Volunteers Needed for Book Award Ceremonies
As you may know, the Dartmouth Club of the Midwest sponsors annual Book Awards to deserving high school juniors at nearly 50 schools in Minnesota each year. An important piece of this program is our alumni/ae presenters who attend the ceremonies, present the award, and meet the student recipients. This allows us to keep Dartmouth's name visible in high schools, and offers us the chance to reach out to each recipient with congratulations!
In order to be able to hand out the awards at all the schools that requested a presenter, we need your help! Below are the schools that need presenters, along with the dates & times of the ceremonies. Please e-mail Leslie McLauchlan (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in handing out an award or know of someone who might be interested. Representing Dartmouth in the community in this manner is its own reward!
Mpls Henry High School - June 2, 6pm
Mpls South High School - May 22, 6:30pm
Mpls Southwest High School - May 18, 10am
Mpls Washburn High School - May 25, 9:30am
Minnetonka High School - May 10, 7pm
Nova Classical Academy - May 24, 9am
Orono High School - May 15, 7pm
Park High School - April 27, 9:30am
St. Croix Preparatory Academy - May 24, 8am
Stillwater Area High School - May 24, 7:15am
Our Book Awards are unique in that the recipients are high school juniors; most other top school book awards are presented to seniors who have already made their college choices. Please consider sponsoring a book award this year with a contribution of $40. For those of you who have specific schools you wish to sponsor, we can do that on a first-come first-serve basis. Please contact Leslie McLauchlan at your earliest convenience with your interest at email@example.com. There are also some opportunities to attend award ceremonies at the high schools and congratulate the recipient(s) in person.
You can make your contribution one of two ways:
· Using PayPal on our Club's website (scroll down for the book awards section); or
· A check made out to DCMW and mailed to Leslie McLauchlan at 501 Main Street SE, Apartment 515, Minneapolis Minnesota 55414.
A $40 contribution per school sponsored and a quick email to Leslie (firstname.lastname@example.org) to affirm your interest is all it takes to sponsor a book. Please join us in supporting this very visible and important effort of the Dartmouth Club of the Midwest.
Thanks for all you do for Dartmouth.
Molly Sundberg Van Metre '81 and Leslie McLauchlan T’15
Book Awards Chairs