Lights, camera, action! It’s time for Winterfest, a season of student-led plays and peer performances ranging from short comedies to substantial dramas.
I stand in a blank room. Across from me is a line of desks filled by directors. All I have is a slip of paper, a single prompt in my hand. I’m not a trained actor. The last time I performed in front of a crowd was my fifth grade production of “101 Dalmatians.” So, I inhale, read over the script, and decide to act like a person who is slowly going insane.
Whether I am watching hip hop videos online or stretching in ballet class, dance has been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember. Coming to Lawrenceville, I knew I wanted to continue developing my technique, as well as explore different styles of dance.
I didn’t know I was the National Hispanic Scholar Award Recipient until I got an email from a student writer for The Lawrence, the School newspaper. She wanted to interview me on receiving the award. Needless to say, I was surprised.
This season for the girls’ varsity soccer team was filled with many ups and a few downs but our last game of the season was definitely one of our best moments. We were playing the Hun School of Princeton and winning would mean were undefeated in the Mid Atlantic Prep League or MAPL (consisting Hill, Blair, Mercersburg, Peddie, Hun, and us) and we’d claim the championship.
Through House and Harkness, Lawrenceville challenges a diverse community of promising young people to lead lives of learning, integrity, and high purpose. Our mission is to inspire the best in each to seek the best for all.