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May 28, 2017

This week, Melissa Batz ’17 was awarded the Matthew J. Quinn Leadership Award for her Welles Grant project, titled “In Search of an Echo.” The project, comprised of Batz's photographs of low income students at competitive universities across the country, as well as transcripts of her conversations with them, was submitted to the John Kent Cooke Foundation. One of two awards granted by the foundation to members of its Young ...

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May 28, 2017

The thought of taking chemistry was a daunting one. Biology, with its organisms and “life,” was nothing foreign. Chemistry, on the other hand, presented something new, something I was sure I wouldn’t like. Mr. Madden, through a mixture of his quirky science cartoons and general enthusiasm about the subject, dispelled my worries. I don’t remember our first day of class vividly, but I do remember some of my initial impressions ...

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May 20, 2017

This past Monday, the winners of the 2017 BioBlitz were announced. In first place was Brandon Li ’19, with Sasha Syunkova ’18 coming in a close second and in third was Abe Eafa ’17. The other top ten finishers were Alex Browne ’17, Reilly Koren ’18, Emily VandenBerg ’17, Mandi Marom ’18, Shawn Olstein ’18, Greg Gidicsin ’17, and Math Teaching Fellow Noelle Niu. BioBlitz ran from February 15 to May ...

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V Formers Alexandra Campbell ’17, Panos Vandris ’17, Yiannis Vandris ’17, and Michael Zhao ’17 have won National Merit Scholarship Awards. The National Merit Scholarship is awarded by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), whose mission is “to promote scholastic excellence and recognize students who exemplify it.” To be eligible for the award, students must score above a certain benchmark, which varies by year and state, on the Preliminary SAT/National ...

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V Formers Alexandra Campbell ’17, Panos Vandris ’17, Yiannis Vandris ’17, and Michael Zhao ’17 have won National Merit Scholarship Awards. The National Merit Scholarship is awarded by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), whose mission is “to promote scholastic excellence and recognize students who exemplify it.” To be eligible for the award, students must score above a certain benchmark, which varies by year and state, on the Preliminary SAT/National ...

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May 05, 2017

This past Thursday, Kalah Brown ’19 and Ally Stonum ’19 hosted a TEDx event on campus on the topic of “The Future.” The event started at 7:00 PM in the Heely Room and featured talks from four members of the student body: Damla Ozdemir ’19, Cameron Desnoes ’19, Shaezmina Khan ’19, and Eve Brewer ’18. After opening statements by Brown and Stonum, Ozdemir gave the first talk about languages, titled ...

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May 05, 2017

Panos Vandris ’17 has been selected to receive the Frezza Scholarship, awarded to an outstanding V Former of Lawrenceville. Vandris will use the award of $24,000 to pay part of his tuition at Stanford University, the college he will attend next year. The scholarship, named in honor of Robert B. Frezza ’98, has been awarded to 14 Lawrenceville students since its inception. Until recently, it was granted to only students ...

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April 21, 2017

On Thursday, IV Formers voted for Vice Presidents of Academics, Social Life, and Honor finalists. Syona Hariharan ’18 and Eric Cheng ’18 were selected as finalists for Vice President of Academics from 17 candidates, Victoria Cruz ’18 and Cully Bogard ’18 were selected finalists for Vice President of Social Life from three candidates, and Bobby Vogel ’18 and Nicole Lim ’18 were selected finalists for Vice President of ...

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April 08, 2017

Congratulations to Brianna Thompson ’18 on being elected the next Student Body President. Thompson’s platform centered on creating a Lawrenceville where all students have the opportunity to contribute their beliefs, opinions, ideas, and talents at the Harkness table and outside of the classroom.Thompson said, “I think here at Lawrenceville we’ve gotten a little complacent and a little content with letting other people speak for us.” She also noted that “all ...

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Over the last two weeks, Lawrenceville has welcomed many accepted students to the School through a series of Revisit Days, providing a sense of what being a Lawrentian is like. For many prospective students, Revisit Day is their first glimpse of Lawrenceville’s campus life and student body.Senior Associate Dean of Admission for Recruitment Lisa Ewanchyna, emphasizing the amount of preparation that goes into Revisit Days, said, “We have to coordinate ...

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January 20, 2017

Tomorrow, over 50 Lawrentians will travel to Washington, D.C. to take part in the Women’s March, the largest protest of a presidential inauguration in US history. A rally will begin at 10:00 AM near the US Capitol Building and end around 1:15 PM, at which time the march will begin. The Women’s March coordinators have defined their mission to ensure the protection of the rights ...

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December 15, 2016

In October, the Humanitarian Aid Society and Student Council Community Service Representative Panos Vandris ’17 announced an initiative to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti and the Caribbean. They challenged Lawrentians to each donate $1 dollar in an effort to raise at least $1000 dollars as a school community. At school meeting this past week, Vandris announced that altogether $1133 dollars were raised for “Pass the ...

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This past Sunday, the Diversity Council, led by Coordinator of Intercultural Programs Tran Kim-Senior, hosted the second Annual Community Potluck in the Bath House. The event, which started at 5:30 PM and ended around 7:00 PM, featured foods prepared by students, faculty, and parents originating from many different countries around the world. In attendance were many members of the Lawrenceville community. Since last year, the event has become more popular ...

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September 16, 2016

This past Wednesday night at 6:30 PM, the Muslim Students Organization (MSO) hosted a dinner for the Islamic holiday Eid Al-Adha at the Foundation House. The event brought together students, members of the organization, and other interested participants. To introduce the event, Head Master Stephen Murray H’55 ’65 ’16 P’16 began with a brief history of his experience learning about another religion while teaching French to students from North Africa, mostly ...

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May 06, 2016

This past Saturday, the Mercer County Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. hosted its fifth Annual Education Symposium at the Bath House. Jack and Jill of America, a consortium of over 230 nationwide chapters, was established to bring together African-American families in a collaborative and supportive environment. Specifically, this event was for current Lawrenceville Jack and Jill students, as well as students in grades six to eight ...

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April 23, 2016

This past Monday evening, the Digital Music Composition class taught by Performing Arts Master Matthew Campbell traveled to Princeton University to attend the Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk)’s Spring Concert entitled "Human Modular." The performance, which began at 8:00 PM, featured the works of John Cage and Nick Collins—two artists who have made significant contributions to the world of digital music—and was performed primarily on computers and newly-created electronic instruments. ...

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October 16, 2015

This past Tuesday, the V Form Immigration Stories class, taught by History Master and Chair of the Interdisciplinary Studies Program Dana Kooistra P’19, traveled to New York City to supplement its readings and research in class. Leaving campus at 7:15 AM, the class spent the day exploring various museums and landmarks significant to immigration to the U.S. Kooistra identified the overarching theme of the course this term with the question ...