2020 Academic Awards

Each year, we recognize the academic achievements of our students. Click to learn more!
 
Harvard – The Harvard Prize Book is awarded to the outstanding student in the next to the graduating class who “displays excellence in scholarship and high character, combined with achievement in other fields.”  The winners of this award, through their intelligence and variety of achievements, exemplify Harvard’s concern for excellence. This year’s Harvard Book Prize goes to Caroline Koppel
 
Princeton University – The Princeton Book Award is presented to the junior of high academic standing and unusual excellence in extracurricular and personal qualities.  This year’s Princeton Book Award goes to Elizabeth Rogers.
 
The Rensselaer Medal- Awarded to a junior, who demonstrates the potential for success in a rigorous academic setting, excels in advanced math and science courses and exhibits well-rounded interest and involvement in extracurricular activities. This award goes to Sammy Nichols.
 
Tulane University Focus Louisiana Book Award – The Tulane University Focus Louisiana Book Award recognizes high school juniors in our home state who have demonstrated excellence in academic achievement, leadership, and public service. The Tulane Book Award goes to Rayne Swanson.
 
University of Pennsylvania – The University of Pennsylvania Book Award is presented to a high school junior who best exemplifies the qualities and characteristics of Benjamin Franklin – a scholar, innovator, and one who serves the community. This year’s book award goes to Lauren Perlis.
 
University of the South (Sewanee) for Excellence in Writing – The University of the South or Sewanee Book Award is given to a junior who shows excellence in writing and notable potential for future success as a writer. This student should have demonstrated leadership and willingness to assume responsibility in leadership roles within the school community. The Book Award goes to Ryan Cooper.
 
Dartmouth College - The Dartmouth College Book Award is presented to a junior of high academic standing who has demonstrated strong character, has made a positive contribution to the school community, and has excelled in at least one non-academic area.  The Dartmouth College Book Award goes to Blythe Bouza.
 
Vanderbilt University – The Vanderbilt University Book Award goes to the junior who has shown academic excellence combined with extra-curricular involvement and leadership.  The Vanderbilt award goes to Emma Morton.
 
Williams College – The Williams College Book Award is given to a junior of high academic standing who has demonstrated intellectual leadership and has made a significant contribution to the extracurricular life of the school. The Williams College Book Award goes to Aliya Eissa.                                                                                                                                                                        
 
Yale University – The Yale University Book Award is presented to a junior who exhibits outstanding intellectual promise as well as proven involvement in the extracurricular activities of the school community.  It is the fervent hope of Yale that this student will strive to recognize the pursuit of knowledge as a means for personal growth and integrity rather than for personal aggrandizement and prestige. The Yale University Book Award goes to Grayson Myers.                                                                   
 
Brandeis University Book Award – The Brandeis Book Award is presented to a junior of high academic standing who has demonstrated a commitment to civic engagement, community service, political activism, social justice, or volunteer work. This year’s Brandeis Book Award goes to Virginia Vaughan.
 
The University of Rochester (the four awards below are from the University of Rochester)
 
Frederick Douglass & Susan B. Anthony Award (Univ. of Rochester) was named in honor of two most significant pioneers of social justice and recognizes your commitment to understanding and addressing difficult social issues. The award goes to Douglas Heebe.
 
Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award (Univ. of Rochester) recognizes outstanding achievement and superior intellectual promise in the field of science. The award goes to Matt McCelvey.
 
George Eastman Young Leaders Award (Univ. of Rochester) recognizes outstanding academic achievement and leadership. The award goes to Hartson Moss.
 
Xerox Award (Univ. of Rochester) is presented to a student in recognition of outstanding achievement in the pursuit of innovative approaches and an appreciation for the possibilities of technology. The award goes to Jean Paul Doucet.
 
Washington and Lee Book Award  - The Washington and Lee Book Award is presented to a junior who has exemplified the qualities of personal integrity and strength of character, academic excellence, and significant involvement in extracurricular activities.  The Washington and Lee Book Award goes to John Overby.
 
St. Lawrence University Book Award - The St. Lawrence University Book Award honors a high school junior who has displayed a significant commitment to community service.  The St. Lawrence University Book Award goes to Carter Borron.
 
Cum Laude Society - The Cum Laude Society, which is the high school equivalent of Phi Beta Kappa, is a national organization founded in 1906. Its primary goal is to recognize and honor superior scholastic achievement. We are limited to the number of students that we can elect based on a percentage of juniors and seniors in any given year. Their nomination is based on their superior GPA, good character, honor, and integrity in all aspects of their school life. From the class of 2021, these are the 2020 Cum Laude Society inductees: Caroline Koppel, Grayson Myers, Elizabeth Rogers, Blythe Bouza, Lauren Perlis, and Emma Morton. 

Senior High District Honor Choir
Caroline Fernandez
Caroline Grant
Olivia O'Bell
Kristin Kempton
Max Mills
 
District Honor Band: Miles Bellaire
 
Loyola University Invitational Concert Band: Miles Bellaire

Louisiana All-State Orchestra: Miles Lemmler and Virginia Vaughan
 
The Louis Armstrong Award for Jazz: Miles Bellaire

District/State Rally Winners
 
Last Name, First Name
Test Code
District Qualifier
State Qualifier
Launey, Kate
Advanced Math - Functions And Statistics - NOLA
Y
Y
Mccelvey, Matt
Advanced Math - Pre Calculus - NOLA
Y
Y
Hirsch, Morgan
Algebra II - NOLA
Y
Y
Myers, Grayson
American History - NOLA
Y
Y
Hebert, Lance
Biology I - NOLA
Y
Y
Qiu, Sam
Calculus I - NOLA
Y
Y
Zhu, Jone
Chemistry - NOLA
Y
Y
Taylor, Ethan
Civics - NOLA
Y
Y
Doucet, Jean-paul
Computer Science - NOLA
Y
Y
Moore, Emmeline
English I - NOLA
Y
Y
Hennessy, Katie
English IV - NOLA
Y
Y
Sever, Bastien
French I - NOLA
Y
Y
Basak, Parijat
French II - NOLA
Y
Y
Dop, Delphine
French III - NOLA
Y
Y
Zink, Jack
Geometry - NOLA
Y
Y
Le, Dorie
Physics - NOLA
Y
Y
Drago, Julia
Spanish I - NOLA
Y
Y
Miller, Isabella
Spanish II - NOLA
Y
Y
Poole, Mason
Spanish III - NOLA
Y
Y
Koppel, Caroline
Spanish IV - NOLA
Y
Y
Heebe, Sarah
World Geography - NOLA
Y
Y
Bellaire, Emma
World History - NOLA
Y
Y
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Established in 1929, Metairie Park Country Day School is a coed private school for New Orleans area students in early childhood through Grade 12. From the elementary grades through upper school, the care and cultivation of each child comes to life in our exciting academic program, creative arts, and competitive athletic offerings.

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