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Friends of Milford Library Names HS Award Recipients – Milford-Orange Times

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The Academy’s Debora Silva, one of the recipients of the annual Friends of the Milford Library High School Book Awards. Photo courtesy of Friends of Milford Library.

The Friends of the Milford Library have announced their High School Book Prize winners and scholarship recipients. The winners were selected by members of the Friends High School Awards Committee, led by Peggy Bolger, in conjunction with school staff from Milford High Schools.

Recipients must demonstrate outstanding personal character, have had a positive impact on their school or community, and have demonstrated a strong and abiding love of reading. Scholarships are awarded to high school students intending to continue their studies.

This year’s scholarships were awarded to Lynelle Fernandez from Joseph A. Foran High School and Sophie Masselli from Jonathan Law High School.

The book prize is awarded annually to a member of the junior class from each of the Milford secondary schools. Each pupil chooses a book for his school which is given by the Friends with an ex-libris commemorating the pupil’s achievement.

In addition, each winner received a personally autographed copy of Only in Milford by author Milford DeForest Smith.

This year’s winners and their books are India Joyner of Platt Tech, who chose Volume of my hero academia by Kohei Horikoshi; Debora Silva of The Academy, who chose Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling; Visally Martinez-Cruz of Joseph A. Foran High School, who chose Blindness by Jose Saramajo; Emma Vaccino of Jonathan Law High School, who chose red queen by Victoria Aveyard; and Alexandra Miller of Lauraton Hall, who chose The cost of knowledge by Brittany Morris.

Emma Vaccino of Jonathan Law High School, one of the recipients of the annual Friends of the Milford Library High School Book Awards. Photo courtesy of Friends of Milford Library.