On Wednesday, May 27, Senior Award Night was held in the PMS Multipurpose Room at 7 p.m.
The ceremony is meant to honor and reward high achieving seniors in multiple areas of talent. Teachers from each department were there to hand out awards to students.
Principal Brent Daniels began the event by acknowledging all of the hard work that seniors put into achieving the honorable.
Awards consisted of trophies, plaques and certificates.
Each teacher gave a short speech describing the honored student and why they were receiving the award.
Daniels invited Hartford and English to present the final awards. Salutatorian was awarded to both seniors Will Thacher and Thomas Horn, who tied with the exact same GPA.
English presented the final award for valedictorian to senior Kevin Shum.
“I really appreciate this class’s kindness and many talents,” Daniels said. “But the core values that they hold are around making PHS one of the most outstanding schools in the nation.”
Daniels concluded event by requesting that the graduating seniors take care of themselves, love their families and strive to make the world a better place.
“I will always remember the class of 2015,” Daniels said.
The following students were honored at awards night:
Susan Kawaichi Plaque – Sofia Siqueira
Gail Dryden Plaque – Alex Krenitsky
Eric Stewart Rachesky Memorial Certificate – Rocky Gulassa
Daughters of the American Revolution Services Plaque – Alex Krenitsky
League of Women Voters Civics in Action Plaque – Amanda Champion
Dean Faberman Plaque – Maxwell Canty-Hilchey
Associated Student Body Plaque – Allen Hosler
Excellence in Mathematics Plaque – Drake Palmer
Piedmont Certificate in Mathematics – Parker Phillips
Science Trophy – Remy Afong
Eileen Rohmer Certificate in Science – Rocky Gulassa
World of 7 Billion International Competition – Jason Hua & Michael Kuroda
DeMolay Social Science Trophy – Sofia Siqueira
Piedmont Certificate in Social Studies – Alex Darwish
Piedmont Highlander Award – Remy Afong & Kelli Nguyen
Clan-o-log Award – Maxwell Canty-Hilchey, Alex Darwish, Marissa Glick & Elizabeth Sweeney
Outstanding Girl Athlete Trophy – Sophia Mills
Outstanding Boy Athlete Trophy – Quinn Burnett
Computer Science Trophy – Ilona Bodnar
Outstanding French Student Trophy – Griffith Tai
Piedmont Certificate in French – Erin Peterson
Spanish for Excellence Trophy – Jackson Roberts
Piedmont Certificate in Spanish – Sophia Mills
Ryan Costello Scholarship in Spanish Certificate – Ami Felson
Outstanding Student in Mandarin Trophy – Thomas Horn
Piedmont Certificate in Mandarin – Remy Afong
English Trophy – Thomas Horn
Piedmont Certificate in English – Robbie Diaz
Painting Drawing Plaque – Odessa Blackmore
Studio Art Plaque – Sofia Gotch
Outstanding Senior Drama Plaque – Cecilia Soghikian
Outstanding Senior Drama Director’s Plaque – Amy Kelleher
Outstanding Senior Orchestra Plaque – Henry Ferguson & Andrew Moy
Outstanding Senior in Instrumental Music Award – Alex Krenitsky
Outstanding Senior in Dance Plaque – Amanda Champion & Amy Kelleher
Outstanding Leadership in Dance Award – Thomas Horn
Salutatorian Plaque – Thomas Horn & Will Thacher
Valedictorian Plaque – Kevin Shum
The following students were honored at their respective final concerts:
Outstanding Senior in Vocal Music Award — Sofia Gotch
Choral Music Award — Ethan Kwan
Outstanding Student Musician Music Department Award — Liam Schindler
Music Director’s Award — Caroline Novack
Outstanding Senior in Symphonic Band Award — Zachary Crombie Presberg
Outstanding Senior in Jazz Band — Xavier Prospero