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ACDA National Student Award
Sponsored by the American Choral Directors Association and given to two outstanding seniors who have demonstrated a sincere love of music through the art of choral singing.
A.J. Huffman Memorial Award
Established by classmates and friends of the late A.J. “Butch” Huffman (’67) and given to a chemistry student who has demonstrated the highest achievement in this course.
Alice Cooper Griffin Memorial School Service Award
Presented to the senior girl and boy who have shown the greatest service and loyalty to the school, but who have not been recognized by election or appointment to a high office.
Angelyn Hollingsworth Johnson Memorial Award
Presented to the senior girl and boy who best exemplify Christian ideals and commitments.
Barbara Ware Book Award
Presented to seniors who, through scholarship and service, have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to a future of harmony, justice and opportunity for all people.
Bo Satterfield Spirit of Life Award
Established in memory of Boyd G. Satterfield to recognize academic achievement as well as a spirit, an attitude and a capacity for living that reaches beyond the normal range of achievement or experience. This award celebrates the accomplishments and characteristics of a young person whose life reflects the highest ideals of our society.
Centennial Cup
Established by the House Senate in 2005 to increase school spirit and participation in student activities and given to the residential house that has accumulated the most points during the school year.
Charles Scott Award
Established by the 1967 intramural champions to honor the memory of the late Charles Scott, and continued by the family of Charles A. Hight (’32). This award is presented to the resident senior who, through the course of the year, has shown the greatest concern for, interest in, and consideration of fellow students. The recipient is selected by the votes of the senior class officers and the senior members of the Honor Council and “Y” Cabinet.
Charlotte Reichel Memorial Scholarship
Presented by the National Creative Society to a senior with plans to pursue a degree in the creative or fine arts.
Chorus-Darlington Players Achievement Award
Given for unselfish dedication and service to The Darlington Players and the choral department.
C.J. Wyatt Sr. Award
Established in honor of the late C.J. Wyatt, former patron, friend and trustee, and given to the best male athlete in school.
Class Citizenship Awards
Presented to the boy and girl in each grade, both resident and day, who have proven to be overall friends to the school and its students through loyalty, kindness, attendance, allegiance and other good citizen attitudes.
Class Scholarship Awards
Presented to those undergraduates who have the highest average at each level.
Coxwell-Kerr Award
Established by Mr. and Mrs. Milton Coxwell in honor of Anne Rooney Kerr (’65T), in recognition of her devoted participation in the Rome Parents’ Program, and in honor of their children William John Nelson Coxwell (’98) and Clara Steward Coxwell (’00). This award is given to a senior boarding student with at least three years in residence whose leadership, character, scholarship and spiritual life best exemplify the aims and ideals of the boarding tradition of Darlington.
D.A.R. Medal
The Xavier Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution, recognizes a student demonstrating excellence and outstanding work in the study of American History.
Darlington Medal for General Excellence
Presented at graduation to a senior boy who has made a valuable contribution in many areas of school life and whose life exemplifies the characteristics of integrity, responsibility, service, and scholarship.
Darlington Players Award for Acting
Awarded for outstanding contribution in dramatic performance.
Darlington Players Award for Production
Awarded for outstanding contribution in dramatic and technical production.
Darlington School Chorus Award
Given by the Denny Family in memory of Worth Moser and those students who have given their time and talents to a rich tradition of choral music at Darlington and is presented to the senior who has contributed the most to Darlington’s choral department during his or her senior year.
Darlington School Servant Leadership Award
Given to honor a senior for volunteer community service.
Darlington School Discipline Committee Award
Presented to the president of the Discipline Committee.
Darlington School Honor Council Award
Presented to the president of the Honor Council.
Darlington School House Senate Award
Presented to the president of the House Senate.
Darlington School Inkslinger Creative Award
Presented to the student whose published work shows the most creative thought and use of language, in the opinion of the publication adviser.
Darlington School Inkslinger Adviser’s Award
Presented to the student who has made the most valuable contribution to the publication of the literary magazine, both in dedication and achievement.
Darlington School Jabberwokk Award
Presented to the student who has been most valuable to the school yearbook staff, in the opinion of the publication adviser.
Darlington School “Y” Cabinet Award
Presented to a senior member who has best exemplified Christian ideals and service through their participation.
Dartmouth College Book Award
Sponsored by the Dartmouth Club of Georgia and given to a junior who has demonstrated outstanding intellectual ability, high moral character, intellectual leadership and non-academic excellence in at least one area.
Director’s Awards
Presented to a senior boy and girl for outstanding contributions to Darlington and for making a difference in the life of the school.
D.M. McNaull Award
Presented to the seniors who typify the best qualities of a scholar-athlete, have an overall average of 90 or better, and have lettered in at least two sports.
Edward Nixon McKay Memorial Scholarship
Established by the late Lucia N. McKay, these $1,000 college scholarships help provide college tuition for worthy students.
E.L. Wright Awards
Presented to the student with the highest average in each course.
E.V. Regester Award
Presented to a student who has shown great interest in the study of English and has demonstrated excellence in both writing and the appreciation of literature.
Everett E. Porter Award for Excellence in Chemistry Laboratory
Established by Charles A. Hight (’32) in memory of Dr. Everett E. Porter and given to recognize excellence in laboratory work in chemistry.
Excellence in Teaching Award
Sponsored by the Parents Association and given to a faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in classroom teaching by expecting and encouraging excellence in students.
Frederick Douglass & Susan B. Anthony Award
Sponsored by the University of Rochester and given to a junior who has shown outstanding achievement in the humanities and/or social sciences and has a demonstrated commitment to understanding and addressing difficult social issues.
Geoffrey M. Horsfield Scroll
Presented to the senior honor student whose interest, keen insight and high performance have caused him or her to excel in the field of history.
The George and Betsy Awsumb Senior Art Collection Award
Established to honor the finest senior artists and the studio art programs that guided them. Selected by a jury, these works will be on permanent display at Darlington School.
George Andrew Dorsey Award
Given in memory of George Andrew Dorsey, a longtime teacher whose example of gentleness and concern deeply influenced decades of students and faculty, and given to a student who is distinguished by his or her quest for knowledge and love of living things.
George Eastman Young Leaders Award
Sponsored by the University of Rochester and given to a junior who has shown strong leadership experience at school and in the community while maintaining high grades in challenging courses. This student also contributes a great deal of time to extracurricular activities .
George W. Awsumb Award
Presented in honor of faculty member George W. Awsumb, who has given the gift of pleasure in the arts to Darlington students for years, and given to a junior who enjoys and excels in subject areas involving the humanities (history, English, foreign language and the fine arts).
Godfrey Smith Family Award for General Excellence
Established by Godfrey and Patty Hill Smith in lasting appreciation for Darlington’s profound influence on the lives of their sons, William Godfrey Smith Jr. (’72) and Robert Hill Smith (’78), and given to a resident senior boy who through leadership, scholarship and school spirit best exemplifies the traditions of Darlington.
Harvard Club Award
Sponsored by the Harvard Club of Georgia and given to an outstanding junior who has demonstrated both intellectual and personal promise through scholarship, character and achievement in other fields.
J. Daniel Hanks Sr. Medal
Presented to the student with the highest average in grades 9-12.
Joe Mull Memorial Award
Established by the late Dean Covington Sr. (’33) in memory of Joe Mull, an alumnus who lost his life in World War II, and given to the most versatile male athlete in school.
John Glenn Award for Great Improvement
Established by Mr. and Mrs. Jack Glenn in appreciation of the influence of Darlington School on their son, John Glenn (’83), and given to the resident senior boy and girl who have shown the greatest improvement academically and socially in their experience at Darlington. Recipients must have been resident students for at least two years.
John Philip Sousa Award
Presented to recognize outstanding achievement and interest in instrumental music, for singular merit in loyalty and cooperation, and for displaying the high qualities of conduct that school instrumental music requires.
John Rood Cunningham Jr. Award
Established in memory of the late John Rood Cunningham Jr., a member of the Darlington Community for more than 30 years, and presented to the physics student who is most deserving.
Kipp-Tillman Memorial Award
Given in memory of Anna Kipp and Hannah Tillman to a junior girl who best exemplifies the characteristics of an athlete and an artist and who demonstrates a love for life and a genuine acceptance of the people around her.
McKemie-Wilkinson Passion Award
Given to a freshman cast member who is not a lead but rather a member of the ensemble who shows dedication and passion to the production in which he or she participated.
McKemie-Wilkinson Steel Band Scholarship Award
Given in memory of Clay McKemie and Sean Wilkinson, who were active members of the Steel Drum Band, to two current members of the ensemble, so that they may attend summer camp in Morgantown, Va.
Morgan Sisley Love of Life Award
Established in memory of Morgan Sisley and given to a freshman resident girl who has demonstrated a zeal for life, graciousness of spirit, and generosity with laughter. The recipient is nominated by prefects and selected by the faculty.
Most Outstanding Female Athlete Award
Established by the late E.V. Regester and determined by a vote of the varsity coaches in all sports.
Most Versatile Female Athlete Award
Determined by a vote of the varsity coaches in all sports.
Oscar Betts (’19) Master Teacher Award
Recognizes the outstanding achievements and performance of a Lower, Middle or Upper School teacher.
The Parents’ Choice Award
Established in 2001 by Darlington’s Parents Association, selected from parents’ nominations, and awarded to a distinguished faculty member who has shown significant commitment to the school, its mission and students. The recipient has served the school for at least five years, possesses great skill and leadership ability, demonstrates a commitment to Darlington’s motto, is a faithful member of the school community, and epitomizes its cooperative spirit.
Paul J. King – R.M. Yankee Award for Excellence in Mathematics
Established by the late Robert (’49) and G. Ogden Persons (’53) in memory of Paul J. King and R.M. Yankee, in recognition of their profound influence upon the lives of students, and given to a student who has demonstrated excellence in mathematics.
Phi Beta Kappa Book Award
Sponsored by The Phi Beta Kappa Society of Georgia and given to the student who exemplifies the highest level of academic, ethical and social commitment, reflective of the principles of Phi Beta Kappa.
Randa F. Mixon Award
Presented to the senior House Senate member who embodies the enthusiasm, dedication and love of Darlington that Randa Mixon brought to our former Student Council during her many years of service as its adviser.
Ray A. Kroc Youth Achievement Award
Established in memory of Ray A. Kroc, founder of McDonald’s Restaurants and a great believer in young people and their contributions to our society, and given to an outstanding senior who has earned the respect of his or her teachers and peers through notable contributions to the school in the areas of citizenship, leadership, scholarship, sportsmanship, and to the community.
Rena Patton Award
Established by Diane Allison Bellamy (’90) in honor of Rena Patton and given to a student who epitomizes excellence or great promise in creative writing.
Rhodes College Book Award
Presented to a sophomore who has demonstrated exemplary community service efforts, in addition to maintaining a superlative academic standing.
R.M. Yankee Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching
Established in honor of Helen B. and Richard M. Yankee for 46 years of faithful service to Darlington School and presented to the faculty member who represents the ideals of scholarship, commitment and dedication to young people both in and out of the classroom.
Sewanee Club Award for Excellence
Presented by the University of the South and given to a junior who has demonstrated excellence in writing and the promise of continued outstanding writing achievement in the future. The recipient should also demonstrate academic scholarship, leadership and involvement in the school community.
Significant Contributions to the Darlington Community Award
Sponsored by the Parents Association and given to a faculty member who excels in enthusiasm, participation and leadership to help make Darlington School a better place to be.
St. Lawrence University Book Award
Presented to honor the achievements of a junior who has displayed a significant commitment to community service.
Sydenham Howell Award
Established by Dr. Albert Sidney Johnson of Charlotte, N.C., and continued by the “Y” Cabinet. A Bible is awarded to a senior, other than an officer of the “Y” Cabinet, who has contributed most to the spiritual life of the school during the academic year.
Thornwood Bracelet for General Excellence
Presented at graduation to a senior girl who has made a valuable contribution in many areas of school life and whose life exemplifies the characteristics of integrity, responsibility, service, and scholarship.
Walker-Smith Award for Unselfish Service
Presented to the seniors who have made the most unselfish contribution of their time and effort to life at Darlington.
Wellesley College Book Award
Sponsored by the Atlanta Wellesley Club and given to a female member of the junior class who has an exceptional academic record and has made a significant personal contribution to her school or community.
Wesley N. Coleman Jr. Memorial Award
Presented to the senior who combines outstanding scholastic achievement with outstanding school spirit.
William Gordon Neville Jr. House Senate Faculty Award
Presented by the House Senate and given to the faculty member who has demonstrated exceptional dedication, service and assistance to Darlington’s student body.
The Williamson Prize
Established by Douglas F. Williamson Jr. (’48) in memory of his parents and in honor of his 50th Darlington reunion, this $2,000 prize is given in the hope of encouraging attendance at Amherst College or other New England private colleges and institutions by Darlington students, and particularly Darlington men, from the South.
Worth Moser Award
Established by John McFarlin (’61) and Johnny McFarlin (’86) and given to the senior who has demonstrated the greatest commitment to the Darlington motto – Wisdom more than knowledge, Service beyond self, Honor above everything.
Yale Book Award
Sponsored by the Yale Club of Georgia and given to a junior who has exhibited outstanding character and intellectual promise, excellence in non-academic pursuits, exceptional leadership skills, and noteworthy contributions to community.
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