Dominican Juniors Presented Book Awards

Fourteen St. Mary’s Dominican High School juniors were presented Book Awards from universities and colleges to celebrate achievement of the Junior Class. The annual Book Awards are in recognition of academic excellence, strong character, and commitment to community service. School counselors, teachers, and administrators nominate the student or students they feel best embody the criteria set by each college or university.

Book Awards recipients (from left): Isabella Sachitano, Tamia Williams, Reese Macicek, Mia Reyes, Meredith Kononchek, Krystal Fernandes, Eliza Christovich, Camille Truxillo, Tess Baker, Kathryn Fine, Rachel Haase, Josie Sanders, Samantha Wild, and Sophia Sherwood.

Awards presented:

Reese MacicekBrandeis University Book Award given to a student who demonstrates commitment to civic engagement, community service, political activism, social justice or volunteer work.

Mia Reyes and Josie SandersClarkson University High School Achievement Award in recognition of outstanding leadership qualities and academic promise. Recipients contribute positively to our school community. They will qualify for either a $100,000 or $80,000 scholarship if they apply and are admitted to Clarkson University.

Katherine FineDartmouth Club of the Gulf Coast Award to a student that excels academically, demonstrates strong character, and has made a positive impact on her school community.

Tamia WilliamsLasell University Book Award to a student that embodies the Lasell University motto, “Repulsae Nescia” – “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/year upon acceptance into Lasell.

Eliza ChristovichRachel Carson Healthy Planet Award, Chatham University awarded to a student who is dedicated to sustainability and community development. She 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.

Isabella SachitanoRensselaer 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.

Samantha WildRochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Science and Math Award given to an active and involved member of their school community and shows interest in pursuing college-level course work in science and/or math, or interest in using science and/or math in other areas such as business, engineering, health sciences, technology, or computing.

Sophia SherwoodRIT Business and Leadership Award given to an active and involved member of their school community and completion of a school or community project that demonstrated a high level of developing innovative solutions to problems such as starting their own business, community service, or extensive involvement in leadership activities.

Meredith KononchekRIT Women in Stem Award given to an active and involved member of their school community and an outstanding student who has demonstrated high achievement, ability, and interest in science, computing, robotics, and/or math.

Rachel HaaseRIT Innovation and Creativity Award given to a student who is active in her school community and demonstrates outstanding achievement in innovation and creativity.

Krystal FernandesStonehill College Book Award given to a student who has not only excelled in the classroom, but who has also made positive contributions to her school and community. This year, the honor includes a $5,000 Stonehill College Book Award Scholarship and a guaranteed minimum $20,000 merit scholarship for those who meet the requirements for admission to the College.

Camille TruxilloTulane Book Award given to a student that embodies Tulane’s motto, “Non sibi, sed suis,” – “Not for oneself, but for one’s own.” They have demonstrated excellence in academics, leadership, and public service in their communities.

Tess BakerWilliams College Book Award given to a student that demonstrates intellectual leadership and made a significant contribution to the extracurricular life of her school.