Local students earn awards from The Bishop’s School

An audience of family and friends on The Bishop’s School Quad joined the 137 members of the Class of 2015, the school’s 106th graduating class, for the commencement ceremony on May 29.

Before giving diplomas and wishing them the best in their future endeavors, Head of School Aimeclaire Roche told the 2015 graduates, “You have grown particularly special to every teacher here because with your unique kind of leadership you embody the great promise of this great school.”

The 137 members of the class earned 751 acceptances to 190 colleges, including the most selective colleges and universities in the country and beyond. They will matriculate at 69 different institutions, with several pursuing travel or study prior to their enrollment in full-time college study. Among the local students who received special awards were:

From Carmel Valley:

• Gretchen Cash will attend Hofstra University. She was a recipient of the Otto Mower Award, given to students who attend Bishop’s four or five years and make the honor roll each semester.

• Dylan de Waart will attend Harvard University. He was the recipient of the Upper School History Department Award and the Stephanie Blankenship Award, given for all six years at Bishop’s on the honor roll.

• Vanessa Garcia will attend Brown University. She was a recipient of a Head of School Award given for exceptional contributions to Bishop’s; the Marlene Teitelman Award for the Performing Arts; the Upper School Religion and Ethics Department Award; and the Stephanie Blankenship Award, given for all six years at Bishop’s on the honor roll.

• Eleanor Ghanbari will attend Swarthmore College. She was the recipient of the Upper School Choral Department Award.

• Shivali Joshi will attend Claremont McKenna College. She was a recipient of the Otto Mower Award, given to students who attend Bishop’s four or five years and make the honor roll each semester.

•Carl Kyrillos will attend Georgetown University. He was a recipient of the Stephanie Blankenship Award, given for all six years at Bishop’s on the honor roll.

• Alexandra Krstic will attend Williams College. She was a recipient of the Marlene Teitelman Award for the Performing Arts.

• Daphne Lin will attend Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She was a recipient of the the Science Department Award and the Stephanie Blankenship Award, given for all six years at Bishop’s on the honor roll.

• Connor McCroskey will attend Harvard University. He was a recipient of the Cindy Groenendyke Sportsmanship Cup and the Otto Mower Award, given to students who attend Bishop’s four or five years and make the honor roll each semester.

• Shafeen Pittal will attend Wellesley College. She was a recipient of the Head of School Award given for exceptional contributions to Bishop’s.

• Adeline Shin will attend Carnegie Mellon University. She was a recipient of the Stephanie Blankenship Award, given for all six years at Bishop’s on the honor roll.

• Christopher Voss will attend the University of San Diego. He was a recipient of the Otto Mower Award, given to students who attend Bishop’s four or five years and make the honor roll each semester.

• Alice Wang will attend Stanford University. She was a recipient of the Otto Mower Award, given to students who attend Bishop’s four or five years and make the honor roll each semester. She was also named a National Merit Scholar.

• Jennifer Wang will attend the University of Chicago. She was a recipient of the Otto Mower Award, given to students who attend Bishop’s four or five years and make the honor roll each semester. She was also named a National Merit Scholar.

From Del Mar

• Justin Ruggiero will attend Stanford University. He was a recipient of the Head of School Award, given for exceptional contributions to Bishop’s; the Upper School Technical Theatre Award; the Marlene Teitelman Award for the Performing Arts; and the Otto Mower Award, given to students who attend Bishop’s four or five years and make the honor roll each semester.

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