StoneBridge 2024 Academic Award Recipients

Every year at StoneBridge, one student from grades 8th-12th grade is awarded a high academic honor exemplifying outstanding Christian scholarship and character. The recipients for the 2023-2024 academic year are as follows:

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Junior Statesman Award: Joe’el Torres, 8th Grade

Given to the 8th grade student who best exemplifies outstanding Christian character, servant-leadership and academic excellence.

“Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.” ~ 1 Timothy 4:12.

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Noah Webster Scholar Award: Sarah Busby, 9th Grade

Given to the 9th grade student who best exemplifies outstanding Christian scholarship. A scholar is one who is teachable; one who is a disciple of the Master Teacher, Jesus Christ; one who is a man of books, eminent in erudition; one able to Biblically research and reason from the Word of God; one who knows the truth in the person of the Lord, Jesus Christ and has laid a foundation of all knowledge and wisdom; one whose scholarship has been fashioned in the gold of Christian character through diligence and industry; one who applies his scholarship for the purpose of the Gospel and it’s government. “Study to show thyself approved, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” ~ 2 Timothy 2:15.

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John Quincy Adams Servant Award: Emily Brady, 10th Grade

Given to the 10th grade student who best exemplifies outstanding Christian servanthood. A servant is one who voluntarily attends or serves another through menial offices; one willing to make painful sacrifices in compliance with the weakness or needs of others; one, like Jesus Christ, who was willing to wash the feet of His disciples; one who serves the living God, who calls His children to serve Him in a spirit of love by ministering selflessly to others. “Whoever will be chief among you, let Him be your servant.” ~ Matthew 20:27

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George Washington Steward Award: Eden Alphin, 11th Grade

Given to the 11th grade student who best exemplifies outstanding Christian stewardship. A steward is one entrusted with the care and management of his God-given internal property and the external property in a manner reflecting the character of Christ; one capable of wisely managing and dispensing the provisions of another, one whose character and service is found trustworthy and reliable; a minister of Christ, one able to dispense the provisions of the Gospel, serving the furtherance of the Kingdom of Christ here on earth. “It is required of a steward that he be found trustworthy.” ~ I Corinthians 4:2.

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James Madison Statesman Award: Luke Brady, Class of 2024

Given to the 12th grade student who best exemplifies outstanding Christian statesmanship. A statesman is a representative of Jesus Christ, who came not to be served but to serve; one tooled in the art of self-government under God, able to wisely steward his God-given property—his conscience, time, talent—and the property of others; one able to think and reason biblically in all areas of life, rightly dividing the Word of God; and one able to lead, by example, his own generation in a spirit of selflessness as an ambassador of Christ locally, nationally, and internationally. “Be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.” ~ I Peter 3:15.

Rosalie June Slater Literary Award

The Rosalie June Slater Literary Award is given to the student whose written work exemplifies Biblical scholarship and is deemed most worthy of recognition by the high school faculty and administration. This year’s award ended in a tie between two deserving students:

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Emily Hinton,
Class of 2024
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Elise Thomason, Class of 2024