Feb. 23, 2024

SPO Portuguese language tutor, Brian Sheng-Kai Li is among this year's recipients of the 2024 Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize, the highest general distinction conferred on an undergraduate. The awardees will be recognized at Alumni Day on campus Saturday, Feb. 24.

The Pyne Honor Prize, established in 1921, is awarded to the senior who has most clearly manifested excellent scholarship, strength of character and effective leadership. Previous recipients include U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and the late Princeton President Emeritus Robert F. Goheen.

Li, of Basking Ridge, New Jersey, is majoring in comparative literature and pursuing a certificate in global health and health policy.

He is a recipient of the Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence, the Class of 1939 Princeton Scholar Award and the Department of Comparative Literature’s Junior Paper Prize, among other awards.

Li said he was lost for words upon learning he had received the Pyne Prize.

Access full story By Emily Aronson, Office of Communications.