The Pennington School freshman Robert Moran recently won the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation's merit scholarship. The UMHEF annually allocates a $2,000 scholarship for each United Methodist-related school, college, and university to distribute to one student.
Eligible students must be members of the United Methodist Church for at least one year. Moran is also active in Drama at the School, writes for the School's newspaper, the Penntonian, is working toward becoming an Eagle Scout, and is very involved with youth leadership at his church.
The School, established as the Methodist Episcopal Male Seminary in 1838, has a long tradition of spirituality. Over the years, its students and their religious beliefs have diversified and, in turn, the School's chapel services have also changed. Today, its students come from many faiths and traditions, including Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Quakerism, and Buddhism.