During the awards ceremony the day prior to graduation, several Cate juniors were awarded College Book Prizes, designed to reward students with strong academic promise but also outstanding contribution and character. In previous years Cate has awarded Harvard University and Williams College book prizes, but this year the School added several other college and university book awards, generally coordinated through the institution's alumni association. The recipients were selected by Cate faculty.
This years winnners:
Harvard Book Prize: Abhay Singh and Susan Kim
Awarded from the Harvard Alumni Association to outstanding students in the next-to-graduating class who demonstrate excellence in scholarship and achievement in other nonacademic areas.
Williams College Book Prize: Emily Sosrodjojo
Presented to a junior at the top of his or her class who has demonstrated intellectual leadership and has made a significant contribution to the extracurricular life of the school.
Brown University Book Award: Danielle Hanks
Presented to a junior who exhibits excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Wellesley Book Award: Caitlin Cain
Honors the young woman who has been a top scholar as well as a talented performer in extracurricular areas. A recipient should be chosen for her intelligence, determination, motivation, and achievement. Her academic record and character are exceptional and she has also made significant personal contributions to her school and / or community.
Penn Book Award: Ethan Chan
Awarded to a high school junior who best exemplifies the qualities and characteristics of Benjamin Franklin--a scholar, innovator, and one who serves the community.
Princeton University Book Award: Shanise Djuhari
Princeton’s informal motto is “Princeton in the Nation’s Service and in the Service of All Nations.” The recipient of the Princeton Book Award is the junior who most exemplifies this motto, combining global awareness and a desire to serve. He / she must be an excellent scholar who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and community service.
Dartmouth College Book Award: Alexis Hill
To be eligible, a student must have high academic standing, be of strong character, have made a positive impact on the life of the school community, excel in at least one nonacademic area, show outstanding leadership qualities, demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language, and be a realistic candidate for admission to a college or university of the highest caliber.
University of Chicago Book Award: Sydney Read
Candidates should be students in their junior year who are among the strongest in their class. Their transcripts should reflect both the most challenging coursework offered by the high school and an interest in a wide variety of subject areas. They should demonstrate intellectual engagement in and out of the classroom, and be known for asking challenging questions and drawing connections across academic disciplines. These are students whom the faculty would label “scholars” with a “lively mind.” Finally, candidates should be visible members of the student body as a result of their contributions and commitment to their high school community or their greater community.
|2012 Book Award Winners: (l-r) Juniors Danielle Hanks, Susan Kim, Ethan Chan, Abhay Singh, Shanise Djuhari, Alexis Hill,
Sydney Read, Emily Sosrojodo, Caitlin Cain