2021 Wall of Fame


#1 Public Forum Debate Team

Claudia LeDuc ‘22 and Jonah Sah ‘23 rank as the top Public Forum team in both New York and in the United States.

Renowned Young Musicians

Jordan Millar ’24 is selected as a Kaufman Music Center Luna Composition Lab Fellow.

Jack Yan ’22 received First Place for voice in the Rondo Young Artist Vanguard Competition for classical music.

Girls’ Volleyball Champions

Girls’ Volleyball are 2021 Ivy Prep League and NYSAIS Champions.

Lorraine Hansberry Dramatic Writing Showcase

Tori E. ’26, Lily L. ’26, and Lila D. ’26 selected in the Lorraine Hansberry Dramatic Writing Showcase.

NY State Music Association Chorus Selection

Nayan Khambhia ’22 Honored By New York All-State Chorus.

Italian Exam Prize Winners

5 students won prizes in the National Italian Exam. Auguroni, Ragazzi!

  • Juliana Baluk ’21
  • Isabella Fisher ’21
  • Charlotte Knutsen ’21
  • Talia Marash ’21
  • William Walsh ’21
Academy Award Nominee

Shaka King ’97 was nominated for two Academy Awards, Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay, for Judas and the Black Messiah.

Model UN
Best Speaker Awards

Four students win Best Public Speaker Awards:

  • Shriya Nanduru ’24
  • Chelsea Lin ’24
  • William Ling-Regan ’24
  • Levi Stein ’24


Baseball Wins Team Excellence Award

Varsity Baseball wins academic excellence award given to teams who maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA for the entire year.

ATI Awards for Artistic Excellence

World Languages teacher José Oliveras wins Best Classical Production, Best Director, and Best Actor awards.


National History Champions

William Ling-Regan ’24 advances to nationals and a 2nd place finish.

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World-Class Athletes

Ariana Rodriguez ’23 plays in 2021 Women’s Volleyball World Championship for the Dominican Republic.

Elektra Urbatsch ’23 was selected to the Youth Water Polo National Team and will represent the USA at the Pan Am Games in Brazil in January 2022.

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2021 Met Gala

Textile artist and Head of Arts Michael S. Robinson created a stunning garment worn at 2021 Met Gala.

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American Mathematics Top Scorers

Top Poly Prep Upper School Scorers

Grades 11-12

  • 1st: Jack Slawner ‘21
  • 2nd: Carly Pyles ’22

Grades 9-10

  • 1st: Tesvara Jiang ‘23
  • 2nd: Nathan Nguyen ’24
eSports Champions

Rocket League Squad defend their title and win the 2021 Championship.

NY State Senator

Jabari Brisport ’05 was elected to the New York State Senate from District 25.

Fall Teams Advance to the 2021 Playoffs

More than half the fall teams, Girls’ Tennis, Girls’ Soccer, Girls’ Volleyball, and Football advance to the 2021 playoffs.

Inclusion Award

Poly is honored with a 2021 Consortium for Customized Employment Award.

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Ramon Feliciano Poetry Prize

Lily Darling ’18 wins the 2021 Ramon Feliciano Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets.

Greco Roman Champion

Wrestler Alex Semenenko ’22 wins three titles.

  • All-American at the National Prep Championship
  • Greco Roman title at the 2021 U.S. Marine Corps Junior
  • Junior Greco Roman title at the Fargo Nationals