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2022 Awards Presented to Upper School Students

In events held on Monday, May 2 and on Thursday, May 5, Upper School students were recognized for a wide variety of achievements, from academics to athletic to leadership and more. For academic awards, each student was selected by the course’s teacher and other awards were selected by committee. Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School congratulates these students for their excellence.

The Frank L. Butler/Marilyn Butler Blane Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a current freshman in good academic standing who exhibits a selfless attitude, demonstrates an ability to lead, and actively participates in the community: Grace Cavallo

The National Honor Society Scholarship is awarded to a current sophomore who demonstrates exceptional academic ability and performance: Hun Chi

The Mike Thornton Normandy Academy Fellowship is awarded to two rising juniors or seniors with exceptional character and a demonstrated interest in World War II and global history: Jacob King and Annie Waters

The Alice L. Malcolm Headmaster’s Award is awarded to a rising senior who best exemplifies the philosophy of the school: Ariel Abernathy

The Delta Sigma Theta Scholarship is awarded to a qualifying student and presented by the Marietta/Roswell alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta: Kaylin Harris

Two students received their appointments to service academies from alumni of the academies who attended the ceremony. Christopher Binney will attend the U.S. Naval Academy and James Gleeson will attend the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, where he will play football. 

The Georgia Governor’s Honors Program Georgia is a residential summer program held on the Berry College campus for gifted and talented rising juniors and seniors. Parker Miles  will study math and Will Weaver will study music. 

Students were recognized for achievement in the National Merit Scholarship Program based on their scores in the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test: Joseph GadomskiCharlie HillLiam MaguireLouise McKownHarrison PrestonHaley Robinson and Brandon SertlAbigail JablonMegan O'ConnorTanvi Shanbhag and George Wray have qualified as finalists. 

The Student Teacher Achievement Recognition program honors Georgia’s highest achieving high school seniors and the teachers who have been most instrumental in their academic development. To obtain the STAR nomination, high school seniors must have the highest score on any single test date of the SAT taken through the November test date of their senior year and be in the top 10 percent or top 10 students of their class based on grade point average: George Wray (student) and Daniel Forrestal (teacher)

Students whose grades place them in the top 20 percent of the Class of 2022 were inducted to the Cum Laude Society: Emily AdamsCelia BauerChristopher BinneyAndrew BoyacigillerCayden CameronBlakely FriedmanKaylin HarrisCharlie HillWilliam IrvinAbigail JablonAva LeadbetterLindsay LittleLiam MaguireArt MartinezLouise McKownMadeline MerrillAmanda MiddelthonAlex NewbergMegan O’ConnorDouglas PetersonGraham PonderHarrison PrestonHaley RobinsonBrandon SertlTanvi ShanbhagMolly StembridgeAnna ThomasCaroline WilliamsWalker Wolf and George Wray. The 2022 faculty inductee is Joseph Boltri.

The Scholar Athlete Awards are presented to a senior male and female student-athlete with an exemplary GPA who best represents Holy Innocents’ in their sport and model our core values. Each recipient continues to have a positive attitude, give maximum effort, compete with integrity and is a great teammate: Naja Reeves and James Gleeson

The Madie Wilbanks Award for Excellence in Fine & Performing Arts goes to a senior whose excellence in the arts has brought inspiration to fellow students and faculty: Abigail Jablon

The James R. Best Award for Excellence in Math & Computer Science goes to a senior whose excellence in math or computer science has brought inspiration to fellow students and faculty: Tanvi Shanbhag

The Atlanta Journal Cup is awarded to a senior who demonstrates excellence in academics, leadership and school community activities: George Wray

The Citizenship Award is presented to a senior who best exemplifies outstanding conduct toward other students, faculty, school and community: Charlie Hill

The Excellence in Moral Courage Award goes to a senior who demonstrates moral strength, integrity and courage: Ahmari Whitehead

The Salutatorian Is awarded to the senior with the second highest GPA throughout his or her high school career: Abigail Jablon

The Valedictorian is awarded to the senior with the highest GPA throughout his or her high school career: Brandon Sertl and George Wray

The Principal’s Award is presented to a member of the senior class who has demonstrated academic achievement, commitment, responsibility and dedication to Holy Innocents’: Louise McKown

The Faculty Award is presented to a senior who demonstrates scholarship, leadership and moral character: Abigail Jablon

The Headmaster’s Award is presented to that member of the graduating class who, with broad interests and with participation in a wide range of activities and pursuits, has made an outstanding contribution to the life and work of Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School: George Wray (in photo)


2022 Upper School Course Awards


Media Lit

Yearbook – Emma Williams 

Yearbook Honors – Audrey Farnham

Broadcast Journalism – Alana Barnett

Broadcast Journalism Honors – George Wray

Journalism – Zaynah Preston

Journalism Honors – Alex Newberg

Film/TV Production I – JohnHenry Mills

Film/TV Production II – Harmony Chennault

Film/TV Production III Honors – Reese Neumann

Film/TV Production IV Honors – Jake Sullivan

Fine Arts

Orchestra – Will Weaver

Orchestra Honors – Brandon Sertl

Wind Ensemble – Daniel Marcontell

Wind Ensemble Honors – Abigail Wells

Chorus – Sean Hallers

Chorus Honors – Brier Gregory

Improv & Scene Work – Ava Haworth

Improv & Scene Work Honors – Liam Maguire

Foundations of Art – Maybrie Mattson

Coding for Art – George Poulos

Advanced Coding for Art – Nathanael Adegoke

Photography – O’Neill Connolly

Advanced Photography Honors – Eva Russell

Jewelry Design & Metalworking – Ansley Coleman

Drawing & Painting – Nicole Zambrano

Advanced Drawing & Painting Honors – Lauren Gleason

Pottery on the Wheel – Mary Lu Hudgins

Sculpture & Multimedia – Nicolas Johnson

Advanced Sculpture & Multimedia Honors – Blakely Friedman

AP 3D Art & Design – Bella Sapone

AP 2D Design – Photography – Payson Schweizer

AP 2D Art & Design – Andrew Boyacigiller

AP Drawing – Caroline Williams

Physical Education

Strength & Conditioning – Sterling Hartrich

Women’s Strength & Conditioning – Kathleen Nichols

Sports Medicine – Lily Spector

World Languages

Latin I – Ella Jacquin

Latin II – Alexis Wolgast

Latin III – Kathleen Nichols

Latin IV – Jack Capriotti

Latin IV Honors – Kaylin Harris

French I – Liam Wells

French II – Baillie Miller

French II Honors – Tristan Knapton

French III – Eva Russell

French III Honors – Brooke Suttle

French IV Honors – Claire Cummings

French V Honors – Payson Schweizer

Spanish I – Kaden Jackson

Spanish II – Graham Forgey

Spanish II Honors – Maybrie Mattson

Spanish III – Ty Edgecombe

Spanish III Honors – Norah Hannan

Spanish IV – Jacob King

Spanish IV Honors – Celia Bauer

Spanish V Honors – Charlie Hill

Religious Studies

Biblical Studies – Sam Snyder

World Religions – Holly Hawn


Ancient World Narratives – Soli Panah

Ancient World Narratives Honors – Lizzy Lindner

World History Honors – Christian Coggins

US History Honors – Emma Luersman

History of Medicine & the Body – Danica Kannwischer

Sports Psychology & Peak Performance – Drew Jabaley

Intro to Business – Cian Leonard

Rock & Roll and US History – Ansley Keller

Psychology of Evil – Sam Siegel

AP World History – Henry Fuller

AP US History – Beth Gilcreast

AP Psychology – Holly Hawn

AP Government – Griffin Bittel

AP Microeconomics – Brandon Sertl

AP Macroeconomics – Sterling Hartrich

AP European History – Caroline Hatcher


Physics – Lilly Grace McMullen

Physics Honors – Lane Dougherty

Chemistry – Abby Cutler

Chemistry Honors – Will Weaver

Biology – Sherlyn Sanchez-Gaspar

Biology Honors – Colin Welden

Anatomy – Caroline Williams

Kinesiology – Kaylin Harris

Humans & Global Change – Devon Morain 

Oceanography – Celia Bauer

AP Physics C: Mechanics – Devan Sanghvi

AP Chemistry – Parker Miles

AP Biology – Louise McKown

AP Environmental Science – Joanna Graham

AP Computer Science – Hunter Newsome

Data Structures & Algorithms – Devan Sanghvi

Engineering: Design & Analysis – Jonathan Barr

Engineering: Computing in Action – Megan O’Connor


English 9 – Caleb Wilson

English 9 Honors – Graham Forgey

Writing Award – 9th Grade – Alexis Wolgast

English 10 – Tyler Malsom

English 10 Honors – Adreana Sands

Writing Award – 10th Grade – Colin Welden

English 11 – Chandler Ketchup

English 11 Honors – Reese Neumann

AP English Language – Tatum McKinnis

Writing Award – 11th Grade – Abigail Wells

English 12: Horror in Lit & Film/Shakespeare in Modern Film – Rachel Nelli

English 12 Honors: Lit as a Social Discourse – Ahmari Whitehead

English 12 Honors: Monsters in Brit Lit – Laney Bertholf

English 12 Honors: The Craft of Creative Writing – Megan O’Connor

AP English Literature – Abigail Jablon

Writing Award – 12th Grade – Tanvi Shanbhag


Algebra I – Brooke Moynihan

Geometry – Alexandra Brown

Geometry Honors – Lizzy Lindner

Algebra II – Lily Spector

Algebra II Honors – Bryant Gossett

Precalculus – Henry Reams

Precalculus Honors – Beth Gilcreast

Calculus/Statistics – Saylor McGraw

College Algebra – Logan Hodgson

AP Statistics – Parker Miles

AP Calculus AB – Amanda Middelthon

AP Calculus BC – Hunter Newsome