Choral Award Winners

The Orpheus Award

The Orpheus Award is presented to a male and female singer in each of the advanced ensembles of the Roncalli High School Royal Choirs who represent the highest caliber of musicianship, artistry, enthusiasm and dedication to the art of choral singing. The award is named after the epic figure in Greek mythology, Orpheus, who was considered to be the greatest musician and poet, and whose music was so beautiful that it could charm any creature, beast or inanimate object. The recipient of this award is chosen by the Choral Director.

Year Student
2021 Ian Knight, Celeste Gorball, Hayden Bean
2020 Veronica Phillips, Levi Ralston
2019 Ian Knight, Maggie Schoening
2018 Kempis Wilkerson, Emily Wray
2017 Grace Albertson, Allison Pena
2016 Maggie Schoening and Andy Reel
2015 Grace Albertson, Claire Whalen and Brenden Everett
2014 Beth McKay, Brenden Everett, Kate Myers
2013 Joey Wolf, Rachel Brown
2012 Chessie LaRosa, Joey Wolf, Peyton Schneider
2011 Chessie LaRosa, David Buergler, Margaret Blandford
2010 Austin Madden, Claire Corn, Brooke Grannan
2009 Andrew Lockhart, Kayla Saylor, Emily Hollowell, Samantha McCammon

The Singing Royal Spirit Award

The Singing Royal Spirit Award is presented to one or more singers in each of the advanced ensembles of the Roncalli High School Royal Choirs who, in the opinion of his or her peers, represents the type of spirit, energy, and positive attitude necessary to the success of the choir. In other words, the recipient is that student who has contributed the most to the choir and represents the ideal Royal singer. The recipient of this award is nominated and chosen by fellow members of his or her respective choir.

Year Student
2021 Jackson Steuer, Celeste Gorball, Odin Debon, Jake Hinson, Cordelia Eble, Max Greene
2020 Carlie Young, Georgia Reed, Zach Mayer, Gretchen Guerrettaz
2019 Aubrey Fuhrman, Molly Sinovic, Katie Cleary, Katie Minton, Caroline Barron
2018 Maggie Schoening, Luke Keller, Celeste Gorball, Adam Wolf
2017 Grace Albertson, Allison Pena
2017 Annie Davey, Connor Cleary
2016 Margaret McCloskey and Kate Myers
2015 Annie Schrader, Grace Albertson
2014 Peri Barnhill, Grace Koppenhofer
2013 Kyle Kedra, Peyton Schneider
2012 Juliana Schott, Jill Schmidt, Louise Hibner
2011 Katie Kramer, Keaton McCoy, Kristen Thomas, Anna Fanelli
2010 Brendan Duell, Nick Heskett,
Mary Kate Hosty, Rachel Armbruster, Margaret Blandford
2009 Kara Miller, Andrea Wolf, Laura Zeimetz

The Nouveau Singing Royal Award

The Nouveau Singing Royal Award is presented to one singer in both of the two beginning ensembles of the Roncalli High School Royal Choirs who has shown a great deal of promise and contributed significantly to the choral program in his or her freshman year. The recipient of this award is chosen by the Choral Director.

Year Student
2021 Awi Dim, Noah Bajuyo
2020 Olivia Jackson, Luke Russell
2019 Nick Gallagher, Paris Roach
2018 Ryan Sissons, Veronica Phillips
2017 Trey Koch, Abby Davey
2016 Allison Pena and Demarcus Smith
2015 Maggie Reeves, Grace George
2014 Connor Cleary, Margaret McCloskey
2013 Sarah Barron, Samuel Lakin
2012 Jordan Frederick, Doug Johnston
2011 Daniel Burkhardt, Samantha Swan
2010 Kyle Kedra, Lexi Elsener
2009 Jordan Donica, Khristine Ratz

The Singing Royal Award of Excellence

The Singing Royal Award of Excellence is presented to one or more individuals from the whole of the Roncalli High School Royal Choir program who, in the opinion of the Choral Director, has contributed an invaluable amount of his or her time, energy and talent to the program during the year. Without the selfless dedication of this person, the choral program as a whole could not have had the successes it did.

Year Student
2021 Morgan Grabczak, Nicko Greene
2020 Tess Sanneman, Brian Bobko
2019 Sarah Mattingly, Mia Roberts
2018 Aubrey Fuhrman
2017 Michael Bailey
2016 Kate Myers
2015 Peter LaMonaca
2014 Clare Schutte
2013 David Buergler, Adam Battiato
2012 Jill Schmidt
2011 Noah Borer and Megan Schuetter
2010 Becca Quill
2009 Emily Taylor and Joe Clady