Top Honors

Valedictorian–Zoe Bohn ’14

Salutatorian–Joey Lieberman ’14

Lester Medvene Award–Adam Yaron ’16

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

Rensselaer Award–Jamie Skaggs ’15

Given to a junior who has distinguished himself or herself in the study of math and science throughout the year. If the student chooses to attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, they receive a four-year scholarship.

Morris Michael Landres Award–David Ozen ’16

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

Tamkin Community Service Award–Vincent Huang ’14

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

Brendan Kutler ’10 “Two Hats” Award– Ethan Weinstein ’15

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

Jerry Margolis Jazz Award–Andy Arditi ’14

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

Frederick Douglass Diversity Award– Tigist Menkir ’14

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

George Coleman Edwards Award–Justin Carr’14

Given to the member of the senior class who has best served his or her classmates, this award is in memory of George Edwards.

Cuscaden Blackwood Medal–Jensen McRae ’15

Given to a member of the junior class for his or her 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–McKynzie Dickman ’14

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

David Justin Rascoff ’91 Award–Justin Carr ’14

Given in memory of David Jusin Rascoff ’91 to a member of the senior class who has always spoken his or her opinions in his or her daily life.

Humanitas Award–Daniel Palumbo ’14

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

Senior Academic Awards: Each department honored a senior for an outstanding commitment to or achievement in that discipline.

Computer Science – Jonathan Burns ’14

Ducommun Award (Mathematics) – Aaron Anderson 14

English – Julia Aizuss ’14

World Language – Eugenie Lund-Simon 14

The World Language Department recognized one exemplary senior who has taken Chinese, French, Latin or Spanish and inducted new members into the National Honors Society. Click here for further coverage.

History/Social Studies – Sarah Novicoff ’14

Performing Arts – Justin Carr 14 and Molly Chapman 14


Chronicle Award – Grant Nussbaum ’14

Vox Populi Award – Katie Jung 14

Speech and Debate – Annie Kors 14

Sandifer Creative Writing Award – Hannah Kofman ’14

Science – Larry Zhang 14 and Kevin Zhang 14

Visual Arts – Darby Caso 14

William L. David Award (Economics) – Michael O’Krent 14

Faculty Awards

Garrett Hardin Award– Wendy Van Norden (distinguished service), Kevin Weis (early achievement)

Given to a senior faculty member for distinguished service to the school and a junior faculty member for early achievement in his or her department.

Rascoff ’91 Faculty Award – Kathy Neumeyer

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

Senior Athletic Awards

Lee Carlson Award for Athletics – Jack Flaherty ’14 and Lizzy Thomas ’14

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

Schumacher Award – Jack Temko ’14

Given to a senior for his or her contributions to the athletics department, effort in a sport and display of sportsmanship during his or her senior year.