Extracurricular Student News
Recognizing student achievements outside the classroom
The bespectacled members of the Pennington community can attest to the fact that fogging up your glasses while wearing a mask makes life rather tiresome. Max Grigg '23 and his father have invented a mask that solves this problem. "It started as a way to just help my mom and dad get rid of their super fogged-up glasses," said Grigg.
Vicky Zhu '22 recently published a paper, "Medicalization of Birth in the United States Through the Lens of The Handmaid's Tale." The article appeared in the Journal of Student Research, which publishes papers written by high school, undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral student authors.
"I enjoy discovering parallels between literature and the real world because I always consider literature as a mirror through which humans see their reflections," said Zhu.
Tiia McKinney '21 contributed several entries to a recently published anthology, Black Girl, White School: Thriving, Surviving and No, You Can't Touch My Hair. Edited by Olivia Clarke, the book was a #1 Amazon New Release and an Amazon bestseller in seven categories. Common Sense Media gave the book a five-star review and said, "This remarkable book is a balm for its intended niche audience...and potentially a tool for creating empathy in other readers."
If you've seen some particularly fancy sneakers walking around campus, it's more than likely that Caleb Hibbert '23 is behind it. Hibbert runs Laceit Customs, a sneaker customizing company. What started as a fun side project became a full-blown business, and this young entrepreneur made it his mission to help others express their individuality through their footwear.
Trinity Pryor '21 was recognized by The Union League Legacy Foundation on October 6, 2020, when the organization held its 74th annual Good Citizen Day. The Legacy Foundation honored and recognized 300 young men and women as "good citizens." These students were nominated from over 50 youth-serving organizations throughout the Greater Philadelphia region.
Shivant Krishnan ’21 was recently named a semifinalist for the Coca-Cola Scholars Program. This scholarship is one of the most prestigious merit-based scholarships awarded to high school students in the United States.
Pianist Andrew Goldin ’21 was awarded a gold medal and superior rating at the Pennsylvania State Dorothy Sutton Performance Festival on October 11, 2020.
Trinity Pryor '21 has been named a Young Hero by the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia. Pryor, who lives in Yardley, is among 14 winners nationwide selected for their outstanding contributions to social change in their communities. Pryor's story will be featured in an exhibit at the museum for one year.
Julia Peters '20 is the recipient of the 2020 Plum Cares Academic Scholarship (PCAS). This one-time scholarship, totaling $5,000, will support her academic studies at The George Washington University in the Fall of 2020 where she will pursue physics and will be competing on the varsity gymnastics team.