Medina student gets college book award

Saint Michael’s College in Burlington, Vt., has given Eric Richelsen of Medina the Saint Michael’s College Book Award for Academic Achievement with a Social Conscience. Richelsen is a student at Providence Academy.

The award recognizes students who demonstrate a commitment to leadership in volunteer service and academic achievement.

Award recipients, named at schools throughout the country, are high school juniors who are inductees of the National Honor Society or an equivalent school-sponsored honors organization. They must demonstrate a commitment to service activities in high school or community organizations, taking leadership roles in these activities.

Richelsen was presented the book "First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers" by Loung Ung, a 1993 Saint Michael’s College graduate who has become a widely acclaimed author.