Closing the 2018-2019 Year with Convocation
This year at Convocation we reignited an old tradition to honor our students who were recognized with a Departmental Class Award. Students who displayed exceptional performance in a given class received a book, chosen especially for them by their teacher, which was stamped with a special La Lumiere bookplate and inscribed by the awarding teacher.
We wanted to give students a lasting and meaningful token of recognition for their academic achievement. Our hope is that these books will be a testament to the shared love of learning and to the relationships our students have with their teachers.
Other awards conferred included Excellence in Performance for Athletics, the Laker Award for Athletics (recognizing students who display exceptional leadership and sportsmanship on their teams), Serviam Century Club Community Service awards, Scholar-Athlete awards, Highest GPA for each grade level, and the major fifth form community awards.
The fifth form community awards are a group of four major awards bestowed upon junior students. They include the Leadership and Service Award, Excellence in Humanities Award, Excellence in Math and Science Award, and Traute and Miller Bransfield Award.
The Leadership and Service Award recognizes the fifth form student who has demonstrated exemplary leadership and character, and who has chosen to serve both the La Lumiere community and the community at large with their talents, although they may or may not have held a leadership office. This year’s award winner is Brenna Hudson ’20.
The Excellence in Humanities Award, as the name suggests, is given to a fifth form student who has excelled in their study of the humanities and who has demonstrated a genuine passion for the subjects. Elena Alick ’20 is this year’s Excellence in Humanities recipient.
Similarly, the Excellence in Math and Science Award is earned by the fifth form student who has demonstrated a commitment to their studies in mathematics and in the sciences, and whose insights into these subjects signal the potential to contribute to new technological and scientific advancements. This year’s winner of the Excellence in Math and Science Award is Michael Sacks ’20.
Finally, the Traute and Miller Bransfield Award honors the junior student who best portrays the La Lumiere ideal. The La Lumiere ideal is something which has as its starting point the elements character, scholarship, and faith, as stated in the school mission statement. This year’s Traute and Miller Bransfield Award winner is Connor Fife ’20.
Major senior awards will be given at the Commencement Ceremonies for the Class of 2019.