Class of 2020 Senior Awards
Congratulations to this year’s Senior Award winners, who were honored during an online ceremony on Tuesday, May 19.
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The Class of 2020 Valedictorian - Katie Yurechko
The Class of 2020 Salutatorian - Helen Lortie
The John Carroll School Faculty Award - Spencer Bredesen and Kate Gromacki
The John Carroll School Faculty Award is given to students who have consistently made a positive contribution to their classes, have upheld the values of this school, and have given unselfish service in keeping with the spirit of a Catholic institution.
Top Seniors in the Class of 2020:
Gabrielle Baikauskas, Madison Kozera, Sing Lau, Alexis Loder, Helen Lortie, Delaney Runge, Sophia Shukla, Katie Yurechko
One Year Award Winners:
Jada Bright, Michael Chipi, Caroline Hopkins, Yuwen (Leah) Jia, Sang June (Justin) Kim, Tyler Leach, CJ Polesovsky, Min Yong
Two Year Award Winners:
Wentao (Tommy) Chen, Changsoo (Tony) Lee, Tianyu (Rex) Zhang, Yining (Cecily) Zhou
Three Year Award Winners:
Gabrielle Baikauskas, Emma Balint, Jacob Barrett, Spencer Bredesen, Ray Bricker, Austin Brinkman, Eleanor Bruggeman, Abigail Carson, Ryleigh Casserly, Lillian Doud, Abigail Earnest, Micah Ensor, Matthew Fabiszak, Megan Foulk, Alec Gossman, Kate Gromacki, Alexander Hau, Jared Hawkins, Leo Hojnowski, Mackenzie Hopkins, Katie Hormes, James Hughes, Jared Jefferson, Madison Kozera, Haoyang (Michael) Li, Vonnie Lidie, Alexis Loder, Helen Lortie, Diane McComas, Nikolas Mucha, Brenna Patzer, Garrett Phillips, Emma Ritter, Delaney Runge, Brett Shorts, Sophia Shukla, Emily Smith, Mackenzie Walton, Julia Williams, Jingyi (Sarah)Xiang, Katie Yurechko, Haishu (Charles) Zhang, James Ziegler
The John Carroll School Scholarship Awards
Al Cesky Nominees - Garrett Phillips and Emma Ritter
Each year John Carroll nominates one male and one female student-athlete for the Al Cesky scholarship recognizing exceptional student athletes.
Ed Miller Award - Leo Hojnowski and Garrett Phillips
The Ed Miller Award is given to graduating Seniors who display academic achievement in Social Studies and/or World Languages and express an interest in pursuing international studies as a career.
Gerry Gray Award - Austin Brinkman and Ellie Bruggeman
The Gerry Gray Scholarship is awarded to a male and female athlete who participates in at least one varsity sport and exhibits both leadership and scholarship.
James E. Long Award - Samuel Mink
The James E. Long Award goes to a graduating senior who has shown the most academic improvement and effort in his or her four years at The John Carroll School.
Jackie Moeser Award - Katelyn Patrick
Established in 2010 by John H. Moeser, III, the Jackie Moeser Scholarship honors the memory of our beloved Religion teacher, Jacqueline Garner-Moeser.
Larry Hetzel Volleyball Leadership Award - Micah Ensor
The Kutcher Foundation established this scholarship to honor Coach Hetzel who impacted many lives at John Carroll. It is awarded to a graduating senior on the boys volleyball team whose leadership skills were greatly influenced by their experience with the volleyball program.
Michael B. Brady White Cap Award - Delaney Runge
Michael B. Brady White Cap Award is given to a graduating senior who excels in creative writing.
John Carroll Parent Association Scholarship - Colby Ferguson and Tyler Rosso
The John Carroll Parent Association scholarships are awarded to students whose applications show the most participation in extra-curricular activities, willingness to participate in service opportunities, support of John Carroll and parent involvement.
Student Government Awards
SGA Leadership Award - Michael Chipi and Kate Gromacki
The SGA Leadership award is awarded to two seniors that demonstrate exemplary leadership and character in accordance with the values of The John Carroll School.
SGA Unsung Hero Award - Wentao (Tommy) Chen and Delaney Runge
SGA Unsung Hero Award is awarded to seniors who have demonstrated exemplary leadership and character, but they are more behind the scenes and do the work that is often unseen and unrecognized by the larger community.
The John Carroll School Awards
Academic/Athletic Award - Garrett Phillips and Emma Ritter
The John Carroll Academic/Athletic Award is given to the seniors who represent the finest qualities of academic and athletic achievement.
Academic/Fine Arts Award - James Hughes and Madison Kozera
The John Carroll Academic/Fine Arts Award is given to the seniors who represent the finest qualities of academic and fine arts achievement.
School Spirit Award - Emma Ritter and Mikey Shock
The John Carroll School Spirit Award is given to the senior male and female who have made the greatest contribution in the area of school spirit and involvement.
Service and Outreach Award - Jamison Blondell
This year’s Service and Outreach Award goes to a student who has kept himself busy for the past few summers. He has earned 602 hours of service at his time at John Carroll. This senior has worked hard and is always willing to help wherever it is needed and always with a smile. We know he will continue to be a servant of God.
English Department Award - Katie Yurechko
The English Department awards its prize to a senior with a high cumulative average, who displays an enthusiasm for and a love of literature, as well as excellence in writing.
Music Award - Delaney Runge
For active involvement and participation in vocal or instrumental music and for expressing a positive attitude and encouraging success in others.
Pacificus Award - Lillian Doud
For the creative and energetic effort in making the yearbook a dynamic tribute to the John Carroll community and the senior class.
The Patriot Medal - Emma Balint
For dedication in managing and producing the school newspaper.
The Pinnacle Medal - Madison Kozera
The Pinnacle medal is presented to the senior who has demonstrated commitment, responsibility, and dedication as a member of the Pinnacle staff.
Theatre Arts Awards - Brenna Patzer and Mikey Shock
The Theatre Arts award is given to the students who have contributed the most overall to the theatre program and who best exemplify the spirit of the award by tireless effort, cooperation, leadership, and creativity.
Sports Broadcasting Medal - Braden Clark
The Sports Broadcasting Medal is awarded to the students who exemplify creative spirit, technical expertise, and journalistic integrity in their work.
Visual Arts Award - Ray Bricker
The Visual Arts Award is presented to a senior, who, on review of a portfolio, has shown outstanding effort, enthusiasm and leadership in the visual arts.
Mathematics Medal - Alexis Loder
For exceptional interest, consistently good attitude, and high academic performance in the field of Mathematics during her four years at The John Carroll School.
Religion Medal - Michael Chipi
The Religion medal is awarded to a senior who has maintained a 90% average during his or her John Carroll years. In addition to academic excellence, the department also considered community service, parish commitment, and personal life-style in making the selection.
Science Medal - Alexis Loder
The Science Department award is presented to the student who demonstrates the ability and willingness to work independently. This student has shown a consistently good attitude and spirit of cooperation, high achievement, and exceptional interest in the sciences.
Social Studies Medal - Alexis Loder
The Social Studies Department recognizes one Senior who exhibits positive citizenship in and out of school. The award requires four years of study in the Social Sciences, an expectation of high academic standards and “proper appreciation for the principles and practices of social studies inquiry.”
French Medal - Kate Gromacki
The French medal is awarded in recognition of outstanding achievement in the study of the French language.
German Medal - Helen Lortie
The German medal is awarded in recognition of outstanding achievement in the study of the German language.
Spanish Medal - Katie Yurechko
The Spanish medal is awarded for excellence in the conscientious study of the Spanish language for four years.
TOEFL Medal - Wentao (Tommy) Chen
The TOEFL medal is awarded in recognition of the highest TOEFL exam score obtained by an international student.
Academic Team Award - Jacob Barrett
The Academic Team Award is given to the Team member who has shown the most commitment, dedication, and success on the John Carroll Academic Team.