Prize for Exceptional Academic Achievement Awarded to a Slavic Major

Friday, Feb 3, 2012
by Slavic Department

The 2007 George B. Wood Legacy Sophomore Prize is awarded to Anant Kumar, a major in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.

The George B. Wood Legacy Sophomore Prize is presented each year to a member of the junior class in recognition of exceptional academic achievement during the sophomore year. This year, the prize was shared by Anant Kumar and Holger Jens Staude.

Kumar lives in Bethesda, Md., and is a graduate of the Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C. An A.B. candidate, he is majoring in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and plans to complete certificates in finance, Russian and Eurasian studies, and Russian language and culture.

Kumar is a member both of the Honor Committee and of the layout department of The Daily Princetonian student newspaper. He was awarded The Daily Princetonian Prize for Excellence in Layout and Page Design.

This past summer, Kumar studied Russian at the Nevsky Institute of Language and Culture in St. Petersburg, Russia, as part of the Princeton-in-Petersburg program. Next month, he will receive the Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence.