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Final Assembly of the Year Honors Distinguished Faculty and Seniors

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From top left, counterclockwise: Theo Sanders, Adam Whistler, Katina Ballantyne, Rachel Blumenthal and Paige Miller. Photos courtesy of Menlo School

In the last Upper School assembly of the year, the Class of 2024 honored students and teachers who stood out in the community.

History teacher Katina Ballantyne was awarded the Charles B. Emerick Teaching Prize — named after the late business manager of Menlo School and Menlo College — which is presented to one standout teacher each year. The co-captains of the yearbook team, Anya Patel and Kenya Cassidy, dedicated the 2023-24 yearbook to math teacher Adam Whistler, who, like Ballantyne, is leaving the school at the end of the year. English teacher Rachel Blumenthal, last year’s Charles B. Emerick honoree, was nominated to give the “Charge to the Senior Class” graduation speech.

Seniors awarded Paige Miller and Theo Sanders the Richard Lawson Spirit Award for exemplifying Menlo’s traditions and spirit and being outstanding classmates.

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