August 15, 2007, Portsmouth, NH —Attorney David Wolowitz of the law firm of McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, recently presented four area high school students with the coveted Harvard Prize Book Award on behalf of the Harvard-Radcliffe Club of New Hampshire.
The Prize Book is awarded to an outstanding student in the junior class who combines excellence in scholarship, high character, and achievement in other fields. Students are nominated by their school’s administration during their junior year.
This year’s Seacoast area winners are upcoming seniors Elizaveta Minko of Oyster River High School; Brittany LaFleur of Dover High School; Mark Loh of Exeter High School; and Timothy Welch of Portsmouth High School. Each of the students received a copy of the book entitled, Making the Most of College: Students Speak Their Minds.
About the Students:
Elizaveta Minko of Oyster River High School is an artist, sportswoman, math tutor, and world traveler. She plays volleyball and runs track, and is currently volunteering for the Therapeutic Riding program at UNH. Elizavetas family frequently travels overseas and she draws in her spare time.
Brittany LaFleur of Dover High School is very involved in student leadership. In addition to being a Student Ambassador for Dover High School, she is the Secretary of both her class and the schools chapter of the National Honor Society. Brittany serves as spokesperson for the student council and Treasurer of the Key Club. She has been accepted to the International Foreign Language Academy, and has participated in the UNH Search program. She competes in cross-country, winter and spring track, and recently returned from participating in the Boston University Summer Challenge. This summer, she is also working for Seacoast Redicare, an occupational healthcare facility in Somersworth.
Mark Loh of Exeter High School is spending his second summer at Camp Belknap in Wolfboro. He is Vice President of his class, and serves as Treasurer for both the Student Senate and his schools chapter of the National Honor Society. Mark is a 3-sport varsity sportsman, on the soccer, basketball and track teams. In his spare time, he water skis, skis downhill, hikes and camps. He is also an Acolyte at Christ Episcopal Church in Exeter.