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Congratulations to the Class of 2017!

The Prize Day ceremony began on Saturday, June 3rd, 2017. On that momentous day, South Kent School graduated their senior and PG students for the 93rd time in the school’s rich history. Head of School Andrew Vadnais recognized each graduate from the Class of 2017 by reading a personal narrative of each graduate's Hero's Journey and then giving them each a handshake and hug. The closeness of everyone on campus was palpable in these moments.

After the reading of the diplomas, the annual awards for the special day were handed out, with the Headmaster's Cup going to Head Prefects Nicholas Joseph Scott & Max Barrett O'Herlihy. See a full list of award winners from Prize Day below.


Prize Day Award Winners

Headmaster's Cup: Nicholas Joseph Scott & Max Barrett O'Herlihy

James S. Johnson Memorial Trophy: John Calvin Revenaugh

George and Maggie Bartlett Cup: William Girard IV & Christopher  Hans Garbe

S.S.B. Cup: Douglas Livingston Johnson

Mary Flemming Brown and Arthur Wood Brown Award: Zhaoyuan Shu & David Yeuk Ho Cheng

John C. Farr '58 Trophy: Myles Vincent Williams

William P. Gillette '29 Trophy: Alden Cedar Grayson-Funk & Kyle Joseph Cafeo


The second half of the Prize Day program took place in a tent at the front of the school. Each of the graduates received a diploma and a blessing from South Kent Chaplain Reverend Stephen Klots. The festivities concluded with a reception for the parents, friends and students outside in the courtyard.


The 2017 Sixth Form Banquet happened on the Friday before Prize Day. The graduating class, joined by their families, gathered for chapel and dinner one final time as South Kent School students. The night featured the presentation of academic awards as well as the annual student-peer toasts. This treasured South Kent tradition is one of the most anticipated parts of the weekend as it gives each graduating boy the chance to publicly honor and praise one of their brothers on the Hillside. The Senior and PG award winners for the night are listed below.


Senior & PG Award Winners

Bartlett English Prize
Henry Belt

Excellence in Drama
Max O’Herlihy

Language Prize
Ajay Fernandez

Humanities Prize
Recipient:  Myles Williams

Glennon Prize for Creativity in Writing
Kyle Cafeo

George D. Knopf Science Prize
Junyoung Huh

Mathematics Prize
Zhaoyuan Shu
Junyoung Huh

Art Prize
Sanghyun Han

Chapel Reading Prize
Jack Revenaugh

Classic Music Prize
Recipient: Hansang Rhee 

Chapel Music Prize
Zhaoyuan  Shu

AMG Award
Recipient: Khari Smart, Jai-zel Smith-DeShields, Nick Scott

Scholastic Improvement Award
Tahzeiko Solomon Wayne Kent Harris

Academic Leader of the 6th Form
Lucas Vanroboys

Call to Service All-Stars
Doug Johnson, Jack Revenaugh, Chongxian Zhao, Myles Williams, Lucas Vanroboys, Zhaoyuan Shu, David Cheng

Call to Adventure
Peter Curry

Call to Explore 
Junyoung Huh

CFI Historic Building Technologies Award
Logan Scarlotta

CFI Prize
Lucas Vanroboys


Both events went off without a hitch and sent our talented graduates off on a high note. We will miss all those who are leaving the Hillside but hope the Hillside never leaves the boys. We look forward to seeing our graduating seniors come back as alumni soon!

Click HERE to see all our pictures from the Graduate Banquet

Click HERE to see our pictures from Prize Day

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