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Stephen Irish, a member of the Harvard Club of Andover and the chief operating officer of Enterprise Bank, presented the Harvard Prize Book Award to Catherine Cullen of Groton-Dunstable Regional High School. Cate Cullen is an outstanding student who was accepted into the National Honor Society at Groton-Dunstable. In addition to her academic achievements, she plays varsity soccer and will be a four-year varsity veteran and captain on the varsity basketball team. She also volunteers for Seven Hills Pediatric Nursing Home. Last year Cate attended Harvard Summer School and the Mass STAR Leadership Conference. She hopes to become a biomedical engineer.

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 schoolwide award ceremony. This year’s book was 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 the website http://harvardclubofandover.com/ or contact Richard Soo Hoo, president, at 978-470-2293 or richsoohoo@aol.com.

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