Six Shady Side Academy seniors were honored by their peers as "unsung heroes" of the school community with Fides Awards during an all-school virtual assembly on Friday, Jan. 15.
The 2020-2021 Fides Awards recipients were Billy Dunleavy, Zhuoxin Ma, Nick Zana, Em Davidheiser, Andrew Liu and Raymond Zheng. Junior Riley Doyle served as the emcee of the ceremony and gave the keynote address.An annual Senior School tradition, Fides Awards honor seniors who exemplify responsible citizenship and who, through their quiet, unassuming actions and positive attitudes, have a significant impact on those around them and inspire others to do the same.
Seniors may nominate classmates for Fides Awards, and winners' names are kept secret until the Fides Awards assembly each winter. Each presenting student shares with the community why his or her "Fides" is deserving of the award and revealing the winner's name.
Congratulations to all of the 2020-2021 Fides Award recipients!