Princeton Day School is delighted to celebrate the accomplishments of some of our alums. Princeton University just announced that senior Charlotte Williams '12 has been awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, an award given to outstanding students from outside the United Kingdom so they can pursue postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge. Charlotte, who is concentrating in anthropology and is pursuing certificates in archaeology, Latin American studies and urban studies, will study for a master's degree in archaeology in the Archaeological Heritage and Museums Track at Cambridge. Click here for the full story on the Princeton website.
Benjamin Bristol '13, a senior at Bowdoin College, was awarded the College Squash Association's Scholar Athlete Award during the national tournament in Cambridge Massachusetts over this past weekend. He completed his squash career with three more wins. Earlier in the season, Ben was selected as NESCAC player of the week as a result of his consecutive wins for the Bowdoin Polar Bears. At PDS, he was on the Varsity Squash team, winning the Coach's Award once and MVP twice.
Ron Gerschel '13, who is a senior at Muhlenberg, is headed to Broadway for a few weeks to work on a new play by the producers of "Avenue Q" and "Something Rotten" called "The Play That Goes Wrong." The show, which premiered in London and picked up the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, will begin previews on March 9 at the Lyceum Theatre. The show's set will be arriving by boat from London and Ron will be on the team to install the show. Here is a website with more information about the show.
Earlier this year, we reported that Matthew Cavuto '13, a senior at MIT majoring in mechanical engineering, is a winner of the prestigious 2017 Marshall Scholarship. This highly competitive scholarship is funded by the British government and provides "exceptional young Americans the opportunity for two years of graduate study in any field at a U.K. institution," as per the MIT website. Matthew will advance prosthetic and assistive technology research over the course of two years at Imperial College London and Cambridge University. Here is an additional story about Matthew from the MIT website.