Extracurricular Student News
Recognizing student achievements outside the classroom
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.
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.
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."
Over Spring Break, Collin Penders '22 planned and organized the first annual skate-a-thon to support the Mercer Bulldogs Special Hockey team. With the help of junior coaches from Notre Dame, Robbinsville High School, and The Hun School, Penders and Andreas Oskiper from Princeton High School raised over $3,700 for the organization.
USTA Middle States selected tennis player Theo Sardain ’22 as a recipient of the 2019 Middle States Boys' 16s Sportsmanship Award. Each year, USTA Middle States and its six districts honor excellence on and off the court by highlighting tennis accomplishments and service.