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Academic Prizes Awarded at Senior School Assembly

Four academic prizes for the 2021-2022 school year were awarded to nine current students at Shady Side Academy Senior School community assembly on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022.

The Instructor's Prize in American History is a book prize awarded to the student who, while enrolled in the United States History course, has completed the research paper which best displays the qualities of scholarship essential for developing competence in the study of history. The 2021-2022 winner was current senior Elaine Gombos.

Elaine Gombos

The John H. Cohen Family Award is a book prize given for general improvement in scholarship, vigor, citizenship and character to a member of the third, fourth and fifth forms. The 2021-2022 recipients were current sophomore Emmerich Braham, current junior Mya Kearns, and current seniors Logan Cox and Cole Patterson.

Emmerich Braham

 

Mya Kearns

 

Logan Cox and Cole Patterson

The Princeton Alumni Award is a book prize given by the Princeton Alumni Association of Western Pennsylvania to the student at the head of the class in the third, fourth and fifth forms. The 2021-2022 recipients were current sophomore Avery Litwin, current junior Hari Viswanathan and current seniors Emma Gardner and Savita Thompson

Avery Litwin, Harihar Viswanathan, Emma Gardner and Savita Thompson

The Alfred C. Dickey Memorial Prize is awarded to that student standing at the head of school in scholarship. The 2021-2022 recipient was junior Hari Viswanathan

Hari Viswanathan

 

In addition, four other academic prizes were awarded to recent graduates of the Class of 2022:

The Richard S. Simon ’39 and Kenneth L. Simon ’71 prize is awarded to the graduating student who has shown the greatest improvement in grades during the senior year. The 2021-2022 winner was Inyaa Ashok '22.

The John C. Buchanan Prize is given to the student graduating with highest honors based on the work of their last two years at the Academy. The 2021-2022 recipient was Ava Kronman '22.

The John Daniel Baum Memorial Prize is awarded to the student graduating with second highest honors, based on the work of their last two years at the Academy. The 2021-2022 winner was Megan Dollard '22.

The Raymond F. Arnheim Memorial Award is given to the graduating student with the highest average for the senior year. (Should the student receiving the Buchanan or Baum Prize be eligible for this award, the prize is given to the next ranking honor student.) The 2021-2022 winner was Prayag Vemulapalli '22.

Congratulations to all of the prize recipients!

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