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Discovery Award Given to Zoe Ho

Student recognized for exceptional citizenship, character and compassion for her community
Geoffrey Ladd's nephew and sister, with  2018 Ladd Discovery Award Recipient Zoe Ho, her mother, and Head of School Dave Davies.
March 15, 2018 - Saint Andrew’s Episcopal School today announced that seventh grade student Zoe Ho of Los Gatos is the recipient of its 2018 Geoffrey Andrew Ladd Discovery Award.

The Geoffrey Andrew Ladd Discovery Award is given annually to a sixth or seventh grader in recognition of the student’s citizenship, civility, compassion, venturesome curiosity and passion for discovery. The Award provides for a travel experience to Australia for the student and a parent or guardian.

“I’m thrilled to present this award to Zoe,” shared Head of School Dave Davies. “Her compassion and desire to help others is always evident. She is bright, articulate, understanding, and a role model for all, regardless of age.”

Zoe’s nominators commented on her sincerity, genuine care for others and inquisitive nature. She was described as always eager to learn and very interested in the different topics covered in class.

Another nominator shared, “Zoe is a person whose face is wreathed in smiles. She has a greeting and gladness for everyone she encounters.” The nomination went on further to say, “Zoe is simply warm, happy, compassionate, and curious; hopeful about the world and her fellow community members.”

The Discovery Award was established in memory of Geoffrey Andrew Ladd, a Saint Andrew’s student from 1987 to1995. The Discovery Award was inspired by Geoffrey’s exceptional citizenship, his sensitivity to fellow students and teachers alike, his inquisitive nature, and his eagerness to learn about the world through travel and exploration with his family.

During a chapel ceremony and reception, Zoe received a personalized travel journal and will be the keeper of a didgeridoo that has been passed down each year by the award recipient. The trip to Australia will allow Zoe to gain an understanding of the people, culture, history, and natural environment of the country. She will have the opportunity to spend several days at the Tara Anglican School For Girls in New South Wales to meet and study with girls her age. Upon her return, Zoe will share what she learned and experienced with her classmates.


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