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PDS Portraits: Gwen Allen '19
PDS Portraits: Gwen Allen '19

"School spirit, community and leadership mean a lot to me. This year I'm the captain of varsity field hockey, basketball and lacrosse, and a co-head of the Zoo, our student fan group for sports games. Our athletics program is really great despite our small size compared to many of our competitors. I think in part it's because everyone's really invested, works hard and is proud to represent PDS. In my freshman year, our field hockey team won only about three games, but sophomore year we won the Prep championship and made it to the Mercer County finals.

The adults in this community work really hard to form connections with students.There are a lot of amazing, inspiring, compassionate teachers and coaches who have set a good example of what being a leader looks like. They are so invested in our development as people, not just as students or as athletes. This year, Ms. Sabundayo launched an anti-hate program. We've been meeting as a group, training and listening, and preparing to host a teach-in for several days on a range of different issues. It's an opportunity for us to step up and be leaders ourselves, and for us to work in a concrete way for an even stronger and more tight-knit school community."