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Student Awards and Prizes

Jon M. Groetzinger and Elinor Lee Groetzinger Award is awarded to a student who is graduating magna cum laude or summa cum laude and who plans to enter law school.  Established in 1998 by bequest of Jon Groetzinger P'71.

2020-2021       Isla Rose Bowery
2019-2020       Kenshin Cho
2018-2019       Dylan Button Salzman
2017-2018       William Christopher McDonald
2016-2017       Day Dakota Robins and Wentao Zhai
2015-2016       Rachel Gabrielle Frank
2014-2015       Taylor Grey Custer
2013-2014       Hannah Kogan
2012-2013       Benjamin Brink Sweeney
2011-2012       Joshua McIntosh Taylor
2010-2011       Timothy Douglas Miles
2009-2010       Avery Fox White
2008-2009       William Kirby Hackett
2007-2008       Thomas Nardini
2006-2007       Julia Jill Bredrup and Caroline L. Harrington
2005-2006       Katherine Webber Kern
2004-2005       Kiernan McAlpine


The Julian E. and Melba Jarrett Prize is awarded to that graduating Political Science major who excelled in the study of political philosophy, law, and American government. Established in 1982 by Glenn A. Jarrett, '70, in memory of his parents.

2020-2021       Colson Michael Andrews and Nathan Gunesch
2019-2020       Charlie Cacciatore and Galen Fastie
2018-2019       Caroline Emily Snell  
2017-2018       Jonathan Kincheloe Turnage 
2016-2017       Alexander Khan and Martin Naunov
2015-2016       Rachel Gabrielle Frank
2014-2015       Taylor Gray Custer and Qian Zhe (Danny) Zhang
2013-2014       Jeffrey Hetzel and Rachel Hannah Kogan    
2012-2013       Wenbo Zhang
2011-2012       Alyssa Beatrice O'Gallagher & Michael William Polebaum 
2010-2011       Margaret Elizabeth Moslander & Conrad Ellison Trimbath
2009-2010       Heather Pangle
2008-2009       William Kirby Hackett
2007-2008       Conor Shaw   
2006-2007       Caroline Harrington   
2005-2006       Katherine Neill Doorely and Philip Kehl      
2004-2005       Uzair Kayani and Kiernan McAlpine
2003-2004       Giorgi Areshidze
2002-2003       Samia Amin
2001-2002       Peter David Nestor and Jonathan Shapira
2000-2001       David Kenneth Cohen and Stephen Matthew Joyce
1999-2000       Irakly George Areshidze and Tobias Steven Dougherty
1998-1999       Ayse Zarakol
1997-1998       Damjan De Krnjevic Miskovic
1996-1997       Heather Barrett Thompson     
1995-1996       Justin James Bannett and Samy Karnal Khalil          
1994-1995       William Brendan Murphy      
1993-1994       Charles Kevin Marshall
1992-1993       Sarah C. Knowles and David Robert Upham
1991-1992       Gavin A. Symes
1990-1991       Mark David Flaherty 
1989-1990       Daniel David Northrop
1988-1989       Paul Owen Carrese and Patricia Bauman
1987-1988       Christopher Douglas Hawkins
1986-1987       Edward Andrew Walpin
1985-1986       Dan Michael Kahan
1984-1985       Adam H. Arkel
1983-1984       Melissa Ann Pineault
1982-1983       Hugh Kilpatrick Webster and George S. Shively
1981-1982       David Francis Taylor

The C.J. Neil Kvasnak Family Award is awarded to the graduating Political Science major who has excelled in the study of American politics, with special emphasis on state and local politics. Established in 1983 by the C.J. Neil Kvasnak family.

2020-2021       Abbott Warren LaPrade and Audrey Megan Sacheleben
2019-2020       Benjamin Groustra
2018-2019       Abigail Alsop Hinchman
2017-2018       Nora Katherine Novak Lenhard
2016-2017       Katherine Ann Reinmuth
2015-2016       Katherine Ramsey Hamilton 
2014-2015       Kenneth Charles Kunze, III
2013-2014       Annie Kinser Pruitt    
2012-2013       Sarah Mikva Pfander
2011-2012       Kathryn Lawlin Strangfeld
2010-2011       Jaime Leigh Fuller and Samuel Rockwood Hoar
2009-2010       Jesse Matthew Shron Gubb
2008-2009       Harriet Fox
2007-2008       Emily Elisabeth Eliot and Amy Marie Shepard
2006-2007       Kathryn Anne Babin  
2005-2006       Daniel Michael Coriell
2004-2005       Gregory Eriksen         

The Katerina Kraus Prize recognizes outstanding work by a graduating Political Science major, with a preference for comparative or international politics. Established in 2011 by Lisa Giuffra Diaz ’84 in memory of Katerina Kraus, the late sister of Michael Kraus, Frederick C. Dirks Professor of Political Science at Middlebury.

2020-2021       Caroline Lillian Kapp
2019-2020       Grace Vedock
2018-2019       Mary Isabel Trichka   
2017-2018       James Patrick Callison
2016-2017       Madelaine Allen Hack
2015-2016       Sarah I. Steinberg
2014-2015       Bree Bella Baccaglini
2013-2014       Max Ivan Kagan
2012-2013       Zoe Marie Hamilton
2011-2012       Kyle McHenry Hunter
2010-2011       Amanda Brezina Lowe