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Eighth-graders receive awards at Middle School closing exercises
Eighth-graders receive awards at Middle School closing exercises

Five Haverford School eighth-graders received the Middle School's top awards during closing exercises on June 6 in Centennial Hall.

Christopher Sims received the Michael J. Cunningham Award, named in memory of Haverford School Dean of Faculty, longtime teacher, coach, and former Middle School Head who died in 2001 after a long battle with cancer. The award is presented annually to that member of the Middle School who excels in his ability to meet scholastic and athletic challenges and whose bearing combines both self-respect and sensitivity to the feelings and ideas of his fellow students.

Michael Volpi received the William Denning Shaler Dickson Award, named in memory of Bill Dickson, longtime Middle School math teacher, coach, and Associate Dean of Student Affairs who died in 2003 after a lengthy battle with cancer. This award, which also represents qualities cherished by Dickson, is presented annually to that member of the eighth-grade class who over the course of his Middle School years has demonstrated his commitment to personal growth on the playing field, in the classroom, on stage, and in his interactions with others.

The Jack Berrettini '09 Award was given to Colby Kim, presented annually to that member of the eighth-grade class who best exemplifies the characteristics of Jack Berrettini, a former member of the Class of 2009 who died in 2003, as voted by his classmates and teachers. This student demonstrates integrity, kindness, loyalty, and respect for others, building meaningful relationships with both his classmates and teachers.

The Thomas Worth Award was given to Liam Harkins and Decker Patterson, presented annually to that member(s) of the eighth-grade class who recognizes and encourages the best in his fellows, distinguishes himself by the creativity he brings to the Middle School community, and is an eager participant in and enthusiastic supporter of all school efforts and activities.
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