Senior Awards | 2023-24 | Tilton School

Senior Awards | 2023-24

Award Recipients (awarded at Prize Night 2023)

Award for Academic Excellence in Psychology

Awarded to a student who has excelled in the study of psychology. 

Awarded to: Emma Gallego 

The James R. Clements Award in Social Science

Established in 2012 by the Social Science Department and the Academic Department Chairs, in honor of James R. Clements, Head of School and Social Science teacher from 1998 to 2012, The James R. Clements Book Award is presented annually to a member of the graduating class who has demonstrated a deep and genuine commitment to applying lessons learned from the Social Sciences so that we may all “do something today to make tomorrow a little better than yesterday”.

Awarded to: Faith Gianunzio

The Flora G. Osborne Prize 

To a student who has demonstrated excellence of communication skills with the spoken word, in debate or presentation and “for excellence in declamation.”

Awarded to: Anthony Wright

The Burnham Advanced Science Prize

To a student in an advanced level science course who has achieved excellence in science and who demonstrates a strong personal interest and commitment to scientific inquiry as a means of solving real-world problems and promoting the common good.

Awarded to: Marissa Dolpies

Mathematics Department Award

Awarded by the Tilton School Mathematics Department to a student whose level of achievement and deep understanding of advanced mathematics exceeds that of all other students in the school.

Awarded to: Emma Gallego

Dr. Denis Wang Science Department Prize

In recognition of the contributions and leadership of former Science Department Chair Dr. Denis Wang, this prize is awarded to a student whose level of achievement and deep understanding of advanced science exceeds that of all other students in the school.

Awarded to: Jason Chen

The Fine Arts Prize

Established by the Arts Club of 1966, the Fine Arts Prize is awarded to students who, through steady effort and daring to reach beyond what is already understood, have shown significant creative ability in the Studio Arts.  

Awarded to: 
Jake Grzeskowiak (Ceramics) 
Ali Oralkan (Film)      

The Hazel S. Kaufman Dramatics Prize

Given in memory of Hazel S. Kaufman, by her family, this prize is awarded to a graduating senior or seniors who have made sacrifices for the continued benefit of the drama program.  

Awarded to: Marissa Dolpies

English Prize for Critical Insight & Creative Expression

To the student who has consistently demonstrated highly developed analytical clarity and deep critical insight in the study of literature and culture.

Awarded to: India Caldwell

English Department Prize for Improvement 

To a student in any class whose tenacity and intellectual commitment to the work has led to significant growth as a student of English.

Awarded to: Harry Gardner

Jason W. Perkins Prize

Established by the Trustees in 1971, in honor of Jason W. Perkins, Tilton teacher from 1946 to 1983, this prize is given to that student of an advanced class whose progress in modern foreign language has been outstanding, and who has demonstrated excellence in communications skills and in understanding other cultures and communities through language study.

Awarded to:
Ellery Wheeler (French)
Kely Agkortza (Spanish)

Male Athlete of the Year

Awarded by the Athletic Department to the boy who has contributed the most to athletics at Tilton.

Awarded to: Tyler Nordstrom

Female Athlete of the Year

Awarded by the Athletic Department to the girl who has contributed the most to athletics at Tilton.

Awarded to: Ahnay Adams

The Tommy Merrill Award

Awarded by the Athletic Department in honor of Tommy Merrill, equipment manager from 1939 to 1983, to a senior who has contributed to the sports program of the school by competing in interscholastic sports contests, by working hard for the love of the game, and by showing responsibility toward those persons who interests and careers are dedicated to helping the athletes of Tilton.                          

Awarded to: Ahnay Adams 

The Kenneth S. Hollingsworth Prize

Awarded by the Athletic Department in honor of Kenneth S. Hollingsworth, this prize goes to that athlete who has exhibited the highest standard of sportsmanship.

Awarded to: Marissa Dolpies and Danny Storella

The Mary E. Chadbourne Prize

Supported by a fund bequeathed by Rev. George S. Chadbourne, D.D. 1853, to be awarded to the member of the graduating class each year, who in point of scholarship and general deportment shall be deemed by the faculty most worthy of it.

Awarded to: Andriana Petrykevych

The Frederick M. Eaton Prize

Awarded to a student in the graduating class of high scholastic standing and high moral character.

Awarded to: India Caldwell

The Faculty Awards

Awarded to members of the graduating class who, in the opinion of the faculty, have demonstrated a positive attitude through academic achievement, athletic participation, and admirable school citizenship and by doing so have transformed the power of their potential into achievement, service, and success.

Awarded to: 

Annabelle Paoli
Aidan Dryjowicz

Headmaster Robert E. Butler Prize

Given in honor of Headmaster Robert E. Butler, Headmaster of Tilton School from 1965-1969, this prize honors a student who in recognizing and meeting personal responsibilities with determination, perseverance, and sincere good spirit, evidenced a 

strong moral code and deep personal commitment, thereby earning the respect of students, faculty and staff.

Awarded to: Marissa Dolpies

The William David Kimball Memorial Award

Awarded in memory of William David Kimball, ’67, who died at the end of his junior year before he could prove his final potential.  He tried hard while at Tilton to emerge from youthful mischievousness to creative prowess, to build the best body as well as mind.  His enthusiasm was so intense that he couldn’t see or hear anything without experimenting or perfecting it.

Awarded to: Nico Lancetti

The John F. Thompson Memorial Award

Established by the New Hampshire State Board of Approved Basketball Officials, this award is to be given to the student who comes nearest to representing the ideals for which Dean John F. Thompson (1918, 1920-1949) stood.  The characteristics for which he most looked in a student were honesty, fairness and sincerity, as well as interest in sports and activities.  As between two students of approximately equal accomplishments, John F. Thompson would favor the student who had worked harder for it.  He admired students who could bring out the most that they had in themselves.

Awarded to: Sophia LeGoullon

Awarded at Senior Dinner 2023

The Class of 1953 Prize

Awarded to that member of the graduating class at Tilton who, in the judgment of the Head of School, has exhibited traits of outstanding character and Chutzpah. 

Awarded to: Ata Turker

The Class of 1972 Prize

Awarded to the senior – selected by the Senior Class officers and the Head of School – who through all the pressures and frustrations found contentment and happiness among friends.  This senior not only survived, but also endured with a smile, and always put friends first, sharing sorrows and joys.

Awarded to: Lily Webster

The Class of 1965 Prize

In honor of Headmaster Herbert B Moore and Charles A. Zion ‘65, this prize is awarded to that senior who in a positive manner in school affairs has exhibited consistently a concern for the welfare, the rights and the needs of others, thus giving evidence of weighing heavily the moral aspects of words and actions.

Awarded to: Isaac Carter

The Governor Carlton Skinner Award

Awarded annually to a member of the graduating class who has consistently demonstrated a sense of personal integrity, loyalty, curiosity, and who has demonstrated a commitment to fight injustice in all its forms.

Awarded to: Faith Gianunzio

The William Harrison Ulfelder Award

Established by the class of 1967 in memory of their classmate, William Harrison Ulfelder, this award is presented to a Senior for sportsmanship, congenial concern for fellow students, perseverance in studies and inspirational courage.        

Awarded to: David Foley