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Spring Family Day

Parents and Grandparents are invited to join us for Millbrook's 2021 Spring Family Day. Celebrate our Vth form students as they learn they have been awarded a college book prize or art award, and watch as Headmaster Casertano awards the Founders' Prize to the 2021 winner.

The Founders' Prize was established by Bradford Mills '44 to honor the qualities that Millbrook's founders, Edward and Lucy Pulling, sought to inspire in their students. It is given annually to a member of the Vth form who has displayed an enthusiasm for life's challenges, a creative and innovative spirit, and a commitment to the community and to team play. Along with receiving a cup and the recipient's name being listed on a permanent trophy, the winner receives a scholarship to NOLS, Outward Bound, or a similar program for the summer following the Vth form year.

Continue reading below for descriptions of the book awards and arts awards.

VIRTUAL SPRING FAMILY DAY 2021 - SATURDAY, APRIL 24
10 – 10:45 a.m. State of the School Address with Headmaster Drew Casertano followed by a question-and-answer session. Zoom webinar link to be sent to parents via email.
11 - 11:45 a.m.  IIIrd and IVth form parent gathering via Zoom. Join Academic Dean Eve Whitehouse and Dean of Faculty Jasper Turner. Zoom webinar link to be sent to IIIrd and IVth form parents via email.
11 - 11:45 a.m.  VIth form parent gathering via Zoom. Join Director of Annual Giving and Parent Engagement Barbara Gatski. Zoom webinar link to be sent to VIth form parents via email.
12:30 - 1:15 p.m. Grandparent Tea with Headmaster Drew Casertano and Headmaster-Elect Jon Downs '98. Invitation and link to join on Zoom sent to grandparents via email.
All day Director of Counseling Sarah Stanton and Counselor Billy Thom are available. Parents may call (845-677-8261) or email: sstanton@millbrook.org or wthom@millbrook.org.


                

BOOK AWARDS

List of 12 items.

  • Aurelian Honors Society Book Award

    The Aurelian Honors Society was founded at Yale University in 1910, with the motto “Ever Striving for the Best”. The Aurelian Honors Prize is given to someone who has demonstrated high scholarship and sound character.
  • Elmira College Key

    The Elmira College Alumni Association Board of Directors present the Elmira College Key to one outstanding student from the Vth form class.  This student is eligible for an award that holds a total scholarship value of $80,000 upon the student’s enrollment at Elmira College.
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Merit Award in Math and Science

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), as a leader and pioneer in the study of math and science, presents this award in recognition of those students at selected independent and public high schools whose scholarship is evident in the study of these disciplines. The merit award includes eligibility for a financial award of at least $100,000 over four years at RPI.
  • Sewanee Book Award for Excellence in Writing

    The University of the South recognizes outstanding Vth formers from a select group of high schools nationwide with the Sewanee Book Award for Excellence in Writing.  This student should demonstrate leadership, academic scholarship, involvement in their community, and the continued promise of outstanding writing achievement in the future.
  • The Bates College Book Award

    The Bates College Book Award is presented in recognition of outstanding leadership, academic achievement, and creativity in the spirit of the Bates College motto Amore ac Studio, "With Ardor and Devotion.”
  • The Kenyon Book Award

    The Kenyon Book Award is given to a member of the Vth form class who embodies the highest levels of intellectual engagement, creativity, and community that are central to the liberal arts and sciences.
  • The Smith College Book Award

    The Smith College Book Award recognizes the achievements of an outstanding Vth former who exemplifies academic potential, achievement, and leadership qualities.
  • The University of Rochester George Eastman Young Leaders Award

    The Young Leaders Award seeks to recognize future leaders who show strong leadership experience at school and in their community. This award means the student will be considered for a minimum scholarship of $10,000 a year upon the student’s enrollment at the University of Rochester.
  • The Wesleyan Book Award

    The Wesleyan Book Award is granted for demonstrating the attributes necessary to succeed in the pursuit of a liberal arts education at the college level:  independent, creative thought, and academic excellence in a wide range of subjects, as well as commitment and achievement in non-academic fields of interest.
  • The Williams College Book Award

    The Williams College Book Award is given to a Vth former in the top five percent of his or her class who has demonstrated intellectual leadership and has made a significant contribution to the extracurricular life of the school.
  • University of Rochester/Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award in Humanities and Social Sciences

    The University of Rochester sponsors a national program at selected independent and public high schools to recognize outstanding achievement by Vth formers in the humanities and social sciences.  This award is a recognition that the study of the humanities provides the broad underpinnings of an education that will serve them well no matter what their chosen careers might be. This award means the students will be considered for a minimum scholarship of $10,000 a year upon the student’s enrollment at the University of Rochester.
  • University of Rochester/Xerox Award for Innovation and Information Technology

    The Vth former nominated for this award should meet the following criteria: a strong interest in innovation and/or information technology, a high level of achievement in this area, exposure to new technologies, leading other students to new approaches to old problems, business plans for fundraising, innovative community service, and after school activities. This award means the student will be considered for a minimum scholarship of $10,000 a year upon the student’s enrollment at the University of Rochester.

ARTS & ENGLISH AWARDS

Arts Awards
    Ceramics
    Dance
    Drawing & Painting
    Instrumental Music
    Vocal Music
    Photography
    Technical Theater
    Theater
 
English Award
     Poetry Prize