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Alumni Awards

The LJCDS Alumni Awards recognize members of our community who have distinguished themselves through professional achievement, 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 2024 Alumni Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday, August 23, 2024.

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.

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.

2024 RecipientBruce Fayman ’77
LJCDS lifer, retired beloved longtime faculty member, parent of three lifer alumni, current member of the LJCDS Alumni Council, and lifelong supporter of LJCDS.

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.

2024 Recipient— Ian Han ’10
Senior Mobile Developer, Senior Product Designer at Iron Forge Development; passionate alumni volunteer and advocate for LJCDS.

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.

2024 RecipientCindy Cohen Marten ’84
Leader in education, including roles as teacher, vice principal, principal, superintendent of San Diego Unified School District and current Deputy Secretary of Education in the United States Department of Education.

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.

2024 Recipient— Lee Sawyer
LJCDS Grounds Manager for 41 years; beloved friend, supporter and colleague of multitudes of Torreys.

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