More Than 200 Awards Given to Students on 63rd Annual Honors Day

Prizes cover a Broad Array of Scholarly, Athletic and Civic Achievements

left to right Emily C. Howe '13, Jones, Ayiti Maharaj-Best '13

The Trustee Award for Student Excellence, (L-R) Emily C. Howe '13, President Jones, Ayiti Maharaj-Best '13.
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HARTFORD, CT, May 3, 2013 – The Trinity College Chapel served as the site Friday, May 3 for the school’s 63rd annual Honors Day Ceremony in which more than 200 students were cited for their scholarly, athletic and community-oriented achievements. Some students were recognized more than once.

The honorees, which included members of the Classes of 2013, ’14, ’15 and ’16, were presented with a broad array of prizes and awards for their contributions and accomplishments over the years.

The ceremony originated when George Keith Funston, who served as Trinity College President from 1945 to 1951, sought to re-establish the school’s academic pageantry, which had been halted during World War II.  Matriculation and the Book Ceremony for first-year students were restored, and in the spring of 1950, Honors Day was added as a new event. It was intended to be an occasion when all Trinity prizes and awards -- with the exception of those handed out at Commencement – could be celebrated in the presence of the entire College community.

To view the recipients of the awards and prizes, as well as the presenters, please click on the following link:

Honors Day 2013 Program

Honors Day photo gallery