Olivia Loop -Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Colleges and universities in the United States honor top-tier students in high school by recognizing students who have academic success and are the top of their junior class. The College Book Award provides the next generation of leaders an opportunity to broader their perspectives by going to out-of-state schools.
The “Books Make a Difference” website said, “Each award recognizes a certain area of excellence and achievement, such as talent in music or the arts, academic success, political advocacy, or service in the community. While the ceremony and criteria for the award varies from school to school, the purpose of a College Book Award is essentially the same: to recognize distinguished youth, provide the next generation of emerging leaders an opportunity to develop a broader perspective of the world, and attract high-caliber students who are likely to succeed in the college’s programs”
LRHS college and career adviser Michelle Todoroff coordinates the program for Mustangs.
“These colleges were looking for students who are academically gifted and are mainly interested in attending an out-of-state college,” she said.
The following juniors received the 2019 Jr. Book Awards –
Wellesley College: Manoela Dos Santos
Notre Dame: Brandon Gadeken
Cornell: Andrian Candocia
Harvard: Emma Bittar
Smith: Olivia Miller
Mt. Holyoke: Katherine Hartley
Yale: Declan Trevor
Clemson: Andrea McPherson
Anne Frank: Tayla Rosenthal