Extracurricular Student News
Recognizing student achievements outside the classroom
Two Pennington students are participating in this year's TEDxYouth@Newtown on November 9. The theme for the event is "Inspire." The goal is to support student's creativity, intellect and visions for the future.
Competing on an international level, current students Yat Fei Chan '23, Meng Lu '20, Cihan Sahin '21, and Yiwei Zhu '22 are reaping the benefits of over a decade of study and thousands of hours of practice from the age of six or younger by winning spots at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music in New York City, where they study piano and classical music with world-class college faculty for up to six hours every Saturday.
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.