Search

Article Image
February 26, 2016

MONDAY—English Master Wilburn Williams H’06 addressed a group of students, faculty, and other community members at a “What Matters to Me and Why” event in the McGraw Reading Room of the Bunn Library at 7:00 PM. The event was part of a series of talks held up to twice each term delivered by invited faculty and hosted by the Religious Life Council (RLC). Faculty members are asked to reflect ...

Article Image

The Grathwohls Born on March 2, 1998, Robin Grathwohl ’16 and Elsie Grathwohl ’16 are perhaps Lawrenceville’s least recognizable twins. Though the dissimilarities in their physical features make it hard to believe, Elsie is actually only a minute older than Robin. “She was born at 11:10 and I was born at 11:11, so I’m the lucky child,” Robin said. Early on in their childhood, except for their different eye colors, Robin ...

Article Image
February 05, 2016

Jonathan D’Souza ’19, William Hwang ’19, and Haaris Mian ’19 have been selected for Eastern Regional Honors by the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). Next week, they will participate in the 2016 ACDA Eastern Division Conference in Boston as a member of the Junior High Honor Choir, representing Lawrenceville at the event from February 10 to 13. The choir is composed of sopranos, altos, tenors, and basses and is ...

Article Image
January 29, 2016

Meet Jenny Scherl ’13, squash sensation and Lawrenceville alumnus. Scherl was introduced to the sport when she was 12 years-old, three years before coming to Lawrenceville. Over her short career in squash, Scherl has already accrued an extensive list of achievements and awards. After arriving on campus, Scherl played on the Girls Varsity Squash team her II Form year and continued to play with the team for the next ...

Article Image
January 15, 2016

MONDAY—Science Master Ilana Saxe attended the “Preconceived Perceptions: Understanding Autism Through Personal Narratives” seminar at Princeton University, the fifth in a series titled “Teachers as Scholars.” The seminar, as described by the Princeton Program in Teacher Preparation website, strove to “explore our preconceived notions of competence focusing specifically on students diagnosed with autism.” Saxe was “genuinely curious to learn more about autism, as it affects so many people.” The seminar ...

Article Image
December 11, 2015

TUESDAY—Louis Masur, Distinguished Professor of American Studies and History at Rutgers University, delivered a lecture about the subject of his 2015 book Lincoln’s Last Speech: Wartime Reconstruction and the Crisis of Reunion. Open to the general public and sponsored by the Stephan Archives of the Bunn Library, Masur’s lecture took place in the Heely Room of Woods Memorial Hall and was attended by Honors U.S. History students and history ...

Article Image
November 06, 2015

The Harkness method—a legendary hallmark of Lawrenceville, immortalized as the fulcrum of discussion-based learning at this institution since its introduction to the School in 1936. But while the Harkness table is undeniably central to the Lawrenceville experience and can potentially foster a constructive learning environment grounded in collaborative discourse, the method heavily relies upon the ability of students to effectively engage in the Harkness style and adapt to the ...

Article Image
October 29, 2015

This past Thursday in the Kirby Arts Center, the Lawrenceville community hosted two screenings of “The Winter Patriots: The Battles of Trenton and Princeton,” a short film created by George Washington’s Mount Vernon with support from the F.M. Kirby Foundation. The film was presented to the student body and faculty at school meeting and screened again at 7:00 P.M. as a free event open to the public. Rob Shenk, ...

Article Image

Eastern Conference: By now it’s a commonly known fact that the Eastern Conference is much worse than the West. Last year the Brooklyn Nets were the 8th seed in the East with a record of 38-44, which would put them 12th in the West. The 4th seeded Toronto Raptors would do no better than 8th against its Western counterparts. This dominance by the West is also illustrated by the NBA ...

Article Image
October 02, 2015

This past Friday and Saturday, Big Red Boys and Girls Varsity Water Polo participated in the annual “Beast of the East” Tournament in Pennsylvania, contending with many of the top boys and girls prep school water polo programs in the region. The “Beast of the East” tournament is one of the most competitive contests of the water polo season, with teams from Ohio, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland ...

Article Image
September 20, 2015

Congratulations to Neel M. Ajjarapu ’16, Jinwan Cho ’16, Connor J. Duwan ’16, Sophie G. Garrett ’16, Matthew H. Katz ’16, and Richard Wang ’16, V Formers who have been selected as semifinalists in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship program, an academic competition directed by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) to recognize talented high school students across the country. The six Lawrentians achieved exceptional scores in their IV ...

Article Image
September 20, 2015

In the globalized and heavily interconnected world we live in today, we are perpetually immersed in a deluge of information and ideas from people everywhere—this is the age of constant and instant knowing. We are always being exposed to the ideas of people in the media and news about what’s happening everywhere, and we can access this overabundance of information simply and instantaneously through a variety of mediums: Facebook ...

Article Image
September 11, 2015

Meet Marcus Trenfield ’17, the top runner of the Boys Varsity Cross Country team, as well as the team’s co-captain. Trenfield’s incredible speed and endurance speaks for itself; he is a machine on the cross country course and plans on leading Big Red to many victories this season. Trenfield began his cross country career in the seventh grade, immediately developing a strong affinity for the sport after discovering his talent ...

Article Image

Every year, several members of the graduating class take a gap-year following Lawrenceville. The Lawrence was able to sit down with four of them. Danielle Ward ’15: Grace Aaronson: How will you be spending your gap year? Danielle Ward: I’m hiking the Appalachian Trail, I’m going to Australia and New Zealand, and I’m going to Japan.  I deferred my enrollment at Bates College, which means I’m accepted and I’ll be going there ...

Article Image
May 23, 2015

This past Monday, Elbert Gong ’15 performed in a solo piano recital in Dresdner Hall of the Clark Music Center, celebrating the end of the school year and the end of the seniors’ time at Lawrenceville with an evening of music. A talented pianist, Gong has won numerous international piano competitions and has performed for large audiences on various occasions. Monday’s performance was his first solo recital at Lawrenceville ...

Article Image
May 01, 2015

This past weekend, the Boys Varsity Tennis team participated in the New England/Mid-Atlantic Invitational Tournament (NEMA) at the McDonogh School in Owings Mills, Maryland, and placed seventh out of the 15 schools playing in the contest. Highly competitive schools from all across the New England region participated in the invitational, one of the most challenging tournaments the boys tennis team competes in all season. NEMA gives top high school teams ...

Article Image
April 10, 2015

This past Wednesday, the Lawrenceville Boys Varsity Lacrosse team defeated Deerfield in a heated contest, winning by a final score of 11-10 in overtime. The Big Red lacrosse team faces off against Deerfield every year in a highly anticipated matchup, and this year was no different as the teams met at Choate Rosemary Hall for the game. Deerfield lacrosse, a member of the competitive Western New England Division I, has ...

Article Image
April 03, 2015

On Wednesday, April 1, and Thursday,  April 2, The Lawrenceville School hosted prospective students in the annual Revisit Day events. The Revisit Days give students accepted into Lawrenceville the opportunity to revisit the School campus and gain a better sense of what it means to be a part of the Lawrenceville community. Coordinated by Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Thomas Sheppard, Senior Associate Dean of Admissions Sally Fitzpatrick ...

Article Image
February 27, 2015

This Saturday, February 28, a basketball game for charity will be held in the Lavino Field House. Organized by Eliot Schulte ’15 and School Athletics Representative Grant Keller ’15, the basketball game will feature faculty, the JV basketball team, and seniors in a competition to raise funds and spread awareness for Williams Syndrome, a rare genetic disease. The funds raised will be donated to the Williams Syndrome Association, an ...

Article Image
January 30, 2015

On Monday, January 26, the Kennedy and Kirby Houses held the annual Kennedy-Kirby Bake-off event in Irwin from 5:30 – 6:30. Organized Kennedy Community Service Representative Neel Ajjarapu ’16, Kirby Community Service Representative Anna Milliken ’16, and Student Body Community Service Representative Alice Yang ’15, the event aimed to raise funds for donations to charity. Students from the two houses sold a wide variety of baked goods to members ...

Article Image
December 12, 2014

On December 9, 2014, Jim Goldman P’15 ’18, former president and CEO of Godiva Chocolatier and current member of Board of Directors and Compensation Committee of Domino’s Pizza, delivered a lecture in the Heely Room of Memorial Hall. Sponsored by the Calliopean Society Goldman spoke about how companies “get you to buy more.”With his extensive experience and knowledge as a veteran of the business world, Goldman spoke on a ...

Article Image
November 07, 2014

Members of the Lawrenceville community gathered in the chapel to celebrate the Hindu holiday of Diwali. One of the most commonly and widely celebrated Hindu holidays in the world, Diwali’s influence has reached deep into the religious life of our campus. Lawrenceville is spreading the message of the celebration to the many Lawrenceville community members across a wide spectrum of faiths who attended the event, providing students and faculty ...