Nine St. Mary’s Dominican High School juniors were presented Book Awards from universities and colleges to celebrate achievements of the Junior Class. The annual Book Awards are in recognition of academic excellence, strong character, and commitment to community services. School counselors, teachers, and administrators nominate the student or students they feel best embody the criteria set by each college or university.
Recipients are (from left):
Elise Grefer – Tulane Book Award, awarded to a student that embodies Tulane’s motto, “Not for one’s self, but for one’s own.” They have demonstrated excellence in academics, leadership, and public service in their communities;
Charlotte Raymond – Rensselaer Medal Award, designed to recognize a student’s strength and success in the fields of mathematics and science throughout her high school career. With this award, the student has an opportunity to receive a scholarship of $30,000/year from Rensselaer if she applies and is admitted;
Mia Signorelli – Dartmouth Club of the Gulf Coast Award, awarded to a student that excels academically, demonstrates strong character, and has made a positive impact on her school community;
Allyson Bradley – Stonehill College Book Award, awarded to an academically talented and service-oriented student, this award is given to students affecting real change in their corner of the world and who have made a positive contribution to their school and community. The award includes a $5,000 Stonehill College Book Award Scholarship and a guaranteed minimum $20,000 merit scholarship for recipients who meet the requirements for admission to Stonehill College;
Angelle Nash – Brandeis University, awarded to a student who demonstrates commitment to civic engagement, community service, political activism, social justice, or volunteer work;
Cecilia Cangelosi – Rochester Institute of Technology Innovation and Creativity Award, awarded to a student who is active in her school community and demonstrates outstanding achievement in innovation and creativity;
Carol Alley – Lasell University Book Award, awarded to a student that embodies the Lasell University motto, “Repulsae Nescia”, meaning Ignorant of Defeat. This student actively participates in their school community and excels academically. She will also have the opportunity to receive a $1,000 scholarship each year upon acceptance into Lasell;
Morgan Rotolo – Williams College Book Award, awarded to a student that demonstrates intellectual leadership and made a significant contribution to the extracurricular life of her school;
Brooke DiMaggio – Rachel Carson Healthy Planet Award – Chatham University, awarded to a student who is dedicated to sustainability and community development, is a leader in her school community, and excels academically. If she applies and is admitted to Chatham University, she will automatically receive a $5,000 scholarship each year.