Awards

THE ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP is 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 the Alumni Office, which chooses one. Presented at the Upper School Awards Ceremony.

THE ANGELA DE PAGELER FOREIGN LANGUAGE AWARD is presented to an Upper School student who has shown great interest, ability, and dedication to the study of a 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 World Language faculty. Presented at the Upper School Awards Ceremony.

THE ANNE LEWIS DE COMPIEGNE VISUAL ART PRIZE is presented to an outstanding Upper School visual art student (grades 9-12) who has shown exceptional skill and ability in the discipline. The recipient is selected by the Visual Arts faculty. Presented at the Upper School Awards Ceremony.

THE ANNE WEMPLE CITIZENSHIP AWARD is presented to the Grade Four student who best demonstrates the personal integrity, faithfulness, and kindness toward everyone that Anne Wemple modeled for the Trinity community for thirty-nine years.  The recipient is selected by the Lower School faculty. Presented at the Lower School Closing Chapel service.

THE CHARGER AWARD is given to the senior boy and senior girl who have been the most exemplary student athletes during the course of the year. The winners will embody the mission of Trinity School. Successful athletes, they will be known for good sportsmanship and leadership on the courts or playing fields. The coaching staff nominates candidates who are then approved by the Athletic Director and Head of School. 

THE DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (DAR) GOOD CITIZENSHIP AWARDS are given to the Grade Eight student and Grade Twelve students who exhibit the qualities of a good citizen: dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism.   The Upper School faculty selects the recipients. Presented at the Upper School Awards Ceremony.

THE DAVID FREEMAN MEMORIAL AWARD is given to the graduating senior who exhibits extraordinary ability in creative expression in poetry, essay, or short story. The student is chosen by the Upper School English faculty. Presented at the Upper School Awards Ceremony.

THE DORIS WATSON AWARD is given to an outstanding 8th grade English 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 8th grade student is selected by the 7th and 8th grade English faculty. Presented at the Upper School Awards Ceremony.

THE EMILY GIFFORD PHILANTHROPY AWARD is given to a graduating senior who has distinguished her/himself through community service.  This award symbolizes the giving spirit that Emily Gifford brought to Trinity School. It is determined by a vote of the Upper School faculty and administration. Presented at the Upper School Awards Ceremony.
 
THE G. WILLIAM COOMBES, III, AWARD is given to a freshman who has shown great interest in and appreciation for our American heritage.  This student is selected by Grade Nine teachers based on the qualities of patriotism and service to others. Presented at the Upper School Awards Ceremony.
 
THE GEORGE J. AND MARGARET FARRELL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP is a one -year tuition scholarship awarded to the Upper School student (Grades Seven through Eleven) who best exemplifies integrity, leadership, courage, and a strong work ethic. The award honors the memory of Margaret Farrell, a beloved English teacher and Director of Admission at Trinity School. The Upper School Faculty selects the recipient. Presented at the Upper School Awards Ceremony.

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 selected by Trinity School coaches. This scholarship is awarded to students who display good sportsmanship, leadership, participation, and a positive attitude. Presented at the Upper School Awards Ceremony.

THE HEAD OF SCHOOL AWARD is presented 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. Presented at graduation.

THE HEWETT FAMILY ENGLISH SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to a Grade Eight student who demonstrates a love of learning and creativity in literature and writing. The 7th and 8th grade English faculty select the recipient. Presented at the Upper School Awards Ceremony.

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 Grade Eight award is presented at the Upper School Awards Ceremony. The award for the senior is presented at graduation.

THE JANE AND KEN WILLIAMS AWARD is given to the Sophomore who best exemplifies the mission of Trinity School.  This award is determined by a vote of the Upper School faculty and adminstration. Presented at graduation, the Award includes a cash gift.

THE JOHN PHILIP SOUSA AWARD recognizes an outstanding Upper School band student. It is determined by the instrumental music faculty. Presented at the Upper School Awards Ceremony.

THE KRISTYN STONE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP is named in honor of Kristyn Stone ‘94. It is awarded to an outstanding 8th grade student who exhibits good sportsmanship, possesses a deep desire for knowledge, has a generous spirit, displays a variety of interests, and shows eagerness for new challenges. The 8th Grade faculty chooses the recipient. Presented at the Upper School Awards Ceremony.

THE LARA HARRINGTON SPIRIT AND SERVICE AWARD is given to two Intermediate School students, one boy and one girl, who exemplify school spirit and servant leadership. The Intermediate School faculty determines the recipients. Presented at the Intermediate School Closing Chapel service.

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. Presented at the Upper School Awards Ceremony.

THE MARY MCFADDEN AWARD is given to a Grade Four student who exhibits the same enthusiasm for learning, compassion for others, and joy of life that Mary McFadden brought to the Trinity campus for thirty-two years.  The recipient is chosen by the Lower School Faculty. Presented at the Lower School Closing Chapel service.

THE PACK CERAMICS ARTS SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to a current sophomore or junior who has shown great interest, ability, and dedication in the ceramic arts. The student is chosen by the sculpture/ceramics faculty and the Director of Visual Arts. The student awarded this scholarship must show leadership skills within the arts community as well as an appreciation for teachers and fellow artists.  The award provides funds that may be used for ceramics education or tuition for the student's Trinity or college tuition. Presented at the Upper School Awards Ceremony.

THE PECK WAKEFIELD MEMORIAL AWARD is given to the member of the freshman class who most embodies the mission of Trinity School.  This award is determined by a vote of Upper School faculty and administration. Presented at graduation.

THE PRESIDENT’S MEDAL is awarded to the member of the junior class who best personifies the mission of the School. This award is determined by a vote of the Upper School faculty and administration and is presented by the President of the Board of Trustees at graduation. Presented at graduation.

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. Presented at graduation.

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. Presented at the Upper School Awards Ceremony.

THE SENIOR GIRLS 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. Presented at the Upper School Awards Ceremony.

THE SIMMONS FINE ARTS SCHOLARSHIP goes to a Ninth through Eleventh grader who demonstrates extraordinary talent in either visual or performing arts, has been at Trinity School for at least two years, will return next year to the Upper School, and is eager to grow in his or her artistic talent. The Directors of Visual and Performing Arts nominate and the Visual and Performing Arts faculty elect and the Head of School confirms. Presented at graduation.

THE TRINITY AWARD is given to that graduating student who best embodies the school mission.  This award is determined by a vote of Upper School faculty and administration. Presented at graduation.

THE TRINITY CHARGER ALLIANCE FINE ARTS SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to a student in grades nine through eleven who has demonstrated great promise in the visual or performing arts. The award winner is selected by the Fine Arts faculty. Presented at the Upper School Awards Ceremony.

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 the first two grading periods of the current academic year. These are announced at the Upper School Awards Ceremony.

THE WILLIAM G. FLEISCHMANN AWARD honors the Grade Eight student who has best exemplified the qualities of leadership, scholarship, and sportsmanship during his or her years in 7th-8th grade at Trinity.  Students are nominated by coaches and selected by the 7th and 8th grade faculty. Presented at the Upper School Awards Ceremony.
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