Distinguished Alumni Award
The Honorable Vincent Hughes ‘74

Distinguished Teaching Award
Jim Brubaker

Meritorious Service Award
Ingrid Lakey ‘89 

Athletic Hall of Fame
Margaret "Betty" Everett ‘37 
Bruce Gessner ‘74 (posthumous)
Paul Marcucci ‘69 
Emily Payne '14


2023 Awards

Distinguished Alumni Award: Rachel Zimmerman ’85 
Distinguished Teaching Award: Linda Patterson 
Athletic Hall of Fame: Ben Holl ’13 and Jim Wong ’73 

For past winners, see the Alumni and Teaching Awards and Athletic Hall of Fame.


We need your help to recognize outstanding alumni and teachers!

At Friends Select, we honor alumni and teachers who have made significant contributions to the school and community. Please contact chrisj@friends-select.org to learn about the criteria for each award and how to nominate a classmate or teacher.

  • Distinguished Alumni Award
  • Meritorious Service Award
  • Distinguished Teaching Award
  • Athletic Hall of Fame

Award Information

The Distinguished Alumni Award honors an alumnus or alumna who has displayed distinctive achievement in a chosen field or endeavor and has made significant contributions to public service and community.

The Meritorious Service Award honors an individual for sustained and exemplary service to Friends Select School. Eligible individuals include alumni and other qualified “honorary” alumni of the Friends Select School community, such as faculty, trustees, administrators, and parents.

The Distinguished Teaching Award recognizes faculty and staff who have contributed significantly to the life of the school through their teaching and mentoring over a minimum of five years. Criteria include a commitment to the school community; record of outstanding teaching effectiveness; ability to inspire, promote, and sustain the intellectual and developmental needs of students; pedagogical approach that is innovative, intellectually rigorous, creative, and engaging; and commitment to Quaker values, practice, and service.

The Athletic Hall of Fame honors an alumnus, alumna, or coach who has exemplified outstanding athletics as well as good sportsmanship while representing Friends Select School. For alumni, the nominee's class year must be at least five years from the time of nomination. The nominee may also have served the school as a coach or administrator for a minimum of five years.