WILMINGTON, MA — The Salem State Department of Undergraduate Admissions awarded the first ever Salem State Junior Book Award and Scholarship to 11 local high school students, including Logan McDonald and Dina Singh, of Wilmington, from 11 high schools that are members of the North Shore Guidance Association.
The recipients received a copy of “Listening is an Act of Love,” by Dave Isay, which was chosen by the university community, as well as a $1,000 scholarship to the university. This book was a previous selection for Salem State University’s First Year Reading Experience, a program at that connects new students to the university community through a shared reading.
The students who received book awards, all high school juniors and future Salem State students beginning in fall 2018, upon admission, have received a GPA of 2.75 or higher throughout their first three years of high school and have demonstrated a commitment to the community through work, volunteerism, family/peer commitment, and/or civic engagement.
“The importance of reading and listening is tremendous, and both skills are required to be a successful student and an informed person,” said Mary Dunn, assistant dean of admissions. “Our goal is to encourage students to be recognized for their personal commitment to support the community and the high school.”
(NOTE: The above press release is from Salem State University.)
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