Science Department Presents Baxter Awards

The Science Department celebrated its outstanding students on Monday, May 9, with certificates, snacks, and sunshine under the pergola behind the Clark Center for Science & Mathematics.

“Why are you here?” department head Neil Chaudhary ’05 asked rhetorically in his brief remarks to the honorees. “Because your teachers see something in you. Maybe it is your focus and discipline, your ability to keep going, push through frustration, never give up. Maybe it is your scientific demeanor, your curiosity, your skepticism, or the sense of wonder that you display when contemplating nature. Maybe it is the impact you have on your classmates — you make them feel they belong, that they can do anything. Whatever the reason, you do belong here, among these great minds and strong spirits.”

All honored students received Baxter Award certificates from their individual teachers. The award was named for retired longtime Loomis Chaffee science teacher Alice Baxter.

Students receiving Baxter Awards were:

Wyatt Abrams
Anika Ahilan
Isabella Amoros Boitel
Carys Baker
Natasha Balingit
Dylan Balise
Sylvia Barresi
Brooke Barry
Lexi Barry
Alexa Becker
Matthew Becker
Quinn Bernardin
Madison Bromberg
Luke Budd
Toby Bushley
Owen Caligiuri
Ilkay Can
Tiger Cao
Tej Chakravarthy
Ryan Che
Jason Chen
Toby Chen
Ryan Chiang
Dito Chipfunde-Nong
Lily Clark
Chandler Coe
Aidan Cooper
Luke Daugherty
Donatella Defazio
Tommy Denaro
Henry Deng
Sydnee Denson
Umu Diallo
Elene Didbaridze
Cally Dixon
Edouard Dupont
Fay El-Jeaan
Logan Elie
Bella Flowers
Maren Forrest
Katie Fullerton
Charlotte Furia
Allen Gao
Hayden Garside
Neal Gary
Ed Gracia Panini
Tess Griffiths
Nick Guenther
Lucas Hall
Sydney Hallowell
Luke Han
Emma Hannah
Davis Hanson
Moslima H.
Amy He
Izzy Heflin
Simon Hermann
Louis Hernandes
Adrienne Hodson
Michaela Howe
Kristina Huang
Ollie Iverson
Nick Ji
Grace Johnson
Jada Kairys
Julie Kang
Michael Karvelas
Wyatt Keller
Julius Kim
Nathan Ko
Anuva Kolli
Asher Kornfeld
Taylor Labrie
Julia Lantner
Saul Lawrence
Kenneth Lee
Sean Lee
Kirsten Lees
Lucas Levine
Michael Li
Sophia Li
Michelle Liu
Coleman Long
Anthony Luo
Jessica Luo
Mckayla Marohn
Avery Martin
George Martin
Reid McMillan
Grace Morganthaler
William Natcharian
Anthony Ndika
Eliza Nelson
Madi Oh
Mercy Olagunju
Ellen Olender
Andrew Park
Edward Park
Lauren Patterson
Destiny Pond
Benjamin Radmore
Nandini Ramanathan
John Riley
Zarin Rizvi
Sydney Robinow
Grace Rodner
Anna Roth
Valerie Ruiz
Fatou Samb
Iris Sande
Maggie Sanderson
Anya Scott
Faisan Shamsi
Elliot Shani
Max Shapiro
Katie Sigrist
Jane Smagulova
Amy Song
Jay Srivastava
Elise Struthers
Penelope Struthers
Seth Sukboontip
Lillie Szemraj
Sophia Testa
Grace Thompson
Sam Tishler
Chau Tran
Kwame Tuva
Rohan Vasandani
Jaelyn Walsh
Benson Wang
Cyrus Wang
Isabella Wang
Ryan Wang
Nell Williams
Cyrus Wong
Justin Wu
Ella Xue
Angela Ye
Derek Yuan
Kayla Zeng
Andy Zhang
Mark Zhang
Eric Zhou