- Student: Yi Zhang
- School: Westford Academy
- Class/grade: 2013
- Award: Harvard Prize Book Award
Andover, Mass., June 19, 2012 – Jack Clancy, CEO of Enterprise Bank and representing the Harvard Club of Andover, presented the Harvard Prize Book Award to Yi Zhang at Westford Academy in Westford, MA. Also participating in the presentation was Kerianne Morgan, an Enterprise Bank employee and a Westford Academy graduate from the class of 2006.
As one of the brightest students at Westford Academy, Yi sits at the very top of an incredibly talented Junior class, and her 4.4 GPA speaks to her academic talent and dedication. Yi is not a student who memorizes and then forgets; she truly loves to learn and is passionate about her education. To quote Yi, "I've never taken math
classes outside of school or attended any sort of math camp or program, but because I enjoy the challenge that math provides, I do math problems at home and read books about math (like Ian Stewart's) to figure out more about how to approach problems." She sets the bar and the tone of every class in which she is enrolled. She is also an avid violinist who practices her talent daily. When she isn't playing the violin or working on her academics, she has tutored at her church's Sunday school and volunteered at a local hospital.
The Harvard Prize Book is awarded to the outstanding student in the Junior year who displays excellence in scholarship and high character, combined with outstanding personal achievement in other fields. The winners of this Award, through their intelligence and variety of personal
achievement, exemplify Harvard’s commitment to excellence.
The Harvard Prize Book winner is selected by the high school’s faculty and guidance counselors and is presented by a member of the Harvard Club of Andover at graduation, the National Honor Society induction, or in an annual school-wide award ceremony. This year’s books were generously donated by Enterprise Bank.
The Harvard Prize Book Award was established by Harvard Alumni in 1910 as part of an effort to identify talented
young students and to attract their attention to the unique educational opportunities at Harvard. In the Program’s first years, the Harvard Prize Book was awarded at only a handful of schools in the New England area. Today, the Harvard Prize Book is awarded in more than 1,900 schools around the world.
The Harvard Club of Andover welcomes new members who are graduates of all Harvard University schools, faculty members or administrative staff. For more information about the Harvard Club of Andover, visit our website http://harvardclubofandover.com/ or contact Richard Soo Hoo, President, at 978-470-2293 or firstname.lastname@example.org.