St. Margaret’s Recognizes Student Achievement at Upper School Awards Ceremony

St. Margaret’s Upper School honored its seniors and juniors and their pursuit of excellence in academics, community and athletics in the Upper School Awards Ceremony. 
St. Margaret’s Upper School honored its seniors and juniors and their pursuit of excellence in academics, community and athletics in the Upper School Awards Ceremony this week in Hurlbut Theater, which include the Upper School’s annual Cum Laude Society induction.
The Upper School faculty awarded academic prizes from distinguished colleges and universities, academic department awards of distinction, and special senior awards that were presented to students in the Class of 2024.
St. Margaret’s also inducted 13 seniors and 11 juniors into the Cum Laude Society, an international organization which recognizes and celebrates academic achievement. The Tartan inductees join 12 current seniors inducted as juniors last year.
The Cum Laude Society limits membership to 20 percent of a school’s senior class, with only 10 percent eligible for induction as juniors. In addition to academic achievement, students must demonstrate good character, honor and integrity. The new inductees join more than 400 St. Margaret’s students who have been inducted since 1986.
Congratulations to all the Tartans who were recognized!
The complete list of honorees for the Cum Laude Society as well as the senior and junior awards is as follows:
Grade 12 inductees: Gabriella Eifrig, Caswell Friedman, Marisol Guillena, Riley Harrison, Nathaniel Kim, Sophia Kistler, Nathaniel Minton, Christopher Ramos, Maya Reddy, Ciara Robertson, Abigail Sun, Malia Todd, Weijia Zhao.
Grade 11 inductees: Greta Blau, Ian Ekvall, Ella Grove, Qingchun He, Charlotte Jiang, Michalis Karmis, Madison Lewis, Gael Martinez, Andrew Rusli, Justin Tam, Jessica Zhu.
The Founder’s Award: Rishabh Mallela
Salutatorian Award: Rain Xie 
The Father Ernest D. Sillers Award: Alexander Kim
The Board of Trustees’ Award: Marisol Guillena
St. Margaret’s Award: Tai Guo
PTF Service Award: Elise Peffer
Faculty Achievement Award: Leo Kitaen
Faculty Plate: Wisnel Shook
Principal’s Cup: Christopher Ramos
Latin: Riley Harrison
Chinese: Leo Kitaen
Nixie Pedraza
Computer Science: Ava Meeks
History and Social Science: Nate Minton
English: Sammy Kushner
Math: Rishabh Mallela
Science: Tai Guo
Performing Arts:
Jack Justus
Visual Arts: Kate D’Amaro

The Harvard Book Award: Andrew Rusli
The University of Pennsylvania Book Award: Ian Ekvall
The Princeton Book Award: Greta Blau
The Saint Lawrence University Book Award: Alexa Edwards
The Smith College Book Award: Katie Meggers
The Yale Book Award: Daniel Lyons

Dominic Ondryas Memorial Award: America Reyes-Mendoza
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Medal: Mike He
CIF Scholar Athletes: Max Ruff and Gabby Eifrig
Jon Balak Award: Everett Capelle and Elise Peffer
Athletes of the Year: Reed Wainwright, Austin Hicks and Gabby Eifrig
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