Alumni Awards

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Friends Select alumni playing basketball

Save the Date

Our next alumni awards will tentatively be held during Alumni Weekend, April 30-May 1, 2022. Submit a nomination for an award using the form below! 

The 2019 alumni awards, including the Athletic Hall of Fame and the Alumni and Teaching Awards, was held over Alumni Weekend on May 3-5, 2019.

Distinguished Alumni Award
Eric Blumenfeld ’81

Distinguished Teaching Award
Herb Kerns, Middle and Upper School Math Teacher,
1988 - 1999, 2003 - 2006, 2007 - 2008, 2014 - Present

Meritorious Service Award
Tammy Mayo, Food Services, 1996 - Present

Athletic Hall of Fame
Grace Finkbiner ’12

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


We need your help to recognize outstanding alumni and teachers!

Each year, we honor alumni and teachers who have made significant contributions to the school and community. Please contact 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.