Princeton Day School has learned that two members from the Class of 2013 have picked up some impressive honors. Matthew Cavuto, 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. The website notes that "As a Marshall Scholar, Cavuto will advance prosthetic and assistive technology research over the course of two years at Imperial College London and Cambridge University." To read more, click on the headline.
Announcing the Holiday Hours for Family Skating & Open Hockey at the Lisa McGraw '44 Ice Rink.
Alison Shehadi, former Princeton Day School Upper School Math Department Chair and trustee, passed away on Monday, November 7. Mrs. Shehadi began teaching at Miss Fine's School in 1959 and retired from Princeton Day School in 1991. She served on the Princeton Day School Board of Trustees from 1995 until 2002, during which time she was a member of the Planning Committee, the Head of School Search Committee, and chair of the Educational Policy Committee. Mrs. Shehadi is survived by her daughter, Muna '79, and son, Charlie '82, and her memorial service will be Friday, November 18 at 11:00 a.m. at Stonebridge at Montgomery.
Princeton Day School was proud to welcome alumna Lylah Alphonse '90 to campus on October 11 to deliver the Rothrock Lecture to Upper School students and faculty at a special assembly. Ms. Alphonse is the Managing Editor for News at U.S. News & World Report, and previously worked as an editor at the Boston Globe, as well as a Senior Editor and Writer at Yahoo.com, where she covered politics and interviewed First Lady Michelle Obama and presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett. Ms. Alphonse is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and was inducted into the Newhouse School's Alumni Hall of Fame in 2000. She spoke to our students about the current election and its implications for our country.