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Ten seniors inducted to Cum Laude Society

At The Pennington School's Senior Prize Ceremony on May 31, Dean of Academic Affairs Scott Peeler announced the names of ten seniors elected as spring inductees to the School's chapter of the Cum Laude Society. Eligibility is determined by grade point average, and no more than 20 percent of the graduating class can be elected—up to 10 percent early in the senior year, and the remainder in the spring. The School views selection for membership as one of the highest honors it can confer.

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Pennington graduates 104 seniors

The Pennington School's 178th Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2019 on Saturday, June 1, graduated 104 seniors, representing four countries, three states, and a U.S. territory. Gabriela R. Cano of Lawrenceville and Emily J. L. Moini of Princeton were valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively. Headmaster William S. Hawkey, Ph.D., granted the diplomas. The Commencement speaker was Connie Mercer Myers, founder and CEO of HomeFront, which works to end homelessness in central New Jersey. Senior prizes were presented at a ceremony the previous afternoon.

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Academics News

At The Pennington School's Senior Prize Ceremony on May 31, Dean of Academic Affairs Scott Peeler announced the names of ten seniors elected as spring inductees to the School's chapter of the Cum Laude Society. Eligibility is determined by grade point average, and no more than 20 percent of the graduating class can be elected—up to 10 percent early in the senior year, and the remainder in the spring. The School views selection for membership as one of the highest honors it can confer.

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Arts News

Cihan Sahin '21 realized his dream of organizing a piano competition at Pennington this past May. Already an international concert pianist, he wished to provide an opportunity for our talented musicians to play for one another in a supportive but competitive environment. In the future, he would like to make the competition open to students in area schools and beyond.

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The music program at Pennington recently donated to the Westminster Conservatory of Music more than 40 orchestra instruments in need of repair; they will soon give the gift of music to underprivileged children in Nigeria. With the help of the Lekan and Tomi Akinyanmi Foundation, the Conservatory will repair and/or refurbish the instruments as needed in order to ship the instruments to Ikuru Town, Nigeria.

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Athletics News

Over the Memorial Day weekend David Curtiss ’21 represented the United States Junior National Swimming Team and swam in one of the more memorable races he has had in his young career. Although Curtiss had many impressive swims during the long weekend, perhaps the most exciting result was when he officially qualified for the United States Olympic swimming trials which will take place in Omaha, Nebraska, in June 2020. 

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