Student Awards

Winter 2018-Present

Olivia S. ’22, Elizabeth H. ’25, Jeremy O. ’25, and Karma M. ‘26 received superior scores for their piano performances at the Dorothy Sutton Performance Festival. They move on to the showcase at Temple University Nov. 3

Sharanya G. ‘23 scored 100% on her music theory test, and received a superior rating for all four of her audition pieces in the piano and voice categories, at the Reading Music Teachers Association’s Dorothy Sutton Performance Festival on Oct. 6. This enabled her to perform in the Honors recital on Oct. 7.

David W. ‘19 has been named a commended student in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program for his score on the  PSAT/NMSQT.

Sharanya G. ‘23 is trained in classical Indian dance and performed at Millersville University’s Indian American cultural event, Namaste 2018, on Sept. 22.

Senior Thomas W. was named a 2019 National Merit Semifinalist. To be a finalist for a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship, he will be evaluated for his academic records, as well as school and community activities.

Lily N. ’21, Tessa B. ’21, Carly C. ’19, Riley E. ’21, Lisa E. ’21, Katrina F. ’19, Maisy S. ’21, and Amelia S. ’21 will have work on display in Pennsylvania Art Education Association Virtual Art Show to be held at The Harrisburg Hilton during the annual conference on October 5-7 and on the PAEA website, www.paeablog.org.

Drew W. ’19 was featured in the Attollo Prep “Scholar Spotlight” for being a scholar-athlete in basketball who is starting his own clothing line. The mission of 2Up Apparel is to motivate teens living in places of crime and poverty to chase their dreams.

Milana B. ’23 has been named to the 2018 Broadcom MASTERS Top 300, the premier STEM competition for Middle School students.

This summer, Arielle B. ’21 won the female 14 & under in the Anchorage Mayor’s Half Marathon, running the 13.1 miles at a 7:37 mile pace.

Cara C.’25 and Sonia G. ’25 won the Lancaster County Library’s Chopped Event by preparing an appetizer and dessert using three mystery ingredients.

LCDS’ Girl Scout Troop #70441 is working to achieve a Bronze Award, the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can achieve. In August, they built a Little Libraries at the Milagro House in Lancaster.

Nick H.’19 was chosen by Penn Live as a Central Pa. golfer to watch.

At the Friendship Chess League Individuals Tournament in March, Matt M. ‘23 earned the top prize of first place on the top flight. In addition, Henry C. ’23 came in third on Flight 2, Tristan M. ’22 placed fourth on Flight 3, and Adil A. ’22 took third place on Flight 4. The team also received a second place league trophy.

Rebecca M.’25 and Omar P.’25 earned participated in the 24 Math Challenge Competition at IU 13.

At the 84th annual Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) held at Penn State University in May, Matthew G.’19 and Arielle B. ’21 earned first place awards while Eric Y. ’19 and Janani I. ’20 captured second place awards. Arielle’s first-place presentation earned a perfect score and the Junior High Excellence in Microbiology Award. Matthew also received a renewable scholarship of $2,000 from Penn State University for the College of Science or College of Engineering. About three thousand students from grades seven to twelve presented their science fair projects at this competition.

At the Friendship Chess League Individuals Tournament in March, Matt M. ’23 earned the top prize of first place on the top flight. In addition, Henry C. ’23 came in third on Flight 2, Tristan M. ’22 placed fourth on Flight 3, and Adil A. ’22 took third place on Flight 4. The team also received a second place league trophy.

Rebecca M.’25 and Omar P.’25 earned participated in the 24 Math Challenge Competition at IU #13.

At the 84th annual Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) held at Penn State University in May, Matthew G.’19 and Arielle B. ’21 earned first place awards while Eric Y.’19 and Janani I.’20 captured second place awards. Arielle’s first-place presentation earned a perfect score and the Junior High Excellence in Microbiology Award. Matthew also received a renewable scholarship of $2,000 from Penn State University for the College of Science or College of Engineering. About three thousand students from grades seven to twelve presented their science fair projects at this competition.

The following students were names to the L-L League girls lacrosse all-stars.
First team: McKayla F. ’19, Katie K. ’18, Lauren W. ’20
Second team: Emma S. ’18
Honorable mention: Grace G. ’20

The following sixth-grade students earned awards in the National Spanish Exam.
Gold – Kieran B., Carrington B.
Silver – Mia J., Claire M., Paityn N., Amelia W., Julia B., Sophie H., Margaret H., Luke H
Bronze – Ashe B., Marissa J., Tobe K., Jimmy S., Evelyn W.
Honorable Mention – Savannah M.

The following seventh-grade students earned awards in the National Spanish Exam.
Silver – Rohon D. and Nadya D.
Bronze – Claire M. and Christopher R.
Honorable Mention – Maggie A., Milana B., Luke B., Leah G., Grace R., Elena S.

The following eighth-grade students earned awards in the National Spanish Exam.
Gold – Anjali I.
Silver – Ben A., Caterina M., Liz P.
Bronze – Alexa A., Sarah H., Michael S.
Honorable Mention – Adil A.

Jonah R. ’20 earned a silver medal in the District Three Class 2A boys tennis singles tournament and a berth in the PIAA State Singles Tournament.

George M. ’19 played in the District III Class 2A Boys Tennis Singles Tournament.

Herbert B. ’18 & Carter A. ’18 competed in the District III Class 2A Boys Tennis Doubles Tournament.

Nick A. ’18 competed at Penn Relays as he anchored the 4 x 100 meter relay team from JP McCaskey.

George W. ’22 placed 1st locally and 6th nationally in the National French Contest. He earned a silver medal for being in the 90th percentile.

In May, the following students were awarded prizes based on their National French Exam scores:

Level II
Gold Medal – Arielle B. ’21
Silver Medal–Dory N. ’21, Linnea W. ’21
Honorable Mention– Lisa Etter ’21, Mira H. ’20, Rohan K. ’21, Joan M. ’21

Level III
Silver Medal–Nina S. ’20
Bronze Medal–Adam M. ’20, Anna S. ’20
Honorable Mention–Renie C. ’20, Jonathan H. ’20

Level IV
Gold Medal – Thomas W. ’19
Silver Medal–William M. ’19 and Evan P. ’19
Honorable Mention–Clare J. ’18, Gregory M. ’20

Level V
Honorable Mention–Bethany J. ’18, Laura P. ’18

The following students won awards at the Capital Area Classics Festival.

Livvy N. ’20 first place: sculpture
Katrina F. ’19 first place: needlework and colored drawings; second place: mythology bowl
Anna S. ’20 third place: “Veni, Vidi, Scripsi,” Beta level
Amelia L. ’21 third place: Vocabulary Bee, Beta level
Ben K. ’21 third place:: Vocabulary Bee, Alpha level
Dorothy N. ’21 third place: “Veni, Vidi, Scripsi,” Alpha level

Dory B. ’18 has been selected as a winner of the Deborah P. Altman Outstanding Youth Volunteer Award by the Junior League of Lancaster for her community service with the LCDS Horizons program.

Seniors Sarah F., Finley L., Sam W. and Dannie L. were recognized for their musical contributions at the LLMEA Honors Banquet on April 24.

During MiniTHON April 14-15, more than 70 students stood for 12 hours and raised a little over $20,000.

LCDS Winners of Place and Auxiliary Awards at the North Museum Science Fair:

Place Winner 
8th grade
Grant G. – 1st Place, Engineering
Hana H. – 2nd Place, Plant Science
Liz P. – 1st Place, Earth Science
Gavin W. – 1st Place, Physical Science
George W. – Honorable Mention, Plant Science

7th grade
Maggie A. – 1st Place, Life Science
Milana B. – 3rd Place, Earth Science
Claire M. – 3rd Place, Physical Science

Upper School
Arielle B. – Microbioogy
Ajay C. – Honorable Mention, Behavioral and Social Science
Matt G. – 2nd Place, Engineering
Faith H. – Honorable Mention, Animal Science

Auxiliary Winners
8th grade
Alexis A. – Eurofins
Grant G. – Broadcom
Hana H. – (2 awards) Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Broadcom
Laurel M. – Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Liz P. (2 awards) – Armstrong Ind. and Broadcom
Gavin W. – Broadcom
George W.- Millersville University College of Science and Technology

7th grade
Maggie A. (3 awards) – Creative Solutions to Lancaster County Problems, PA College of Health Sciences and Broadcom
Milana B. – (2 awards) – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Broadcom
William B. – Farm and Home Foundation of Lancaster County
Claire M. – Broadcom

Upper School
Arielle B. – (3 awards) ASM Materials Education Foundation, Harrisburg Univ. of Science and Tech., and PA College of Health Sciences
Matt G. – (2 awards) PA Society of Professional Engineers and Yale Science and Engineering

Fifth-graders Olivia B., Sarah B., Annabelle L., and Llari V. represented LCDS at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 7 Elementary Songfest on April 7.

The Optimist Club of Lancaster crowned Lauren N. ’19 its 2018 Optimist Queen.

Steven Y. ’23 won first place in his age group at the 2018 Jr. Duck Stamp Art Contest in Pennsylvania. This contest was recognized by Congress with the 1994 enactment of the Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program Act. Every year, about 27,000 students participate in a state-level Duck Stamp art contest.

Livvy N. ’20 was admitted to the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) 2018 summer immersion program in Zhuhai, China. She is the third student at LCDS ever admitted to the program.

In the Springtime Meltdown Gymnastics Invitational, Lily H. ‘27 placed 3rd in vault, 2nd on uneven bars, and tied for 1st in the All-Around for her division, while Sofia H. ‘25 placed 2nd in vault for her division. They move on to States in April.

In the 100 Back & 100 Fly, Owen W.‘20 earned a place on the LL League All League team.

In diving, Evie A. ’20 earned a place on the L-L League All-League team.

Gavin W. ’22 placed fifth in the State MathCounts Competition in March.

The Social Venturing Class’ Dura-Bowl Team (seniors Dory B., Sarah F., Emma S., and Meredith W.) won first place in their division and received $1,000 in the Social Innovation contest at the University of Delaware Diamond Challenge in March. They pitched a durable bowl that has a conduction heated base and a silicone-insulated surface to cook foods safely and clean easily. The bowl you buy would helps provide a similar bowl for a family in refugee camps or in disaster situations, like Puerto Rico.

Art work by Katrina F. ’19, Nina S. ’20, and Lilly N. ’21 have been selected for the PAEA Youth Art Month Exhibit at the PA Dept. of Education in Harrisburg Feb. 25-April 20.

The following students won regional art awards:
LCYA
Honorable Mention:
Riley E. ’21, Drawing
Amelia S. ’21, Printmaking
Tessa B. ’19, Printmaking
Allie B. ’18, Painting
Scholastics
Honorable Mention:
Riley E. ’21, Drawing
Amelia S. ’21, Printmaking
Allie B. ’18, Painting

Third graders Nora S., William G., Nate W., and Riley R. earned first place in the first annual Third Grade STEM Bowl at the IU13. They competed against 12 other Lancaster Lebanon teams in quiz bowl style questions and a hands-on design challenge.


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