On Thursday, May 31 the Class of 2022 celebrated Eighth Grade Class Day with a program including awards, a slideshow and film, and a welcome to the Upper School by Mr. Peter Quagliaroli.
The Class Cup, honoring a student chosen by his or her peers to represent them on Class Day was awarded to Jacob Dean.
The Nancy Gordon Award for fulfilling the highest standards in achieving a sound scholastic record, demonstrating leadership among peers, and becoming involved in the life of and service to the School, was awarded to Vaya Chhabra.
Mary Holland Mason received the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizenship Award for demonstrating honor, service, courage, leadership, and patriotism.
The Learning Village Leadership Award was presented to Noelle Robinson for working well with others, compromising, making thoughtful decisions, showing compassion for others, having integrity, encouraging others, and leading by example.
Hannah Miller was honored with the Sydney B. Elliott Athletic Award, which is presented each year to a young woman who has excelled in each sport she has played, enhanced the School's athletic program, and set an example with good sportsmanship. Similarly, Maxwell Majors was honored with the A. Kyle Brown Athletic Award, which is presented annually to a young man who represents the highest personal standards of dedication and loyalty to his teams.
The Betsy Albro Director's Cup, awarded to the student who has benefit most from the Grades 5 – 8 experience, was given to Tyler Brown.
Jack DeVillier received the Donald Gordon Stevens Award for exhibiting leadership behind the scenes, quietly and unassumingly making the School better, and never looking for recognition.
Also honored at the event were the winners of the Grades 5 – 8 Habits of Mind and Heart awards for initiative, integrity, precision, service, perseverance, perspective, wonder, and tolerance.
Students who won spaces in the Junior Regional Honors Orchestra, were named regional winners of the Virginia Council on Economic Education's Stock Market Game, placed in the Writer's Eye competition, and were members of the Destination Imagination Global Level Tournament team were also recognized.
A full program of the event and all students recognized is available here.
Photos from Eighth Grade Exhibitions and Eighth Grade Class Day are now available on the School's SmugMug account.