Princeton Day School is delighted to celebrate the accomplishments of some of our alumni athletes. Jake Alu '15, a sophomore at Boston College, is being celebrated as the "Swiss Army knife" of the baseball team on the BC Eagles website. Coach Mike Gambino is quoted as envisioning Jake as "a super utility player, a guy who could be a pinch runner or change defensive positions." The article states that Jake has made "13 starts in the field with only one error, while notching five RBIs, six runs, and four stolen bases in five attempts on offense. In addition, he's now made five appearances on the mound [as pitcher], throwing 5.1 innings with three strikeouts." In a fun fact for PDS, the article states that Jake debuted as pitcher in a game against Villanova and faced his best friend from PDS, JP Radvany '15, as the first batter.
On Tuesday, March 7, Princeton Day School seniors celebrated the momentous 100-day-mark (100 days until graduation) with a special luncheon in the Fox Room. The 100-Day Celebration is one of the great traditions at PDS, and consists of a luncheon for students with encouraging words from Head of School Paul Stellato and Head of Upper School Jason Robinson, as well as a welcome to the Alumni Association by Director of Alumni Engagement Amy Gallo. What makes the luncheon truly special is that each student receives a letter, poem, or other creative written expression of support and congratulations from his or her parents. These letters are just between parents and children and are a wonderful surprise for the student. Click here for some photos from the event.
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.
At its January meeting, the Princeton Day School Board of Trustees elected Dr. Rebecca W. Bushnell '70 to succeed Barbie Griffin Cole'78 as Chair of the Board of Trustees. Dr. Bushnell's appointment is effective July 1, 2017. Professor Bushnell is The School of Arts and Sciences Board of Overseers Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, where she has taught since 1982. Graduating with the Princeton Day School class of 1970, she earned a BA at Swarthmore College, an MA from Bryn Mawr College and a Ph.D in Comparative Literature from Princeton University. She also taught English for a year at the Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr. An accomplished scholar of wide-ranging interests, Professor Bushnell is the author of many articles and eight books, on subjects ranging from Greek tragedy to English gardening. At Penn, she has taught courses on literature, theater and culture, and she received the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, and an NEH grant for Teaching with Technology. Please click the headline to read more.