Outstanding seniors honored during 2014 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 May 18 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.

Kendall Polan of Morse College

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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.

Sam Bernstein of Silliman College

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The DAVID EVERETT CHANTLER AWARD is given to a senior who has best exemplified qualities of courage, strength of character, and high moral purpose.

Jun Luke Foster of Davenport College

Alan Elbaum of Pierson College

Beata Fiszer of Morse College

Joshua Ackerman of Berkeley College

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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.

Katherine Frances Aragon of Timothy Dwight College

Kevin Chen of Pierson College.

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The ROOSEVELT L. THOMPSON PRIZE is awarded to members of the senior class for commitment to and capacity for public service.

Hilary Rose O’Connell of Timothy Dwight College

Miranda Peeples of Calhoun College

Emily Hong of Pierson College

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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.”

Hilary Rose O’Connell of Timothy Dwight College.

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The LOUIS SUDLER PRIZE is awarded to graduating seniors for excellence in the performing and creative arts.

Jun Luke Foster of Davenport College

Molly Elise Houlahan of Calhoun College

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The WARREN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP PRIZE is awarded to the senior majoring in the humanities who ranks the highest in scholarship.

Leah Anne Latterner of Calhoun College

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The ARTHUR TWINING HADLEY PRIZE is awarded annually to the senior in Yale College in the social sciences who ranks the highest in scholarship.

Antonia Elizabeth Woodford of Ezra Stiles College

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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.

Sebastian Hassan John Koochaki of Berkeley College

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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.”

Enrico Giuseppe Ferro of Morse College

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