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Special Commencement Issue • May 23, 2014

Congratulations, Class of 2014! Farewell to Berkshire’s 107th graduating class, the exceptional Sixth Form who provided dignified leadership throughout the school year and their entire tenure.

The Commencement Prizes Samuel G. Perkins of Edeline Loh of Fairfield, Connecticut: Singapore: The Peter The Berkshire Cup, the Lance Anderson highest distinction Award, decided by the Berkshire confers on membership of the Cum one of its graduating Laude Society and given seniors. It is given each to the student who year to the student who best exemplifies the is considered by the faculty to have made the qualities of personal excellence, integrity, greatest contribution to the success of the and academic scholarship. school year. Clementina G. Davila Charles B. Corcoran Tejeida of Mexico: The of New Canaan, Anna S. Barrasch Prize, Connecticut: The awarded for unselfish Headmaster’s Prize, interest in people and awarded to the loyalty to Berkshire. student whose particular contribution to Berkshire has Matthis P. Wieczorek distinguished the school year in a special of New Canaan, way and whose leadership led others and Connecticut: The influenced many. Princeton Cup, is the top sixth-form Tanner A. Tomasi of academic prize and Williston, Vermont: is awarded for diligence in studies and The Robert A. Powers success in co-curricular activities. Award, which recognizes a Sixth Sydney E. Beldock of Former who has Charlotte, Vermont: demonstrated personal The Calvin Fentress growth, loyalty to the Citizenship Award, school, and dependability of performance given for exemplary which has distinguished his or her career personal performance, at Berkshire. loyalty to Berkshire, and outstanding citizenship in the school community.

Hannah H. Cooke of Portland, Maine: The Herger Trophy, awarded to the sixth-form female student who has best exemplified proficiency and sportsmanship in interscholastic athletics. Bryan Gerstenfeld of Fairfield, Connecticut: The Morris Trophy, awarded annually to the sixth-form male student who has best exemplified proficiency and sportsmanship in interscholastic athletics. Peter J. Kinne, science teacher: The Aliis Non Sibi Award. Selected by members of the graduating class, the recipient of this award follows the motto “for others, not themselves.” It recognizes a member of the faculty who, through a love of teaching and abiding commitment to enriching the lives of students, embodies the ideals and spirit of an engaged and treasured member of both the faculty and, equally important, the Berkshire community.


Prize Night Awards and Prizes Mr. Ibáñez wins top teaching award; Liza Jane Branch and James G. McKee named head prefects; Arwen E. Neski wins Dean Trophy; Cum Laude Society inducts five

THE CUM LAUDE SOCIETY Induction of new members

The Richard P. Unsworth Prize for Excellence in Chinese: Mackenzie A. Humes

The Berridge Prize for Excellence in Fifth-Form Mathematics: Hang (Christine) Qi

Class of 2014: Hadley Laskowski

The Award for Excellence in Fourth-Form Modern Language: Noah A. Faison and Sabrina A. Tattersfield

The David Campbell Eipper Cup for Excellence in Sixth-Form Mathematics: Ji Won Ryoo

Class of 2015: Tianyue (Mary) Gao, Keon Shik (Kevin) Kim,  Son Nguyen, Hang (Christine) Qi

The Stanley Prize for Excellence in French: Christopher A. Kreke

The Rensselaer Medal for Distinction in Mathematics and Science: Tianyue (Mary) Gao

The W. Duncan MacMillan Prize for Excellence in Latin: Gwynne T. Domashinski

The James A.D. Geier ’44C Prize for Excellence in Computer Science: Zuzana Drazdova

The Jane Usher Dyer Prize for Excellence in Latin: Aaron J. Fang

The Award for Excellence in FourthForm Science: Josiah D. Tolvo

The Lance Turner Third-Form Essay Prize: Wilfred J. Dyer Kloman

The Prize for Excellence in Spanish: Merit B. Glover

The Joan Williams Award for Excellence in Fourth-Form English: Carrie S. Babigian

The W. Ross Hawkins Prize for Excellence in Modern World History: Ayse (Elif) Kesaf

The Dwight C. Baum ’32 Award for Excellence in Chemistry: Christopher A. Kreke and Tianyi (Olly) Liu

The Brown Book Award: Son T. Nguyen

The C. Twiggs Myers Prize for Excellence in U.S. History: Ana Alvarenga

ACADEMIC PRIZES The Thomas L. Chaffee Award for Excellence in Third-Form English: Maggie Markgraf

The Tertius Van Dyke Prize for Excellence in Sixth-Form English: Hadley A. Laskowski The Gerald B. O’Connor ’46 Prize in Journalism: William L.H. Pang The Prize for Excellence in Fiction: Samantha Reagan The Arthur C. Chase Poetry Prize: Olivia C.T. Oliviel-Robinson The William P. Matthews ’61 Prize for Creative Writing: Katherine A. Stonecipher

The William F. Gulotta Award for Excellence in Government: Peter C. Warsinske The R. Bruce Morison ’61 Prize for Current Events and Political Science: Noah A. Faison The Bosley Memorial Prize for Excellence in History: Edeline Loh The Leslie W. Clifford Prize for Excellence in Third-Form Mathematics: Siqi (Michelle) Zhou The Prize for Excellence in Fourth-Form Mathematics: Shuvam Chakraborty

The Richard T. Beebe Prize for Excellence in Physics: Hang (Christine) Qi The Chester W. Rice Science Award: Edeline Loh The William Stoddard, Jr. ’65 Memorial Prize: Ayse (Elif) Kesaf The Bausch and Lomb Science Award: Elizabeth D. Hosage The John E. Rovensky Memorial Prize for Excellence in Independent Study: Catherine H. Xu The Prize for Excellence in Stagecraft: James F. Diamond The Ray Weston Memorial Prize in Theater Arts: Alyssa L. Cass


The Berkshire Dramatics Cup: Kennedy L. Alvarez and Christiena P. Auguste The Ernest L. Wakefield Prize for Excellence in Music: Shuvam Chakraborty The Terry Pines Memorial Prize for Dance: Se-Min (Michelle) Jung and Son T. Nguyen The Margaret V. Beattie Memorial Prize for Excellence in Art: Lucia S. Perkins The Segalla Memorial Art Award for Excellence in Studio Art: Allison B. Toffolon The Allen Buck Prize for Excellence in Photography: Samuel B. Merritt The Robert Leo Theriault Prize for Creativity and Excellence in Ceramics: Arwen E. Neski The Rhode Island School of Design Book Prize: Tianyi (Olly) Liu

PRIZES AND AWARDS

FIFTH-FORM PRIZES

The Arthur C. and Alice Ann Chase Commendation Awards: Andrea L. Cass, third form; Derrick Burt, fourth form; Tianyue (Mary) Gao, fifth form; Serena L. Menges, sixth form

The Marguerite L. Kreh Memorial Award: Hannah Z. Honan The James Stone Memorial Award: Justin K. Donawa The Jeannette B. Cooper Prize Book: Ana Alvarenga

The John F. Godman Award: George A. Blinick

The William Brooks Nolan Memorial Award: Justin K. Donawa

The Spirit of Berkshire Award: Francesca C. Ghi The Chaplain’s Cup: Julia R. Slyer

The Robert Davis Allen Prize: Christopher A. Kreke

The Elaine Mansell Award: Daniel T. Ives

The Smith College Book Award: Liza Jane Branch

The Weil Family Prize for Public Speaking: Adelaide C. Bullock

The Wellesley College Book Prize: MacKenzie L. Lancaster

The David Shumway Barrett ’59 Memorial Prize for Perseverance: Olivia N. Good and Benjamin B. Harff

The Williams College Book Award: Sarah B. Kinney The Dartmouth College Book Award: William L.H. Pang

The St. Lawrence University Book Award: Reilly A. Kennedy

The Harvard Club Prize Book: James G. McKee

The Lawrence Thomas Piatelli Prize: Tanner A. Tomasi

Head Prefects: Liza Jane Branch and James G. McKee

The Frederic S. Dean Trophy: Arwen E. Neski

Seaver Buck Faculty Award: Jesús Ibáñez

For school. For life.


Where You’ll Find Them This Fall Timothy Adams Jackson Aldam William Aldam Kennedy Alvarez Mitchell Andres Nicholas Asaro Christiena Auguste Anthony Barraco Sydney Beldock Troy Bernier Camryn Biasin George Blinick Alden Boldt Austin Brandt Alexandra Brazo Adelaide Bullock Jonathan Chudacoff Hyun Suk Chung Emmett Clarke Hannah Cooke Charles Corcoran Saskia Cosman-Connery Clementina Davila Tejeida Michaelann Denton Keunna Dill Greta Dorsey Pamella Dutra Jacob Elowitz Roy Faigenbaum Nimer Farhood Jackson Fersen William Fortenbaugh George Fowlkes George Frick Bryan Gerstenfeld Francesca Ghi Merit Glover Anna Graebner Jacob Grant John Grogan William Haas Sam Hahn Alyssa Hall Lauren Henman Tipper Higgins Peter Hoover Allegra Horstmann Emily Hubbard Se-Min Jung Seuk Woen Kang Bryn Kenny Elif Kesaf Devon Kessler Benjamin Key-Comis Hadley Laskowski Arthur Lewis

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