Awards - 2011 St. Michael's College Book Award

July 07, 2011

The following high school students were awarded the 2011 St. Michael's College Book Award for Academic Achievement with a Social Conscience:

Joseph Vellanikren, of Laurel, a student at St. Vincent Pallotti High School;

Rebecca Dean, of Ellicott City, a student at Archbishop Spalding High School;

Richard Wismer, of Ellicott City, a student at Mount St. Joseph High School; and

Alexandra Cook, of Glenelg, a student at St. Vincent Pallotti High School.

The award recognizes students who demonstrate a commitment to leadership in volunteer service and academic achievement. Award recipients, named at schools throughout the country, are high school juniors who are inductees of the National Honor Society or an equivalent school-sponsored honors organization. They must demonstrate a commitment to service activities in high school or community organizations, taking leadership roles in these activities.

Winners were presented the book, "First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers."

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