Derek Park Award

Inspiring Creativity and Collaboration

The Derek Park Fund supports a cohort of interns who create and innovate in our design lab. DLab interns are certified on the lab's 3D printer, laser cutter and milling machine, and can use each to work on independent projects. Established in 2011, the fund has supported St. Andrew’s teachers and Upper School students in their individual and/or collaborative pursuit of innovative research, learning opportunities, and personal development in those areas that interested Derek: nature and the outdoors, art and design, robotics, and scientific experimentation.

Derek Park

Derek Park was a student at St. Andrew’s from grade 6 through the end of the first trimester of his 9th grade year when he tragically died on November 26, 2011.  
Derek loved being out in nature playing, fishing, riding a bike or hiking. He was an imaginative and creative person who experimented freely with the physics of our world. Derek was playful and had a dry sense of humor. He played the clarinet and earned a place as a freshman in the Jazz Band.
“Derek has exemplary creative intelligence, work ethic, diligence, and perseverance. He is in an Upper School Latin course -- level III literature -- that's very rare for an 8th grade student in any of our languages. He is 14 and has read authentic Julius Caesar better than many college students. He has had the mental discipline to handle the unapologetic rigor of this course. And while Derek's succeeding beautifully in all his academic classes, he's playing baseball and soccer with everything he's got; he's reading music and playing the clarinet; he's a deeply talented artistic maverick with both vision and skill; he's a sly comedian -- something his quiet, mild-mannered exterior belies; and his service ethic, which he demonstrated on the 8th grade trip, is extraordinary. Derek has rambunctious humor and get-me-outdoors energy, but knows how and when to channel it. His priorities are in order. His classmates like him, respect him, and laugh with him.”
-Racquel Yerbury, a former St. Andrew's Latin teacher, describing the essence of Derek when he earned the 8th Grade Latin Award.

Make a Gift

Celebrate Derek's contributions to the St. Andrew's community and support our student innovators and creators with a gift to the Derek Park Fund. Click here to contribute.

2023 Recipients

Eliora Adu '24
Ryan Agge '23
Ruth Amha '26
Kayla Bhatia '25
Samina Bhatia '25
Maya Chandra '26
Lucas Chao '26
Dustin Cheng '26
Sean Connelly '25
Yohann Coulibaly '26
Mark Hardy '25
Connor Herwig '25
George Lippard '26
Daniel Lobsenz '25
Austin Love '26
Thomas Ludecke '25
Alexander Myler '23
Nuri Park '26
Ian Sabin '25
William Schneider '25
Avi Tewari '26
Jasmine Wang '24
Alice Xiao '26

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Past Recipients

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  • 2022

    D!Lab interns:

    Ryan Agge ‘23
    Noora Ahmed ‘25
    Brian Alewine ’22
    Kayla Bhatia ‘25
    Samina Bhatia ‘25
    Jayden Brown ’24
    Madison Cochran ‘22
    Abigail Gaughan ‘22
    Aiden Keneally ‘25
    Hannah Levin ‘25
    Danny Lobsenz ‘25
    Thomas Ludecke ‘25
    Colby Makoske ‘22
    Connor McCloy ‘22
    Jack McCloy ‘22
    Kate Odell ‘25
    Kamdi Oguchi ‘24
    Jessie Park ‘25
    Andrew Piercey ‘25
    Ian Sabin ‘25
    Alexander Scarboro ‘22
    Samuel Segal ‘23
    C.J. Schlegel ‘22
    Hannah Twomey ‘22
    Jasmine Wang ‘24
    Owen Whitman ‘22
    Sam Wiesel ‘23
    Michael Yehl ‘25

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  • 2020

    D!Lab interns:

    Adele Adiaconitei ’21
    Ryan Agge ’23
    Tomisin Aina ’20
    Brian Alewine ’22
    Peter Alexander ’21
    Alex Blass ‘22
    Walker Borgmann ’22
    Madison Castanera-Bartoszek ’20
    Will Clark ’22
    Nathan Coates ’21
    Leah Fu ’22
    David Greenberg ’20
    Will Kaine ’21
    Coby Kapner ’20
    Maya Krishnan ’20
    Aaron Lobsenz ’22
    Karis Mardirossian ’20
    Connor McCloy ’22
    Justice Morgan ’20
    Kalev Murray-Rouse ’21
    Alex Myler ’23
    Amanda Newcombe ’21
    Hunter Qin ’22
    Michelle Qin ’21
    Asia Quarles ’21
    Christina Rowe ’23
    Aidan Saavedra ’20
    CJ Schlegel ’22
    Lindsey Somwaru ’20
    Taylor Stern ’21
    Leia Terrenzi ’20
    Julia Topetzes ’20
    Anneliese Wiesel ’21
    Owen Whitman ’22
    Benny Williams ’21
    Lachlan Williams ’21
    Kane Worch ’21

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