Seven High School Students Presented with the Harvard Book Prize


August 2002
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PORTSMOUTH, NH— The Harvard Prize Book Award was recently awarded to seven high school students, honoring them for both scholastic and civic achievements. The award recognizes students who demonstrate academic excellence, balanced with extracurricular activities and community involvement. Students are nominated by their respective high schools and are notified following completion of the selection process.

For the nineteenth consecutive year, Attorney David Wolowitz of the law firm McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, Professional Association, presented the awards on behalf of Harvard University, where he received his master’s degree in 1971. The presentations were made August 5 at a ceremony conducted at the firm’s office on Pleasant Street in Portsmouth, NH, where Attorney Wolowitz is the senior litigator.

Christopher Anason enters his senior year this fall at Exeter High School. He is the son of Roger and Linda Anason of Newfields, NH. His academic honors include recognition by the Social Studies Honor Society, and he participates in the Tri-M Music Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society and National Honor Society, where he is the local chapter president. Christopher volunteers his time with the Newfields Youth Athletic Association.

Christopher plans to major in engineering, although he is undecided right now which college he will attend.

Jennifer Anderson is an incoming senior at Exeter High School. She resides in Brentwood, NH, with her parents William and Susan Anderson. Throughout her high school career, Jennifer has achieved high honors on her school’s honor roll, and received many academic honors including the Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award, New Hampshire Teachers of Math Award and American Math Competition Award. Jennifer has consistently placed at the top levels in the National Spanish Exam. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Social Studies Honor Society and National Spanish Honor Society.

Jennifer has donated spare time to the EPONA Horse Rescue Farm and New Hampshire Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. She has also coached for the Seacoast United Field Hockey, taught Bible School at the Faith Lutheran Church, and earned the Girl Scout Silver Award.

Currently, Jennifer hopes to major in chemistry at MIT in Cambridge, MA.

Adam Currier, son of Mark and Debbi Currier of Milton, NH, will be a senior this fall at Nute High School. He has made the honor roll each year in high school, and was the yearbook editor last year. He received the Jocelyn Award for Mathematics his sophomore year. In the fall of 2001, Adam attended the week-long National Youth Leadership Forum on Law in Washington, DC, where he received a Certificate of Achievement.

Adam is active in the National Honor Society, Student Council, Best Schools Initiative and Strategic Planning Committee. He is also a busy athlete, having played basketball, soccer and baseball for multiple years. His community involvement includes work with the Child Development Center of Rochester in their kayaking program and Special Olympics.

At the present time, Adam is considering studying aviation science at a yet-to-be-determined college.

Tania Jordanova attends Oyster River High School, where she will be a senior this fall. Her parents are Valentin Jordanov and Vania Jordanova of Durham, NH. Tania received the Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award for outstanding academic achievement and superior intellectual promise in the field of science. She has earned highest honors on the school’s honor roll, and is active in the French Honor Society. Tania also spends time on the Literary/Arts Magazine, yearbook, math team and swim team.

Within the community, Tania has donated time to a Walk-A-Thon to benefit a hospital, and a Math-A-Thon to help raise money for youth cancer research.

Tania is undecided about her college preference and course of study, although she is considering many alternatives.

Katrina Lampros resides in Dover, NH, with her parents John and Sharon Lampros, and attends Dover High School where she will be an incoming senior this fall. She has achieved the highest honors throughout high school, and attended St. Paul’s Advanced Studies this summer. Katrina has won the Rensselaer Award for math and science, a Silver Medal on the National Latin Exam, and underclassman awards for physics, English and music. She is a member of the National Honor Society and Latin Honors Society.

Katrina volunteers for community service projects with the Greek Orthodox Youth Association. She hasn’t yet decided what she wants to study after high school.

Sarah Sanger will be a senior this fall at Portsmouth High School. Her parents are Steve Sanger and Laura Winn of Portsmouth, NH. Sarah has earned Excellence in Math awards through pre-calculus, and taken many honors courses and advanced-placement classes. She has achieved high rankings in state testing and writing assessment, and ranks number two in her class.

Sarah is active on the Student Council, National Honor Society, Junior World Council and Environmental Club. She is also an avid swimmer, having earned a varsity letter and many awards in that sport. Outside of school, Sarah has donated her time to the Sexual Assault Support Services Walk-A-Thon, Market Square Day running race, Salvation Army Soup Kitchen, Cross Roads Soup Kitchen, Seacoast Reads program, a salt marsh restoration, and the Music Hall.

Sarah hopes to attend law school to become a litigator, and will be exploring several college options during her senior year.

Kathryn Schoenberger, daughter of Robert and Margaret Schoenberger of North Hampton, NH, will enter her senior year at Winnacunnet High School this fall. Kathryn earned high honor roll status during her first three years of high school, and received academic excellence awards in English, social studies and science. She also received the Francis Wayland Parker Scholar of the Month award.

Kathryn has been editor-in-chief of Winnachronicle, the school newspaper, and is active on the National Honor Society, where she will be its public relations officer. She has also participated on the swim team, sailing team, young women’s leadership, freshman success, project search, and Winnacore community service group. Her other community involvement has been with the Portsmouth Children’s Museum, North Hampton School, and her church.

With so many diverse interests, Kathryn has yet to decide upon her future course of study.

McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, Professional Association is the largest law firm in New Hampshire. The firm serves a wide range of domestic and international clients from offices in Manchester, Portsmouth, Concord and Nashua.