2023 student awards announced

Davis Marks

Valedictorian: Jack Austen ’23

Salutatorians: Carter Staggs ’23 and Features Editor Harry Tarses ’23

Due to a tie in the senior class vote for Salutatorian, there will be two Salutatorians.

Bishop’s Medal and Veritas Award: Yoshimi Kimura ’23, Kieran Chung ’23, Editor in Chief Will Sherwood ’23

Given to three seniors who most fully embody the ideals and aspirations of the school.

Lester Medvene Award: Lauren Park ’25

Awarded to a sophomore who contributes to the life of the school and embodies Lester Medvene’s “curiosity of mind and dedication of spirit.”

Morris Michael Landres Award: Staff Writer Hannah Shahidi ’25

Recognizes a sophomore who has demonstrated “consistent effort, dedication and promise” through their work on a school publication.

Tamkin Community Service Award: Judah Marley ’23 and Sydney Carmel ’23

Given to a senior who has given their time to serving the community, both on and off campus and both independently and with others.

Brendan Kutler ’10 “Two Hats” Award: Weston Fox ’24

Awarded to a junior who pursues intellectual experiences outside the classroom, takes risks to pursue their interests and demonstrates kindness towards peers and adults inside and outside the classroom.

Jerry Margolis Jazz Award: Aiden Daneshrad ’23

Named in honor of performing arts teacher Jerry Margolis, who taught for 36 years beginning at the Harvard School for Boys, to a student who contributed to the jazz program during their time at the school.

Frederick Douglass Diversity Award: Fernanda Herrera ’23

Recognizes a senior for their focus on their own culture or others based on ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation in a creative, courageous and compassionate way through art, activism or outreach.

Cuscaden Blackwood Medal: Elizabeth Johnstone ’24

Given to a member of the junior class for their outstanding contributions to the school environment and spirit. The recipient is nominated and selected by senior class officers and faculty members.

Lamar Trotti Jr. ’50 Award: Thea Pine ’23

Given to a senior, in memory of Lamar Trotti Jr. ’50, who made the most dramatic transformation in their life and work both inside and outside of the classroom during his or her time at Harvard-Westlake

David Justin Rascoff ’91 Award: Jayden Huang ’23

Given in memory of David Justin Rascoff ’91 to a member of the senior class who has always spoken their opinions in their daily life.

Blanche Nelson Boyle Award: Kai Faucher ’23

Given in memory of Blanche Nelson Boyle to the student who has given the greatest service to other students

Humanitas Award: Harry Tarses ’23

Honors a senior who has demonstrated service to the school, friendliness, consideration for others and loyalty to the community.

George Coleman Edwards Award: Simon Lee ’23

Honors a senior who has best served the school and their fellow classmates. 

President’s Award: Jessica Thompson ’23


Senior Academic Awards


Computer Science: Elliot Lichtman ’23

Ducommun Award (Mathematics): Jack Austen ’23

English: Kai Faucher ’23

World Language: Lou Zapata ’23 and Chloe Fribourg ’23

History/Social Studies: Jack Moreland ’23

Interdisciplinary Studies/Independent Research: Daniella Goldrich ’23 and Chiara Umekubo ’23

Performing Arts: Yoshimi Kimura ’23

Chronicle Award: Editors-in-Chief Natalie Cosgrove ’23 and Will Sherwood ’23

Vox Populi Award: Chloe Fribourg ’23 and Kyra Goldstein ’23

Debate Award: Iris Chen ’23

Sandifer Creative Writing Award: Digital Managing Editor Lily Lee ’23

Science: Emma Miller ’23

Visual Arts: Adison Gamradt ’23

William L. David Award (Economics): Audrey Yang ’23


Senior Athletic Awards


Lee Carlson Award for Athletics: Alyssa Thompson ’23 and Brady Dunlap ’23

Awarded to two members of the senior class who demonstrate excellence and dedication in athletics.


Faculty Awards


Rascoff ’91 Faculty Award: Kasia Williams, Camille de Santos, David Rebibo 

Created in honor of David Justin Rascoff ’91, this award funds summer sabbaticals for faculty members which the recipients can decide how to use.