Inaugurated in 1973, the Holy Cross Book Prize is presented each year to outstanding juniors in some 500 high schools located throughout the country. The Prize is sponsored directly by a Holy Cross graduate, a friend of Holy Cross or a regional alumni club. The recipient receives a Deluxe Reference Desk Set, which includes a dictionary and a thesaurus in an open-ended jacket. Each volume is leatherette bound and carries the Holy Cross seal in gold on the front cover. There also is a special bookplate signifying the names of sponsor and recipient on the inside cover. $125 covers a three year sponsorship.
Book Prize winners are chosen by their high school faculty. These students represent exceptional academic achievement in rigorous college preparatory programs. Recipients have also exhibited a strong commitment to their school and community through specific actions, sincere concern for others and responsible attitudes. They are selected without regard to religion, race, sex or ethnic background.
For more information regarding the Book Prize program and sponsorship, contact one the Book Prize Committee Co-Chairs: Rick Peirce '67 at email@example.com
or Kim Stone '90 at firstname.lastname@example.org