The LJCDS Alumni Awards recognize members of our community who have distinguished themselves through professional achievement, through service to our school or contributions to the greater community. Recipients are nominated by the community and selected by the LJCDS Alumni Council.
Awardees are recognized at the Alumni Awards Ceremony and Reception, which takes place as the kickoff event of Alumni Weekend. The 2023 Alumni Awards took place on Friday, August 25, 2023.
Nominate an Alum
Do you know of an alum who embodies any of the awards below? We invite you to nominate them for future award consideration.
We are thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2023 Alumni Awards. These individuals embody what it means to be a Torrey, and we extend to them our utmost congratulations on this honor.
Distinguished Alum Award
The Distinguished Alum Award is presented annually and recognizes an alum who has demonstrated a personal commitment to the advancement of the school’s mission through service and/or contributions to the school.
Lucy Smith Conroy ’90
Distinguished Young Alum Award
The Distinguished Young Alum Award is presented annually to a recent graduate in recognition of their exceptional service and dedication to La Jolla Country Day School.
2023 Recipient John Hansbrough ’08
Outstanding Alum Award
The Outstanding Alum Award is presented annually and recognizes an alum who has excelled in their professional field or made significant contributions to society at large.
2023 Recipient Jared Polis ’93
Honorary Alum Award
The Honorary Alum Award is presented to a longstanding member of the LJCDS community who is not a graduate of the school. The award recognizes length of service, exceptional contributions to LJCDS and advocacy of its mission and values. The award is given out only in years when the school and the LJCDS Alumni Council determines a worthy candidate.