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Lower School celebrates fifth grade during closing ceremony

The Haverford School’s fifth grade was honored during the annual closing ceremony on June 7. The boys and their families listened to remarks by Head of Lower School Dr. Pam Greenblatt, Head of School Dr. John Nagl, and Dean of Lower School Jay Brown. Fifth grade boys also received certificates marking their successful completion of the Lower School program, and were celebrated as they transition to sixth grade and the Middle School. 

Several awards were presented to the fifth graders during the ceremony, while others were announced during Community Time earlier in June. 

Fifth grade awards include:

  • The Davis R. Parker Award, which is presented to a student in fifth grade for outstanding interest and enthusiasm in social studies. Mr. Parker was the fifth Head of School of The Haverford School. The Parker Award was presented to Edward Cheung

  • The Haverford Citizenship Award, which is presented to the most outstanding student in grade five. The Haverford Citizenship Award was presented to Sebastian Tall

  • The Marie Tyler Memorial Award is given to the most outstanding student in the fifth grade class. To honor Marie Tyler for her lifelong service to Haverford, the faculty created The Marie Tyler Memorial Award in 1963. Mrs. Tyler was a third grade teacher upon her retirement. The Marie Tyler Memorial Award was presented to Zackery Landmesser and Kent Foo

Several students in the Lower School received awards during Community Time, but were recognized during the closing ceremony:

  • The Edward I. Haupt Memorial Award recognizes improvement in reading in first and second grades. Mrs. Haupt was a reading specialist for several area schools, including Haverford, Agnes Irwin, Episcopal Academy, and Baldwin. Her husband’s brother James Haupt ’34 attended Haverford and upon her husband’s death in 2006 created the Edward I. Haupt Memorial Award. First grader Hunter Wolf and second grader Ryan Comly were presented with the Edward I. Haupt Memorial Award. 

  • The Ben W. Malone ’93 Citizenship Award was presented to Kyree Booth. The award is presented to the most outstanding citizen of second grade and is named after Ben Malone, who came to Haverford as a member of the Class of 1993 in kindergarten. Ben was taken from the community by a drunk driver in the summer of 1983 after finishing second grade. His warmth and friendship will live on in our hearts forever. His grandfather was Watson “Pat” Malone Jr. ’28. 

  • The William “Will” A. Corey ’08 Positive Attitude Award is presented to the student, chosen from the upper two grades, who best exemplifies the determination which will not permit him to quit, however rough the going may be, whether in studies, on the playground, or in striving for general improvement. Will died of cancer on May 30, 2000 and was in the class of 2008. Fourth grader Devon Royal was presented with this award. 

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