Severn School Celebrates Student Achievement in the Arts

As part of Fine Arts Week, which celebrates every students’ contribution to the school’s thriving Arts programs, Severn School recognized a number of outstanding student achievements at the 2022-23 Upper School Fine Arts Assembly. 
The incredible talents of Severn students were on full display throughout the school year, from the work that the Visual Arts students did on the Memory Project, to inspired performances by the cast and crew alike in Almost, Maine in the fall and Little Shop of Horrors in the spring, to outstanding – and in some cases award-winning – performances by Severn’s singers and musicians at a wide variety of venues. This included a first-place finish at SingStrong! by the a cappella group Breakwater, and the opportunity for members of the choir to perform at Carnegie Hall in March.

The annual Fine Arts Assembly formally honors outstanding student achievement within the arts through the presentation of the Arts Achievement and Senior Arts Awards. Department Chairs for the various programs spoke about each individual award and then the special qualities and achievements of the recipient before announcing the name. Head of School Doug Lagarde presented the awards on stage. 

This year’s recipients are:

3-D Visual Arts Achievement Award – Matt Evans ‘24
The Daniel Maurice Rothman Memorial Three‑Dimensional Art Award – Tori Griffith ‘23
Arts Achievement Award – Vivian Miller ‘24
The Jane Schwartz Memorial 2-D Art Awards – Caitlyn Given ‘23, Skylar Kagan ‘23
Digital Arts Achievement Award – Paige Weinberg ‘24
Digital Arts Award – Bryce Feldmaier ‘23
Arts Achievement Award in Theatre – Erik Maltz ‘24
Performing Arts Award – Jack Giardina ’23, Maddie Howell ‘23
Arts Achievement Award in Vocal Music – Zoe Smith-Joledo ‘24
Arts Achievement Award in Instrumental Music – Charlie Friedrich ‘24, Jennifer Gomez-Gallardo ‘24
The V Award in Vocal Music – Megan Murphy ‘23
The V Award in Instrumental Music – Louis Lentz ‘23
The Sassi Renaissance Award – Sophia Amplo ‘23

Photos of the individual students recognized during the assembly are available here.
Music and Art Honor Society Members Recognized
The Tri-M Music Honor Society is a national organization dedicated to serving communities through music. Membership in Tri-M is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors who have completed a minimum of one semester in a music ensemble course, earning a grade of B+ or higher, and who are enrolled in a music course for the current year of membership. The following students were either returning or new Tri-M members this year:
  • Sophia Amplo
  • Dammy Adepoju
  • Emma Cahouet
  • Maggie Cahouet
  • Ben Campion
  • Kate Castleberry
  • Parker Collins
  • James Crabtree
  • Margaret Cravens
  • Anna Erskine
  • Matthew Fisher
  • Charles Friedrich
  • Jack Giardina
  • Mackenzie Getz
  • Jennifer Gomez-Gallardo
  • Ainsley Grow
  • Maddie Howell
  • Nicholas Hanson
  • Rohan Lakhanpal
  • Emily Leach
  • Louis Lentz
  • Grant Lonergan
  • Reagan Mahan
  • Nick Marquinez
  • Madison Mullen
  • Megan Murphy
  • Paisley Pentecost
  • Katie Powell
  • Tara Qualey
  • Henry Salinas
  • Holland Sixbey
  • Konner Smith
  • Zoe Smith-Joledo
  • Emily Sutton
  • Tait Tavolacci
  • Alan Tchamourliyski
  • Sean Ward
  • Charles Whiteside     
  • Timmy Wright                                                  
Those students who have been inducted into the National Art Honor Society were also recognized. The National Art Honor Society is designed to recognize students who have demonstrated an extraordinary passion for, and excellence in the visual arts. Severn NAHS members have maintained an A average in at least three visual arts courses, and are models of character and conduct in their commitment to their studies in the visual arts. NAHS members participate annually in the Memory Project creating portraits for orphaned and disadvantaged children all over the world.
This year’s NAHS members are:
  • Grace Cowell
  • Nyela Djossou
  • Dylan Fenn
  • Caitlyn Given
  • Victoria Griffith
  • Zarhria Grimes
  • Polly Hill
  • Julia Hlousek
  • Nathaniel Hallock
  • Erin Hooper
  • Garrett Jay
  • Skylar Kagen
  • Emma O’Leary
  • Avery Poindexter
  • Brendan Reilly
  • Ella Riddle
  • Morgan Ryan
  • Zoee Stencil
  • Emerson Wienk
  • Jessica Wilson
  • Isabel Zurowski
Fine Arts Week also includes the annual Upper School Spring Concert, which will be held on Thursday, April 27 at 7 PM in Price Auditorium.

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