Top juniors honored at annual Book Awards Ceremony

May 23, 2018
Book Awards recipients

Top students from the Class of 2019 were honored at Stillwater Area High School's annual Book Award Ceremony. Seven juniors were recognized for their academic achievements and community involvement. The awards come from some of the top universities in the country, including Harvard, Dartmouth and Yale. The SAHS counseling department sponsored the event, which was held on May 23 in the school's College and Career Center. Several universities were represented by alumni who spoke a few words about their college experiences. Students were presented with a special book chosen by the school or alum.

Brandeis University – Waltham, Massachusetts
The Brandeis University book award is presented for a commitment to civic engagement, community service, political activism, social justice, or volunteer work.

Recipient: Abigail Banks-Hehenberger
Parents: Rodney Banks & Staci Banks-Hehenberger
Presenter: Kate Nelson

Dartmouth College – Hanover, New Hampshire
The Dartmouth College book award is presented for outstanding academic achievement and other positive contributions to the school.

Recipient: Lily Mayek
Parents: John & Keiko Mayek
Presenter: Kristina King & Alumnus Rick Shefchik

George Washington University – Washington D.C.
The George Washington University book award recognizes high school juniors who embody the GW drive and spirit, specifically with their academic excellence, leadership outside of the classroom, diversity of thought, and ability to put knowledge into action.

Recipient: Maxwell Stauffer
Parents: William & Carol Stauffer
Presenter: Liz Nelson

Harvard University – Cambridge, Massachusetts
The Harvard College book award is presented for excellence in scholarship and high achievement in other non-academic areas.

Recipient: John Maloney IV
Parents: Jennifer & John Maloney III
Presenter: Kristina King & Alumnus Jeff McGuire

Saint Michael’s College – Colchester, Vermont
The Saint Michael’s College book award is presented to one male and one female student with a sustained and sincere commitment to community and service, highly exceptional social conscience, and leadership.

Recipient: Sydney Nelson
Parents: Lisa Molinaro & Gregory Nelson
Presenter: Jeremy Baldwin

Recipient: Thomas Meyer
Parents: Richard & Ina Meyer
Presenter: Kristina King

Yale University – New Haven, Connecticut
The Yale University book award is presented to a student for excellence in scholarship, outstanding personal character and intellectual promise.

Recipient: Ian Ruh
Parents: Nancy Stewart & Daniel Ruh
Presenter: Liz Nelson & Alumnus Richard Luis