May 08, 2020

The H-SC community finished the academic year strong despite an unconventional end to the spring semester. Students and faculty were recognized remotely for their accomplishments for the 2019-20 academic year.

2019-20 Academic Year Awards and Recipients

Administrative Award

Dr. Robert H. Blackman, John Peter Mettauer Award Excellence in Research

Academic Success

Elijah Howard Edwards '22, Sophomore Academic Excellence Award
James Edward Garrison '22, Sophomore Academic Excellence Award
Kenneth James Kratz '22, Sophomore Academic Excellence Award


Elijah Wayne Strong '20, James R. T. Hewett Biology Award
Nathan Thomas Everette '20, James R. T. Hewett Biology Award
Matthew Christian Rehak '21, H. B. Overcash Award
Douglas Huguenin Hogan '21, H. B. Overcash Award


Brennan McCoy Vaught '21, Topham Chemistry Award
Andrew Palmer Howell '20, Anderson Prize for Excellence in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


Thomas McGregor Rolf '20, David C. Wilson Greek Prize
Christopher Luke McGarry '20, Leila B. Thompson Eta Sigma Phi Prize in Latin

Economics & Business

Benjamin Alexander Mogren '20, Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award
Rhett Christian Andersen '21, William R. Hendley Award in Economics and Business


Ethan Kirk Betterton '20, The Grace and Hassell Simpson Prize
Elijah Howard Edwards '22, The Sallie Wright Harrison Poetry Award
Cory Wayne Childress '20, The Shelley A. Marshall Short Story Award

Fine Arts/Music

Walker McDaniel Cullen '20, Camilla Virginia Taylor Crawley Music Award
Michael Jonathan J. Harris '22, Kearfott Stone Memorial Award
Jacob Edward Thomasson '20, Randolph Minter Glee Club Award

Fine Arts/Theatre

Robert David Morris '20, Robert H. Porterfield '29 Drama Award
Zachary Arthur White '20, Robert H. Porterfield '29 Drama Award

Flemming Center

Rakeem Ramone Walker '20, Entrepreneurial Leadership Award

Global Education

Robert David Morris '20, Gemborys-Choate-Bouin-Swenson Award

Government & Foreign Affairs

Shelby Tyler Hanna '20, James Madison Award for Excellence in Political Science
Graham Copeland Smith '20, John Marshall Award for Excellence in Writing in Political Science


Garnet Sinclair Crocker '20, Etta Sawyer Hart Bliss History Award
Laken Alan Williams '20, Etta Sawyer Hart Bliss History Award
Nicholas William Ikley '22, Willard F. Bliss Award
James Wesley Taylor '22, Willard F. Bliss Award

Math & Computer Science

Hunter Matthew Gilliam '22, Macon Reed Award (Computer Science)
James Edward Garrison '22, Macon Reed Award (Mathematics)
Jonathan Jacob Justus '20, William C. Chewning, Jr. Award

Physics & Astronomy

William Jackson Smith '20, Weyland Thomas Joyner Physics Award
Christopher Diel Zoller '20, Hardy Cross Award in Physics


Jacob Edward Thomasson '20, Gerald T. Carney for Excellence in the Study of Religion


Pieter William Green '23, Rhetoric Essay Award: 101, Cabas Prize for Best Written Essay
Josiah Broderick King '23, Rhetoric Essay Award: 102
Jacob A. Siler '22, Rhetoric Best Speaker Award: 210
Cody Charles Brugos '22, Rhetoric Best Speaker Award: 310
George Alexander Theoharis '20, Deis & Frye Prize for Creative Nonfiction
George Alexander Theoharis '20, Colbert Prize for Excellence in Rhetoric

Student Affairs

Timothy Isaiah Morgan Facemire '21, Jeffrey N. Friend Award

Student Organization Awards

Garrett Paul Ramsey '20, Lewis and Nell Drew Student Government Award
Joshua Alexander Hall '22, Resident Advisor of the Year Award
Outsider's Club—David Garrison Fluharty '20, Student Government Outstanding Club/Organization Award
Brennon Cade Kimbler '21, Student Justice System Investigator of the Year Award
Alexander Zorko '22, CAC Member of the Year Award
Tyler Paul Puhlick '21, IFC Member of the Year Award
Conner Jones Francis '20, Senate Member of the Year Award
John Powell Pittman '20, The ODK Cohen Citizenship Award
Benjamin Neal Hager '23, Outstanding First Year Journalist Award

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