WOOSTER, Ohio— DeShaun Jones, a graduate of St. Edward High School and a rising sophomore at The College of Wooster, received the Dewald First-year Prize awarded to students who demonstrate classroom leadership, engagement, and a great determination to succeed at Wooster’s 48th annual Dr. David W. Dewald Recognition Banquet.

The College of Wooster is America’s premier college for mentored undergraduate research. By working one-on-one with a faculty adviser to conceive, organize, and complete an original research project, written work, performance or art exhibit, every Wooster student develops independent judgment, analytical ability, creativity, project-management and time-management skills, and strong written and oral communication skills. Founded in 1866, the college enrolls approximately 2,000 students.