WARREN, Mich. (April 3, 2019) – De La Salle’s Michael Kafoury is this year’s recipient of the Harvard Book Prize.
On behalf of the Harvard Club of Detroit, Kafoury was presented with a copy of “Making the Most of College: Students Speak Their Minds” by Richard J. Light PhD, who graduated from the Ivy League school in 1969.
Harvard Prize Books are awarded to outstanding high school juniors who display excellence in scholarship and high character, combined with achievement in other fields. Donated by Harvard Clubs and shared-interest groups, Prize Books are presented annually in nearly 2,000 high schools around the world.
Kafoury is the top-ranked academic student out of 175 students in De La Salle’s junior class.
“Michael is a high-integrity guy, who takes his academics very seriously,” De La Salle counselor Tony Albani said. “You’re not going to find another kid who works or studies harder than Michael.”
Kafoury, who attended Walt Disney Elementary in Clinton Township, is also a three-sport athlete, who plays football, is on the powerlifting team, and throws the shot and discus for the Pilots’ track and field squad.
Filled with practical advice, Prof. Light’s book answers fundamental questions, perfect for upperclassmen with an eye toward college life: How do you choose classes wisely? What is the best way to study? Why do some professors inspire you while others leave you cold? How can you connect what you’re learning in the classroom with the rest of life?