The final recognition given during our recent Academic Awards Evening is The Wheatley Medal. Presented by the Wheatley Principal, the Wheatley Medal seeks to highlight two students who have exemplified the highest standards of scholarship, ethical conduct and service to school and community.
Here is what was said during the presentation of this year’s medalists, Dean Sheinman and Brenda Zhong.
The first recipient has demonstrated outstanding scholarship, athleticism and leadership throughout his years at Wheatley. The definition of a public servant, he is both fair-minded and kindhearted. Even during these challenging times — when so many of the traditional activities connected to the end of Senior year have morphed into something different—he has remained optimistic, always rallying his peers to stay engaged and remain a cohesive unit to work toward common goals.
With a strong inner strength and sense of resiliency, he never loses sight of the importance of collaboration and teamwork. It is hard to imagine our school without his leadership to guide others.
Please join me in congratulating Dean Sheinman as one of this year’s recipients of The Wheatley Medal!
The next recipient has developed into an articulate and outgoing leader during her time at Wheatley. She has demonstrated an impressive ability to connect, lead and inspire others to get involved. Her deep passion for international affairs and civic justice has inspired her to actively participate in Model UN and Mock Trial.
With a seriousness of purpose, she has used her many leadership positions to serve as the voice of her peers. Never afraid to argue a point, she does so in a respectful manner supported by a nimble mind, a firm understanding of the issues at hand, and a keen awareness of and respect for the opposing point of view.
She is not just about leadership and academics, however; she also possesses the joyful soul of an artistic performer. This incredibly multi-talented young lady is a competitive figure skater and Varsity dancer. We are thankful to have benefitted from her leadership and generosity of spirt these past five years!
Please join me in congratulating the second recipient of the Wheatley Medal, Brenda Zhong