|Friends hang out before dinner begins at Senior Celebration. |
In celebration of the Class of 2017, family members and Tampa Prep faculty gathered together for the annual Senior Celebration. This is the final opportunity for seniors to spend time together and reminisce about their time at Tampa Prep before Graduation. To kick off the evening, a video created by Mr. Doug Fox featured each senior announcing where they are headed in the fall.
Following the video, President of the Alumni Association Mrs. Chelsea Nauta Colwill '07 took the stage to present the Alumni Spirit Award to Lauren Bimonte. Next, Jordan Payne was awarded the Male Multi-Sport Athlete of the Year Award. After celebrating athletic accomplishments, Mr. Carl Carlson and Mr. Kevin Plummer celebrated academic accomplishments with the Department Awards.
|Catching up before Senior Celebration begins was a highlight for many of the seniors. |
Congratulations to the following students for earning the these accomplishments:
- Harrison Lorenzen - Excellence in Arts
- Natalia Fernandez - Excellence in English
- Mackenzie Sheil - Excellence in History and Social Sciences
- Xander Spriggs - Excellence in Mathematics
- Xander Spriggs - Excellence in Science
- Rammi Quah - Excellence in World and Classical Languages
Student Council President Carson Black took the stage to speak about the Senior Class Gift. While on stage, Mr. Carlson presented Carson Black with the Senior Class Award which is voted on by the seniors and given to that senior who represents the spirit and character of the Class of 2017.
|Carson B. was presented the Wiliam A. Krusen "Left My Mark" Award, |
which his brother Will received when he graduated from Tampa Prep in 2013!
Following Carson's presentation, Mr. Carlson and Mr. Plummer presented four perpetual awards named after members of our community who have been instrumental in the growth and history of Tampa Prep. Harrison Lorenzen received the Alfred S. Austin Award. This award is given to a student who excels academically and is a respected member of the community, someone who is involved in multiple activities around the School and whose presence at Tampa Prep has enriched the lives of each community member. Mackenzie Sheil received the Cathy Smith Humanitarian Award because of her compassion through service to the Tampa Prep community. Xander Spriggs received the Paul L. Whiting Award for his outstanding leadership and service to Tampa Prep. Carson Black received the William A. Krusen "Left My Mark" Award for his loyalty to the school and zest for life.
Mr. Carlson presented the Class of 2017 Valedictorian Rammi Quah with a plaque to commemorate his achievement. The final award for the evening was the 12th Grade Faculty Award given to Rammi Quah for exemplifying the moral and intellectual ideals of the school.
|Rammi Q. was awarded the 12th Grade Faculty Award at the conclusion of the evening. |
Congratulations to all of the award winners!
Senior Celebration is not only a celebration of achievements, but also an opportunity for students to showcase their talents to their classmates for the final time. Harrison Lorenzen, Mona Sleiman, Will Stokes, Taylor Tveten, Sheriean Carroll, Neethi Narasimha, Brittani Johnson and Robert Lower all performed beautiful songs either as solos or part of a larger group. Check out Neethi, Brittani, Sheriean, Mona, Robert and Harrison performing for the final time together on Instagram. Natalia Fernandez performed an incredible original spoken word piece about being Puerto Rican and Abagail Sponsler performed a great monologue from The Addams Family Movie. To conclude the evening, attendees watched a video created by Jordan Kelly, Katie Rutz, Olivia Acs, Caitlin Zettel, Amy Roher and Ellie Hood that featured childhood photos and pictures from throughout seniors' time at Tampa Prep.