Two members of the St. Mark's Class of 2013—Jessica Maposa and Katie Von Campe—were honored with special prizes at the Amherst College 2017 Senior Day.
Maposa (pictured here) won the prestigious Charles Hamilton Houston Fellowship as well as the prize for Architectural Studies. Von Campe (pictured below) received prizes for both European Studies and German literature.
Held the evening of the last day of classes, Senior Assembly is a traditional ceremony in which the Amherst College faculty honors the graduating students, celebrating their accomplishments and their bright future.
At Amherst, The Charles Hamilton Houston Fellowship is an annual gift awarded to a graduating senior who best personifies a commitment to realizing his or her humane ideals, much in the way Charles Houston '15 devoted his life to the struggle for equal protection under the law for African-Americans in the United States. The Architectural Studies Prize is awarded to the honors thesis judged best by the Program for its qualities of clarity and originality in affirming the interdisciplinary richness of architecture.
The European Studies Prize is awarded to the student who has written a thesis with great distinction that is dedicated to the analysis and exploration of cultures of Europe throughout history or in the present. The Consulate General Prize for Academic Achievement in German Literature, made available by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Boston, is awarded to that student who, in the judgment of the Department of German, has written the best paper as part of a German course.
Congratulations to both of these talented alumnae.