Apoorva Mylavarapu, a junior at Torrey Pines High School and Colin Garon, a junior at The Bishop’s School, were among the outstanding winners in the San Diego County Yale Club of San Diego Book Award May 18.All students nominated by their schools for this recognition had to be in the top 2 to 3 percent of their class, and demonstrate leadership and “outstanding personal character and intellectual promise,” according to the Yale Club of San Diego. Award recipients received a Yale-affiliated book chosen according to their interests, a DVD of an Open Yale Course and a certificate highlighting their achievement. The Open Yale Courses that the students received contain approximately 35 hours of classroom instruction recorded during a Yale course.
The Yale Club Book Award was established to identify outstanding high school students and acknowledge their academic achievements. It also serves to “encourage students who might not otherwise have thought themselves likely candidates to consider Yale University as a possible choice for their college studies,” said Giovanni Chimienti, Ph.D., retired University Professor, and Chairman of the 2013 Yale Club of San Diego Book Award committee.