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Well Deserved in 2017
Well Deserved in 2017




Upper School Recognition & Celebration Night took place on Wednesday, May 31. This annual event honors the hard work and determination of students throughout the year and celebrates the community that supports them.

The evening began with welcoming remarks from Head of School Suzanne Fogarty and US Director Peter Brooks, followed by reflections from students representing each class—Belle Buroker (Grade 12), Ashley Gomez (11), Camilla Ledezma (10) and Jamie Chavez (9). Awards—chosen by the faculty collectively and within individual departments—were then given, some for academic achievements and successes, others for embodying the values Lincoln holds most dearly. Names are listed below.


PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT AWARDS

Louise E. McMillen Music Award—Awarded to an undergraduate who has made a significant contribution to music at Lincoln.

Addie Steinmetz '18

T. James Hallan Music Award—Awarded to a senior who demonstrates outstanding commitment to the study and performance of music at Lincoln.

Yee Won Kim '18

Undergraduate Theatre Award—Awarded to an undergraduate for her outstanding contribution to the theater program at Lincoln.

Ellie Blumberg '20

Senior Theatre Award—Awarded to a senior for her outstanding contribution to the theater program at Lincoln.

Sofie Luna '17


VISUAL ARTS DEPARTMENT AWARDS

Helena Strickler Poe Art Award—Awarded to an undergraduate for excellence in art.

Emily Weintraub '17

Edna M. Martin Art Award—Awarded to a senior or seniors for her/their outstanding work in studio art.

Christina Xiao '17

Oliver Joukowsky '17

Undergraduate Photography Award—Awarded to an undergraduate who exhibits exceptional qualities in her photographic work.

Jasmine Alqassar '19

Senior Photography Award—Awarded to a senior who exhibits exceptional qualities in her photographic work.

Riley Jensen '17


ENGLISH DEPARTMENT AWARDS

Marion Shirley Cole Scholar Award—Awarded to a junior for excellence in English.

Lauren Bendheim '18

Eleanor Hayden Kittredge Senior English Award— Awarded to a senior for excellence in English in honor of her intellectual curiosity, dedication and focus, and contributions to the classroom environment.

Kara Berlin-Gallo '18

Naomi Brodsky Essay Award— Awarded to a student or students for excellence in expository writing about literature, and for eloquence of expression and sophistication of thinking in her/their writing.

Ivana Garbiele-Smith '17

Constance Witherby Senior Poetry Award— Awarded to a senior or seniors for her/their contributions to student publications over the past three years.

Sage Leimer '18


HISTORY DEPARTMENT AWARDS

Elizabeth H. Giangreco Award— Awarded to a student or students for excellence in history.

Sasha Landau
Shradda Iyer
Victoria Li

Claiborne Pell United States History Medal— Awarded to a junior for excellence in United States History.

Lily Martin '18

Frances Lucas Henderson Award— Awarded to a senior or seniors for outstanding work in history.

Mia Springwater '17


MATH DEPARTMENT AWARDS

American Mathematical Society Award—Awarded to a senior by the American Mathematical Society for outstanding achievement in mathematics.

Jasmine Gabor '17

Rensselaer Math and Science Medal—Awarded to a junior who has done outstanding work in math and science.

Ann Fu '18


SCIENCE DEPARTMENT AWARDS

Eileen P. McGrath Science Award—Awarded to an underclass person who best exemplifies Eileen McGrath's interest in and enthusiasm for science.

Belle Buroker '17

Samuel Priest and Hazel Priest Korper Science Award—in honor of Hazel Priest Korper, class of 1928, to a senior for excellence in science.

Jasmine Gabor '17

Jiayu Lu '17

The Dorothy W. Gifford Physical Sciences Award—This award is given in recognition of an enthusiastic and curious student who has displayed outstanding effort and work in the physical sciences.

Portia Gaitskell '18
Bessie Wang '17


LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT AWARDS

This year, in Latin, Spanish & French Lincoln's Upper School received a total of 87 student recognitions for the National Language Exams. The nineteen students listed below received either Summa cum Laude for Latin, Gold for French or Spanish and/or special recognition by the State of RI for Spanish. Click here for a complete list of Honorees.

Linguistic Awards

Jessie March '17

for her dedication to the study of Latin & French for 4 years in Upper School

Kyra Ramos '17

for her dedication to the study of Latin & Spanish for 4 years in Upper School

Ivana Gabriele Smith '17

for her dedication to the study of Spanish and Arabic for 4 years in Upper School

Mia Springwater '17

for her dedication to the study of Spanish and Arabic for 4 years in Upper School

Surabhi Iyer '17

for her dedication to the study of French and Arabic for 4 years in Upper School


TECHNOLOGY AWARDS

Innovation and Creativity in Robotics Engineering Award—The Innovation and Creativity in Robotics Engineering Award recognizes an upper school student who has distinguished herself academically, is active and an involved member of our school and community, and demonstrates outstanding achievement in innovation, creativity, and engineering skills. This student has shown that it takes more than one try to make things work and confidently utilizes the iterative engineering and design process.

Logan Rinaldi '19

FTC Team Leader Award—The First Tech Challenge Leader Award goes to the Lincoln School robotics team member who demonstrates leadership, time commitment, and outstanding achievement in modernization and creativity as it applies to the FTC challenge. This tech-savvy student has an excellent work ethic and superior technical skills. She uses her talents to help others understand how to leverage technology to reach new heights, gain efficiencies and improve her team's capabilities.

Portia Gaitskell '18

Aspirations in Technology Award—The Aspirations in Technology Award recognizes an upper school student who has demonstrated vision, innovation, action, and the ability to use technology. This student has a determined interest in her achievements in computing, proven leadership ability, high academic performance in technology, and exhibits an interest in pursuing computer science related fields.

Jasmine Hyppolite '17


OTHER AWARDS

Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea 2016 Leadership Award—This junior award is given in recognition of outstanding leadership skills, a strong academic record, and contributions to both school and community.

Lily Martin '18

Isador S. and Cecile Low Community Service Award—Awarded to a junior who demonstrates exceptional commitment to public service, both within and beyond the Lincoln School community. Isador and Cecile Low were the parents of Brenda Low Mann '49 and Susan Low Sauer '53, and the grandparents of Emily Low '81 and Sara Low '79. The Award was established by their family to honor their exemplary tradition of community service.

Ashley Gomez '18

Spirit and Light Award—Awarded to a student who embodies the core Quaker values of simplicity, honesty, concern for others and the non-violent resolution of conflict. By practicing these values with humility, she serves as a model for her peers.

Maya Clifton '18

Bridge Building Award—Awarded to a student who fosters peace, understanding and cooperation on a daily basis through sensitivity and compassion. She brings together people with different interests and points of view within the Lincoln community.

Emily Leviss '18

Academic Commitment Award—Awarded to a student who demonstrates challenges herself, her peers, and her teachers with her intellectual curiosity and burning desire for academic growth.

Doris Yan '18

Creativity Award—Awarded to a student who interprets the world with a fresh vision through intellectual or artistic pursuits.

Tyrol Han '18

Renaissance Woman Award—Awarded to a student who demonstrates enthusiasm and distinction in a wide range of fields while exemplifying Lincoln's overarching Quaker ideals.

Sophie Colantuono '18

Faculty Award—Awarded to a junior who consistently demonstrates outstanding academic achievement, leadership skills and service to Lincoln School.

Portia Gaitskell '18

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