Alex and Andrew Noviello (Class of 2023) made their mark at Lawrenceville in numerous ways, best known for their dedication to environmental sustainability. Among their many initiatives was the founding of GrassRoots Conservation (a nonprofit which provides grants to community-based conservation projects) and of the National High School Climate Forum (which fosters idea exchanges between high school student environmental leaders across the U.S.). The twin serve as co-founders and co-presidents of both organizations.
At commencement, both students received the School’s Herman Hollerith Prize, given to Lawrentians who exhibit the most creativity, ingenuity, or entrepreneurial flair in the application of computer science.
Earlier this year, they were informed they are recipients of The Congressional Award, Gold Medal, which recognizes initiative, service, and achievement in young people. As the pinnacle award of the program, Gold Medalists have committed themselves to at least two years to goal-setting and community involvement. To earn the award, a participant must log a minimum of 400 hours of voluntary public service, 200 hours of personal development, 200 hours of physical fitness, and a five-day, four-night expedition or exploration. The Noviellos will travel to Washington, D.C. to attend the Gold Medal Summit on June 20-22.
Lastly, Andrew has been named a U.S. Presidential Scholar, which, since 1964, has honored some of America’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors, including those who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, creative, and performing arts as well career and technical education fields. This is one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students.
“I was greatly honored by my selection as a United States Presidential Scholar and by my receiving the Congressional Award Gold Medal. I look forward to continuing in service to the environment and in pursuit of excellence in developing technologies,” said Andrew. “My attention is currently focused on the launch of my financial technology company.”
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