Annual Upper School Awards Ceremony Held May 20

Last Friday morning, we hosted the annual Upper School Awards ceremony. Congratulations to the following students who were recognized for their achievements.
Speech and Debate recognition
Amiya Conwell ’24 - Level of Honor
Vincent D’Angelo ’25 - Level of Merit
Anna Grossner ’24 - OSDA state qualifier
Gia Hilal ’24 - Level of Merit
Nick Iademarco ’25 - Level of Merit
Ian Miller ’25 - OSDA state qualifier, Level of Merit
Julia Morgan ’24 - NSDA national qualifier, OSDA state qualifier, Level of Distinction
Luke Peterson ’25 - NSDA national qualifier, OSDA state qualifier, Level of Honor
Gia Rosko ’24 - Level of Merit
Edward Turk ’24 - OSDA state qualifier, Level of Merit
Franklin Vergilii ’23 - OSDA state qualifier, Level of Honor
Art Awards
Excellence in Drama Awards
Grade 9: Charles Sustar ’25
Grade 10: Edward Turk ’24
Grade 11: Caitlin Ford ’23
Excellence in Technical Theater Award: presented to student who has gone above and beyond on the stage crew for the fall and spring plays

Jonas Tessman ’24
Fantastical Art Award: recognizes students who are passionate about art, always thinking about how to create “outside of the box” and who continue to ask “what if?”
Grade 9: Liam Flynn ’25, Leo Stickle ’25, Joey Vitale ’25,
Brie Habeeb ’25, Grace Kidd ’25
Grade 10: Lily Prebul ’24, Samantha Stutler ’24, Nicholas Hayslip ’24
Grade 11: Caitlin Ford ’23, Alyssa Kraig ’23
Excellence in Music Award - presented to deserving members of the Pops Ensemble who have displayed exceptional development, enthusiasm, commitment and dedication to the art of music

Michael Wu ’25 and Scott Vergilii ’23
Distinction in Digital Media: recognizes students who have continually showcased hard work, creativity and dedication to the Digital Media Program
Matthew Bauman ’23, Will Lazzaro ’23, Alex Atchison ’23,
Kevin Flaherty ’24, Anthony Marino ’24, Lauren DiMenna ’24
Subject Awards
Spanish Awards: presented to the students who have demonstrated a true passion for and a genuine interest in the study of Spanish while maintaining a superior academic average
Spanish 1 Award
Jacob Williams ’25, Mi-Na Diggs ’25,
Caroline Sever ’25, Jordan Shininger ’25
Spanish 2 Award
Grace Madden ’24, Julia Gainar ’24, Vincent D’Angelo ’25,
Madison Minotas ’24, Malaya Anaba ’24
Spanish 3 Award
Ben Lindley ’24, Connor Varmecky ’24, Rylyn Anderson ’23,
John Stack ’23, Clare Valenza ’23, Julia Morgan ’24, Gia Hilal ’24
Spanish 4 Pre-AP
Abbie Edomondson ’23, Louka Babic ’23, Lauren Kish ’23,
Edith Tomasek ’23, Chiara Bilant ’23
AP Spanish
Deaglan Bryant ’23
Hispanic Language and Culture
Lauren Riccobelli ’24
Latin Awards: presented to the students who have demonstrated a true passion for and a genuine interest in the study of Latin while maintaining a superior academic average
Latin 1
Molly McCrone ’25
Latin 2
Anna Saline ’24, Kelsey O’Toole ’24, Tae Callam ’24, Andrew Minder ’24
Latin 3
Lauren DiMenna ’24, Lily Prebul ’24, Will Lazzaro ’23
French Awards: presented to the students who have demonstrated a true passion for and a genuine interest in the study of French while maintaining a superior academic average
French 1
Lauren Jones ’25, Michael Wu ’25, Alese Harold ’25
French 2
Addie Wagner ’25, Evie Limberg ’25
French 3
Zoe Wolfe ’24, Lucia Martino ’24, Davis Levengood ’25
French 4
Lily Parras ’25, Luke Peterson ’25
English Language Studies Award: presented to the student who has demonstrated a true passion for and a genuine interest in the study of English Language while maintaining a superior academic average
Phil Kuchynski ’25
English Awards
The John Gale Award: presented to the top Language Arts student(s)
Grade 9: Jack Overman ’25, Bryce Beard ’25
Grade 10: Maddie Samut ’24, Nicholas Hayslip ’24
Grade 11: Scott Vergilii ’23, Louka Babic ’23
The Holy Cross Award in Literature: presented to the student who demonstrates the capacity to act as an agent of change and to raise the bar for those around them
Isabella Rizo-Patron ’23

Math Awards 

Mathematics Award: recognizes students who take risks in the classroom by asking questions, demonstrate genuine interest in mathematical topics by learning independently, investigate their own approach to problem-solving, shows solid effort and achievement and is genuinely engaged and willing to help others
Grade 9: Luke Peterson ’25, Vincent D’Angelo ’25,
Carter Richmond ’25, Henry Wang ’25
  Grade 10: Julia Morgan ’24, Elise Rondini ’24,
Samantha Stutler ’24, Rain Wilson ’24
Grade 11: Rylyn Anderson ’23, Amaris Doty ’23,
Susan Nocce ’23, Gia Parker ’23
2021 Rensselaer Medal: merit scholarship worth $30,000/year (guaranteed for four years if medalist attends Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) presented to a promising rising senior who is in the top 10% of the class and excels in math and science
Rylyn Anderson ’23
Science Awards

The following awards were presented to students who have demonstrated boundless passion for the subject and curiosity to know and learn; have achieved mastery of the content; and are a positive presence in the classroom and a good role model for their peers
Physics Award: Ian Miller ’25
AP Physics 1: Carter Richmond ’25, Vincent D’Angelo ’25
AP Physics C: Aidan Flynn ’23
Chemistry: Maria Flynn ’24, Julia Morgan ’24, Anna Johannessen ’25
AP Chemistry: Anna Rarick ’23
Biology: Zoe Wolfe ’24, Samantha Stutler ’24
AP Environmental Science: Lauren Kish ’23, John Stack ’23, Kaitlin Rulison ’23
Social Studies Awards
Grade 9 World History Award:Ian Miller ’25, Maggie Whalen ’25
AP World History Award: Lily Prebul ’24, Anthony Marino ’24, Jonas Tessman ’24
Grade 10 Modern World History: Rachael Stasick ’24
AP U.S. History: Isabella Rizo-Patron ’23, Madison Maynard ’23
Specialty Awards
Yearbook Award: honors students who have shown commitment and have made contributions to the yearbook program
John Stack ’23, Jonas Tessman ’24
Coakley Scholarship: presented to a current junior at Gilmour who shows interest in and potential for a career in journalism
Drew Lemire ’23
Glen Oak Scholarship: awarded annually to one or more young women in Grade 11 who best represent(s) the spirit of Glen Oak School
Chiara Bilant ’23, Madison Maynard ’23
University Medal and Leadership Awards
The University of Rochester George Eastman Young Leaders Award: recognizes a junior who exhibits strong leadership at school and in the community, has achieved high grades in challenging courses, and has had extensive involvement in extracurricular activities
Jacob Malinas ’23
University of Rochester Bausch & Lomb Science Award: recognizes outstanding high school science students who are completing their junior year
Rocco Hice ’23
The Rochester Institute of Technology Computing Medal Award: recognizes outstanding high school students for their leadership, service, and achievements in computing or creativity and innovation
Gia Parker ’23
The Rochester Institute of Technology Creativity and Innovation Award: presented to a junior who has remarkable academics; is an active and involved member of the school and community; and demonstrates outstanding achievement in innovation, creativity, or entrepreneurship
Allison Schuh ’23
University Book Awards
Stonehill College Book Award: recognizes an academically talented and service-oriented student in the junior class
Ziya Damas ’23
Oberlin College Book Award for Achievement in Social Justice: recognizes a junior who is an excellent student and has shown a commitment to activism and bettering the community
Madison Maynard ’23
Villanova Book Award: presented to a junior who has demonstrated academic excellence in a challenging curriculum, a commitment to serving those less fortunate in their greater community, and embodies a sense of school and community spirit as an example to others
John Stack ’23
University of Notre Dame Book Award: recognizes a junior who loves learning and sees beyond grades; desires to use her or his intellectual talents for the betterment of the world and the Church; is a leader inside the classroom; occupies a position of leadership in the areas of student government, publications, athletics or any other important aspect of school life; gives of herself or himself in service to others; and takes his or her faith life seriously
Gia Parker ’23
Yale Book Award: recognizes a junior who demonstrates outstanding personal character and intellectual promise
Louka Babic ’23
Harvard Book Award: originated by Harvard Alumni in 1910 as part of an effort to attract the attention of talented students to the opportunities in Cambridge
Anna Rarick ’23
Service and Character Awards
Br. Richard Keller Service Award: recognizes student leaders who have demonstrated reaching out to the community with zeal, hospitality and inclusiveness in a sincere effort to serve those having limited resources
Grade 9: Evelyn Limberg ’25
Grade 10: Tae Callam ’24, Claire Thielman ’24
Grade 11: Jacob Lowery ’23, Clare Valenza ’23
Chaplain’s Awards: presented to students who go about giving daily witness to their faith and living our Holy Cross Mission
Grade 9:
Nick Iademarco ’25, Jordan Shininger ’25, Mikey Soeder ’25,
Lily Sell ’25, Katherine Frawley ’25, Nicholas Sorensen ’25, Ruby Johnson ’25
Grade 10:
Andy Kavcic ’24, Brayden Green ’24, JP Loeser ’24, Ben Lindley ’24,
Liam Colaluca ’24, Maddie Sammut ’24, Hailey Kaluwiak ’24
Grade 11:
Brennan Friedman ’23, Brandon Paluszak ’23, Drew Lemire ’23,
Vince Giancola ’23, Brandon Rose ’23, Will Lazzaro ’23, Alex Cistolo ’23

Leadership in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: recognizes students who have made contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion efforts on campus
Grade 9:
Mikyra Elston ’25
Grade 10:
Amiya Conwell ’24, Cedric Li ’24, Brayden Green ’24,
Gia Hilal ’24, Casie Crawford ’24
Grade 11:
Grace Meine ’23, Madison Maynard ’23,
Kendall Long ’23, Isabella Rizo-Patron ’23
Blessed Basil Moreau Award: recognized by their peers and affirmed by the faculty, recognizes students who live as Holy Cross people by exhibiting a genuine desire to learn and embodying the core values of Holy Cross
Grade 9:
Molly McCrone ’25, Zachary Titas ’25
Grade 10:
Julia Gainar ’24, Edward Turk ’24
Grade 11:
Rylyn Anderson ’23, Scott Vergilii ’23
See photos from the ceremony here.

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