Students receive academic awards
Updated: July 22, 2012 6:20AM
The following local high school students were awarded the 2012 Saint Michael’s College Book Award for Academic Achievement with a Social Conscience:
Abhisek Deshpande of Burr Ridge and Rachel Laughton, both students at Hinsdale Central High School, and John Pollard of Western Springs, a student at Saint Ignatius College Preparatory.
The award recognizes students who demonstrate a commitment to leadership in volunteer service and academic achievement.
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.
Winners were presented the book First They Killed my Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers by Loung Ung, a 1993 Saint Michael’s College graduate who has become a widely acclaimed author.