Hebert Award Goes to Sam Alexander '14

At an assembly on January 17th, Sam Alexander became the 16th recipient of the Hector Hebert Award. Named in honor of long-time history teacher and tennis coach Hector Hebert, the annual award goes to a senior who, like Mr. Hebert, is considered a Renaissance scholar, academically well-rounded, enthusiastic about learning, and self-motivated in the spirit of a life-long learner.

Leigh Semonite Palmer '74 presented the award. In her remarks, she fondly recalled her classes with Mr. Hebert: girls on one side of the room, boys on the other, Mr. Hebert sitting on the desk at the front of the room, his references to "neophytes" and "whippersnappers", etc. Above all, his ability to pass on his love of European history, the Gothic architecture of the continent, and jazz to his students.

Sam Alexander is president of the Student Senate, captain of the Sailing Team, one of the top Nordic skiers on the Ski Team, and has sung in either the Chorus or Chamber Choir throughout his four years at YHS. A top-notch student who achieves High Honors, he is headed for Brown University next fall.

Congratulations, Sam. Mr. Hebert is beaming.

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