|The Guerin Prize, established in 1999, offers members of Marlborough's junior class an opportunity to write a competitive essay about the living American whom they most admire. The winner of the Guerin Prize is provided the unique and special opportunity to meet the subject of her essay. |
Each student interested in competing for the Guerin Prize submits an essay of no more than 1,000 words. Finalists are selected based on the clarity of thought, strength of conviction, enthusiasm, and determination conveyed in the essays. Finalists participate in individual interviews with a panel of judges who will make the final selection of the Guerin Prize winner. The Guerin Prize provides for travel expenses, if necessary, for both the student and her faculty sponsor. The finalists are expected to participate in the selection of the Guerin Visiting Scholar.
The Guerin Prize, along with the Guerin Visiting Scholars Program, is funded by the Guerin Endowed Fund established by Trustee Rick Guerin.
India '12 met Salman "Sal" Khan, founder of Khan Academy, a nonprofit organization that seeks to change education by providing a free, world-class education to anyone anywhere through online video clips.
Ileana '11 met her role model, Jorge Ramos, lead anchorman for Univision 34 who was recently named one of the 25 most influential Hispanics in the U.S.
Sacha '10 traveled to Colorado to meet Donor Sibling Registry (DSR) creator Wendy Kramer and son Ryan
Sophia '09 dined with Alice Waters, famed chef and organic food activist Alice Waters
Ali '09 visited Harvard University to meet with Dr. Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners in Health
Marissa '08 met with Judith Jamison, Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Mimi Newman '07 attended a photo shoot with photographer Annie Leibovitz
Leslie Hinshaw '06 met Kim Ng, Assistant General Manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers
Tess Scott-Suhrstedt '06 met Cynthia Phelps, Principal Violist, New York Philharmonic
Helen Highberger '05 met Dr. Daniel Dennett, Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy at Tufts University
Tara Chang '04 met Andrea Jung, CEO of Avon Inc.
Ariadne Greif '04 met Soprano Renee Fleming
Rachael Janken '03 met Choreographer Dwight Rhoden
Morgan Sokol '03 met Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State
Lauryn Wilson '02 met Ntozake Shange, Poet and Playwright
Jordana Mosten '02 met former U.S. President Bill Clinton
Sarah Mackinnon '01 met Fashion Designer and Artist Patricia Fields
Andreea Carnu '99 met scholar and activist Noam Chomsky
Elodi Dielubanza '00 met Lauryn Hill, Philanthropist/Activist/ Singer/Musician