This year’s tribute assembly to our founder, Louise Schaumburg McGehee, had a different look this year. The Class of 2021 gathered in the auditorium for this special tribute to Miss McGehee, while the rest of Upper School and the Middle School joined virtually. Citizenship and Community Service awards were presented—Congratulations to the following award recipients!
The Citizenship Award was started in 1943 to recognize Upper School students who had given their best to McGehee in loyalty, achievement, and support. Selection into the Citizenship Group is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Candidates are nominated by their respective classes based upon their service and commitment to McGehee. A vote by the Citizenship Group and faculty follows the initial nomination. A student selected has given her best to McGehee, and to her the School gives its highest honor. Our current citizenship girls, Elizabeth Drennan ‘21, Lynn-Chi Nguyen ‘21, Ella Charbonnet ‘21, and Annie Steinfeld ‘22, presented the awards to this year’s recipients:
12th grade: Frankie Giardina, Gabrielle Tanet, Jordyn Wilson
11th grade: Marche Beals, Harriet Butscher
10th grade: Joei Lee
Jane Pharr Gage ‘28, had the privilege of knowing Miss McGehee personally. She said on numerous occasions that Miss McGehee’s emphasis on community service had the greatest impact on her life.The Jane Pharr Gage Community Service Award recognizes a member of the faculty, a parent, or student, who is an active volunteer and through her or his leadership involves McGehee students in community service projects. This year the award was given to three recipients:
Seniors: Elizabeth Drennan and Lynn-Chi Nguyen
Teacher: Sarah Wiseman
In keeping with tradition, the Founder’s Day cake was cut by our legacy seniors and while a few couldn’t be present for the cake cutting, they were certainly there in spirit!