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Alumni Awards

Each year, Head-Royce School and the Alumni Council seek to recognize and honor two alumni who have distinguished themselves in their work and professional careers and made significant contributions to their community through professional, public service and civic activities.

The award recipients are honored at the yearly Alumni Weekend and Reunion, and profiled in the Head-Royce magazine. The Distinguished Alumna/us of the Year is invited to speak at the Alumni Weekend Luncheon and the Outstanding Young Alumna/us Award recipient addresses the upper school students and faculty at an Upper School Assembly. The Young Alumna/us recipient is also be awarded a $500 cash prize.


2023 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year

Jesse Thomas Skidmore '97

Jesse Thomas Skidmore '97

Captain, US Navy Reserves

Presented posthumously

2023 Outstanding Young Alumnus of the Year

Weston Stewart-Tennes '13

Weston Stewart-Tennes '13

Owner, City Flavor & CTO, Mickey

Past Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

2020 Nina Auslander Meehan '96

2019 Kimberly Ennix-Sandu '79

2018 Sara Buckelew ’88

2017 Renata Hesse '82

2016 Lisa Kirtman Marsh '86

2015 Will Glaser '83

2014 Stephanie Gregg Geoffrion' 92

2013 Rebecca Alexander '97

2012 Ken Denmead '87

Past Outstanding Young Alumni Award Recipients

2020 Olivia Lucas '14

2019 Julia Friedman '09

2018 Ben Cushing ’08

2017 Dakota Gruener ’07

2016 Kalin Werner '08

2015 Alexandra Cortes '05

2014 Rajiv Smith-Mahabir '04

2013 Trenton Price '03

2012 Alykhan Boolani '02

Nominate Alumna/us

We ask and encourage you to help us identify and honor your fellow classmates who have continued to embody the Head-Royce tenets of scholarship, diversity and citizenship in their professional lives and service to their community.

To nominate a candidate for the Distinguished Alumni Award and/or the Outstanding Young Alumni Award, please click here. If nominating more than one person, please complete a different submission for each candidate.