Alumni Awards

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. 

To nominate a Friends School alum in a class ending in "4" or "9" for Alumni Weekend 2024, CLICK HERE. 

Distinguished Alumni Award

This award was established to recognize and honor those Friends School graduates whose professional or volunteer achievements have brought distinction within a particular field or vocational endeavor, locally or on a national level.

Outstanding Alumni Service Award

This award was established to honor a Friends School alumna or alumnus who has generously and loyally donated time and energy to enrich Friends and its future.

Honorary Alumni Award

This award was established to honor a Friends School community member who exemplifies the Quaker philosophy and spirit, and who gives of himself or herself to further the growth of Friends School and its community.

2023 Alumni Award Recipients

2023 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

Caroline 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 to the Athletic Hall of Fame in 2012 alongside her 1991 Varsity Field Hockey teammates. We are thrilled to present the Distinguished Alumni Award to her on Friday, May 5 at 6 p.m. during our Athletic Hall of Fame & Alumni Award Ceremony.



2023 Outstanding Alumni Service Award Recipient

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 phonathon, 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! Please join us as we formally celebrate Trish on Friday, May 5 at 6 p.m. at the Athletic Hall of Fame & Alumni Award Ceremony.



2023 Honorary Alumni Award

Beulah Sabundayo 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. On Friday, May 5 at 6 p.m., we proudly welcome Beulah into the ranks of our alumni community during our Athletic Hall of Fame & Alumni Award Ceremony.