Local receives Princeton Freshman First Honor Prize

Shelburne resident Krysta Dummit (CVU class of 2011) was honored with the prestigious Freshman First Honor Prize, awarded annually to a sophomore in recognition of exceptional academic achievement during their freshman year, during Princeton University’s opening exercises Sunday, Sept. 9.
In addition to a cash award given to Dummit, Princeton has presented CVU with a gift of $350 for books for the school library. Dummit also received the Manfred Pyka Memorial Prize in physics, given to outstanding physics undergraduates who have shown excellence in course work and promise in independent research.  She is enrolled in Princeton’s Integrated Science curriculum. Last summer, Dummit worked in the laboratory of David Botstein, Princeton’s Anthony B. Evnin ‘62 Professor of Genomics and director of the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics.

Honored for academic achievements and posed with Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman (standing third from left) and Dean of the Undergraduate College Valerie Smith (standing second from right), are (standing from left) Samuel Mumford, Aman Sinha, and Robert Yates. Seated from left are Stephanie Tam, Krysta Dummit, and Taman Narayan. Not pictured: Juanhe Tan. Photo by Denise Applewhite

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