Commencement Day Prizes

Non-scholastic prizes are awarded to members of the student body who, during their years at Saint James made noteworthy contributions to the life of the School, or who have exhibited outstanding qualities of leadership and such characteristics as integrity, cooperation, loyalty, and seriousness of purpose. Most prizes are awarded on the basis of a two-thirds vote by the faculty. 

The Onderdonk Headmasters’ Prize endowed by Mr. and Mrs. Richardson Onderdonk, class of 1935, in memory of Henry Onderdonk, headmaster of Saint James School from 1869-1895 and Adrian Onderdonk, headmaster from 1903-1939, is awarded to that member of the Fifth or Sixth Form who has served the wider community beyond Saint James School well beyond the school’s expectation or requirement. It was awarded to:
    Jessica Junyan Geng
    Beijing, China    

The G. Dudley Acker Award is awarded to a Fifth or Sixth Form student, who during his or her years at Saint James School has overcome adversity and has achieved a measure of success. This award, made possible through gifts from Dudley, his classmates and friends, was presented to:
    Rachel Emily Levasseur
    Hancock, MD

The Chaplain's Prize is awarded by the Chaplain to that student who best exemplifies the primal purpose of Saint James School in training young people for lives of Christian witness and devotion, as shown by faithful attention to church life, courteous consideration of other people, and a high sense of personal integrity. It is awarded this year to:    
    Jacob Gerald Dugas
    Ontario, Canada

The Simms A. Jamieson Prize, endowed by Mr. Jamieson to the Sixth Former who has shown the most improvement in his or her years at Saint James was awarded to:
    Vincent Kwasi Mawunyo-Joseph Anani
    Greater Accra, Ghana

        
The A. Smith Bowman Prize to that Sixth Former whose consistently polite, kind, and gracious behavior sets the standard for his peers and benefits the society of the School. It is awarded this year to:
    Omitade Adewale Omisore
    Osun State, Nigeria  
 
    
The Margaret Aitken Pennington Prize, given by Mr. and Mrs. William Pennington, Jr., class of 1970, in memory of Margaret Pennington, long-time librarian and advisor to the first class of girls at Saint James to that Sixth Former whose consistently polite, kind, and gracious behavior sets the standard for her peers and enhances the society of the School. It is awarded this year to:
    Venus Esenam Anani 
    Greater Accra, Ghana

The Charles G. Meehan, Jr. ’65 Prizes for All-Round Athletic Ability in the Sixth Form were awarded to:    
    Morgan Francis McMahon
    Hagerstown, MD

    Jacob Gerald Dugas 
    Ontario, Canada  
     

The David I. Barr Prize for Sportsmanship and Leadership in Athletics was awarded to:
    Lauren Elizabeth Aguila 
    Shepherdstown, WV

The School Prize is given on occasion by the Headmaster to a member of the Sixth Form who in his opinion has shown faithful devotion to Saint James School. It is awarded this year to:
    Ian Bullitt Stimson
    Falls Church, VA

The Class of 1950 Award for Creativity, supported by the Class of 1950 Fund, is given to a member of the Fifth or Sixth Form who has shown him or herself to be creative and original through a significant achievement or work which enlivens the spirit of the School. This achievement or work can be in any field: academic, artistic, dramatic, musical, or athletic. It was awarded to:
    William Alexander Zimmermann
    Hagerstown, MD

The Mary Latrobe Onderdonk Memorial Prize for Sound School Citizenship was awarded to:
    Jacob Gerald Dugas
    Ontario, Canada 
   

The 50th Anniversary Alumni Award, initiated by the Class of 1928 to that Sixth Former who exhibits outstanding leadership ability was awarded to:
    Xiyue “Coco” Zhang
    Shanghai, China

The Trustees' Prize given in recognition of the highest GPA in the Upper School maintained over a two-year period, was awarded to:
    Pui Ho Michael Lau
    Hong Kong

The MacLeod Prize in memory of Dr. and Mrs. Colin MacLeod, endowed by Mrs. MacLeod and her daughter Mary Woodruff, is given to a member of the Sixth Form who by high ideals, faithfulness to duty, earnest endeavor, and sound character has made a contribution worthy of praise. It was awarded to:
    Jee Hyun “Katy” Kwon 
    Seoul, South Korea

The Headmaster's Prize is awarded to that member of the Sixth Form who best exemplifies the qualities of a scholar as evidenced by his or her academic success, enthusiasm for learning, and positive engagement in class discussion.  It was awarded to:
    Jaka Prevodnik
    Kranj, Slovenia

The "Multum Profecit" Prize in memory of Dr. Lawrence Hoyer, endowed by his wife Phyllis Hoyer, is awarded to a member of the Sixth Form who, with broad interests and with participation in a wide range of activities, has achieved in all a commendable success. It was awarded to:
    Warner Thompson "Jimmy” James III
     Hagerstown, MD

        
The Centennial Prize (in memory of Evelyn Richardson Onderdonk), is awarded to a member of the Sixth Form who has made an outstanding contribution to the immediate general welfare of the School along one or more lines. It was awarded to:
    Morgan Francis McMahon             
    Hagerstown, MD      
 

The Bishop's Prize, by tradition the School's highest prize and greatest honor, is awarded to a member of the Sixth Form who has contributed the most to the long-range, long-term welfare of the School, either by accomplishment or by personal example, was awarded to:  
    Xiyue “Coco” Zhang             
   Shanghai, China

                
The Holloway Prize Scholarships endowed in honor of James L. Holloway III, Class of 1939, and in memory of James L. Holloway IV, Class of 1963 are given to up to two incoming members of the Sixth Form who have distinguished themselves as scholars, athletes, and examples for good within the Saint James community. The prizes are awarded by vote of the faculty, and in order to be eligible a student must be a varsity athlete in three sports, has achieved honors or high honors in the Fifth Form, and viewed by the faculty as generally positive and helpful in his or her relationships with other students. The $5,000 scholarships afforded by this endowment are applied towards boarding tuition in the Sixth Form year, reflecting the Holloways own experience as boarding students at Saint James. It is presented this year to:
    Sean James Rowe
    Fairplay, MD

The Fields Prize Scholarships, endowed in memory of Ambassador Louis G. Fields, Jr., are given to two incoming members of the Sixth Form who have distinguished themselves as scholars, persons of high character and courage, and examples of good within the Saint James community. The prizes are awarded by the vote of the faculty. In order to be eligible, a student must have achieved honors or high honors in the Fifth Form, participated in a well-rounded program of extracurricular activities and be viewed by the faculty as generally positive and helpful in their relationships.  The $5,000 scholarships afforded by this endowment are applied towards boarding tuition in the Sixth Form year. They were awarded to:
    Chaltu Duane Watkins 
    Frederick, MD

    Sungbum Lee
    Gyunggi-do, South Korea

The Lee Prizes, endowed in honor the Robert E. Lee IV in recognition of his long service to Saint James School as trustee, are awarded by vote of the faculty to incoming Sixth Formers whose earnest endeavor and polite manner make them a credit to the society of the School. The $5,000 scholarships afforded by this endowment are applied towards boarding tuition in the Sixth Form year. They were awarded to:
    Sara Osama Bakr                
    McLean, VA

    Leevan Paul Dijrosse            
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire

    Daniel Paul Peacher                
    Hagerstown, MD

    Rodrigo Tejado Gomez Sotomayor
    Lidice, Mexico

Class Agents - Class of 2021
The following two members of the graduating class were appointed 
Class Agents: 
    Francine Diaz    
    Jimmy James

 

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