Congratulations to all of the Juniors winning book awards in the 2020-2021 academic year.
Bowdoin College Book Award: Madelyn Weston
Recognizes a student in the junior class who has demonstrated extraordinary service to the common good and an unusual passion for inquiry, discovery, and innovative thinking.
Brandeis University Book Award: Quinn Breen
The Brandeis University Book Award is awarded to an outstanding junior in top academic standing who demonstrates a commitment to community service, political activism, social justice, or volunteer work.
Bryn Mawr College President’s Book Award: Nanami Takahashi
The Bryn Mawr College President’s Book Award goes to a female member of the junior class who embodies the core characteristics of a Bryn Mawr woman: a student who exhibits intellectual commitment, has a self-directed and purposeful vision of her life, and has a desire to make a meaningful contribution to the world.
Clarkson University Achievement Award and Clarkson University Leadership Award: Achievement Award – Sarah Johnson; Leadership Award – Audra Brooks
The Clarkson University Award program annually recognizes juniors who demonstrate strong leadership qualities, positively impact their high school and local community, and have a proven academic record. Students must also have an academic interest in Engineering, Business, Science, or Liberal Arts. The Achievement Award comes with a $12,000 annual scholarship and the Leadership Award comes with a $15,000 annual scholarship for recipients who apply, are accepted, and who choose to enroll at Clarkson University; both of these scholarships are renewable for up to four years.
College of the Atlantic Book Award: Amber Stokes
College of the Atlantic Book Award is awarded to an adventurous junior who is invested in creating positive change in the world, and is engaged in their learning and their community.
Dartmouth Book Award: Sophia Steadman
The Dartmouth Book Award goes to a junior with outstanding academic credentials who is outgoing, energetic, enthusiastic, and respected by peers and faculty, and who has made a significant extracurricular contribution to their school.
Elmira College Award: Khoa Dao, Uyen Nguyen
The Elmira College Key Award is sponsored by the Elmira Alumni Association and has been awarded to outstanding students since 1935. An award of merit, the Key Award goes to one male and one female junior with GPAs of 3.0 or above who have demonstrated school and community leadership. The award carries a value of $80,000 ($20,000 per year) for those recipients who enroll at Elmira College.
Harvard Prize Book: Colin Aponte
Harvard Prize books are presented annually to outstanding juniors who demonstrate excellence in scholarship and character, as well as achievement in other non-academic areas.
Phi Beta Kappa Association of Maine Academic Achievement Award: Lucia Volin
The Phi Beta Kappa Association of Maine bestows this award upon a junior class member who is going on to higher education and who has demonstrated intellectual curiosity and achievement in and beyond the classroom.
Princeton University Book Award: Levi Peterson
The Princeton University Book Award is an opportunity to recognize a junior who demonstrates academic excellence, and who has also demonstrated kindness in their personal and academic lives and has proven to be a well-rounded, engaged individual.
Rensselaer Medal: Jacob Levesque
The Rensselaer Medal is awarded to a high school junior who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement, excels in advanced math and science courses, demonstrates the potential for success in a challenging academic setting, and exhibits significant involvement in extracurricular activities. The Medal is accompanied by a $30,000 per year merit scholarship, guaranteed for four years for a total of $120,000, for the Medalist who is accepted and enrolls at Rensselaer. The official medal is presented to the student during Honors Convocation in the fall of their freshman year at Rensselaer.
Rochester Institute of Technology Computing Medal and Scholarship Award: Bill Le, Tony Huang
The RIT Computing Medal goes to two juniors in a rigorous college preparatory program who demonstrate outstanding academic performance and are involved as leaders in their school and/or community, and who demonstrate an interest and ability in computing. Students receiving the Medal are eligible for a $32,000 RIT Computing Medal Scholarship ($8,000 per year) if they choose to enroll at RIT.
Rochester Institute of Technology Innovation and Creativity Award: Olivia Messer
The RIT Innovation and Creativity Award goes to two juniors who demonstrate outstanding academic performance while pursuing a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum, and who are involved in their school and/or community. These students also demonstrate outstanding achievement in innovation, creativity, or entrepreneurship. Students selected to receive the Award are eligible for a $32,000 RIT Innovation and Creativity Scholarship ($8,000 per year) if they choose to enroll at RIT.
Saint Anselm College Book Award: Dasha Herrington
The Saint Anselm College Book Award goes to an outstanding junior who exercises a capacity for academic achievement and exceptional leadership qualities. The recipient must possess strong character and embody the values inherent in the Saint Anselm Benedictine tradition, and have aspirations for continued education.
Saint Michael’s College Book Award: Kailee Soucia, Leo Wlodkowski
The Saint Michael’s College Book Award goes to one male and one female student who must be members of the National Honor Society and who demonstrate sustained and sincere commitment to service and community. Recipients who apply early action to Saint Michael’s College will be considered for a Saint Michael’s College Book Award Scholarship ranging from $16,000 to full tuition.
St. Thomas University Book Award: Hannah Nadeau
Canada’s only exclusively liberal arts college annually honors a junior student who has demonstrated social justice and helping the world in some way who has an interest in pursuing a degree in the humanities, social sciences, or fine arts. Pending travel restrictions, the award includes a campus visit with hotel accommodations provided, as well as a personalized campus tour. Honorees are also given an application fee waiver and are guaranteed a $5,000 CAD scholarship should they choose to enroll at St. Thomas.
Smith College Book Award: Millicent Fleming
This award is presented to an outstanding female junior who exemplifies the academic achievement, leadership qualities, and concern for others that characterize the thousands of women who have graduated from Smith College. The honoree is eligible for an application fee waiver should they choose to apply to Smith.
Society of Women Engineers Certificate of Achievement Award: Sophia Steadman
The Society of Women Engineers Certificate of Achievement Award goes to a high school junior who has demonstrated outstanding performance and interest in the areas of science and mathematics.
Springfield College Book Award: Silvia Wright
The Springfield College Book Award is given to a high school junior whose personal values and aspirations closely align with the mission of Springfield College: to educate students in mind, spirit, and body for leadership in service to humanity. The recipient will also receive a waiver of the admissions application fee and the enrollment deposit if they apply to and choose to enroll at Springfield College.
St. Lawrence Book Award Scholarship: Levi Peterson
This award goes to a member of the junior class who has consistently demonstrated academic success while establishing themselves as an integral and committed member of our community. In addition to the book award, the winner will receive a $4,000 scholarship ($1,000 over four years) if they enroll at St. Lawrence University.
The Student Sage Scholarship at Russell Sage College: Max Cleaves, Gavin Coffin, Mackenzie Haynes
The Sage Colleges Student Sage Award was created to recognize the characteristics of academic excellence and community involvement that have defined Sage students for over a century. The recipients embody the Sage motto of “To Be, To Know, To Do” through his or her achievements and involvement, and in doing so, bring well-earned recognition to the learning community here at John Bapst Memorial High School. The Student Sage award guarantees a scholarship of at least $10,000 per year, for a minimum of $40,000 toward tuition for four years of undergraduate study at The Sage Colleges.
Suffolk University Book Award: Zachary Hamel
The Suffolk University Book Award is given to a student who exemplifies a commitment to their education and school community.
University of Vermont Citizen Scholar Book Award: Carson Yuan
The nominee has demonstrated both outstanding dedications to scholarship inside the classroom and an impressive duty to citizenship outside the classroom. Must have a 3.5 GPA or higher.
University of Rochester Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award: Benjamin Mock
This award honors a student who has exhibited high achievement and rigor in science classes, has achieved high math scores on the PSAT and/or SAT, and has made positive contributions within their school and community.
University of Rochester Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award: Jamie Fogg
This award recognizes a student who has demonstrated commitment to understanding and addressing difficult social issues, leadership and dedication to community action, and strong grades and rigorous courses taken in the humanities and social sciences.
University of Rochester George Eastman Young Leaders Award: Olivia Rand
This award recognizes a student with strong leadership experience at school and in the community who has demonstrated academic achievement in challenging coursework and has been extensively involved in extracurricular activities.
University of Rochester Xerox Award for Innovation and Information Technology: Justin Ly
This award recognizes a student with a strong interest in innovation and/or information technology and a high level of achievement in this area, and exposure to new technologies outside of school, such as pursuing serious work opportunities in local laboratories or industry.
Also considered are students who lead other students to new approaches to old problems (e.g., business plans for fundraising, innovative community service, after-school activities, and best uses of internal communications tools such as chat and blogs).
U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award: Caleb Canders, Olivia Rand
The U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award goes to a male and female junior who are exemplary school citizens and role models for other students. They exhibit personal traits of courage, poise, self-confidence and leadership. The recipients do not have to be the most outstanding athletes, but they have exhibited this unique combination of qualities while performing at a high level in all pursuits.
U.S. Marine Corps Semper Fidelis Award for Musical Excellence: Max Mason, Maizy Weirich
The U. S. Marine Corps Semper Fidelis Award for Musical Excellence goes to a junior who has been committed to the music program at their school, shown enough talent to be a “first chair’ or similar position and has been capable of performing as a soloist. They are recognized as an outstanding performer and an outstanding young citizen. This award is presented in recognition of diligence, dedication, and musical excellence as a high school performer.
U.S. Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award: Madison Hussey, Jaedan Sockbeson
The Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award goes to a male and female junior who are exemplary school citizens and role models for other students. The recipients are leaders among their peers and have GPAs at or near the top of the class.
Wells College Leadership Award: Lizzy Burgess, Olivia Davis
The Wells College Leadership Award goes to two juniors who have the passion and integrity needed to become a successful leader; these students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, as well as demonstrated leadership abilities through school and community activities. The recipients will receive $10,000 per year for four years of study at Wells College, totaling $40,000 upon acceptance to Wells College.
Wesleyan Book Award: Phebe O’Connor
This award is granted for demonstrating the attributes necessary to succeed in the pursuit of a liberal arts education at the college level: independent and creative thought and academic excellence in a wide range of subjects, as well as commitment and achievement in non-academic fields of interest.
Williams College Book Award: Caleb Canders
The Williams College Book Award program is designed to encourage intellectual excellence and to recognize student achievement. A book is awarded to a high school junior who has demonstrated intellectual leadership and made a significant contribution to the extracurricular life of their school.