News

  • Down on the Farm: Big Red Interns

    Posted August 23, 2016

    The sun is just beginning its climb into the summer sky when the interns arrive at The Lawrenceville School’s Big Red Farm. Farm Manager Peter Crooke is already on site, preparing for the day’s tasks at the experimental growing space established in 2012 . Today, the peppers need watering, the cilantro and dill are becoming overrun with weeds, and the garlic is ready for harvesting. And, of course, the eight Berkshire hogs need to be fed. Despite the early hour and temperatures heading toward triple digits, the interns are ready to work.

  • Alumni Artists – 2016 Summer Series: Brocq Maxey '09

    Posted August 22, 2016
    "Wounded Warrior"

    Brocq Maxey ’09 spent his early years on an island in the Bahamas, a background that forged his bond with the sea.

  • Gopal Reaches Google Science Fair Global Finals

    Posted August 16, 2016
    Photo from Mercer Science & Engineering Fair, sponsored by the Mercer Science & Engineering Club

    Nikhil Gopal ’18 has earned a spot as one of only 16 global finalists in the 2016 Google Science Fair. His project, “Point of Care Testing for Malaria Using a Smartphone and Microfluidic ELISA,” was one of thousands of international entries submitted by young scientists, ages 13-18. The grand prize winner, to be announced on September 27, will win a host of prizes, including $50,000 in scholarship funding.

  • Wellemeyer to Direct N.J. Campaign for a Presidential Youth Council

    Posted August 9, 2016

    Recently, after an application and interview process, James Wellemeyer ’18 received the job of New Jersey State Director of the Campaign for a Presidential Youth Council, a significant leadership role open to high school and college students in the state.

  • “I Can’t Imagine A Greater Honor”

    Posted August 8, 2016
    Jeni Stepien and Tommy Thomas. Photo courtesy of Nancy Thomas.

    It was only a few steps, but for Arthur “Tommy” Thomas P’04 ‘07, former Director of Lawrenceville College Counseling, and Jeni Stepien, it was a journey 10 years in the making. A decade ago, Stepien’s father, Michael, was murdered – and his heart was donated to Thomas. The families have stayed in touch and, last weekend, Thomas walked Jeni down the aisle at her wedding at the St. Anselm church in Swissvale, Penn.

  • Alumni Artists – 2016 Summer Series: Jordan Kantor '90

    Posted August 8, 2016
    Untitled (Basel lens flare 3919), 2009, oil on canvas

    When Jordan Kantor ’90 was a student at Lawrenceville he took art history classes at Princeton. It was there that his appreciation of the intrinsic link between artists past and present was born.

  • Szwalek to Serve on NABI Committee

    Posted August 4, 2016

    Lawrenceville’s Director of Communications and Public Affairs Jennifer Szwalek has been invited to serve as a volunteer member of The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) North American Board Initiative (NABI). NABI is a cooperative effort between independent schools to increase the enrollment of boarding students in the United States and Canada.

  • Lawrenceville Performing Arts Camp: “It’s Really Cool To Come Here!”

    Posted August 3, 2016

    Over 100 local, underserved children enjoyed free dance, drama, and music (instrumental and vocal) lessons from dozens of volunteer Lawrentians last month at the ninth annual Lawrenceville Performing Arts Camp (LPAC). “It’s really cool to come here!” said 13-year old Adelena, a three-time LPAC attendee.

  • Simkus Earns National Soccer Championship

    Posted August 2, 2016

    Julia Simkus ’17 started at outside back for the Yardley-Makefield Soccer (YMS) Premier Xplosion 98 team, which earned its first U.S. Youth Soccer U17 National Championship on July 31 in Frisco Texas. YMS, down 2-0 at the half, defeated Beach FC 98 Academy 3-2 in double overtime. YMS is an elite girls’ travel soccer team based in eastern Pennsylvania.

  • Kevin Mercer Joins Board of N.J. Sports Field Managers Association

    Posted August 1, 2016

    Kevin Mercer, Lawrenceville’s Golf Course and Grounds Manager, has joined the Sports Field Managers Association of New Jersey’s Board of Directors.

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