Harvard Club of Merrimack Valley

Right:  Chelsea Cherenfant, Harvard College 2017. Drawing upon her own college experiences, she provided valuable insight and advice to the recipients who listened intently to her words of wisdom.

The Harvard Prize Book Award

The Harvard Prize Book program was started in 1910 with a handful of books given to students in New England.  Today approximately 2,000 books are awarded around the world.  The winners of this award, through their intelligence and variety of achievement, exemplify Harvard's commitment to excellence.


HCMV, and the program's sponsor, Enterprise Bank, are pleased to present the Harvard Prize Book Award to the outstanding Junior in the high schools in its territory.  Recipients are selected by their schools for their excellence in scholarship and high character, combined with achievement in other fields.


HCMV would like to thank Enterprise Bank for its support which includes underwriting the cost of the awards as well as hosting a reception for the recipients and their families.


2018 Recipients included the following students:








Left:  Carol Reid, HCMV Director and coordinator of the Harvard Prize, congratulates the 2018 recipients.

Thomas Langston Barry - Methuen High School

Sophia Campbell - Tyngsborough High School

Michael Coppeta - Central Catholic High School

Brooke DeSimone - Tewksbury High School

Megan Fitzpatrick - Groton Dunstable Regional HS

Jason Martel - North Andover High School

Samantha Marzi - Wilmington High School

Elena Murguia - Academy of Notre Dame

Jennifer Santana - Notre Dame Cristo Rey HS

Omkar Savkur - Andover High School

James Schille - North Reading High School

Connor Silva - Brooks School

Nisha Patel - Lowell Latin Lyceum

Helen Zhou - Westford Academy

Above: 2018 Harvard Prize Book Award recipients gathered at a reception held in their honor hosted by Enterprise Bank on June 18th.