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Waldorf Watch: Peter A. Zimmerman, M.D., J.D. Award in Recognition of Academic and Intellectual Excellence

Boris Epie is the first recipient of the Peter A. Zimmerman, M.D., J.D. Award in Recognition of Academic and Intellectual Excellence.

The award is given to a student who, at the end of his or her Junior Year, has exhibited academic and intellectual excellence in keeping with the highest educational standards of The Waldorf School of Garden City.

In addition to his outstanding academic record, Boris was voted Student Body President by his peers and has played lead roles in the last two High School Musicals “In the Heights” and “Little Shop of Horrors”.  He has also participated in Nassau County’s Youth Court, played a leading role in Waldorf’s Model United Nations delegations and served as captain of the Varsity Soccer Team.  Congratulations, Boris!

This academic award was established by Dr. Alan and Mrs. Marcia Zimmerman in memory of their son Peter who died unexpectedly this summer. An alumnus of the Waldorf School and member of the class of 1978, Peter exhibited a breadth and depth of intellectualism that was as compelling as it was unique. His academic achievements continued as an undergraduate at Dartmouth College. Peter went on to earn a medical degree from Northwestern University and a law degree from Fordham University School of Law.

At the time of his passing, Dr. Peter Zimmerman served as a pain specialist with offices in Metairie, Slidell and Baton Rouge (Louisiana) and was a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesia at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center.

If you would like to contribute to the Peter A. Zimmerman, M.D., J.D. Award Fund click here!