Fairfax HS Student Receives Harvard Book Award

School News
November 19, 2019

student winner with teacherFairfax High junior Jack is a recipient of the Harvard Book Award, given to an outstanding junior who combines excellence in scholarship with high character and achievement in other fields.  This award is given based on nominations from junior year English teachers, with approval by counselors and administrators. English teacher Jessica Pullis nominated Jack for this award because of his outstanding performance in Advanced Placement (AP) English Language and Composition last year. “He was a true leader in my class, and I often looked to his work as exemplars,” she states. “Jack is also well-rounded; he has achieved national recognition in DECA and competes for our cross country and track and field teams. He goes above and beyond in every task he encounters. Jack thinks critically, finds deeper meaning, and tackles difficult concepts. Beyond all of this, he is truly a kind and mature young man.” Established by Harvard alumni in 1910, the Book Award is part of an effort to attract the attention of talented young students to the opportunities at the college. Contact news liaison Erin Molek at ekmolek@fcps.edu