2023 Wall of Fame

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Student Published by McSweeney’s

Katie Lopez ’23 has original writing published by McSweeney’s.

2023 NYSAIS Champions


Basketball (undefeated)



Boys’ Track & Field

Student Journalism Awards

Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Circle Awards to Polygon Writers:

Rayeeda Mahmud ’23, “Eid al-Fitr: From a Student who Celebrates

Emma Spring ’22, “Two Baseball Coaches Depart Amid Problematic TikTok

Staff, “NYC Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour”

IVY Prep League Medalists

Poly Prep Wrestlers take home medals:

Gold Medals: Ziko Majidov ’26, Jason Dubrasky’ 23, Dash Hort ’24, Abe Herzog ‘24

Silver Medals: John Foote ’27, Alex Amorosino ’25, Jesse Fisher ‘23, Loch Baird ’26

Bronze Medals: Kevin Ryan ’27, Abdul Barrie ’25

American Protégé International Piano & Strings Competition

Niko Thanopolous ’26 received Honorable Mention Winner (Intermediate Category) in the American Protégé International Piano & Strings Competition.

Student Op-Ed Published

Jessica Dosik ’24 op-ed piece about door locks during school shootings was published by YR Media.

Visual Arts Teacher Selected for Exhibition

A photograph by Adina Scherer was selected to show in Small Works: PLAY/FUN exhibition.

2023 NYSAIS Coach of the Year

Wrestling Coach Konstantin Avdeev is named 2023 NYSAIS Coach of the Year.

Boys’ Lacrosse Coach Lou Candel is named 2023 NYSAIS Coach of the Year.

Student Composer Earns Commissioned Work

Jordan Millar ’24, was commissioned by The Little Orchestra Society to write a new work which was featured at their four final concerts of this season.

2023 Ivy League Track and Field Champs

Poly’s Girls’ and Boys’ Indoor Track and Field win Ivy Prep League Championships.

Scholastic Art Awards

Brianna Kwan ’23 wins Gold Key and Silver Key awards for her ceramic works.

Maggie Cochran ’26 wins a Gold Key for her photography.

Lena Shamos ’25 earns Honorable mention for her photography.

Scholastic Writing Awards

Jordan Millar ’24 received is a National Silver Medal for writing (journalism) for her article “Found Sound.” She had previously received the regional Gold Key award for this article.

Ivy Prep League Champions

Undefeated in 2023




National History Day NYC Competition

William Ling-Regan ’24: 1st place for his documentary “The Camera as a Sword: Asian American Representation in Corky Lee’s Photography”

Marisa Triola ’24: 2nd place for her website “Codebreaking the Glass Ceiling: Women on the Frontier of WWII Cryptanalysis”

Eason Yao ’25: 3rd place for his paper “The Forgotten Builders: How the Chinese Transcontinental Railroad Workers Combated Racism While Connecting the Two Great Oceans”

1st Team All-Ivy Players

Phillip Lawrence’23
Connor Igoe ‘25
Karim Camara ‘25

National History Day New York State Competition

William Ling-Regan ’24, 2nd place for his documentary “The Camera as a Sword: Asian American Representation in Corky Lee’s Photography” — advancing to the National Competition held June

National Italian Exam Medal Winners


Rhyan Gravante ’23
Eliza Schwarz ’23
Paulina Marino-Bindi ’23
Cooper Flinn-Beane ’23
Sam Finnerty ’23

Giulio Basilico ’23,  Luke Rizzo ’23

Esteban Garcia ’23, William McCusker ’23

National Scholastic Press Association Honorable Mention

Jordan Millar ’24, Managing Editor of The Polygon, received an Honorable Mention in the NSPA Top Scholastic Reporting & Feature Writing category for her piece “So You Want to Talk About Racial Literacy?

On-deck for MLB

Anthony Prato ’16 was invited to Major League Spring Training Camp with the Minnesota Twins in March 2023, and is on the doorstep of being called up to play Major League Baseball.

Student Published on Climate Change Website

Charlotte Roberts ’24 published an op-ed on Earthplex Media, a website dedicated to teen writing on climate change.

Teacher Publishes Book

Upper School History teacher, Dr. Max Shmookler and his colleague Diaa al-Aswad announce the publication of their critical edition of Maqamat al-Barbir, a late-eighteenth century work of rhyming Arabic prose that has never before been in print. Read more.