WESTON, MA— Seven Wellesley residents were among 90 students to graduate from The Rivers School in Weston on Friday, June 13.
A high honor roll student who was awarded the prestigious Dudley H. Willis Prize at Prize Day, Amalia L. Busch was a generous presence in the Rivers community. She was known for helping younger peers as a Student Advisor, showing her leadership skills as a founding member of Girls Now, sharing her opinions on the Debate Team, and giving her time to the Service Council. As a four-year member and recent captain of the ski team, she earned multiple honors over the years, including the 2014 Most Valuable Skier Award, the 2011 and 2013 Coaches’ Award, and a 2012 All-New England skiing honor. She also earned a Silver Key in the Boston Globe Scholastic Art Competition in ceramics. The daughter of Susan Busch and Jordan Busch, she will attend Colgate University in the fall.
An honor roll student and three-season varsity athlete who was named a scholar athlete at the annual varsity awards ceremony, Ellie M. DeCaprio has been an impressive member of the Rivers community. She shared her athletic abilities on the varsity field hockey team and showed her leadership abilities as captain of the varsity ice hockey and softball squads. Ellie’s performance on these teams earned her a variety of awards including field hockey All-League and 2012 Team Award; ice hockey MVP, 2014 All-ISL, and 2013 honorable mention; and a softball All-League nod in 2013 with honorable mentions in 2012 and 2014. Ellie also showed great artistic talent, receiving 2013 and 2014 SISAL first prize honors for hand built ceramics. The daughter of Jim DeCaprio and Leslie Hanrahan, she will attend Colgate University in the fall.
A high honor roll student, Emily K. Fraser was elected to the Cum Laude Society on Prize Day this year and received the Williams College Book Award in 2013. She shared her academic aptitude and developed her teaching skills as a math teaching assistant. Additionally, Emily has been an active member of Girls Now, president of the Debate Club, and an enthusiastic Red Key tour guide. She also had a lead role in the fall production of the comedy Almost, Maine, and earned a Silver Key in the Boston Globe Scholastic Art Competition in ceramics. Her hard work and interest in finance earned her a business internship last summer at the Audax Group where she researched various markets for their investment potential. The daughter of Tim and Leslie Fraser, she will attend Northwestern University in the fall.
An honor roll student who was also named a scholar athlete at the annual varsity awards ceremony, Peter M. Harris has been heavily involved in activities on and off campus. He joined Rivers two years ago after moving from Switzerland and quickly became an important part of the community. Pete shared his athletic abilities with the varsity football and baseball teams and showed his school spirit as a Red Key tour guide and active member of the Rivers Runners. The son of James and Carol Harris, he will attend Tulane University in the fall.
An honor roll student, Henry J. Lober brought his unique personality and great sense of humor to school every day, both in the classroom and on the soccer field. As a four-year member of the varsity soccer team, Henry constantly pushed his teammates to get better while still keeping things fun. Off the field, his caring spirit pushed him to take part in the New Orleans service trip and rise to the role of President of the Red Cross Club. The son of Doug Lober and Ann Bitetti, he will attend George Washington University in the fall.
An honor roll student, Andrew J. Segall was a passionate and energetic student with a love for music and the outdoors. He was a four-year member of the cross country team, serving as captain his senior year and winning the F.E. Allison Memorial Award. Andrew was a dedicated student as well, particularly in the math department where he worked doubly hard in his classes in order to further his involvement in the Teacher’s Assistant program. He was an excellent ambassador for the community as a Red Key tour guide and served as class president his sophomore and junior years. The son of Peter and Jackie Segall, he will attend the University of Vermont in the fall.A high honor roll student, Samuel H. Stulin was a creative, insightful presence at Rivers. He served as a student advisor and was a warm, generous role model for his younger peers. Sam has been a four-year member of the track and field team and this year demonstrated his leadership as captain. Sam has also been part of a number of Rivers musical theater productions. His artistic skills were recognized by a 2013 Young Arts award for filmmaking, a 2014 Three-Dimensional Arts Prize for ceramics, and a Boston Globe Scholastic Art Prize honorable mention in 2013 and 2014. The son of Jeffrey Stulin and Melinda Harrison, he will attend New York University in the fall.