Congratulations to all of the Juniors winning book awards in the 2021-2022 academic year.
Bowdoin College Book Award: Jane Wu
Recognizes a high school junior who has demonstrated extraordinary service to the common good and an unusual passion for inquiry, discovery, and innovative thinking.
Brandeis University Book Award: Georgie Borg
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. Recipients who apply, are accepted and choose to attend Brandeis will also receive a $3000 scholarship for their first year of study.
Bryn Mawr College President’s Book Award: Rachel Norment
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.
Chatham University Rachel Carson Healthy Planet Award: Mia Khavari
Named for Chatham’s most famous alumna, Rachel Carson ’29, the award is given to a deserving student who embodies the spirit of Rachel Carson in their dedication to sustainability and community development. Eligible students for this award should have a strong focus on environmental ethics and engagement, social justice, leadership, and stewardship within their community and school.
Clarkson University Achievement Award and Clarkson University Leadership Award: Achievement Award – Meaghan Watson; Leadership Award – Kyleigh McCafferty
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 choose to enroll at Clarkson University; both of these scholarships are renewable for up to four years.
College of the Atlantic Book Award: Sofia Herrington
The College of the Atlantic Book Award is given 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: Tessa Hartley
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 Key Award: Allie Jones and Zane Twining Baker
The Key Award winner receives an $80,000 scholarship over a four-year period, $20,000 per year, upon enrolling at Elmira College. Award winners should have a minimum academic grade point average of 3.0, demonstrate outstanding school and community leadership, and have an interest in an academic program offered by Elmira College.
Harvard Prize Book: Natalie Logan
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: Samantha Ismail
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, adherence to high academic standards in a broad range of studies, and achievement in and beyond the classroom.
Princeton University Book Award: Samantha Ismail
The Princeton University Book Award is an opportunity to recognize a junior who demonstrates academic excellence, who has also demonstrated kindness in their personal and academic lives, and who has proven to be a well-rounded, engaged individual. A select number of students in the state of Maine are selected for this award.
Rensselaer Medal: Keller Whitney
The Rensselaer Medal recognizes the superlative academic achievement of young men and women and motivates students toward careers in science, engineering, and technology. This merit scholarship, with a value of $30,000 per year, is guaranteed for four years for each Medalist who is accepted and enrolls at Rensselaer.
Rochester Institute of Technology Computing Medal and Scholarship Award: Tracy Vo
This award goes to a junior pursuing a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum, who are active and involved members of their school and/or community and has demonstrated an interest and ability in computing. All approved nominees will have their application fee waived and will receive a $32,000 scholarship ($8,000 annually) if they are admitted and enrolled at RIT in the fall immediately following their graduation from high school.
Saint Anselm College Book Award: Lucas Gagnon
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: Katie Nguyen and Brayden Mott
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 $17,000 to full tuition.
St. Thomas University Book Award: Sherry Foster
Canada’s only exclusively liberal arts college annually honors a junior student who has demonstrated interest in the humanities, social sciences, or fine arts. The award includes a campus visit, as well as a personalized campus tour. Honorees are also given an application fee waiver and are guaranteed a $5,000 Canadian dollars scholarship should they choose to enroll at St. Thomas.
Smith College Book Award: Antionette Logan
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: Emily Adams
The Society of Women Engineers Certificate of Achievement Award goes to a female high school junior who has demonstrated outstanding performance and interest in the areas of science and mathematics.
Springfield College Book Award: Paige Inforati
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: Jacqui Parker
This award honors students who have distinguished themselves in their communities by making a commitment to fostering inclusivity. Students receive a select book, plus a $4,000 scholarship ($1,000 each year for four years) to attend St. Lawrence University.
The Student Sage Scholarship at Russell Sage College: Liam Hillery, Savrina Hong, Jayoung Im, Emerson Jones, Elise Soucy
Student Sage recipients should be exceptional high school students who are engaged within their community, who maintained a B average (or better) in their academic coursework, and who make the school an exciting, creative, and engaging place of learning. The Student Sage award recipients are guaranteed one of our merit scholarships starting at $16,000 per year.
Suffolk University Book Award: Zackary White
The Suffolk University Book Award is given to a student who exemplifies a commitment to their education and school community.
University of Rochester Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award: Eric Lim
This award honors a student who has high achievement and rigor in science and math classes.
This student also positively contributes to their school and within the larger community. The recipient of this award will have their application fee waived and will be eligible to be considered for merit scholarships worth at least $5,000 per year.
University of Rochester Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award: Sebastian Blackwood
This award recognizes a student who 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 The recipient of this award will have their application fee waived and will be eligible to be considered for merit scholarships worth at least $5,000 per year.
University of Rochester George Eastman Young Leaders Award: Myles Harrison
This award recognizes a student with strong leadership experience at school and in the community, high grades in challenging courses, and extensive involvement in extracurricular activities The recipient of this award will have their application fee waived and will be eligible to be considered for merit scholarships worth at least $5,000 per year.
University of Rochester Xerox Award for Innovation and Information Technology: Hunter Clukey
This award recognizes a student with a strong interest in innovation and/or information technology and a high level of achievement in this area, leading other students to new approaches to old problems, 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.
The recipient of this award will have their application fee waived and will be eligible to be considered for merit scholarships worth at least $5,000 per year.
University of Vermont Citizen Scholar Book Award: Noah Gendreau
The Citizen Scholar Book Award celebrates high school students around the US who demonstrate a spirit of citizenship and scholarship. They may have campaigned for a cause, founded a community action group, or conducted research aiding social progress. These students are the movers, shakers, and change-makers of the world.
U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award: Jon Pangburn and Natalea Pepin
The U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award goes to a male and a 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 Bandsman Award: Ethan Humphrey and Mia Khavari
The U. S. Marine Corps Semper Fidelis Bandsman Award goes to a male and female junior who has been committed to the music program at their school, has enough talent to hold a first chair position in the band; is capable of performing as a soloist with the high school band, and be recognized as both an outstanding performer and as a truly outstanding young citizen.
U.S. Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award: Cole Francis and Alyssa Freeman
The Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award goes to a male and a female junior who are recognized as exemplary young citizens and role models for younger students; and having best exhibited academic achievement and leadership as a high school scholar
Wells College 21st Century Leadership Award: Anya Shulman and Conner McLeish
The Wells College 21st Century Leadership Award celebrates high school juniors for their exemplary spirit, steadfast integrity, dedication to academics, and leadership qualities. Honorees receive special admissions events, priority application reviews, and a $10,000 scholarship per year of study at Wells College. Qualified candidates must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and demonstrated leadership ability and/or potential through school and community activities.
Wesleyan Book Award: Noah Faragher Houghton
The Wesleyan Book Award program helps maintain Wesleyan’s traditions of excellence and diversity by strengthening relations between Wesleyan and secondary schools and encouraging talented young people to consider attending Wesleyan. The Wesleyan Book Award is presented to outstanding juniors at selected secondary schools around the country.
Williams College Book Award: Martin Skacel
The Williams College Book Award is awarded to high school juniors who have demonstrated intellectual leadership and made significant contributions to the extracurricular life of their schools. The award books chosen each year are authored by Williams alumni or faculty.
Yale University Book Award: Sophie Kahn
The Yale Book Award is given to a student for their Outstanding Personal Character and Intellectual Promise.