Jeffrey '20

Hometown:

Lawrenceville, NJ

Extracurriculars:

Varsity Squash, The Lawrence, Aldo Leopold Society, Visual Arts, Giving Tree

Favorite Class:

Honors Biology

Favorite Lawrenceville Tradition:

House Olympics

List of 4 news stories.

  • The Wasteland: My Welles Award Trip to China

    Jeffrey '20
    I smelled our destination before I saw it. The overpowering stench of decay clawed its way through my nostrils and down my throat, and I suppressed the urge to gag. Teeming piles of waste formed their own unnatural landscape, following the curves of the densely forested mountains behind them. The sun carved thousands of shadows across the landfill and cast a golden glow on every surface, from discarded TV sets and old tires to the men and women sorting through them. I found myself uncomfortably reminded of the bottom feeders we’d learned about in my biology class—except these were human beings.
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  • Spring Dance Concert: Get Wilder!

    Jeffrey ’20
    My heart leapt out of my chest as I shuffled on stage and faced the audience, obscured by darkness. With bated breath, I waited silently for the spotlight — my cue to dance.
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  • Acts of Kindness Great and Small: MLK Day at Lawrenceville

    Jeffrey ’20
    Joyful giggles and the pitter-patter of tiny feet echoed throughout gymnasium as I wearily jogged away from the horde of relentless toddlers pursuing me.
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  • Leopold Scholars at Mercer Meadows Park in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. Top Row (L-R): Tiffany Lin, Varun Aravapalli, David Zhang, Dr. Stephen Laubach. Bottom Row (L-R): Deven Kinney, Jeffrey Tao, Jasmine Barco, Jack Wragan

    Being a Leopold Scholar

    Jeffrey '20
    Beep! Beep! Beep! The blare of my alarm pierces through my ears. Trying to escape the sound for just a few more minutes, I curl up under the warm safety of my covers. I check my phone, and it’s 6:31 a.m.
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