book-awardThe Wellesley College Book Award

Since 1982, the Book Award Program has honored high achieving young women - students who have been top scholars in high school as well as talented performers in extracurricular areas.

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The Book Award Program allows teachers, parents, and students to get to know Wellesley better. If those students decide to apply to Wellesley, we will be delighted, but our aim is to distinguish these young women who have been so outstanding in their academic and personal lives. The Alumnae Association offers The Norton Book of Women's Lives, a collection of twentieth century literature of women's lives--autobiographies, journals, memoirs--a celebration of life itself. The Wellesley edition is a blue linen slip-cased publication with the Wellesley seal embossed in gold and a bookplate printed on a special tipped-in page.  Below is a list of area schools who have participated in the Book Award program.  If you would like to sponsor a book award at one of these schools or at another school, please contact Sarah Martin, to discuss.

Participating Area Schools and Past Awardees

High School 2018 Awardee 2017 Awardee 2016 Awardee
Annapolis High School


  Daniela Marciano
Archbishop Spalding High School


  Elizabeth Castillo
Atholton High School


Claire Silberman Brooke Louise Walker
Baltimore City College

Kira S. Jessup

Baltimore Polytechnic Institute

Jadyn Walker

Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School

Grace Stulman

Ilana Harrow Yael Hamburger
Centennial High School

Helen Yang

Angela Kou Suzie Younghwa Byun
Dulaney High School

Emilie Bowerman

Kirsten Roys Majorie Bowerman
Glenelg High School

Martayn Van de Wall

Isolde Moyer Bailey Arenberg
Hammond High School

Courtney Ellis

Melissa Kwayke-Dankwa Samantha Smith
Hereford High School Emma Grace Wallner Jenna Lynn Tognola

Jordyn Wilson

Long Reach High School

Ariane Louise Ablis

Megha Sharma Allison Sara Lerman
Maryvale Prepatory

Kaelyn Lee Richardson

Katheryn Evans Sophia Ramplia
Mercy High School

Kayleigh Maimone

Jordan Kelly Garner Catherine Mary Zuzarte
Notre Dame Prepatory Darby Christine Brandenburg

Hiya Sunjona Sawhney

Erin Marie Dodson
Pikesville High School

Eleanor Efron

  Brooke Dunston
Reservoir High School

Hannah Davis

Alexandra Alston Emily Fourney
River Hill High School

Megan Radcliffe

Victoria Tran Jennifer Zhang
Roland Park Country School

Emma Wang

Michelle Wei Charlotte Kim
St. Paul's School for Girls

Anna Carmella Ponsi

Hannah Luck Stanley Christiana Langenfelder Bishop
Towson High School

Shayna Blinkoff

Christine Lam Kayli Balin
Western High School


  Kiley J. Williams