Olney's annual Awards Banquet typically falls right before Final Collection on the Thursday preceding Commencement. The evening is, for many members of the Olney community, the most emotional and powerful of the entire school year, and this year was no exception.
Staff, students, and a handful of guests enjoyed a wonderful buffet-style steak dinner (compliments of our brilliant kitchen team). Students were then recognized for their academic, athletic, and community leadership. Seniors Cayce Morrison and Liarucha Zahnke-Basuki were the recipients of this year's Sportsmanship awards, adding their names to an impressive list of former Olney standouts.
Next, departing seniors and staff were presented with their custom "graddy boxes" -- handcrafted, personalized mementos in which they can store cherished items from their time here and beyond.
Finally, the evening concluded with Final Collection -- a private, intimate opportunity for members of the community to share deep, sentimental thoughts and memories about their Olney experience.
Photos of this incredible evening can be found below.