As a finalist in the Harvard Mentorship Programme Vivienne Lam, Year 12, will be meeting and learning from Harvard University alumni this Summer 2016.
Based on her essay, interview and an English language test Vivienne was chosen by a panel of Harvard University alumni who selected 6 students for the Mentorship Programme.
Vivienne jointly founded Helpers’ School an enterprise that aims to empower helpers by developing their skills in different areas, such as photography or finance.
She will be meeting with Harvard alumni to talk about further education and careers. She said, “It is an honour to be nominated for this programme and to have the opportunity to learn from experienced Harvard alumni in the mentorship programme. I want to thank my teachers and the school for putting me forward for this award.”
Each year, schools can nominate three students to win the Harvard Book Prize. Each student then receives a book, and then becomes eligible to compete for a scholarship to study at Harvard for one summer, other finalists are entered into the Mentoring Programme. Vivienne was one of 550 students from 192 secondary schools nominated.
Noa Horowitz and Niamh Neville, both Year 12, are also winners of the Harvard Book Prize. The application process focuses on creativity, asking students to write responses to three questions: how they have cultivated creativity in their lives and what creative ambitions they have; which summer courses they would like to take and what is the most creative book they have read recently.