The Putter Award was established in 2013 in honor of Maria de Waal Putter, a generous donor who has supported the Wilcox and Maurer High School Awards for many years.
The award of $2250 is given to the second place graduating senior in the high school competition.
Winners of this award are as follows:
2023 Gabriel Parades, Baritone, with Koustubh Galagali, flute, receiving an honorable mention
2022 Jon-Paul Lopez, Tenor
2021 Laoise Matsumoto, Violin
2021 Ella Jones, Flute (Third Place one-time award using funds from cancelled Wilcox competition)
2020 (Contest cancelled due to pandemic.)
2019 Katelyn Rodrigues, Mezzo-Soprano
2018 Lillian Sun, Violin
2017 Emma Bushong, Soprano
2016 Rachel Cernosek, Flute
2015 Edward Wang, Piano
2014 Christopher Henselman
2013 Anisa Wakil, Flute