COLCHESTER, Vt. -- The following local high school students were awarded the 2013 Saint Michael's College Book Award for Academic Achievement with a Social Conscience: Ryan Hammerschmidt and Haleigh Jacobs, both students at Thomas More Prep-Marian High School in Hays.
The award recognizes students who demonstrate a commitment to leadership in volunteer service and academic achievement. Saint Michael's, located in Burlington, Vt., one of America's top 10 college towns, was founded on the belief that serving others is part of its Catholic tradition, and through the award seeks to honor those who demonstrate the true spirit of volunteerism.
Award recipients, named at schools throughout the country, are high school juniors who are inductees of the National Honor Society or an equivalent school-sponsored honors organization. They must demonstrate a commitment to service activities in high school or community organizations, taking leadership roles in these activities.