Arthur & Jonathan Noah Levy Carpe Diem Award


 John F. Kennedy High School
Career Center
Room 106

“To have a Purpose
To reach for goals….
To seize the day!” *
*(Jonathan’s Valedictory Address, May 1989)

Read about the history behind the award and download the student application form for 2013-2014.  

 If you have challenges in your life to overcome, and are meeting them in the same spirit as Jonathan did, you should apply. All completed applications must be turned in to Ms. Carroll in the Career Center by Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Please note that in order to apply you must be a student in good standing at John F. Kennedy High School. (Students in any grade are eligible.) To apply, please submit an academic transcript and a personal statement (on a separate sheet of paper) which includes:

  • Your name, address, phone number, and email address.
  • A list of your hobbies, interests, activities, volunteer and/or work experience, etc.
  • A statement about what “Carpe Diem” (Seize the Day) means to you, and why you feel you should get this award. This should include the challenge you are dealing with, and examples of how you are dealing with it.
  • Any additional information you think is important for the Award Selection Committee to know about you. Please be sure to print your name, address, phone numbers and email address on each page of your application.

Finalists may have a brief interview with Award Committee. The award winner will be announced at Awards Night in May 2014.


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