Hats off to Two Prize-Winning Grads
At Berkshire School’s Graduation Celebration, two students from Rye received prestigious awards.
<<Charlotte Billingsley>> won the Peter Lance Anderson Award, which is decided by the membership of the Cum Laude Society and is given to the student who best exemplifies the qualities of personal excellence, integrity, and academic scholarship. A few days earlier, Charlotte received the Richard T. Beebe Prize for Excellence in Physics. This fall, she is headed to Bowdoin College.
<<Catherine Appleyard>> was awarded The Herger Trophy, which is the highest award that Berkshire bestows on its sixth-form female athletes. It is voted on by the varsity head coaches. Cat will be attending Middlebury College this fall.
In announcing the first prize, Head of School Pieter Mulder noted that Charlotte Billingsley embodies both the Cum Laude Society’s ideals for extraordinary scholarship as well as Berkshire’s core values of curiosity, perseverance, and resilience. Her academic scholarship is first-rate, her four-year Berkshire transcript representing top grades in our most demanding classes, and her quiet, confident demeanor inspiring both her teachers and peers alike.”
In announcing the second award, Mr. Mulder said, “This year’s Herger Trophy is awarded to a four-year, three-sport varsity athlete whose outstanding athletic career has included: most improved field hockey player as a sophomore, most valuable field hockey player as a junior, most valuable player in hockey for the past three seasons, and she’s described by her coaches as one of the most talented and dedicated athletes they have ever coached. Cat Appleyard’s versatility, courage, and dedication have raised the bar for her teammates at every turn of her athletic career.”