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This past Tuesday and Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:00 PM, 80 students from all Forms competed in the Woodrow Wilson Public Speaking Competition Quarterfinals in Woods Memorial Hall. 15 to 16 of these students will move on to the Semifinals, and five students will then compete in the Finals during school meeting. Each student delivers his or her speech in front of two members of the Lawrenceville faculty. Faculty judges ...

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January 12, 2018

Leading this year’s Varsity Swim and Dive team are Swim Captains Neha Chintamaneni ’18, Kate Liu ’19, Ben Chow ’18, and Matthew Gunton ’18 and Diving Captain Amber Nguyen ’18. Though the team is off to a weaker start compared to last year, with a 0-3 and 1-2 record for the girls and boys team, respectively, the team has “continued to persevere through it all,” Liu said. Chintamaneni started swimming at ...

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This past Thursday, students and faculty gathered in the F.M. Kirby Math and Science Center for the fall poster session, at which Hutchins Scholars and Fall Independent Study researchers presented their work. V Form Hutchins Scholars presented their scientific research, which they conducted over the previous summer as part of the program. The students who worked on independent studies presented projects in various fields, ranging from religion to computer programming. Each ...

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October 27, 2017

On Wednesday, V formers gathered in Woods Memorial Hall for the last college fair of the Fall Term. Representatives from University of California Los Angeles, University of California Berkeley, Claremont McKenna College, Colby College, University of Miami, Skidmore College, Syracuse University, Union College, Washington University in St. Louis, and the College of William and Mary were present. Two colleges visited Friday morning as well. College fairs are an opportunity for ...

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On Thursday, October 26, King’s Academy Representative Matt Westman visited Lawrenceville from 12:10 to 1:00 PM in the McClellan Room in the Irwin Dining Center. King’s Academy is an independent boarding and day school in Madaba-Manja, Jordan, for students between 7th and 12th grade. The school is named in honor of King Abdullah II of Jordan and seeks to “blend an American style of education rooted in the liberal arts and ...

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This past weekend, Lawrenceville hosted the annual Fall Festival on Saturday and the fourth Run for Color on Sunday. Both events were fundraisers for the Williams Syndrome Association, and they raised a total of around $2,500. Organized by Jason Larson H’03 and Student Council Community Service Representative Riley Rogerson ’18 with the help of the Community Service Council, students gathered in the Crescent from 7:00 to 10:30 PM for the Fall ...

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September 22, 2017

V Formers Olalla Duato, Sonia Shah, Jorge Casero Lopez, Emilia Figueroa-Valik, and Alondra Moreno, of Spanish, Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, and Mexican ethnicity, respectively, were recently selected as National Hispanic Scholars by the College Board as part of the National Hispanic Recognition Program. While not a scholarship, the Program recognizes the academic achievements of Hispanic and Latino Students. To be eligible, students must have taken the PSAT during October ...

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September 15, 2017

On Saturday, September 2, the Circle and Crescent Houses gathered in the Circle to compete in the 15th annual House Olympics Competition. Events included Tug of War, the Hippity-Hop, the Three-Legged Race, the Potato Sack Race, and the Tricycle Race. The name game and House Alumni events were canceled due to inclement weather. First, second, and third place winners in each event received points with the exception of the Tug ...

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Mr. Shaw’s dedication to history and teaching has left an imprint on all of his students. His genuine care for the subject always translated into the vigor with which he lectures, often to the point of pumping his fists in the air with excitement. Mr. Shaw not only taught his subject, but he also told us anecdotes and fun facts that we would have never known otherwise. Both of us ...

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Alvaro Barrera ’18, Riley Rogerson ’18, Tiffany Thomas ’18, Douglas Wellemeyer ’18, and Alex Wey ’18 have been selected as the Arts, Community Service, Diversity, Sustainability, and Athletic Representatives of the 2017-2018 Student Council respectively. They will work with the rest of the 2017-2018 Student Council members: Brianna Thompson ’18, Victoria Cruz ’18, Nicole Lim ’18, and Eric Cheng ’18, who are President, Vice President of Social Life, Vice President ...

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The Class of 2017 has selected History Master Rusty Hlavacek H’95 ’17 P’06 ’08 and Classics Master Jacob Morrow H’17 to be the Honorary Members of its class. This year is both Hlavacek’s and Morrow’s last year at Lawrenceville. “I was very humbled by the gesture,” Hlavacek said after being named. “[I] spend a lot of time with young people in the classroom and on the fields and other spots. [...] ...

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The Class of 2017 has selected History Master Rusty Hlavacek H’95 ’17 P’06 ’08 and Classics Master Jacob Morrow H’17 to be the Honorary Members of its class. This year is both Hlavacek’s and Morrow’s last year at Lawrenceville. “I was very humbled by the gesture,” Hlavacek said after being named. “[I] spend a lot of time with young people in the classroom and on the fields and other spots. [...] ...

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May 05, 2017

Ghael Fobes ’17 was chosen as the Class of 2017 Aurelian Speaker this past Tuesday. The Aurelian Speaker is chosen from the V Form, to recognize “sterling character, high scholarship, and forceful leadership.” As Aurelian Speaker, Fobes will address his classmates in the Gruss Center of Visual Art’s Hutchins Gallery at 12:00 AM on May 28. “[Being selected] has been overwhelming,” Fobes said. “For me, just living and working alongside the ...

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Ghael Fobes ’17 was chosen as the Class of 2017 Aurelian Speaker this past Tuesday. The Aurelian Speaker is chosen from the V Form, to recognize “sterling character, high scholarship, and forceful leadership.” As Aurelian Speaker, Fobes will address his classmates in the Gruss Center of Visual Art’s Hutchins Gallery at 12:00 AM on May 28. “[Being selected] has been overwhelming,” Fobes said. “For me, just living and working alongside the ...

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April 21, 2017

Science Master John L. Clark P’20’s work was recently published in the Royal Society and later featured in the journal “Nature” as a research highlight. The article looked into the relation between hummingbirds as pollinators and the diversification of plants. According to the article, new species of plants “arose twice as often [when] pollinated by hummingbirds than those pollinated by insects.” In discovering this relationship, Clark worked with Mathieu Perret ...

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April 08, 2017

This past Monday, members of the Lawrenceville community gathered in the Heely Room from 8:00-9:15 PM for this week’s Capstone lecture given by journalist Scott Anderson. Anderson discussed his experiences working as a journalist in the Middle East as well as his new novel, “Lawrence in Arabia.”Anderson opened the talk by describing his background in journalism. Detailing how he would often have to travel overseas to find a story, he ...

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February 03, 2017

This past week, V Formers Michael Man ’17, Max Ramsay-Burrough ’17, Panos Vandris ’17, Jay Yalamanchili ’17, and Michael Zhao ’17 were notified of their nomination for the United States Presidential Scholars Program. The program aims to “recognize and honor some of [the] nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors,” according to the United States Department of Education Website. It was established in 1964 via executive order by the President, ...

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January 13, 2017

This past Sunday morning, members of the Lawrenceville community gathered in Woods Memorial Hall’s Heely Room to attend a speech given by Lawrenceville alumnus and current Harvard University freshman Richard Wang ’16. Describing the central themes of his talk as narrative and confession, Wang spoke for almost two hours about his journey through Lawrenceville and how his time here shaped him as a person. The speech, entitled “Dream Song 14,” ...

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This past Saturday morning, members of the Public Forum (PF) section of Lawrenceville’s Speech and Debate Club traveled to Princeton Day School (PDS) to compete in their first tournament of the year. The program is led by Riley Rogerson ’18, James Wellemeyer ’18, Matthew Gunton ’18, and Sophia Li ’18, with Religion and Philosophy Master Jason VonWachenfeldt serving as the club advisor. The leaders themselves did not compete: Three teams ...

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October 21, 2016

Last Thursday at school meeting, the Humanitarian Aid Society announced its latest project: Pass the Hat for Haiti, a fundraiser dedicated to raising money and awareness for the communities in Haiti affected by the recent tropical storm, Hurricane Matthew. Run by Arjun Balaraman ’17, John O’Connor ’17, Elias Salander ’18, and History Master Cara W Hyson P’14 ’16, the Society serves as an umbrella organization for other community service clubs ...

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1. Which term is your favorite? A. They’re all the same to me B. Spring C. Fall D. Winter 2. On average, how long does it take you to complete your homework? A. What is homework? B. A good six hours C. What is sleep? D. I get it done the morning of 3. Which Irwin foodie are you? A. Pasta Bar: It’s time to carbo load B. Actual Irwin foodie: it’s all for the gram C. Wok Bar Enthusiast: You’re waiting in front of the Irwin gate at 4:50 every night D. Nothing: Nothing about ...

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September 30, 2016

The Aldo Leopold Award is given annually to a Lawrenceville alumnus who, according to the Lawrenceville website, has exhibited “brilliant, life-long work in a significant field of endeavor.” One of the highest honors that the School can grant, it is named and dedicated in the memory of renowned environmentalist and author Aldo Leopold, class of 1905. Each year, a list of 15–20 nominations is compiled, and a sub-committee of the ...

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December 11, 2015

This past Friday, the Big Red Boys and Girls Varsity Swimming teams kicked off their seasons with a meet against Pingry, a longstanding rival of Lawrenceville. Despite missing over a week of training during Thanksgiving Break, the boys team dominated the scoreboard, receiving first place in eight of the 11 possible events. Hutch Collins ’18, Ryan Reep ’17, Andrew Damian ’16, and Kevin Shao ’19 pulled together to win the ...