Extracurricular Student News
Recognizing student achievements outside the classroom
In mid-February, tenth-grader Cici Yu participated in the Youth America Grand Prix international ballet competition.
Sebastian D. '24 has been accepted to the Young Professionals, Students, and Educators (YPSE) Conference held by the Mid-Atlantic Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics in February.
During a three-day event from January 14 to 16, eighth-grader Norah Y. and her team earned second place at the second annual HackBAC, an online social justice hackathon organized by the Black Alumni Collective at St. Andrew's Episcopal School in Potomac, Maryland.
Catherine V. '26 and alpaca Sunny participated in the Pennsylvania Farm Show 2022 on January 11, with the 4H Club Pronking Pacas, who competed in showmanship and obstacle events.
This summer, Daisy Hutnik '22 completed the five-week New Jersey Scholars Program (NJSP). The highly selective program, which was held virtually this year, brought together 39 motivated and high-achieving rising high school seniors for an interdisciplinary learning experience.
Recent Pennington School graduate Julian Thomas ’21 will join the sixty-person roster on the U.S. 2021 Under 19 National Rowing Team. Thomas will compete August 11-15 at the 2021 World Rowing Junior Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. He has been training in Chula Vista, California since late June.
Anna Hallgren ‘24 competed at the AAU National Diving Championships during the week of July 19. Anna finished up her national championship meet in 4th place during the three-meter synchronization. Overall, she earned a three-time All America with her performance in the 1-meter springboard, 1-meter synchro, and 3-meter synchro!
Susie (Dailan) Xu ’23 recently published a poem on Teen Ink, a website and magazine of teens’ art and writing. “Listen to Me, My Child” is a free-verse letter to Xu’s younger self.