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SJCS Students Recognized for Book Award Achievements

SJCS Students Recognized for Book Award Achievements

Six SJCS students were recently recognized during the annual Book Awards ceremony in the College Counseling office.

The winners were as follows:

VFW Veterans of Foreign Wars Essay Award

  • Josh Lagleva
  • Gabe Lagleva

Established in 1947, the Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Their youth scholarships challenge students to reflect on our nation's history, their ideals and principles, and their own experiences based on a patriotic theme. Each year, nearly 25,000 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of more than $2 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program.

Saint Michael’s Book Award for Academic Achievement and Social Conscience

  • Alex Gillespie
  • Colin Slater

Recipients of this award have demonstrated academic excellence and a sustained and sincere commitment to community service, issues of peace and justice and concern for others.

University of Vermont Citizen Scholar Book Award

  • Margo Schellinger

This award is presented to an exemplary student demonstrating both outstanding dedication to scholarship inside the classroom and impressive duty to citizenship outside the classroom.

The Washington and Lee Book Award

  • Matthew Hall

This award is presented to a current Junior (rising Senior) who, in the opinion of the school, most exemplifies a combination of academic excellence, personal integrity and strength of character, participation in extracurricular activities and leadership.

The West Point Leadership Award

  • Matthew Hall

The selected junior has demonstrated leadership, high academic performance, athletic success, community service and good citizenship.


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