Extracurricular Student News
Recognizing student achievements outside the classroom
Pennington student Andrew D. '20 of Holland, Pa. has attained the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America. Drew completed his Eagle Scout project by building a patio and firepit at the School. Great job, Andrew!
Hope Walsh '19 recently was awarded two scholarships from the Girl Scouts of Eastern PA. The Elizabeth G. Dorsett Memorial Scholarship provides funds for continuing education to one Ambassador Girl Scout graduating from high school who is a Gold Award Girl Scout and demonstrates high academic achievement. The Margaret Glenn Estey Scholarship Award recognizes a Girl Scout who has taken on projects that enhance the self-esteem of girls under 18.
After five years of saving up his money, and nine months of studying and taking flying lessons, sophomore Jack W. has his pilot license. Jack has been taking lessons at Trenton-Mercer Airport's Infinity Flight School. Jack also started the aviation club at Pennington earlier this year. Way to go, Jack!
Freshman Matt T. recently won the Interscholastic Equestrian Association National Championship. Matt competed in the Open Division, which is the most advanced level for high school. He competed against eighteen riders from across the country!
As a part of the "Small Town Big Read" program, there was a roping demonstration by Pennington senior Brett Bokman. In the "Small Town Big Read" members of The Pennington School community, students, faculty and staff are invited and encouraged to join in reading the book, True Grit by Charles Portis.
Sindhu Yaramosu, ninth grader from The Pennington School, participated in a TEDxYouth@Newtown event, that sparked visionary discussion at the Yardley Community Center.
Catie Vinch-Buck '19, Julian Thomas '21, and Erin Heyeck '20 are competing at The Head of the Charles in Boston this weekend.
Senior Peer Leaders Mina S., Gabriela C., Diamond C., and Tami K. volunteered Sunday, September 30, at the Eden Institute 5k.
Augie Beers '19 became the youngest player to win the Bedens Brook Championship this past Saturday, September 29.