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Request for nominations:

The Joe Key Award was initiated for the purpose of honoring Baylor students of admirable character whose selfless efforts might otherwise go unrecognized by the school or by their peers. We are looking for students that you know have contributed to what is good about this school - students who continue to work for the good of others without regard for reward or recognition. Recipients of this honor are leaders by example. If you know of a rising Senior who fits this description, please write why you think they deserve this trip and submit it to Shaw Wilson.

Your voice may be the deciding factor in our selection. The selection committee will be accepting nominations from all upper school students, faculty, and staff. Nominations should be in the form of a detailed explanation of why you think a particular student deserves the honor of this trip. Eligible students include all rising Seniors (this years' Juniors).

Last year's Joe Key Award recipients are listed below. Nominations will be reviewed by the Joe Key Award Selection Committee in order to choose the twelve students whose nominations best fit the philosophy of rewarding selfless character. Recipients of this honor will accompany us to the coast of Maine for a week of sea-kayaking in late August. All expenses are covered by Baylor School. If you have any questions about the selection process, please do not hesitate to call, e-mail Shaw Wilson, or stop by the Deans office. If you have questions about details of the trip itself, contact Tim Williams in the Walkabout office.

Joe Key Award 2022 selections:

Mallory Alling

Sophia Baleeiro

Taylor Butts

Charlie Cushman

Leighanne Franklin

Lucy Good

Shane Jones

Penelope Kwun

Cullen Roberts

Nick Short

Shriyaa Srihari

Mack Whitcomb

Madisen Williams

Joe Key Award - Maine 2022



1 - meet at 7:00 PM to check equipment at the Parry Center

2 - meet at the Parry Center  at 3:30 AM - fly to Portland Maine - hotel in Belfast

3 - crossing to Isle Au Haut

4 - island

5 - island

6 - island

7 - island

8 - crossing to Stonington - hotel in Belfast

9 - drive to Portland airport - back to Baylor by 10:00 PM

Emergency phone number 423-605-6163

Text works better than voice.  Cell phone service is spotty on the island, but we do our best to check messages each morning and evening.

Joe Key Award - Maine Trip Equipment List 

* indicates items you may borrow from Walkabout

__* sleeping bag (not cotton)

__* stuff sack (for sleeping bag)

__* sleeping pad

__ long pants (jeans or cotton for around town)

__ long non-cotton pants

__ synthetic underwear bottoms (mid-weight)

__ long sleeve synthetic underwear shirt (mid-weight)

__ one synthetic jacket or wool sweater

__ warm hat (wool or synthetic)

__ hat for sun protection

__ RAIN JACKET - waterproof – NOT water resistant.

__ t-shirts

__ underwear

__ two pairs of tennis shoes or river shoes (one to keep dry – one to get wet)

__ synthetic socks(Smart Wool is a good brand) - 2 or 3 pairs

__ hot drink mug

__ toiletries (towel, toothbrush, shampoo etc.)

__* headlamp with extra batteries

__ sunblock

__ Cup, bowl, and spoon

__ 1 quart size water bottle – non-breakable (Gatorade bottles work well)

__ swimming suit

__ sunglasses

__ bug spray (deet works best)

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