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Happy days here for Class of ’10 at Bishop’s, Country Day

The Classes of 2010 at The Bishop’s School and La Jolla Country Day School said their good-byes to their schools during commencement ceremonies on Friday.

At Bishop’s, 131 seniors were on hand for the event. They’ll be heading off to 78 different institutions across the U.S. and abroad. Across town later in the day, the 103 seniors of the Country Day graduating class held their commencement ceremony.

Speakers were Naomi Strauss, senior class chair; Hillary Halter, senior class president, and Alex Na, Associated Student Body Council president.

Among those honored at the event was Aaron Schild, who was awarded the Harvard Cup for having the highest grade point average in the class of 2010 — something he didn’t know until Friday afternoon. He also received the Loyalty Cup, given to the studetn “exemplifying the lofty ideals” of the school.

Among the long list of honorees were Anafrancesca Comunale, who won the Robert Wolterstorf Community Service Award and Justin Peabody and Samantha Peck took home Roundtable Scholar/Athlete Awards.

(See below for a full list of honors earned by the class.)

There were surprises at Country Day as well. Daniel Sam Stein learned he had won the

Trustee Award for the highest GPA while his classmates Sujin Park and Micah O’Brien Siegel took home the Head of School Award for the second highest GPA.

Faculty Prize for the young man and young woman for best demonstrating the ideas and spirit of La Jolla Country Day through character, arts, athletics and scholarship goes to is Dennis Michael Roth and Alexandra Goulart Castillejos.

The student speaker, chosen by his peers, was Taylor Golia, and Avneet Pujji gave the invocation. The faculty speaker was Assistant Head of School Sarah Bakhiet and Upper School English Teacher Gary Peritz gave the invocation.

For a complete list of Country Days awards and honors go to

torreytimes.ljcds.org/profiles/blogs/honors-and-a-sweet-farewell

THE BISHOP’S SCHOOL

THE ROBERT WOLTERSTORFF COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD Anafrancesca Comunale

Given in recognition of community service efforts.

ROUNDTABLE SCHOLAR/ATHLETE AWARDS Justin Peabody

Samantha Peck

THE HARVARD CUP Aaron Schild

Given to the senior with the highest grade point average.

THE STEPHANIE BLANKENSHIP AWARD Given for all six years at Bishop’s on the honor roll.

Natalie Alvarez

Peter Bestoso

Lauren Blau

Kathleen Bohanon

Caroline Clowney

Spencer Dicks

John Ewald

Amy Fleming

Frances Harvey

George Kailas

Julia Kelleher

Christopher Ludwig

Kathryn Macleod

Karina Partovi

Marissa Pettit

Craig Sexauer

Alexandra Thomas

Christine Wang

Carly Woodworth

THE OTTO MOWER AWARD Given to students who attend Bishop’s for four or five years and make the honor roll each semester.

Andrea Basaraba

Tasha Bock

Katherine Cheng

Rebecca Chien

Alexandra Colt

Alfredo Corral

Elizabeth Dunn

Eric East

Nina Francis

Hillary Halter

Joy Hermes

Hyunwoong Kang

Allison Koo

Remi Levoff

Megan Murray

Justin Peabody

.Sarah Presant

Aaron Schild

Kirsten Siegel

Naomi Strauss

Frances Tyner

Michelle Wu

THE HEAD OF SCHOOL AWARD

Alex Arnold

Peter Bestoso

Katherine Cheng

Sarah Noble

Frannie Tyner

Presented to seniors whose contributions to Bishop’s are recognized as exceptional and worthy of praise.

THE RICHARD AND MARGARET PHARR AWARD

Marissa Pettit

Sarah Presant

Given to the senior(s) who embodies the qualities of perseverance, dependability, and concern for others.

THE SPORTSMANSHIP CUP AWARD

Hillary Halter

Christian Theuer

Awarded to the senior athletes who best exhibit the qualities of sportsmanship, citizenship, responsibility, leadership and character while participating in interscholastic athletics.

THE BISHOP’S MEDAL

Hillary Halter

Awarded to the senior who has been most exemplary in his or her involvement in the total life of the School.

THE LOYALTY CUP

Aaron Schild

The highest and most cherished award given to a senior, exemplifying the lofty ideals of The Bishop’s School, such as moral integrity, spiritual sensitivity, academic excellence, and contribution to the community-at-large.