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Opelika High School junior Rebecca Wilson was recently presented with the Harvard Prize Book Award by OHS Principal Dr. Farrell Seymore.
The Harvard Prize Book program was established by Harvard alumni in 1910 as a part of an effort to attract the attention of talented young students to the opportunities at the College. In the program’s first years, a Prize Book was awarded at only a handful of schools in the New England area. Today, nearly 2,000 Prize Books sponsored by local Harvard alumni, are awarded in schools all over the world. According to the guidelines, “The Prize Book is awarded to an outstanding student in the next-to graduation class who displays excellence in scholarship and high character, combined with achievement in other fields. The winners of this award, through their intelligence and variety of achievement, exemplify Harvard’s commitment to excellence.”
Pictured: Rebecca Wilson and OHS Principal Dr. Farrell Seymore.