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Yale alumni present Yale book awards to outstanding local high school student

The Yale Club of New Haven (YCNH) honored more than 40 talented high school students from the New Haven region on Wednesday, Oct. 15 with Yale-Seton Book Awards, carrying on a key tradition for regional Yale alumni groups around the country and overseas.“ Malachi Bridges, Metropolitan Business Academy student, is front and center!!! Go Malachi!

The book award program is a solid part of the annual programming for many of our regional Yale groups,” says Nory Babbitt, senior director for clubs and association at the Association of Yale Alumni. “This past year, over 60 clubs, alumni schools committees, and individual sponsors presented over 800 books to worthy high school students.” Babbitt notes, “The book award program helps local alumni be ‘ambassadors for Yale’ and raise Yale’s profile in their home communities and it helps them engage with local schools — and in some cases it helps the students understand that they might, in fact, reach for an Ivy League school.”

The New Haven alumni program welcomes student winners, their parents and families, and high school guidance counselors to campus each fall. Winners and their guests this year enjoyed breakfast and lunch in Davenport College, tours of campus, and conversations with current Yale students from the area and members of the Yale Undergraduate Admissions Office staff.

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