What makes History Master/Head Football Coach Harry Flaherty laugh? Who would he most like to invite to his Harkness table? Both answers have Lawrenceville connections, so find out this and more in 5 Questions 4.
Kathrine Kiersted ’21 & Avigna Ramachandran ‘21/The Lawrence
On November 7 at School meeting, U.S. Marine veteran, business owner and member of the Council of Foreign Relations Mansoor Shams addressed the Lawrenceville community on his work combating bigotry and Islamophobia.
Bella Koch ‘22 plays both varsity field hockey and girls’ lacrosse for Lawrenceville. She hopes to make a big impact this year in both sports and is excited about what the future holds in her athletic career.
The 2019 Weeden Lecture, delivered by Joanne B. Freeman, the Class of 1954 Professor of History and American Studies at Yale University, reminded Lawrentians that matters in Congress could always be worse.
Beyoncé at Lawrenceville? If Student Council Arts Representative Samika Hariharan ’20 could make it happen, QueenBey would be at the KAC ASAP. What artistic talent would the Fifth Former like to have for herself? This and more in 5 Questions 4.
Sabrina Yeung ’22 competes at first singles for Lawrenceville’s girls’ varsity tennis team – so which professional player does she try to emulate? Which of the Grand Slam tournaments would she most like to play? Find out this and more in 5 Questions 4.
Sid Sharma ’20 serves as the Student Council Sustainability Representative – and he has a few ideas on how Lawrentians can make campus more sustainable. He’s also got an interesting trio of people he’d like to talk with around a Harkness table. Find out this and more in 5 Questions 4.
Retired U.S. Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) spoke at Lawrenceville on Monday evening, quoting Lincoln’s first inaugural address as he encouraged students to “search "for the better angels of our nature” during this time of political diverseness.
This fall season, Fifth Formers Isabelle Monaghan and Bettina Tapiero are co-captains of the girls’ varsity water polo team. They have been on the team together since freshman year and are excited about how the season is going. They love working together and balance each other out well as teammates and co-captains.
He’s back! Danny Concepcion ’02 has returned to Lawrenceville as a Science Master – what did he learn as a Lawrentian that will make him a better teacher? Which three scientists would he invite to his Harkness table? And what’s still his favorite dining hall meal? Find out this and more in 5 Questions 4.
Charlotte Bednar ’22, recent winner of the Challenge Race at Briarwood Invitational and NJ.Milesplit.com “Athlete of the Week” honoree, talks about transferring to Lawrenceville and running at the Nike Cross Country Nationals last year.
Tiffany Lin ’20 had her first experience with competitive cross country during her junior year, when she joined Lawrenceville’s varsity team. Now, as a Fifth Former and returning team member, Lin reflects on her experiences as a newcomer to the sport.
He’s just written his own cello suite, so while his choice of the person he most admires may not surprise you, his selection for the speaker he’d most like to hear at School Meeting just might. Learn all this and more about Tasan Smith-Gandy '20 in 5 Questions 4.
This fall season, Fifth Former Ally Schwarz is the captain of the girls’ varsity tennis team. She has been on the team since she came to Lawrenceville as a new sophomore. Schwarz has been playing tennis for as long as she can remember and the sport is one of her biggest passions.
With just over a year until the 2020 Presidential Elections, a new article by Terry Lee ’84 explores the where and how the phenomenon of fake news was created and spread, its impact on recent and upcoming elections.
What’s Steve Murray’s favorite part of being Lawrenceville’s Head Master? (The accompanying photo offers a clue.) What would he want with him on the proverbial deserted island? Is his favorite dining hall meal really a classic? Find out this and more in 5 Questions 4.
Meet Anoushka Sharma ’23, who has published a book of her poetry and photography, “Hidden in Plain Sight: Images, Words, and Reflections.” She’s also a singer-songwriter and will be in the cast of “A Christmas Carol” at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, N.J. December 10-29.
Who’s the dream interview for Carolyn King '20, L10 News’ managing editor and executive director of post production? King has already set School records in three track events, but which other would she like to try? Find out this and more in 5 Questions 4.
If English Master Enithie Hunter could meet any fictional character, who would she choose? What two items would she want to have on the proverbial desert island? (Hint: one has something to do with her role as an assistant cross country and track coach). All this and more, including a recipe!, in this week’s 5 Questions 4.
Congratulations to Amy Aririguzoh ’20, who placed fourth in the AAU Junior Olympic Games girls’ high jump competition. Aririguzoh reached 5’7” in the 17-18 girls’ final, where she faced off against 50 competitors.
If Ben Hammond, Lawrenceville’s chief financial officer and secretary to the Board of Trustees, could meet any fictional character, who would it be? What super power would he like to have? Find out this and more in 5 Questions 4.
Lawrenceville Archivist Jacqueline Haun oversees the thousands of items in the School’s archives – which one is her favorite? What’s the best concert she’s ever seen (Hint: She attended it in May with Library Director Paula Clancy!)? Find out this and more in 5 Questions 4.
“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.
The end is near, and we need your help now more than ever to give every Lawrenceville student the chance to make an incREDible impact on the world! Your gift to The Lawrenceville Fund before June 30th has immediate impact and helps sustain all the traditions that define the Lawrenceville experience.
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.