“News and Notes” is pleased to be featuring a series of articles by Brittany Sun '19 on the theme of “the one key moment” that helped to shape the lives of a selected group of Lawrenceville alumni. As we celebrate our nation's Independence Day, this post seemed particularly appropriate.
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Several years into an accounting career, Eric Rutkow ’98 was feeling restless, so he headed to South America. A subsequent year of travel led to the publication of his most recent book, The Longest Line on the Map: The United States, the Pan-American Highway, and the Quest to Link the Americas (Scribner 2019).
What advice does Mikkel Nartey’20 have for day students who want to participate fully in the School community? Why did this rising Fifth Former want to volunteer at School Camp? And what bands does he recommend? Find out this and more in 5 Questions 4.
She’s usually behind the scenes of Periwig productions, but we’re putting her in the spotlight today! Meet Anushka Agarawala ‘20, newly selected to the Tour Guide Council, and find out why she loves tech crew, what musician she’ll recommend if you ask, and where she’d love to travel. All this and more in this week’s 5 Questions 4.
Even before she began matriculating at The Lawrenceville School, Hilary Cronheim ’03 knew she loved museums. As a Lawrenceville student she spent weekends wandering through the nearby Princeton Art Museum, and she wrote a student’s gallery guide to the museum as a Fourth Former. Now Cronheim is at the helm of the oldest sports museum in the country, the United States Golf Association’s (USGA) Golf Museum.
Congratulations to Fifth Formers Kevin Xiao and Dev Chhokra, selected as Lawrenceville’s 2019 Valedictorian and Aurelian Speaker, respectively. Read more about both of these outstanding students in stories from The Lawrence.
What has Anton Kandalin ’19 learned as president of Lawrenceville’s Leadership in Ethics and Policy Club? Why would he like to interview Edward Snowden? What advice does the soon-to-be graduating Kandalin have for Lawrentians? Find out this and more in 5 Questions 4.
The Executive Committee of the Lawrenceville School Alumni Association has announced the names of this year’s two new Selectors and the Alumni Trustee. Jennifer Staikos ’91 succeeds Jon Weiss ’75 as Alumni Trustee, and the new Alumni Selectors are James Laurance “Rocky” Barber, Jr. ’69 P’08 and Nina Mackenzie Kumar ’02.
A little rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of alumni from the classes of the 4s and 9s who returned to campus for another wonderful Alumni Weekend, with alumni and their guests enjoying a round of parties, campus tours, faculty presentations, sporting events and special programs.
On May 4, Lawrenceville commemorated the 23rd anniversary of the presentation of the Masters Awards with tributes to three former masters.
History and Religion Master Robert C. Ainspac H’76 P’77 ’85 (posthumously), English Master Joel Greenberg H’77 ’13 P’93 and Mathematics and Science Master Colonel David E. Schorr H’88 ’97 ’02 P’80 ’82 ’88 GP’97 ’09 ’12 ’17 joined the ranks of 49 faculty colleagues who have been similarly recognized since the awards were first presented in 1996.
What media outlets does L10 News’ Executive Director of Content and Development Thacher Smith ’20 rely on for his news? Who would he most like to interview for the show? And what talent does he wish he had? Find out this and more in 5 Questions 4.
Congratulations to the team of Damla Ozdemir ’19 and Andrew Xu ’19, recognized as an Outstanding Delegation (representing the United Arab Emirates) at the Model Arab League (MAL) in Washington, D.C. last weekend.
Jasmine Zhang is a Fourth Former who has played on the Lawrenceville girls’ varsity golf team since her freshman year. She loves the team atmosphere and hopes to use her experience to guide her younger teammates.
Tash Wray ’19 has one of the toughest jobs on the Student Council: Vice President for Honor and Discipline. What has she learned from being a part of the Disciplinary Committee? Who has had the biggest impact on her life? And what magic spell would she love to learn? All this and more in 5 Questions 4.
Abbott Dining Hall was officially opened on January 25, 1963, and has been an institutional staple and symbol for The Lawrenceville School’s Fifth Form during its nearly sixty years of continual operation.
What author is Fourth Former Lawrenceville Merrill Scholar Cate Levy most excited about researching this summer? What’s the best part of being a Big Red rower? And what was that song she just was singing? Find out this and more in 5 Questions 4.
Seven of the world’s leading experts in African American studies, anthropology, biology, genetics, history, sociology, public affairs, and psychology will address Lawrentians participating in the 2019 Senior Capstone course.
Opa! Where does Lawrenceville’s Chief Technology Officer most want to travel? What’s his best advice for keeping our computers secure? Find out this and more from Marquis Scott in this week’s 5 Questions 4.
Kajal Dongre ’22 wowed audiences with her intense portrayal of the title character in the Second Form’s production of Shakespeare’s “Titus Andronicus.” What questions does she have for the Bard? Find out this and more in 5 Questions 4.
Thomas D. Southworth/ Interim Dean of Enrollment Management
Interim Dean of Enrollment Management Thomas D. Southworth gives us a peek behind the scenes of Lawrenceville’s Admission Department and the work that’s gone into cultivating our newest group of Lawrentians.
Prize-winning poet and Lawrenceville alumnus Dennis Nurkse ’66 returned to campus recently as the 2018-19 Merrill Poet. During his residency on campus, Nurkse was a guest lecturer in English classes, led a poetry master class with students and alumni, and read from his works during an event in the Edith Memorial Chapel.
The sixth annual Celebration of Black Lawrentians, co-sponsored by the Lawrenceville Black Alumni Association (LBAA) and the student-run Alliance of Black Cultures (ABC), offered an inspiring view into the talents and aspirations of the School’s Black students and an insightful window into the Lawrenceville Black experience.
Fourth Formers Vincent Huang, Natalia Ibarra, Shreya Kumar, Cate Levy, Stephanie Owusu, Liana Raguso, Robert Smith, and Nick Zhou have made Lawrenceville history - they’ve been selected as the School’s first cohort of James Merrilll ’43 Scholars.
A symposium exploring the art of Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) and the fourteen rare and priceless Tiffany leaded glass windows in The Lawrenceville School’s Edith Memorial Chapel will be held Friday, March 29, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel.
Heaven Figueroa ’20 is one of the two captains of the girls’ varsity basketball team, and plays a large role in leading the squad. She was recently been nominated as one of the top players in New Jersey, which is just one of her many accomplishments in the world of basketball.
Ten members of Lawrenceville’s varsity field hockey team have been named to the 2018 Keith Waldman — Optimal Performance Associates/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) High School National Academic Squad.
Pack up your shoes, Christian Louboutin. Put those Oscar-nominated costumes back in the warehouse, Ruth E. Carter. Lawrenceville’s fashion designers have got you beat with clothing that’s both gorgeous and sustainable.
As part of Lawrenceville’s celebration of Black History Month, the School’s student Hallelujah! worship group will welcome the Rev. Violet L. D. Lee to campus on February 10, 5:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend this service in the Edith Memorial Chapel.
What song would Shriya Annamaneni ’20 add to the repertoire of Lawrenceville’s elite choir – and why does she think music education is so important? The Fourth Former shares this and more in this week’s 5 Questions 4.
In recognition of his efforts to create a civics e-textbook focused on youth political involvement, Wellemeyer was recently named one of 30 2019 Three Dot Dash Global Teen Leaders by the We Are Family Foundation.
“Hardworking.” “Devoted.” “Respected.” These are the words that Lawrenceville colleagues use repeatedly to describe Nancy Smithey, recipient of this year’s Support Staff Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
Teacher, religious life leader, and chef extraordinaire Rabbi Lauren Levy tells us about her favorite class to teach, the class she’d like to take, and how this vegetarian makes mouth-watering brisket in this week’s 5 Questions 4.
Amy Aririguzoh is a Fourth Former in the Stephens House, and a crucial member of the track team. She has multiple School records, holding the girls outdoor track record for high jump at 5’7”, and being a part of a record setting 4x400 relay team.
Zoe Thierfelder & Annie Hait ’19 are two of the many talented musicians in both The Lawrentians and Rouge. Together, they co-president Lawrenceville’s premiere female a capella group and play the piano and guitar. They have recently performed in Lessons and Carols with the The Lawrentians, as well as with Rouge on their MLK Day of Service.
What questions should every prospective student ask? Why is Hamill the best Circle House? And what’s a must-have dining hall dessert? David Hernandez ’19 shares his insights in this week’s 5 Questions 4.
Porter Braswell's '07 newest book, Let Them See You: The Guide for Leveraging Your Diversity at Work(Chronicle Books) is an interactive, advice-driven guide for professionals of color that explores workplace challenges and shares tips to help readers build successful careers, while bringing their true selves to work every day despite often being the only person of color in the room.
On January 16, all current Lawrenceville School students and faculty will honor the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. through volunteer work on community service projects at organizations throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
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.