Honors and Awards
The Linsly Honors Program recognizes students for outstanding academic achievement. Any upper or middle school student having attained an average of 92% has earned second honors. A student having received an average of 95% has earned first honors.
Since effort and attitude are at least as important as grades, the Head of School's Performance List (HPL) recognizes students who are realizing their potential and excelling in effort, attitude, classroom demeanor, promptness in assignments, and quality of homework.
When available, the most recent Honors and HPL lists may be viewed online.
Linsly’s chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) is known as the Guy E. Holden Chapter. The following grades must be maintained in order to belong to this group: Sophomores, 95%; Juniors, 93%; and Seniors, 92%. Requirements also include a high degree of character and leadership.
Upper School – The student with the highest scholastic average in each subject is awarded a certificate of achievement.
Middle School – Students in first and second place in the class standing are awarded a certificate of achievement.
Valedictorian Award – The Valedictorian is presented a wrist watch by the school.
Birch Award – The John Mitchell Birch Award is presented in memory of Linsly's former headmaster, and is awarded to the student winners of the Annual Declamation Contest.
John Anwar Most Improved Award – The John Anwar Award is given by Dr. and Mrs. Anwar in memory of their eldest son John who passed away in 1991 when he was a senior. This award recognizes the student who has shown the most improvement in Spanish during the academic year.
Stimac Award – The award is given in memory of George M. Stimac, Jr. It is given to the student who has shown the most improvement in German.
Vincent Blaney Award – The French Club presents an award to the student, who in opinion of the French Department, shows the greatest improvement during three years of French study. This award is given in memory of Vincent Blaney.
Guenther Award – The David B. Guenther Memorial Award is given for outstanding leadership, citizenship, and character. The award is sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Guenther and presented to the Upper School student displaying these attributes.
George M. Stimac Award – The Stimac Award is given in memory of George M. Stimac, Jr. He was a student at Linsly from 1969 until 1974 when his health prevented him from continuing. George died in 1975. The Stimac Award is given to the student who has shown the most improvement in German.
Owens Award – The Theodore Scott Owens Award is presented to that member of the Senior Class who exhibits the qualities of determination, seriousness, and persistence respected by all. This award is given in memory of Theodore Scott Owens, a former Linsly student.
Max W. LaBorde Award – The Max W. LaBorde Award is given to those students who daily met the challenges and demands of Senior English. The award is given in memory of former Department Chairman and Senior English Teacher, Max W. LaBorde.
Donald H. Hofreuter Award – The Donald H. Hofreuter Award is given to that member of the Senior Class who has been exemplary in his or her service to the school and community, in the tradition of Dr. Donald H. Hofreuter, Linsly Cadet Major, community leader, and long time Chairman of Linsly's Board of Trustees.
Gilleland Award – The Gilleland Award was established in memory or Professor Brady Gilleland who attended Linsly from 1932 until his graduation in 1940. Latin was his life and his passion from college, through a very successful teaching career, until his death in 2003. The award recognizes the student who has shown the most improvement in Latin during the academic year.
Headmaster Award – This award is given to that member of the Senior Class who, in the opinion of the faculty and the headmaster, through his/her display of leadership, academic excellence, and willingness to serve, acted as a model for all Linsly students.
Buncher Award – The outstanding Weiss Hall resident in the estimation of the Dormitory Master receives an award given in the memory of the late Albert Buncher, father of Martin Buncher, a former Linsly student.
Basil G. Lockhart Award – This award is presented in the spring to the member of the Junior Class who has been selected as Linsly's Head Prefect for the upcoming academic year. It is named in honor of the late Basil G. Lockhart, Linsly's headmaster from 1940 to 1972.
Tim Ashe Award – This award is presented to that member of the Junior Class, who in the opinion of the faculty and headmaster, best exemplifies the characteristics of academic excellence, athletic prowess, and unselfish leadership in the tradition of Tim Ashe.
Linsly Middle School Award – This award is presented to those members of the eighth grade who, in the opinion of the faculty and headmaster, exemplify the qualities of scholarship, leadership, and character looked for in every Linsly student.