Experience the Difference
Every year The Emery/Weiner School honors outstanding graduating seniors for their commitments to education, service, character, and community.

List of 9 items.

  • The Socrates Award

    The Socrates Award is presented to the student who best exemplifies a genuine passion for education. The award recognizes a student for academic achievement, true intellectual curiosity, and a demonstrated commitment to increasing his or her knowledge in various disciplines.

    2001-02 Charles B. Tannenbaum2008-09 Adam R. Feldman2015-16 Lauren Schoen
    2002-03 Jennifer Rosenthal2009-10 Brooke Kantor2016-17 Cassia Lewandowski
    2003-04 Amanda L. Kleinman2010-11 Hannah Abrams2017-18 Gabriella Novak
    2004-05 Michael R. Abrams2011-12 Andrew Goldfarb2018-19 Chloe Starr
    2005-06 Michael Glombicki2012-13 Danielle Resh2019-20 Madeline Canfield
    2006-07 Noelle Forde2013-14 Kevin Liu2020-21 Max Rothfeder
    2007-08 Gerald Rich2014-15 Noa Gutow-Ellis2021-22 Zoey Hess 
  • The Churchill Award

    The Churchill Award is presented to the student who best exemplifies the quality of perseverance. Named in honor of Sir Winston Churchill, who declared, “Never give up. Never, never, never,” this award recognizes the student who exhibits an unwavering commitment to improve academically and through determination and diligence, has succeeded in doing so.

    2001-02 Samuel D. Davis2008-09 Lauren B. Levine2015-16 Abbie Markowitz
    2002-03 Jamie V. Davis2009-10 Lauren Simon2016-17 Emma Ahlstrom
    2003-04 Jonathon L. Reckles2010-11 Jim Morris Nelkin2017-18 Hope Desenberg
    2004-05 Jacqueline K. Klaiman2011-12 Jasmine Davis2018-19 Julia Minkowitz
    2005-06 Michelle Goldberg2012-13 Hayley Reed2019-20 Alice Morrison
    2006-07 Cheryl Woolf2013-14 Hannah Cohen2020-21 Rebecca Risch
    2007-08 Lauren Slatko2014-15 Meagan Glover2021-22 Anna Bogler 
  • The Maimonides Award

    The Maimonides Award is presented to the student who best exemplifies the paramount Jewish values of scholarship and character. The award recognizes the student who not only demonstrates intellectual achievement in Judaic and general studies, but also upholds a commitment to live according to the highest ethical standards.

    2001-02 Jennifer A. Rosenthal2008-09 Benjamin I. Friedman2015-16 Bram Lowenstein
    2002-03 Michael R. Abrams2009-10 William Hall2016-17 Ashley Doctor
    2003-04 Joshua E. Lavine2010-11 Alexa Goldberg2017-18 Dana Ran
    2004-05 Brooke A. Binstock2011-12 David Milewicz2018-19 Aaron Elfezouaty
    2005-06 Jonathan Endelman2012-13 Claire Gottsegen2019-20 Rebecca Bernstein
    2006-07 Shara Morris2013-14 Nathaniel Silverblatt2020-21 Talia Elfezouaty
    2007-08 Rebecca Piller2014-15 Rachael Lahar2021-22 Sophia Kalmin 
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  • The Pioneer Award

    The Pioneer Award is presented to the student who best exemplifies the qualities of community and spirit. The award recognizes the student who demonstrates a commitment to the Emery community and works selflessly in order to foster inclusiveness and strengthen school spirit.

    2001-02 Tracy L. Eisenman2008-09 Ilana L. Freedman2015-16 Myles Henson
    2002-03 Joel A. Croft2009-10 Libby Udelson2016-17 Zack Pokroy 
    2003-04 Kelly R. Schwarz2010-11 Steven Berger2017-18 Ben Tuchshnieder
    2004-05 Phillip J. Kobernick2011-12 Robyn Croft2018-19 Julia Minkowitz
    2005-06 David Goldberg2012-13 Rachel Miller2019-20 Debra Lederman
    2006-07 Daniel Hurwitz2013-14 Cameron Cavalier, Cameron Markoff2020-21 Alex Mintz, Max Heyl
    2007-08 Jennie Kamin 2014-15 Mackenzie Kleinman2021-22 Daniel Chai 
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  • The Koufax Award

    The Koufax Award is presented to the student who best exemplifies excellence in sports. The award recognizes the student who not only demonstrates athletic prowess on the field or court, but also demonstrates character consistent with Jewish ideals and values.

    2002-03 Gregory R. Cohen2009-10 Shayna Starr, Jeremy Gurwitch
    2016-17 Nicole Schwartz, Michael Ran
    2003-04 Jessica C. Shafer2010-11 Laura Coburn, Jonathan Kleinman
    2017-18 Julia Roberts, Ciro Savarese
    2004-05 Jared M. Serota2011-12 Ria Gerger, Daniel Cech
    2018-19 Isabella Passamano, Simon Gerst
    2005-06 Yan Digilov2012-13 Taylor Bookstaff, Samuel Robinson2019-20 Peter Berry, Avery Rubenstein
    2006-07 Evan Mucasey2013-14 Sarah Friedman, Drew Levy2020-21 Alex Mintz, Cassidy Rubenstein
    2007-08 Sam Wilson2014-15 Molly Horowitz, Alex Wasserstrom2021-22 Sophia Atkins, Lior Melnikov 
    2008-09 Kelli L. Blumrosen
    2015-16 Lauren Schoen, Cole Caress
  • The Tarfon Award

    The Tarfon Award is presented to the student who best exemplifies a commitment to tikkun olam – repairing the world. Named in honor of Rabbi Tarfon, who said in the Mishna, “Though we are not obligated to finish the task, neither are we free to desist from it,” this award recognizes the student who not only participates actively in the school’s organized community service projects but also goes beyond in order to help the less fortunate and to build bridges between our community and those around us. 

    2002-03 Hannah R. Morris2009-10 Anna Biondi
    2016-17 Sofia Heyl
    2003-04 Emily R. Freedman2010-11 Elena Bell
    2017-18 Sofia Heyl
    2004-05 Kelly R. Scharz2011-12 Claire Gottsegen
    2018-19 Michal Illouz
    2005-06 Sam Tennenbaum2012-13 Jessica Wolinsky
    2019-20 Anna Paradise
    2006-07 Jennifer Kagan2013-14 Danielle Gosdin2020-21 Michal Ilouz
    2007-08 Tatiana Stein2014-15 Rachel Goodman, Noa Gutow-Ellis2021-22 Justin Bolton 
    2008-09 Rebecca Wolinsky 2015-16 Nicole Zuker
  • The DaVinci Award

    The DaVinci Award is presented to the student who best exemplifies the artistic qualities of the Renaissance period:  curiosity, creativity and commitment in multiple artistic pursuits. The student who receives this award has dedicated him or herself to achieving excellence in at least two of the following areas of the Upper School Fine Arts Department:  Music, Theater, and Visual Arts.  Throughout his or her time at Emery, this student has demonstrated an Understanding of, and has personally exemplified, DaVinci’s words, "Art is the queen of all sciences communicating knowledge to all the generations of the world."

    2010-11 Mauria Atzil2014-15 Amanda Atzil2018-19 Chloe Starr
    2011-12 Sofia Tew2015-16 Gabriela Tew2019-20 Julia Strug
    2012-13 Rachel Miller2016-17 Audrey Goodman2020-21 Max Rothfeder
    2013-14 David Kramer2017-18 Carly Tiras2021-22 Julia Yanosik 
  • The Woskow Award

    The Woskow Award* is presented to the student having best exemplified a commitment to leadership defined by quiet and consistent contribution.  Named in memory of Marvin Woskow, a warm, wise & unassuming man who served as President of the Emery/Weiner Board of Trustees and gave so much to the Houston Jewish community, the award is voted upon by the Student Government Association and presented to the student who best displays the character Mr. Woskow exemplified.  Through involvement in clubs, the arts, and other extracurricular activities, the recipient's caring & commitment help strengthen our school community and maintain the Emery Difference.

    *SGA picks the recipient for this award.

    2006-07 Jason M. Podolnick2013-14 David S. Kleban2020-21 Elsa Koenig
    2007-08 Beau M. Bassewitz2014-15 Daniel Landa2021-22 Natalie Burdine 
    2008-09 Anna J. Biondi2015-16 Chloe Rose
    2009-10 Claire Gottsegen2016-17 Drew Cain
    2010-11 Michael I. Horn2017-18 Ryker Germain
    2011-12 Peri E. Newman2018-19 Julia Yanosik
    2012-13 Gabriela A. Tew2019-20 Ilsa Qureshi
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  • The Zak Rosen Award

    The Zak Rosen Award* is named in memory of Zak Rosen, a member of the class of 2011, whose life was cut short by a lifelong illness.   The Zak Rosen award is presented to the student who best exemplifies the qualities Zak demonstrated every day -- optimism in the face of adversity, acceptance of others’ differences, and steadfast joyfulness. 

    *SGA picks the recipient for this award.

    2010-11 Ria L. Gerger2014-15 Mara Kushne
    2018-19 Haley Johnson
    2011-12 Jasmine N. Davis2015-16 Adam Glombicki2019-20 Naomi Alberts
    2012-13 Brooke F. Kaplan2016-17 Kristian Meling2020-21 Talia Elfezouaty
    2013-14 Abraham J. Hausman-Weiss
    2017-18 Rebecca Risch
    2021-22 Rachel Gittleman 

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