ELMIRA, NY (10/18/2018)-- Zoe Price, of Westville, NJ (08093), is among the new Elmira College students recognized with the 83rd awarding of the Elmira College Key in a ceremony held in Peterson Chapel, Cowles Hall.
Presented by the Alumni Association, the Key Award recognizes students for high scholastic achievement, leadership, citizenship, and participation in extracurricular activities. More than 100 Key Award recipients are currently enrolled at the College, including 30 freshmen. The event was held during Family Weekend, allowing many students' families to attend the event.
Bo Manuel '82, president of the Elmira College Alumni Association, reflected upon the significance of the award, "The Elmira College Key Award is such an important part of the Elmira College experience and the Alumni Association takes great pride in recognizing this long-standing tradition and the accomplishments of our students".
Manuel and Ellen Himmelreich, Director of Alumni Relations, presented the students with the traditional Key Award pins during the ceremony.
The Elmira Key Award is a merit-based award bestowed upon one outstanding man and woman in their junior or senior year of high school or preparatory school at each participating school. Each Key Award winner receives an $80,000 scholarship over a four-year period, $20,000 per year, upon enrolling at Elmira College.
Founded in 1855, Elmira College is a private, residential, liberal arts college offering 30-plus majors, an honors program, 17 academic societies, and 20 Division III varsity teams. Located in the Southern Finger Lakes Region of New York, Elmira's undergraduate and graduate student population hails from more than 20 states and nine countries. Elmira is a Phi Beta Kappa College and has been ranked a top college, nationally, for student internships. The College is also home to the Center for Mark Twain Studies, one of four historically significant Twain heritage sites in the U.S., which attracts Twain scholars and educators from around the world for research on the famous literary icon. Proud of its history and tradition, the College is committed to the ideals of community service, and intellectual and individual growth.