Outstanding undergraduates are honored during Class Day ceremony
Seventeen graduating seniors were honored on Class Day with awards for their academic and athletic accomplishments and for their character. The honorees are listed below, in the order the prizes were given during the Class Day ceremony on Sunday, May 19 on the Old Campus.
The NELLIE PRATT ELLIOT AWARD is given to a senior woman who, on the field of play and in her life at Yale, best represents the highest ideals of American sportsmanship and Yale tradition.
Elizabeth Epstein, Pierson College
The WILLIAM NEELY MALLORY AWARD is given to the senior man who, on the field of play and in his life at Yale, best represents the highest ideals of American sportsmanship and Yale tradition.
Andrew Miller, Branford College
The DAVID EVERETT CHANTLER AWARD is given to a senior who has best exemplified qualities of courage, strength of character, and high moral purpose.
Ona McConnell, Berkeley College
Bo Reynolds, Silliman College
Max Ritvo, Jonathan Edwards College
Ethan Rodriguez-Torrent, Davenport College
The NAKANISHI PRIZE is awarded to two graduating seniors who, while maintaining high academic achievement, have provided exemplary leadership in enhancing race and/or ethnic relations at Yale College.
Joshua Penny, Davenport College
Alejandro Gutierrez, Trumbull College
The ROOSEVELT L. THOMPSON PRIZE is awarded to members of the senior class for commitment to and capacity for public service.
Sam Martin, Ezra Stiles College
Ruth Montiel, Trumbull College
The JAMES ANDREW HAAS PRIZE is awarded annually to “that member of the senior class in Yale College whose breadth of intellectual achievement, strength of character, and fundamental humanity shall be adjudged by the faculty to have provided leadership for his or her fellow students, inspiring in them a love of learning and concern for others.”
Yemurai A. Mangwendeza, Calhoun College
The LOUIS SUDLER PRIZE is awarded to graduating seniors for excellence in the performing and creative arts.
Matthew C. Claudel, Branford College (creative arts)
Bonnie A. Antosh, Pierson College (performing arts)
The WARREN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP PRIZE is awarded to the senior majoring in the humanities who ranks the highest in scholarship.
John M. Mikitish, Silliman College
The ARTHUR TWINING HADLEY PRIZE is awarded annually to the senior in Yale College in the social sciences who ranks the highest in scholarship.
Stacey Chen, Saybrook College
The RUSSELL HENRY CHITTENDEN PRIZE is awarded annually to the senior in Yale College majoring in the natural sciences or mathematics who ranks the highest in scholarship.
Jonathan J. Liang, Ezra Stiles College
The ALPHEUS HENRY SNOW PRIZE is awarded to that senior who “through the combination of intellectual achievement, character and personality, shall be adjudged by the faculty to have done the most for Yale by inspiring in his or her classmates an admiration and love for the best traditions of high scholarship.”
Julian De Freitas, Saybrook College