AUBURN, Mass. – An Auburn High School senior was recently awarded the Harvard Prize Book Award, a honor given to 300 public and private school students from as far away as Greece.
Olivia Elsaid received the book award on Oct. 3 at a special breakfast at the Harvard Club of Boston. Elsaid, who plays on the varsity soccer team, was recognized for “demonstrating excellence in academics, scholarship and character.”
“We select a deserving student, and Olivia was certainly deserving of this award,” said Amy Sampson, an Auburn High School guidance counselor. “She’s an outstanding young lady who’s at the top of the class.”
Sampson said the guidance department meets to discuss the students and select a winner, who is typically the class valedictorian.
“The students selected for this book prize are recognized during the Auburn High School award night in the spring and then are invited to attend the breakfast at the Harvard Club of Boston, which is a beautiful place on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston,” Sampson said.
Bryn Mawr Receives Ziploc Bag Donation
Bryn Mawr Elementary School has once again received 2,000 Ziploc bags from Masterman’s to store the “Daily Readers” students carry back and forth between home and school.
Masterman’s last made this donation in 2009, and the supply recently ran out.
“The plastic bags will be used by our young students to carry those books from school to home so that they can be read in school and then enjoyed at home with family members,” said Principal Beth Chamberland in a thank-you letter. “We believe so strongly in the power of the home-school connection. These bags will help reinforce the message that together we will help every child be a successful reader!”
Rotary Club Donates To Mary D. Stone
The Auburn Rotary Club has donated a $50 Barnes & Noble gift card to Mary D. Stone Elementary School.
“Our students visit our school library weekly, and so we will use these monies to further develop our library collection,” said Principal Elizabeth Chase in a thank-you letter. “We are fortunate to have organizations in our community like the Rotary Club of Auburn that support our school and our students.”