 
 
THE PRESIDENT’S MEDAL is awarded to the member of the junior class who best personifies the mission and values of the School and all of its ideals and objectives.  This award is determined by a vote of administration and the Upper School faculty and is presented by the President of the Board of Trustees. The head of school affirms the choice.
 
THE REV. DR. ALLEN WHITMAN CHAPEL PRIZE is awarded to the Senior who composed and delivered the most compelling and inspirational chapel talk during the year.  Candidates are nominated by the US prefects and faculty and the recipient is chosen by the chaplain and affirmed by the head of school.
 
THE ROTARY FOUR-WAY TEST AWARD is presented to the senior who is regarded as one who lives his or her life by asking these four questions of the things he or she thinks, says, or does:  Is it true?  Is it fair to all concerned?  Will it build goodwill and better friendships?  Will it be beneficial to all concerned? The recipient is chosen by a vote of the Upper School faculty and affirmed by the head of school.
 
THE SENIOR GIRLS CLUB SCHOLARSHIP is presented to a Grade Eight girl who exhibits a compassionate heart within the school and beyond. She is someone who does not seek recognition but recognizes the needs of others and makes it her objective to assist them and improve their situation and surroundings. The recipient is nominated by the Seventh and Eighth Grade faculty and chosen by a vote of the entire US faculty and is affirmed by the head of school.

THE SIMMONS FINE ARTS SCHOLARSHIP goes to an underclassman who demonstrates extraordinary talent in either studio or performing arts; has been at Trinity School for at least two years thus far; will return next year to the Upper School; and is eager to grow in his or her artistic talent. The Directors of Studio and Performing Arts nominate, the Studio and Performing Arts Faculty elect, and the Headmaster confirms the Simmons Scholar.  
 
THE TRINITY AWARD is given to that graduating student who best embodies all the foci of the school mission.  This award is determined by a vote of the Awards Committee after nominations are received from the Upper School faculty and is affirmed by the head of school. 
 
TRUSTEE SCHOLAR designations are given to students in Grades Seven through Twelve who have maintained a grade point average of 3.8 or above for each grading period during the current academic year. A Trustee Scholar must also be deemed by the administration and faculty a good citizen and a contributor to the whole life of the school.  
  
THE WILLIAM G. FLEISCHMANN AWARD honors the Grade Eight student who best exemplifies the qualities of leadership, scholarship, and sportsmanship during his or her years in 7th-8th grade at Trinity.  This award is determined by a vote of the Upper School faculty after students are nominated by coaches. The head of school affirms the choice.
 
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