Zachariah DeMeola received the George Wythe Award, an award given in recognition of selfless service by a member of the student body, during the Law School's graduation ceremony on May 16.
In his remarks, Dean Davison Douglas noted that DeMeola ‘10 served as the 2009-2010 President of the Student Bar Association, which, Douglas told the audience, had "enjoyed a particularly successful year." Douglas read from the comments of two students who nominated DeMeola for the award. One wrote that "Zach's leadership in the SBA has been unprecedented. He has been a fantastic ambassador to the Law School to the main campus. We could not have asked for a better leader ..." In the words of the other student nominator, DeMeola "is intelligent, thoughtful, genuine, and honest. He has been a true leader ..."
The award is named in honor of George Wythe, a leading revolutionary-era statesman, who was the College of William & Mary's - and the nation's - first professor of law.