Attorney David Wolowitz of McLane Middleton, Professional Association recently presented seven outstanding area high school students with the annual Harvard Prize Book Award on behalf of the Harvard-Radcliffe Club of New Hampshire.
The Prize Book is awarded to students in the incoming senior class who combine excellence in scholarship, high character, and achievement in other fields. Students are selected by their school’s administration.
This year’s winners are incoming seniors Megan Hutar of Oyster River High School; Katherine Samuelson of Newmarket Junior-Senior High School; Isabel Beaulieu of Spaulding High School; Michael Andrecyk of Dover High School, Renee Corriveau of Nute High School; Kelley Foley of Exeter High School and Andrew Rodgers 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:
Megan Hutar of Oyster River High School spent her summer working as a camp counselor for her second year at Camp Sentinel in Center Tuftonboro, New Hampshire. She has also been working for AT in Minutes during the school year for the past three years. When she returns to Oyster River this fall, she will be the president of the French Club, and continue volunteering and tutoring her peers with the National Honor Society. She was last year’s recipient of her school’s Women in Engineering Award with Highest Honors. Outside of school, Megan enjoys riding horses at Linden Woods Farm and competing in shows through April and May. This Spring, Megan will be the co-captain of the Oyster River Equestrian Team as she enters her sixth show season with them. This year will also be her second year serving as a member of the leadership team for the High School Youth Ministry program at St. Thomas More Church in Durham.
Kathryn Samuelson of Newmarket Jr./Sr. High School is entering her senior year at the top of her class and was the sole member of her grade to win the President’s Gold Award for Educational Excellence in maintaining a 4.0 GPA for three consecutive years of high school. As president of the National Honor Society at her school and the School Board Student Representative she has undertaken many leadership roles not only in her high school, but in the community as a whole. She is an active member of Project SEARCH, the Interact Club, and her high school’s math Team. Kathryn recently attended Granite Girl’s state to learn about local and state government and to build on both leadership and cooperation skills. In her free time, Kathryn volunteers at the SPCA and plays the piano.
Michael Andrecyk of Dover High School is entering his senior year at the top of his class. He is a member of the National Honor Society at his school along with the World Language Honor Society. He has participated in three seasons of athletics every year in high school, becoming both a varsity member and team captain of cross country as well as indoor and outdoor track and field. His leadership in sports earned Michael a position on the Athletic Leadership council, where leaders across our many sports teams encourage a supportive environment everywhere from the sports fields to the classroom. He serves as Student Ambassador as well as an Ambassador to Dover High School’s Career Technical Center, specifically encouraging involvement in our engineering program. He has been reelected as class Treasurer for his senior year after serving his Junior Year, and has been a two time varsity member of the school’s math team.
Isabel Beaulieu of Spaulding High School is heavily involved in sports, playing varsity softball for Spaulding High School and for a travel summer team. She was the Rochester Athletic Association June Athlete of the Month for 2017, and was nominated for the Seacoast All-Star Sports Award. She also plays varsity volleyball for Spaulding High School, and has helped coached younger kids in volleyball clinics. Isabel is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honor Society), Student Council, Interact Club, Leadership team (a group that meets once a month to brainstorm ideas on how to bring the school community together), and Project SEARCH. This summer, she attended a pre-college program studying Bioethics at Harvard University. She also has a part time job as a camp counselor for my community’s summer camp.
Renee Corriveau of Nute High School has been a straight A student since the start of her high school career. She has been an active member in her community, and is currently in both the National Honor Society, and the National Technical Honor Society. She has been on the varsity volleyball team for four years, and the varsity softball team for three years. She was also the girls and boys varsity basketball manager for three years. Last year, Renee was in Project SEARCH. Renee has been an active voice of Nute High Schools student government, where she has been the class secretary since freshman year.
Kelley Foley of Exeter High School will start off her senior year as a captain of Exeter Cross Country and a member of both the National Honors Society and French Honors Society. Throughout high school, she has been a three sport athlete, taking a varsity spot each year in cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track. Kelley is entering year 2 of the Digital Media Arts program at the Seacoast School of Technology, delving into graphic design, animation, web design, and video production. Reflecting her interest in digital media and computer science, she was awarded the Xerox Award for Innovation and Information Technology in May. Kelley also spent 10 days in France with a host family over April Break where she was immersed in the language and enjoyed the abundance of quality croissants.
Andrew Rodgers of Portsmouth High School is going into his senior year, staying involved in sports, academics, and extracurriculars through the end of his high school career. He just returned from his second year as a counselor at a summer camp in Fairlee, VT, and is excited to begin the soccer season on the PHS varsity team. Andrew has served on the student council for the past two years, and is also the student representative to the Portsmouth School Board. Other extracurriculars include the math team, poetry society, and debate clubs, in addition to the Portsmouth National Honor Society. Andrew plays the piano and guitar, and loves the outdoors and astronomy.
About the Award
The national Harvard Prize Book Award program encourages Harvard alumni to conduct outreach to their local schools, to give students who may consider applying to Harvard a local contact and role model.
David Wolowitz, a Director at McLane Middleton’s Portsmouth Office, was the first to introduce the program to Seacoast schools, where he has been honoring students for more than thirty years.
“This award recognizes students not just for their academic accomplishments, but for their acts of responsible citizenship and positive contributions to their communities,” comments David Wolowitz.
About McLane Middleton
Founded in 1919, McLane Middleton, Professional Association is one of New England’s premier full-service law firms with offices in Manchester, Concord and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and Woburn and Boston, Massachusetts. Driven by the firm’s depth of sophisticated legal expertise and an unwavering commitment to client service, McLane Middleton has built collaborative and lasting relationships with a broad spectrum of domestic and international clients.