Book smarts: Free State High School held its 14th annual book awards ceremony on May 12. Eight outstanding college-bound juniors who excel in academics, extracurricular activities and community service were honored. Pictured with the awarding school, from left, are Alexandra Hoopes (Brown University), Adelle Loney (Mt. Holyoke College); Nina Keizer (Bryn Mawr College); Alan Shi (Dartmouth College); Sisira Srisutiva (Harvard University); Ruben Ghijsen (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute); and Maryanne Smith (Smith College). These awards are sponsored by local alumni clubs, with Brown University and Mt. Holyoke College alumnae making the presentations in person. Not pictured, Meixi Wang (Columbia University). Julie Miller submitted the photo.