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Recent graduates earn Head of School awards in high school

Three Gordon graduates won Head of School awards at their high schools this spring:  Lana Mburu ’20 and Daniel Martinez ’22 (left and center) at St. Andrew’s in Barrington, and Misha Griffin ’19 (right) at Milton Academy.

At both schools, the Head of School award is among the top honors. At St. Andrew’s, it goes to the one member of each class who embodies the spirit of the school’s founder “in action, inclusion, and service.” The Milton award goes to a number of seniors “for their demonstrated spirit of self-sacrifice, community concern, leadership, integrity, fairness, kindliness and respect for others.”

Gordon’s mission is to graduate leaders who have a positive impact on the communities that they join. These three alumni are examples of how that mission begins manifesting immediately after students graduate from Gordon.

Lana was also honored with the University of Rhode Island Alumni Award, “given to the junior who best displays the outstanding personal attributes of integrity, industriousness and loyalty, combined with an exemplary record of service to the school and community,” and the Harvard Book Prize, given to “an outstanding junior who displays excellence in scholarship and has high character combined with achievement in other fields.”

Misha also received two honors for his contribution to Milton’s performing arts program.

The St. Andrews honors also recognized Gordon Billings ’19 as a member of the first group of St. Andrew’s students to participate in the International Baccalaureate exam process at St. Andrew's.

The high school awards season is always busy for Gordon graduates. News on honors for alumni at Classical High School and Wheeler is at

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