Students awarded for volunteering and academic achievements

The following high school students from Shelton were awarded the 2013 Saint Michael’s College Book Award for Academic Achievement with a Social Conscience: Alexandria Gumbs, a student at Shelton High School; Michael Magocsi, a student at Saint Joseph High School; and Kristian Schif, a student at Shelton High School.

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.