Friends of the Milford Library Announce High School Book Awards & Scholarships

The Friends of the Milford Library are proud to announce the winners of our High School Book Award and Scholarship recipients.

The winners are selected by members of the Friends’ High School Awards Committee, led by Peggy Bolger, in concert with the school personnel at the Milford High Schools. All of the award winners have exhibited outstanding personal character, made a positive impact on their school or community, and demonstrated a strong and consistent love of reading. 

Scholarships are awarded to High School seniors with plans of furthering their education. This year’s scholarships were awarded to: 

  • Lynelle Fernandez from Joseph A. Foran High School

  • Sophie Masselli of Jonathan Law High School.

The Book Award is presented annually to a member of the Junior Class at each of the High Schools in Milford. Each student chooses a book for their school which is donated by the Friends with a bookplate commemorating the student’s achievement. 

Additionally, each winner received a personally inscribed copy of Only In Milford by Milford author, DeForest Smith.

This year’s winners and their books are:

  • India Joyner of Platt Tech chose My Hero Academia Volume by Kohei Horikoshi

  • Debora Silva of The Academy chose Harry Potter and the  Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

  • Visally Martinez-Cruz of Joseph A. Foran High School chose Blindness by Jose Saramajo

  • Emma Vaccino of Jonathan Law High School chose  Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

  • Alexandra Miller of Lauralton Hall chose The Cost of Knowing by Brittany Morris

A special thanks to Ms. Peggy Bolger, Chair, High School Awards Committee, Friends of the Milford Library, for all her hard work. We couldn’t do it without you!