Outstanding students honored at Class Day
Thirteen 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 21 on the Old Campus.
The Nellie Pratt Elliot and William Neely Mallory Awards
Awarded 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.
Frances Schmiede of Pierson College
Katherine Miller of Pierson College
Awarded 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.
John Hayden of Morse College
James Randon of Morse College
The Nakanishi Prize
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.
Alexandra Zina Barlowe of Branford College
- Read citation: Lex Barlowe awarded Nakanishi Prize
Abdul-Razak Mohammed Zachariah of Timothy Dwight College
- Read citation: Abdul-Razak Mohammed Zachariah awarded Nakanishi Prize
The James Andrew Haas Prize
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.”
JaVaughn Flowers of Pierson College
- Read citation: JaVaughn Flowers awarded 2017 James Andrew Haas Prize
The Louis Sudler Prize
Awarded to graduating seniors for excellence in the performing and creative arts.
Emily Marie Switzer of Ezra Stiles College
- Read citation: Emily Switzer awarded Louis Sudler Prize
Christina Chi Zhang of Saybrook College
- Read citation: Christina Zhang awarded Louis Sudler Prize
The Warren Memorial Scholarship Prize
Awarded to the senior majoring in the humanities who ranks the highest in scholarship.
Abigail Paula Elder of Calhoun College
The Arthur Twining Hadley Prize
Awarded annually to the senior in Yale College in the social sciences who ranks the highest in scholarship.
Andrew Blake Brod of Berkeley College
- Read citation: Andrew Brod awarded 2017 Arthur Twining Hadley Prize
The Russell Chittenden Prize
Awarded annually to the senior in Yale College majoring in the natural sciences or mathematics who ranks the highest in scholarship.
Anna Elizabeth Russo of Berkeley College
- Read citation: Anna Russo awarded 2017 Russell Henry Chittenden Prize
The Alpheus Henry Snow Prize
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.”
Richard Thomas McCoy of Branford College
- Read citation: Tom McCoy awarded Alpheus Henry Snow Prize