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Non Sibi Sed Aliis Award Winner: Paul Morrissey '99

In unprecedented times, this alumnus devoted himself to ensuring that students in San Antonio, Texas, still had access to a life-changing education. Not only did he achieve that goal, he has now expanded his reach, making sure students in other parts of Texas can obtain an affirming and confidence-building primary and secondary education that best prepares them to be future leaders.

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Alumna of the Year Award 2024: Betsy Tuthill Farrell '84, P'14,'17,'18,'22

Since she jumped the wall herself, this alumna, now an officer on the Academy's board of trustees, has always been active in organizing her class's Reunion activities. Over twenty years ago, she became even further involved, joining the Alumni Council and the Athletic Hall of Fame Committee, helping recognize and celebrate her fellow alumni. 

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Crossing the Finish Line

In May 1935, the great American sprinter Jesse Owens set three world records (and tied one more) in 45 minutes at the Big 10 Championships. Owens' day is usually considered one of the finest performances in track and field history. On May 4 at Thayer Academy, it took Nyla Palmer ‘25 only slightly longer (a two-hour stretch) to set three new school records for Govs.

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