|Woodberry Holds 119th Graduation Exercises|
Clear, sunny skies and pleasant temperatures greeted hundreds of family and friends who converged on Woodberry's lawn in front of the Residence on May 24 for commencement exercises.
Class of 2008 member Wonik Jang delivered a rousing valedictory address. "Woodberry has always been a life-prep school, not a college-prep school," he said. "College is a reward we earned. But it is...our endeavors in classrooms and sweat dropped on athletic fields, that are truly valuable and lasting. Those are the things that make us learn and grow and to be a man. I like excellence and golden trophies, but more importantly, I value improvement and the lessons I learn in the process."
The following awards were presented during commencement exercises:
A. Colquitt Shackelford, Jr. Senior Master's Award Allen Wayne Dunaway
Archer Christian Memorial Medal John Robert Belk, Jr.
Class of 2006 Residential Life Award Tracey Stakem
Distinguished Service Awards Jim Ambler, Carey Amberger
Frank Hawkins Kenan Medal John Frederick Nash, Jr.
Frank S. Walker Award Debra C. Lloyd
George R. O'Connor Prize for Excellence in Teaching Nathaniel Aaron Ebel
Headmaster's Award Tyler Scott Finney
Johnny Mercer Medal Paul Wesley Brockman
Mrs. J. Carter Walker Medal Jesse Thompson Ellington IV
Robin W.A. Bredin Memorial Award Robert Christopher Crews Bauer
Service Memorial Medal John Alfred James III
Valedictory Wonik Jang
Vivian Slaughter Memorial Medal Samuel LeCraw Mikell
William B. Mason Memorial Medal Alfred Williams V
William Campbell Arnold, Jr. Memorial Award Robert Alexander Board
William M. Hahn Memorial Award Thomas Francis Flaherty V