Hosted by the president and board of directors of the Southern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce each year, the Golden Osprey Awards recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the southern Monmouth region. While awards are granted in four separate categories — Business Excellence, Outstanding Community Service, Outstanding Chamber Service and Aspiring Youth — Harris’ Osprey Award for Aspiring Youth is presented annually to that student who best demonstrates scholastic achievement, participates in extracurricular activities and involves his or herself in community outreach initiatives. Harris is a member of the Ranney School class of 2012.
Ranney’s Upper School Leadership Team nominated Harris for the Golden Osprey Awards this spring. Throughout her time as a Panther, Harris proved herself a standout student, who managed to graduate top of her class while taking 10 advancement placement courses and nine honors classes in the Upper School. In addition, she graduated as a member of six honor societies including the Art National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society. Due to her academic success, During the Ranney School commencement Harris received the Faculty Prize, an award granted to two students in the senior class, one female and one male, who during their tenure in the Upper School have demonstrated a deep respect for intellectual values and a love of learning. Harris was also selected as a finalist in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program and was a nominee in the highly competitive New Jersey Scholars Program as well.
The Southern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce’s 27th Annual Golden Osprey Awards dinner reception will be held Oct. 18 at Spring Lake Manor in Spring Lake.