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Ladd Discovery Award

The Ladd Discovery Award was established in 1996 in memory of Geoffrey Andrew Ladd, a Saint Andrew’s student from pre-kindergarten to sixth grade.

Geoffrey's concern for and acceptance of others, eagerness to learn about the world through travel and exploration, and joy in living inspired this award.

The Geoffrey Andrew Ladd Discovery Award is presented to that Saint Andrew's Episcopal School sixth or seventh grade student who exemplifies that same spirit of citizenship, civility, curiosity, and venturesome passion for discovery and learning.

This Award is an honorary one, and is made upon nomination by the faculty and selection by a steering committee, appointed by the Head of School. The Award provides the student selected and an accompanying parent, guardian, or grandparent an educational, travel/learning experience in Australia in honor of Geoffrey’s dual citizenship.

The Geoffrey Andrew Ladd Discovery Award is intended as recognition of the student and as encouragement and support for the student's education through an alternative, learning experience that travel and experience of another country can make possible.

The fall following the trip, the Ladd Award student shares his/her experience with classmates during small group presentations.

Congratulations to Katie: 2023 Recipient of the Ladd Discovery Award

Katie receiving the Ladd award in 2023

Watch 2023 Ladd Award recipient, Katie, surrounded by past recipients, students, faculty, and members of Geoffrey's family as she accepts her award.