Eight students received special honors and collegiate book awards this month at the annual Special Awards and Honor Society Induction Night. Faculty, alumni, and special guests presented the awards.
George Clarke, MUS Class of 1975 and a Sewanee alumnus, presented junior Barry Klug with the Sewanee Award for Excellence in Writing, which recognizes outstanding writing and academic performance, proven leadership qualities, and community or extracurricular contributions.
Jeremy Alpert, MUS Class of 1991 and a Dartmouth alumnus, presented junior Jeremy Jacobs with the Dartmouth Book Award. The award recognizes one student from the junior class who represents outstanding scholarship, high moral character, and a positive influence in the life of the school.
Elizabeth Crosby, English Department chair and a University of Virginia alumna, presented junior Charlie Evans with the UVA Jefferson Book Award. This honor goes to a well-rounded junior who best represents the Jeffersonian ideals of scholarship, leadership, and citizenship.
Rollin Riggs, MUS Class of 1978 and a Yale alumnus, presented junior Chang Yu with the Yale Book Award, which recognizes a student’s intellectual promise and inquisitive mind, his motivation to stretch himself, and his moral concern for others.
John Straton, MUS Class of 2010 and a Washington and Lee alumnus, presented junior Matthew Temple with the Washington and Lee University Book Award. This award recognizes the qualities exemplified by George Washington and General Robert E. Lee: personal integrity and strength of character, academic excellence, leadership, honor, and significant involvement in community service.
Owen Tabor, Class of 1985, presented junior Bobby Wade with the Wellford Leadership Award. Established in honor of Alexander Wellford, Class of 1930 and longtime chair of the MUS Board of Trustees, the award honors a junior each year whose excellent athletic prowess is combined with a strong sense of leadership, a sense of fair play, integrity, gentleness, good humor, and solid scholarship.
Jonathan Large, instructor in history and Rhodes College alumnus, presented sophomore Jonathan Douglass with the Rhodes College Book Award for his contributions to the school, his community service, and his superlative academic record.
Nancy Bassett of the WeAhTahUmba Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution presented senior Kian Ghodoussi with the DAR Good Citizenship Award, which recognizes the high school senior who possesses the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in community service.
In addition to the special awards winners, students were inducted into the French, Spanish, and Latin language honor societies, History Honor Society, Quill and Scroll Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and Societas Caritatis (the service honor society).