The seniors also observed a moment of silence for classmates Mary McConville and William Stewart, who died during the past four years.
The Class of 1901 Medal, recognizing the senior who, in the judgment of classmates, has done the most for Princeton, and the W. Sanderson Detwiler 1903 Prize for the senior who has done the most for the class, both went to Spencer Merriweather. A politics major, Merriweather was senator, then vice president, then president of the Undergraduate Student Government. He lobbied for changes to the financial aid policy, helped student organizations secure funding and was active in the Black Men's Awareness Group, as well as being a tutor and mentor to area middle school students. Next year he will be a Young Alumni trustee.
Ian Hagemann and Susan Rea shared the Harold Willis Dodds Award, given to the senior who best follows the example of Princeton's 15th president of Princeton, "particularly in the qualities of clear thinking, moral courage, a patient and judicious regard for the opinion of others, and a thorough-going devotion to the welfare of the University and the the life of the mind."
Hagemann, a chemistry major, has been peer adviser for potential chemistry majors, tutor in molecular biology, a volunteer with the Student Volunteers Council (SVC) and an EMT, and ran senior checkout.
Rea, who majored in chemical engineering and has earned certificates in engineering biology and materials science, is a Marshall Scholar and a varsity athlete in soccer and basketball. She has volunteered with SVC and the Urban Crisis Ministry.
The Frederick Douglass Service Award is given for "courage, leadership, intellectual achievement, and a willingness to contribute unselfishly towards a deeper understanding of the experiences of racial minorities."
This year's winner is Janelle Wright, a Woodrow Wilson School major who also earned a certificate in African-American Studies. Former chair of the Third World Center Governance Board, and a volunteer at the Clay Street Learning Center, she is this year's recipient of the University's Labouisse Fellowship.
Wright was also cowinner with Alleda Flagg of the Allen Macy Dulles '51 Award, presented to the senior whose activities exemplify "Princeton in the nation's service and in the service of all nations." A molecular biology major, Flagg was cochair of the Hallelujah! Worship Committee and worked with SVC and Community House to rebuild a burned-out church in South Carolina.
The Priscilla Glickman '92 Memorial Prize, honoring "independence and imagination" in community service, went to Tamara Johnson and Joe Wardenski, both Woodrow Wilson School majors who earned certificates in African-American Studies.
Johnson, a four-year member of Community House, has coordinated the Princeton High School tutoring project. Wardenski has served on the board of the SVC and been a project director with the University Brothers and Sisters Trenton project.
Three all-around athletes shared the 2000 William Winston Roper Trophy: track and field star John Mack, lacrosse player Joshua Sims and squash champion Peter Yik.
The award, presented by Mrs. William Winston Roper and the Class of 1902, is for a senior "of high scholastic rank and outstanding qualities of sportsmanship and general proficiency in athletics."
Mack, a psychology major, won 10 Heptagonal championships in his career and was named Most Outstanding Performer at the 1999 outdoor meet. He helped Princeton to the indoor and outdoor championship each of his last three years.
Sims, an economics major, is the 2000 Ivy League Player of the Year and a three-time first-team All-Ivy League selection. Named first-team All-America as a sophomore and junior, he helped Princeton to the 1997 and 1998 national championships and four Ivy League championships.
Yik, a psychology major, was 1999 and 2000 national collegiate individual champion and a four-time first-team All-American. Named Ivy League Player of the Year as a junior and senior, this season he led Princeton to its first outright Ivy League championship since 1982.
Blair Irwin and Goga Vukmirovic shared the 2000 C. Otto Von Kienbusch Award, presented annually to a senior woman "of high scholastic rank who has demonstrated a general proficiency in athletics and the qualities of a true sportswoman."
Irwin was part of the 1998 and 1999 national championships in women's squash; individually, she did not lose a single match in her dual-meet career. A four-time first-team All-American, she was also perfect in Ivy League and Howe Cup matches.
Vukmirovic, who left her native Sarajevo seven years ago, came to Princeton the same year the Tigers began a varsity program in water polo. This past season she has led Princeton to the ECAC and Eastern championships and an eighth-place national finish.
Irwin is a chemistry major; Vukmirovic majored in molecular biology with a certificate in the Woodrow Wilson School.
The Class of 1916 Cup, awarded to "the varsity letter winner who, continuing in competition in his or her senior year, achieved at graduation the highest academic standing," went to golfer Moto Yogo, an economics major.
Thomas Dunne, assistant dean of undergraduate students, and Princeton resident Larry Dupraz, longtime adviser to the staff of the Daily Princetonian, were named honorary members of the Class of 2000.