Local students receive graduation awards from The Bishop’s School

On May 25, to the traditional strains of “Pomp and Circumstance,” an audience of family and friends on The Bishop’s School Quad joined the 133 members of the Class of 2012, the school’s 103rd graduating class, for the Commencement ceremony.

The following local residents graduated from The Bishop’s School in La Jolla on Friday, May 25, and received recognition at the Awards and Commencement Ceremonies.

William Wilde Botta, son of Dr. David Botta and Dr. Mary Wilde, was co-recipient of the Cindy Groenendyke Sportsmanship Cup in recognition of being a senior athlete who best exhibits the qualities of sportsmanship, citizenship, responsibility, leadership and character while participating in interscholastic athletics. In 2011-2012, Botta was recognized by the U-T San Diego as an All-Academic for boys’ cross country, boys’ track, and received the honor athlete of the month in the U-T. He will attend Yale University.

Wei-Wei Cheng, son of Dr. Xin Cheng and Ms. Xing King, received a Stephanie Blankenship Award, given to students who attended Bishop’s for six years and made the honor roll each semester during those years.

Earlier this year, Cheng was inducted into the Cum Laude Society. In 2011-2012, Cheng was recognized by the U-T San Diego as an All-Academic for boys’ track. He is a 2012 National Merit Scholarship Finalist and will attend the University of California at Los Angeles.

Matthew Forssman, son of Mr. Nils and Mrs. Amanda Forssman, received a Stephanie Blankenship Award, given to students who attended Bishop’s for six years and made the honor roll each semester during those years.

Earlier this year, Forssman was inducted into the Cum Laude Society. In 2011-2012, Forssman was recognized by the U-T San Diego as an All-Academic for baseball. He will attend Harvard University.

Chloe Foussianes, daughter of Mr. Nicholas and Mrs. Elisabeth Foussianes, received a Stephanie Blankenship Award, given to students who attended Bishop’s for six years and made the honor roll each semester during those years. She will attend Barnard College.

Narayan Gopinathan, son of Mr. Krishna Gopinathan and Ms. Shuva Mukutmoni, received a Stephanie Blankenship Award, given to students who attended Bishop’s for six years and made the honor roll each semester during those years. Earlier this year, Gopinathan was inducted into  the Cum Laude Society. He is a 2012 National Merit Scholarship Finalist and will attend the University of California at Berkeley.

Megan Hastings, daughter of Mr. Greg and Mrs. Pamela Hastings, received the Otto Mower Award at Commencement for being on the honor roll for four or five years at Bishop’s and making the honor roll each semester during those years. Earlier this year, Hastings was inducted into the Cum Laude Society. In 2011-2012, Hastings was recognized by the U-T San Diego as an All-Academic for girls’ volleyball and girls’ soccer. She will attend Duke University.

Morgan Hicks, daughter of Mrs. Rae N. and Mr. Richard J. Hicks III, received the Otto Mower Award at Commencement for being on the honor roll for four or five years at Bishop’s and making the honor roll each semester during those years. In 2011-2012, Hicks was recognized by the U-T San Diego as an All-Academic for girls’ cross country. She will attend the University of California at Berkeley.

Lauren Huennekens, daughter of Mr. R. Scott and Mrs. Deborah L. Huennekens, received the Otto Mower Award at Commencement for being on the honor roll for four or five years at Bishop’s and making the honor roll each semester during those years. Earlier this year, Hastings was inducted into the Cum Laude Society. She will attend Washington University in St. Louis.

William Spitzer, son of Dr. Nicholas C. Spitzer and Mrs. Xiaoping Wang, received a Stephanie Blankenship Award, given to students who attended Bishop’s for six years and made the honor roll each semester during those years; at Awards Day Spitzer received the Mathematics Department Award for Upper School and the Science Department Award for Upper School. Earlier this year, Spitzer was inducted into the Cum Laude Society. In 2011-2012, Spitzer was recognized by the U-T San Diego as an All-Academic for boys’ tennis. He will attend Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Jeffrey Wang, son of Dr. Jun Wang and Mrs. Hongfang Sha, received a Stephanie Blankenship Award, given to students who attended Bishop’s for six years and made the honor roll each semester during those years.

Earlier this year, Wang was inducted into the Cum Laude Society. In 2011-2012, Wang was recognized by the U-T San Diego as an All-Academic for football, baseball, and boys’ track. He will attend the University of Notre Dame.

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