Alumni News Archive
Wooster School held its Commencement Exercises on Friday, June 13, 2014, and celebrated the graduation of 32 students. These seniors join more than 3,000 alumni who have graduated since Wooster’s founding in 1926.
The ceremony featured a number of speakers, and the awarding of prizes and diplomas. President of the Wooster School Board of Trustees, Jim Mustich offered kind words to Wooster’s soon-to-be graduates. David Newman, Head of Upper School announced the honorees for, “Crayons to Commencement,” commending students who began their Wooster careers in the Lower School.
Senior Prefect, Lucy Kiely ‘14, announced the senior class gift. Funds raised by the senior class purchased a “Generals” mascot costume and will be given as a donation to the Wooster School Angel Fund. Prizes were given out for outstanding Senior Independent Study projects, academic achievements, and awards of character, followed by an address by the class orator, Steve DaSilva ’14.
Head of School Matt Byrnes presented the H. Korb Eynon Award, for enduring commitment and service to Wooster School, to Gaynor O’Neill, Assistant to the Head of Middle School.
Last but not least, before the seniors received their diplomas, Head of School Matt Byrnes spoke to the graduating class. “When you think you have figured it all out, and have seen it all, you’ve got an experience on your way that will disabuse you of that notion,” Byrnes remarked. He added, “The good life is full of the difficult and the unexpected, and about knowing what to be grateful for.”
Congratulations to the Great Class of 2014 for all of their accomplishments!
Wooster School Class of 2014
Anna Lucia Kiely
Ming Yang Mao
Class of 2014 Awards and Prizes
Top 5 Awards (Announced at Commencement):
William Irwin Carter, Jr. Prize - Oliver Kisielius
Eugenia Coburn Prize - Sage Solomine
Aaron C. Coburn Award - Rachel Lynch
James Hobart Warner Prize - Johnathan Figueroa
Honor Award - Anna Lucia Kiely
Senior Class Awards (Announced at the Senior Class Awards Evening)
History and Social Studies Prize - Benjamin Bratter
John D. Verdery Prize in Religion - Isabelle Ostertag
French Prize - Caroline McArdle
Vinny Puma Spanish Prize - Robert Linden
Fairfield County Medical Association Biological Science Award - Caroline McArdle
Jeremy Acheson Platt ’51 Memorial Award for Prolonged Dedication to the Sciences - Darcy Curillo
John Hart Spittle ’37 Prize for Excellence in Science - Robert Linden
’44 Award for Excellence in Mathematics - Oliver Kisielius, Robert Linden
Donald G. Schwartz ’36 Award for Excellence in 12th Grade English - Caroline McArdle
Stephen Logan ’74 Art Award - Isaiah Tsangaris
Art Department Chair’s Recognition Award - Ming Yang Mao
Scott Schwartz ’91 Theatre Prize - Oliver Kisielius
Music Prize - Christian Mortera, Sara Svenningsen
Cordelia Manning Award for Service to the Arts - Isabelle Ostertag
Edward W. Robinson ’37 Award - Lucas Winson, AnnaBella Gillin
J. William Nystrom, Sr. ’47 Scholar/Athlete Prize - Gaurav Thakur, Heather Skislock
Thomas Wilcox ’66 Award for School Spirit in Competitive Athletics - Johnathan Figueroa, Anna Lucia Kiely
Alvah Jessup ’49 Award for Outstanding Athlete - Lucas Winson, Katherine MacNutt
Athletic Commitment Award - Anna Lucia Kiely, Katherine MacNutt
James S. Hammer ’63 Award - Johnathan Figueroa
National Merit Scholarship Semi Finalist - Oliver Kisielius
Cum Laude Society - Oliver Kisielius, Robert Linden, Ming Yang Mao, Caroline McArdle, Isabelle Ostertag, Sage Solomine, Gaurav Thakur