Awards Night 2020
UNDERCLASS AWARDS CEREMONY
With Guest Speaker
CHRIS GOULD ’02, chef-owner of Central Provisions and Tipo, in Portland, Maine
ACADEMIC BOOK PRIZES
Presented by Department Chairs
- (9th)- Lily Winch
- (10th)- Peyton Meader
- (11th)- Olivia Cordiero
- (9th)- Chris Pyle
- (10th)- Jacky Tse
- (11th)- Lydia Bennett
- (9th)- Jacky Yang
- (10th)-Tracy He
- (11th) – Caroline Peng
- (9th) Chris Pyle
- (10th) Peyton Meader
- (11th) Dylan Greenberg
- Innovator’s Award James Wu
- French (10th) Kate Saidy, Lydia Bennett
- Spanish (11th)- Phil Kaftan & Alexa Daigle
- Mandarin (11th) Taewoo Kim
French Honor Society Inductees:
Rafael Borbon, Catherine Caggiano, Justin Colby, Samantha Ellis, Nina Goldman, Caleb Grammas, Alexander Hamadeh, Tyler Hamel, Kayla Hosmer, Tanner Matza, Paige Mull, Hannah Pierce, Christopher Pyle, Cassandra Pyle, Kaitlyn Saidy, Margaux Van Inwegen, Keiko Yuasa
New Spanish Honors Society Inductees:
Utah Bean, Samuel Black, Will Clark, Hunter Curtis, Chelsea Duclos, Harmer Dudley, Celeste Fisher, Molly Grocki, Lily Hall, Liam Hourihan, Philip Kaftan, Olivia Knight, Hannah McMillan, Peyton Meader, Kalena Medeiros, Isaiah Osborn, Zachary Schmolka, Kyra Shankar, Silas Summers, Allison Waugh, Runzhe Yao
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT
- Music (Vocal) (11th) Lydia Bennett
- Music (Instrumental)(11th)Runzhe ‘James’ Yao
- Theater (11th) Auburn Putz-Burton
- Art (9th) Nolan Raymond
- (10th) Tatum Keighley
- (11th) Maria Li
- Ceramics (11th) Alexander Baribeau
RENSSELAER AWARD – Kevin Kim
Recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding students of science and mathematics. It is awarded in some 1,000 selected secondary schools in the country to the Junior with the highest combined average in science and mathematics
BAUSCH AND LOMB SCIENCE AWARD – James Yao
Awarded to a top member of the Junior Class “in recognition of outstanding academic achievement and superior intellectual promise in the field of science.”
PRINCETON BOOK AWARD – Lydia Bennett
From hundreds of nominations and applications each year, the Princeton Book Award is awarded to only 10 high school juniors in the state of Maine. In the past fifteen years, only three other Gould students have been fortunate enough to receive it. The Princeton Alumni Association of Maine congratulates her on her exceptional academic and leadership qualities.
DARTMOUTH ALUMNI CLUB BOOK AWARD – Lexi Ordway
Given to an outstanding member of the Junior Class who ranks in the top ten percent of the class; who has made a positive contribution to the school community; and who demonstrates strong character.
ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY BOOK AWARD – Auburn Putz-Burton
Recognizes the value that the St. Lawrence Community places on service to others. It is given to a high school junior who displays significant commitment to community service.
SMITH COLLEGE BOOK AWARD – Lydia Bennett
Recognizes the achievements of an outstanding member of the junior class who exemplifies the academic achievement, leadership qualities, and concern for others that characterize the thousands of women who have graduated from Smith College.
GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY BOOK AWARD – Auburn Putz-Burton
Recognizes high school juniors who embody the GW drive and spirit, with leadership outside of the classroom, diversity of thought, and — most particularly — the ability to put knowledge into action.
BRANDEIS BOOK AWARD FOR SOCIAL ACTION & CIVIC ENGAGEMENT – Lydia Bennett
Given in recognition of outstanding academic achievement and commitment to the community.
DEXTER M. STOWELL ’46 FACULTY DEVELOPMENT AWARD – Ms. Katie Stack
The Dexter M. Stowell Faculty Development Fund was established in October 2008 in honor of Dexter M. Stowell, Valedictorian of the class of 1946, by his wife, family, friends, professional colleagues, and fraternity brothers, in support of professional development opportunities for classroom teachers at Gould Academy. The award recognizes her high academic and personal standards that engender respect from students and encourage them to succeed.
PHILIP C. RAU ’86 FACULTY DEVELOPMENT AWARD – Ms. Betsy Riley
The Philip C. Rau Teacher Development Fund was established in June 1999 in honor of Philip C. Rau Class of 1986, by his family and friends, in support of professional development opportunities for classroom teachers at Gould Academy. The award recognizes her dedication, hard work, and creative approach to instruction, with a love for guiding teenagers.
B. LOWELL KRONOWITZ ’81 FACULTY DEVELOPMENT AWARD – Ms. Lindsay Legare
The Kronowitz Faculty Development Fund was established in August 1999, by B. Lowell Kronowitz, Class of 1981, in support of professional and personal development activities of Gould Academy faculty members that include but are not limited to academic course work, individualized research, summer travel, and non-traditional experiential pursuits. The award recognizes her passion, service, and unfailing commitment to the field of education.
CAROLYN S. WOLLEN AWARD – Hannah McMillan
An award created by Headmaster Emeritus and Mrs. William P. Clough III in honor of Trustee Emerita Carolyn S. Wollen. Carolyn served on the Board of Trustees at Gould Academy from May 1985-May, 2007. This award honors a Gould Academy sophomore girl who reveals leadership potential through personal example and engages fully in school life. Carolyn Wollen personified these qualities as a Gould Academy Trustee.
EDMOND J. VACHON AWARD – Lydia Bennett
An award created by Gould Academy in honor of Headmaster Emeritus Edmond J. Vachon. Mr. Vachon joined the Gould faculty in September 1940, became Senior Master in 1941, Associate Headmaster in 1954, and Headmaster in 1959. He also served on the Gould Board of Trustees from 1961 until his retirement as Headmaster in June of 1967. The award is given to that member of the junior class who exemplifies outstanding contributions to the school and achievement in the community.
Student Leaders Announced for 2020-2021
Jenna Burnett, Sunny Cheng, Emalee Coffin, Olivia Cordeiro, Alexa Daigle, Annabelle Forsley, Jackie Li, Kalena Medeiros, Yusuke Ohga, Kate Saidy, James Yao
Campus Activities Board
Alexander Baribeau, Maddy Bean, Meitong Chen, Hunter Curtis, Danielle Dong, Maxim Epstein, Celeste Fisher, Hannah Hall, Haley Hessinger, Kayla Hosmer, Burke MacLeay, Zach Schmolka, Silas Summers, Allie Waugh, Current Members: Isaiah Connelly, Lily Hall, Caroline Seikman, Kyra Shankar
Lydia Bennett, Rafa Borbon, Justin Colby, Dali Gao, Sadie Harvey, Liam Hourihan, Kevin Kim, Eric Lee, Sofia Machado, Hannah McMillan, Peyton Meader, Henry Melnik, Paige Mull, Lexi Ordway, Cassie Pyle, Ella Raymond, Tom Shan, Eliza Skillings, Jake Tamalunas, Bella Wang, Terence Xiao, Clarence Xie, Keiko Yuasa,