Carmel Valley, Del Mar students among those honored at Bishop's School ceremony

On May 30, an audience of family and friends on The Bishop’s School Quad joined the 134 members of the Class of 2014, the School’s 105th graduating class, for the Commencement ceremony.

Members of the Bishop’s Class of 2014 from Carmel Valley and  Del Mar who received special honors included:

From Carmel Valley:

•Justin Athill, Cum Laude, will attend Princeton University. He was a recipient of the Stephanie Blankenship Award (given for all six years at Bishop’s on the honor roll) and a National Achievement Scholarship.

•Myles Collinson will attend Cornell University. He was a recipient of the Upper School Visual Arts Department Award.

•Daniel Forssman, Cum Laude, will attend Brown University. He was a recipient of the Stephanie Blankenship Award (given for all six years at Bishop’s on the honor roll) and the Molly Martinek Memorial Award for Creative Writing.

•Colin Garon, Cum Laude, will attend the University of Chicago. He was a recipient of the Stephanie Blankenship Award, given for all six years at Bishop’s on the honor roll; the Head of School Award given for exceptional contributions to Bishop’s; the Suzanne Federico Prize for Foreign Languages; and the Upper School Choral and Drama Awards. Garon was also named a National Merit Scholar.

•Noor Hamdy will attend Scripps 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.

•Richard Hicks, Cum Laude, will attend Yale University. 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) and the Upper School Latin Department Award.

•Benjamin Higgs will attend Pomona College. 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; the Head of School Award, given for exceptional contributions to Bishop’s; and the Upper School History Department Award. Higgs was also named a National Merit Finalist.

•Hannah James will attend Yale-NUS College, Singapore. 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.

•Kendall Mahavier will attend Oberlin College. She was a recipient of the Stephanie Blankenship Award, given for all six years at Bishop’s on the honor roll. Mahavier was also named a National Merit Finalist.

•Mark Matten, Cum Laude, will attend Harvard University. He was a recipient of The Harvard Cup, which recognizes the senior with the highest grade point average and the Stephanie Blankenship Award, given for all six years at Bishop’s on the honor roll. Matten was also named a National Merit Scholar.

• Scott McPherson will attend the University of Southern California. He was a recipient of the Robert M. Wolterstorff Community Service Award and the Otto Mower Award, given to students who attend Bishop’s four or five years and make the honor roll each semester.

•Joseph Oh, Cum Laude, will attend Williams College. 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. Oh was also named a National Merit Finalist.

•Andrew Tien received an appointment to attend the United States Air Force Academy. He was a recipient of the Stephanie Blankenship Award, given for all six years at Bishop’s on the honor roll.

• Kevin Yin will attend the University of Chicago. He was named a National Merit Scholar.

From Del Mar:

•Brian Anglin, Cum Laude, will attend the University of Southern California. He was a recipient of the Stephanie Blankenship Award, given for all six years at Bishop’s on the honor roll; the Head of School Award, given for exceptional contributions to Bishop’s; the Upper School Religion and Ethics Award; and the Upper School Science Department Award. Brian was also named a National Merit Finalist.

•Matthew Healey, Cum Laude, 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. Healey was also named a National Merit Finalist.

•Steven Hinshaw, Cum Laude, will attend Dartmouth College. He was a recipient of the Stephanie Blankenship Award, given for all six years at Bishop’s on the honor roll; the Cindy Groenendyke Sportsmanship Cup; and the Carl Saunders Visual Arts Award. Hinshaw also received the Michael W. Teitelman Loyalty Cup, the highest and most cherished award given for exemplifying the ideals of the School including integrity, academic excellence and community service.

•Connor Holland, Cum Laude, will attend Stanford University. He was a recipient of the Stephanie Blankenship Award, given for all six years at Bishop’s on the honor roll; the Upper School English Department Award; the Suzanne Federico Prize for Foreign Languages; the Upper School Mathematics Award; and the Upper School Science Department Award. He was also the editor of Loquentum, the Spanish-language magazine and named a National Merit Finalist.

•Jonathan Liang will attend Oxford College of Emory University. 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.

•Matthew Lizanich will attend the University of California at Berkeley. He was named a National Merit Finalist.

•Tessa Martin will attend the University of Michigan. 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 and the Molly Martinek Memorial Award for Creative Writing.

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