Each year, Friends School is proud to honor alumni who have distinguished themselves with outstanding professional and personal achievements, and those who have loyally dedicated their time and service to the School. We are happy to announce the 2023 award recipients, who will be honored over Alumni Weekend.
Distinguished Alumni Award
Carrie Mallonee Huebner ’93
Based in New York, Carrie is a renowned composer and performer. Inspired by scientific phenomena, visual art, and musical puzzles, Mallonee has been commissioned to write new pieces for prominent ensembles including the New York Philharmonic, and her music has been programmed at venues such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. She is a professional singer in the Vocalis Chamber Choir and is the director of the Walden School Creative Musicians Retreat, a week-long festival for composers and improvisers held in New Hampshire, and which she herself attended as a teen. In addition to her musical talent, Carrie is an outstanding athlete who was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 2012 alongside her 1991 Varsity Field Hockey teammates.
Outstanding Alumni Service Award
Trish Backer-Miceli ’83, P'18
As a student, alumna, parent, and passionate volunteer, Trish has always been “all in” for Friends, supporting the School in a myriad of ways. As a class agent and member of reunion committees, she’s kept her classmates connected. She’s made calls for phonation, and served on the Development Committee, raising money for the School’s greatest priorities, including the most recent capital campaign, which renovated the Forbush Building into a state-of-the-art visual and performing art space. Trish has been a key member of many parent committees and has also served as Clerk of the Board of Trustees. Currently, Trish is bringing her wisdom and passion to the Head’s Advisory Council. We will never let her go!
Honorary Alumni Award
Beulah Sabundayo H'23, P'18 '23
To go “above and beyond” for your community is the Friends School standard. Beulah embodies this ethos and then some - exceeding all expectations for parent service to FSB. In fact, if you didn’t know better, you’d swear that she is a Friends School graduate. With unrivaled grace, passion, and wit, Beulah has served in practically every Parents Association volunteer and fundraising role there is, including chair during the global COVID-19 pandemic. She is a galvanizing force not just for the Friends community, but also professionally and personally. Beulah specializes in program development, implementation, and management for early-stage human vaccine trials at Johns Hopkins University and is the parent of two Friends School “lifers,” Chloe ’18 and Sophie ’23.
Congratulations to all on these well-deserved honors. Join us to honor our award recipients on Friday, May 5 at 6:00 p.m. during our Athletic Hall of Fame & Alumni Award Ceremony. Register here.