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Erin '22 donates $1,500 worth of food to The Trenton Area Soup Kitchen

Erin Penders, class of 2022, held a food drive to help those struggling during these difficult times. With help from her family and Pennington School friends, she was able to donate $1,500 worth of food to The Trenton Area Soup Kitchen. The items were delivered on April 10. The Trenton Area Soup Kitchen is a non-profit organization that feeds the hungry in the Trenton area and offers programs to encourage self-sufficiency and improve the quality of life of its patrons. Even during the coronavirus pandemic, the organization continues to provide meals for those in need.

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Pennington student helps create database for COVID-19 donations

Pennington School student Alexander Huang-Menders '21 and his siblings, Celeste Huang-Menders, and Christian Huang created the Share Some Care project, which is an online database that allows people throughout to country to locate fire stations, food banks, hospitals and police stations near them that are accepting donations. In an article with NJ.com, Huang-Menders, said "It's amazing that this project has taken off so quickly. Ideally, we want to get traffic from around the world. People that have seen it have been very encouraging and supportive. I hope that continues and grows even more. In times like these, I think it can really do some good."

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Shivant Krishnan '21, drummer, participates in national competition

Shivant Krishnan '21, a drummer in the New Jersey Youth Symphony Jazz Orchestra, participated in the Twelfth Annual Charles Mingus Festival and High School Competition on Saturday and Sunday, February 15 and 16, 2020, at The New School of Jazz and Jazz Standard in New York City. The NJYS Jazz Orchestra was one of only three groups in the nation to be named finalists in their division. 

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World-Class student musicians at The Pennington School

Competing on an international level, current students Yat Fei Chan '23, Meng Lu '20, Cihan Sahin '21, and Yiwei Zhu '22 are reaping the benefits of over a decade of study and thousands of hours of practice from the age of six or younger by winning spots at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music in New York City, where they study piano and classical music with world-class college faculty for up to six hours every Saturday.

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