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August 13, 2013 > Academic award salutes local student's social conscience

Academic award salutes local student's social conscience

Submitted By Sain Michael's College

Khloe Heath of Fremont and Samir Hossainy of Hayward, both students at Moreau Catholic High School as well as Karen Ko of Fremont, a student at Santa Catalina School have been recognized for their commitment to leadership in volunteer service and academic achievement. Saint Michael's College of Burlington, Vermont honors those who demonstrate the true spirit of volunteerism.

Saint Michael's College Book Award recipients are high school juniors who are inductees of the National Honor Society or an equivalent school-sponsored honors organization. They must demonstrate a commitment to service activities in high school or community organizations, taking leadership roles in these activities.

Winners were presented the book "First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers" (HarperCollins 2000) by Loung Ung, a 1993 Saint Michael's College graduate who has become a widely acclaimed author. Ung gives a powerful autobiographical account, from a child's perspective, of surviving captivity during the genocidal Pol Pot regime in Cambodia.

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