2021 Patricia Cunningham Citizen-Scholar Award

From Head of School Malcolm Lester's remarks at the 2021 Virtual Farewell Assembly

The Cunningham Citizen Scholar Award is given to an NPS 5th grader every year.

The Patricia Cunningham Citizen-Scholar Award was established by Dr. Woody Cunningham in honor of his first wife, the late Patricia Cunningham, the founding Head of School of NPS.  It was created one year after Mrs. Cunningham’s passing in 2007. Both Mrs. Cunningham and Dr. Cunningham were instrumental in founding NPS 52 years ago, and we are so grateful for their role in starting our school. 

The Cunningham Award is chosen by a vote of the faculty and staff and is presented to a rising 6th grader who has shown leadership and leadership potential, exemplified the NPS Core Values, been loyal to NPS and his or her class, and served others through compassion and humility.  The award provides a scholarship to attend an area leadership program over the summer, a monetary stipend, and a grant to be applied towards tuition. 

The recipient of the 2021 Patricia Cunningham Citizen Scholar Award is Leo Mosoti. Congratulations, Leo!

Patricia Cunningham with NPS students in 1969

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