Jack Sawyer Morton of Paris, a 2017 graduate of Hebron Academy, received the school’s most coveted award at commencement this year — the Hebron Academy Cup.
The Hebron Academy Cup is given to a member of the senior class who, in the opinion of the faculty, represents the finest spirit of scholastic effort; who has in organized school activity shown a high degree of excellence; and who has in all relations with the school community shown a commendable spirit of devotion, high ideals, friendliness, endeavor and responsibility — qualities Hebron Academy holds in the highest esteem.
Throughout his tenure at Hebron Academy, which includes grades 6-12, Morton distinguished himself in academics, athletics, music and other leadership roles within the community. These include serving as a residence hall proctor, a Green Key student ambassador, being inducted into the Cum Laude Society, participating in the school’s Jazz Band and, in his senior year, playing varsity football, basketball and baseball.
"Jack very much deserves this recognition and we, as a school, are proud of him," said Joe Hemmings, assistant head of school for enrollment.
In the fall, Morton will attend the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. In addition, Morton was also selected for the school's highly competitive Lead Miami Student Employment Program, which provides him access to internships, and career development and leadership conferences. Only 100 of the approximately 2,000 freshmen are chosen for this program.
Hebron Academy is a small, private, co-ed college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades six through postgraduate located in Hebron Maine. Students from across the United States and around the world are challenged and inspired to reach their highest potential in mind, body, and spirit through small classes, knowledgeable and caring teachers who provide individual attention, and a friendly, respectful, family atmosphere.