On Thursday, June 3 the Upper School community gathered in the Katharine Van Bibber Gymnasium for Class Day to recognize and celebrate Upper School student accomplishments in the classroom, arts, athletics, service, citizenship and leadership throughout the 2020-21 academic year.
Terry Detorie, who is retiring this year after 30 years of service to Bryn Mawr, was this year’s Class Day speaker. Ms. Detorie has worn many hats during her time at Bryn Mawr, starting as a Middle School physical education teacher, athletic director, director of security and many roles in between. She took the opportunity to reflect on her time at Bryn Mawr and the moments that meant the most to her throughout the years. She left the Class of 2021 with the sentiment that it is the people that make you love a place, “For me Bryn Mawr has not been a workplace, it has been a home and all of you have been my family. I have come to believe that both are a reflection of one another - creative, inspiring, determined, motivated, caring and just so much fun to be around,” she said.
Following the speeches by seniors Kavya Uppalapati and Tahra Khanuja, Class Day awards were announced and leaders from Student Government Association, Athletic Association, Environmental Coalition, Community Service Learning, Arts Council and Community Advocacy for Equity (CAFE) passed the gavels to the incoming president of each organization.
At the conclusion of the ceremony, the seniors were officially welcomed into the Alumnae Association. Congratulations to all of the award winners and to the Class of 2021!
A recording of Class Day is available here
2021 Class Day Awards
All awardees are members of the Class of 2021 unless otherwise noted.
Frances Virginia Wentz Turner Prize
Community Service Prize
Class of 1953 Prize
Parents’ Association Award
The Wurtzburger Cup
The Agnes Whiting Memorial Award
Public Speaking Award
State of Maryland Merit Scholastic Awards
The Bryn Mawr College Prize
Rory Powell ‘22
Edith Hamilton Award
Shreya Gandhi ‘22
Class of 2020 Award
Class of 1943 Cups
Arts Council – Nafia Hunter
Athletic Association – Zoe Farrone
Community Advocacy for Equity (CAFÉ) – Sophie Leheny
Community Service Learning – Mia Eventoff
Environmental Coalition - Cynthia Somers
Student Government Association – Camryn Suntha
The Bryn Mawr College Scholarship
Creative Writing Award
Ruth Bridgman Pagon Memorial Award
Lawrason Perkins deMuth Prize in History
Rosemary Elliott Keyser Harder Art Award
Frances Wyatt Chisolm Photography Prize
Class of 1974 Prize for Performing Arts
Evelyn Estey Sanders Classics Prize
Yvonne Green Goodhue Modern Language Prize
Clare Coriell Hardy Award in the Sciences
Britten Moore Math Award
Lynn Sears Byank Computer Science Award
Anne Pugh Award
Class of 2023