George School Celebrates 115th Commencement
Sunday, May 24, 2009
With the sun shining and the sound of heartfelt applause from the audience of parents, families, teachers, and friends, members of George School’s Class of 2009 were graduated Sunday, May 24, 2009. More than ninety-nine percent of the 125 students will go on to college with a few planning to take gap year before moving on to higher education. The graduating class performed more than 8,125 hours of community service while attending George School.
Kevin Miller of Lawrenceville, New Jersey, was named an Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholar for the 2009-10 collegiate academic year; Zachary Martinez (Newtown, Pennsylvania) was named a Scholar in the 2008-09 National Hispanic Recognition Program; Anaka Allen (New York, New York) and David Balme (Brooklyn, New York) received Honorable Mentions in the program; and Morgan Humphrey (Trenton, New Jersey) was among approximately 3,100 Outstanding Participants in the National Achievement Scholarship Program.
Joshua McGowan (Langhorne, Pennsylvania) and Kevin Miller (Lawrenceville, New Jersey) were named finalists in the 2009 National Merit Scholarship Program. Six students were named Commended Students in the program: Lucas Bogner (Yardley, Pennsylvania ), Conor Hoff (Towson, Maryland), John Keenan (Middletown, Maryland), Maxwell Mosley (Newtown, Pennsylvania), Amanda Nadeau (Medford, New Jersey), and Chenab Navalkha (Princeton, New Jersey).
Brynnah McFarland (Pennington, New Jersey) earned a Silver Medal in the General Writing Portfolio category of The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards of 2009, becoming one of 1,000 students granted national recognition in the competition.
Eight seniors were part of George School's winning teams at the sixteenth annual fire-fighting robot competition hosted by Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, earning second place in the walking robot division, third place in the high school division, and first place in the Versa Verve Challenge of the high school division, along with $1,400 in prize money which was donated to next year's robotics class at George School: Eric Engelhardt (Langhorne, Pennsylvania), Checkie Chu (Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong), Ernest Haines (Mount Laurel, New Jersey), Jake Vingless (Levittown, Pennsylvania), Kabir Chopra (Princeton, New Jersey), Miranda Tarlini (New Hope, Pennsylvania), John Henneman (Princeton, New Jersey), and Jarron Speller (Langhorne, Pennsylvania). Read more
. Photos from the day
by Bucks County Courier Times staff photographer Bill Fraser.