Harvard Club of Merrimack Valley

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.


2016 Recipients included the following students:








Right:  Stephanie Klinkenberg. Drawing upon her own college experiences, she provided valuable insight and advice to the recipients who listened intently to her words of wisdom.

Mushtaaq Ali -  Andover High School

Emily Baker - Methuen High School

Cecelia Chase - Wilmington High School

Kailee Deabay - Central Catholic High School, Lawrence

Jaylan Fraser-Mines - Tyngsboro High School

Mark Klose - North Andover High School

John C  Lawlor - Phillips Academy

Vennela Mannava - Westford Academy

Matthew McLaughlin - Tewksbury High School

Kira Nash - Lowell Latin Lyceum 

Hanhnguyen Nguyen - Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School 

Andrew Shedd - North Reading High School

Yutong “Coco” Sun - Brooks School  

Matthew Warren - Groton-Dunstable Regional High School

Stephanie is a graduate of Lowell High School and Harvard College with a degree in neurobiology. She is currently attending NYU School of Law.

Above: 2016 Harvard Prize Book Award recipients gathered at a reception held in their honor hosted by Enterprise Bank on June 13th.