Congratulations to junior, Venkata (Sai) Chengalvala, for winning the 2017 Harvard Book Prize! A formal presentation took place on Wednesday, May 17, which included Sai's family, Mr. Hollerith (Principal), and Mrs. Westerby (Counselor).
The Harvard Club of Eastern Michigan is a local alumna/alumni association. Each year the Club provides a Harvard Book Prize to juniors attending selected high schools in the area covered by the Club in Eastern Michigan.
Sai was nominated by his counselor, Mrs. Westerby, based on his meritorious character and academic excellence. The objectives of the Book Prize initiative are to promote the quest for academic excellence, encourage talented students to consider applying to Harvard, and expand the awareness of Harvard College beyond the schools and communities that traditionally have students applying to Harvard.