Extracurricular Student News
Recognizing student achievements outside the classroom
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!
Corinne Coakley ’21 was recently accepted to the ACLU National Advocacy Institute. This year, the high school institute will run virtually from July 19 to 23, and will bring together students from across the country who are interested in social justice advocacy.
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.
Several years ago, Sindhu Yaramosu ’22 co-founded TEDxYouth@Newtown. The third annual TEDxYouth@Newtown event, which Yaramosu co-organized, was hosted virtually on Saturday, March 27, The event was a success and attracted students and adults across the Pennsylvania and New Jersey area.
Congratulations to Minghao "Anna" Zhang '22, who recently participated in the Mercer Science and Engineering Fair. Zhang won second place in the general engineering division for her project, "Neural Networks in Glucose Prediction."
Susie Xu ’23 and Jonathan Eaton ’22 are collaborating on a new podcast, The History Podcast of the Pre-Columbian World. In each episode, Xu and Eaton discuss a different ancient culture from all over the globe. Season one focuses on pre-columbian Mesoamerican civilizations, ranging from the Mayans to the Olmecs to the Toltecs.
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.