Each graduating class leaves a distinct impact on our school based on their personality and the collective journey that unfolded during their four years at Proctor. For the Class of 2020, that journey, shaped heavily by a remote Spring Term due to COVID-19, was as unique as any class in the school's 172 year history and culminated in the school's first ever virtual Commencement ceremony.
Today, we highlight members of the Class of 2020 who earned individual recognitions by faculty and staff, as well as three faculty and staff members recognized for their service. As mentioned earlier in the year, the following members of the Class of 2020 were inducted into the National Honor Society and National Art Honor Society:
Allan S. Bursaw Chapter of the National Honor Society:
- Samantha Chadwick
- Anna Davis
- Jane Ellis
- Christopher Golden
- Tommy Harrell
- Sarah Hearns
- Anya Jewell
- Zhiyun Zhao
- Hao Zhou
Proctor's Chapter of the National Art Honor Society:
- Ingrid Cole-Johnson
- Campbell Franz
- Nikki Filias
- Chloe Makechnie
- Lilian Vezina
The following awards were presented at Commencement:
Charles Levy Award to the Valedictorian
Presented to the best all-around male and female citizens in the graduating class.
Charles A. Jones Award:
Presented to the best male and female athlete in the graduating class.
Allan S. Bursaw Award for High Effort and Citizenship.
Carl B. Wetherell Award:
Presented to a student in the graduating class for faithful and willing performance of all extra curricular responsibilities.
Fred Elroy Emerson 1886 Award:
Presented to the student who, during the junior and senior years, has shown the greatest development in attaining the ideals of Proctor.
Robert J. Livingston Community Service Award:
Presented to the student who has made outstanding contributions to the community through volunteer service to others
Lyle H. Farrell Award:
Presented to the senior who has performed outstanding service to the school and to his/her fellow students.
Philip H. Savage Award for outstanding leadership qualities.
Andover Service Club Award
Alice S. Fowler Award:
Presented to the student in the graduating class who best exemplifies strength of character, personal dedication, and commitment to the Proctor community.
Renaissance Teacher Award:
Established in 2001 by Andy Klein from the class of 1996, the Renaissance Teacher Award was created to recognize a Proctor faculty or staff member who has gone above and beyond to make the experiences of students at Proctor more meaningful through their encouragement and support. Voted on by the graduating class, the recipient should be someone who is a teacher in the broader context -- someone who you feel has helped shape and change your life and the lives of those around you in a positive way. The ideal recipient would be known as the Renaissance Teacher.
Nance Barrett Service Award:
Honors the loyal services of non-faculty staff. This award seeks to achieve two goals: to recognize extra-ordinary service to the Proctor Community by a non-faculty member and to heighten awareness of the dedication, hard work, and loyalty of all its employees which makes possible the smooth operation of this institution.
John O'Connor Award for Excellence in Teaching
Alumni two and five years out of Proctor vote for the individual among the current faculty who in their opinion is most deserving of this Excellence in Teaching Award. The quality of a teacher is the key to good education: quality defined by the love of learning, curiosity, self-discipline, intellectual honesty, and most importantly the ability to meaningfully and responsibly connect with other people.
The following members of the Class of 2020 were also recognized with awards during Friday's Senior Recognition Night:
Aldo Leopold Environmental Award: Mackenzie Timbrell and Maura Zankel
Allan S. Bursaw Award (Economics): Christopher Golden
Award for Excellence in Mandarin: Chloe Makechnie
Award for Excellence in Science: Hao (Amy) Zhou and Zhiyun Zhao
Award for Excellence in Spanish: Jane Ellis
Charlie Durrell Green Key Award: Ryan Estella, Sarah Hearns, Stephanie Davis, and TJ Beaver
Clara May Currier Award for Writing: Lucy Jane McKain
Connie Appel Award for Writing in Social Sciences: Ryan Estella
Cotton Audio-Visual Award: Maura Zankel
Dance Award: Ryelle Jenifer
Doc Howard Sportsmanship Award: Cam Joslin and Sarah Hearns
John Schoeller Award: Cole Schwabacher
June and William Noble Award: Tristan Auyang
Lee Carvalhao Award for Math: Zhiyun Zhao
Performing Arts Award: Tori Braley
Proctor Academy Athletics Award: Nils Holland and Teagan Reilly
Renaissance Arts Award: Ingrid Cole-Joslin
Spencer Wright Team Player Award: Nathan Chickering and Pernilla Shaw
Stanley V. Wright Award for History: Vienna Marcus
Varsity Award: Christopher Golden and Vienna Marcus
Visual/Industrial Arts Award: Kara Baird and Nikki Filias
Weitzman Technology Award: Tristan Auyang
Ceramics Award: Ben Daniels
Francis Treadway Clayton Award: Michael Sun
Music Award for Instrumental Contribution to Music Ensembles: Anya Jewell and Steve Jensen
Music Award for Vocal Contribution to Music Ensembles: Tori Braley
Music Technology Award: Faolan Twomey
Photography Award: Ngan Nguyen
Studio Arts Award: Campbell Franz
Theater Arts Award (Costuming): Ngan Nguyen
Theater Arts Award Excellence in Dramatic (Performance): Essence McClain