LWA Alum Wins Prestigious National Achievement Award January 15, 2010 Samuel del Pilar '08 is one of 75 students nationwide selected for scholarships from the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference (HENAAC). He is a sophomore at University of Massachusetts Amherst and is majoring in mechanical engineering.
Lower School Holiday Concert December 11, 2009 The LWA Lower School Holiday Concert was on Friday, December 11. Pictured here are second grade students singing "Es La Hora De Cantar," about singing and dancing.
Caroline Boneparth '06 Helps UNC to 2009 NCAA Women's College Cup December 7, 2009 We are proud to announce that Caroline Boneparth helped the University of North Carolina Tar Heels win the 2009 NCAA Women’s College Cup on Sunday, December 6, against Stanford. This is the 20th NCAA title for the program, and the third NCAA Championship for the seniors. The team (23-3-1) defeated Stanford 1-0.
LWA Student Crowned Miss Congeniality at the Miss New York Teen USA Pageant December 4, 2009 Kimberly Taff, a senior at Lawrence Woodmere Academy, was crowned “Miss Congeniality” at the 2010 Miss New York Teen USA Pageant held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Albany on November 29. Taff was among 10 semifinalists of 85 contestants, aged 14-18. The participants were judged on beauty, poise, and performance in interviews and runway events. Taff is a member of the Cum Laude Society, Captain of the Varsity Soccer team at LWA, and hopes to major in journalism and acting in college.
LWA Lower School Welcomes Famous Children’s Book Author Ed Young November 16, 2009 On Friday, November 6th, Lawrence Woodmere Academy Lower School students welcomed Ed Young, a renowned illustrator and children’s book author. Young started out as an illustrator and expanded his career to become a writer. He has illustrated over 80 books for children, 17 of which he has also written. One of his books, Lon Po Po, earned him the Caldecott Medal, which is given to the most distinguished children’s book artists.
Tom Gersh and Caroline Clark lead LWA’s Fall Athletics November 4, 2009 Tom Gersh, a new junior from Neponsit, finished 3rd in the IPPSAL Championship cross country meet on Wednesday, October 28, at Eisenhower Park. As a first-time cross country runner, Gersh broke the school’s 5,000 meter record. The LWA Cross Country Team finished 3rd overall in the IPPSAL Championship, which is the team’s highest place since they joined the league in 2005.
LWA Announces Scholars November 4, 2009 Lawrence Woodmere Academy announced that senior Soumya Rajendren has been named a Commended Student in the 2010 National Merit Scholarship Program and both Rajendren and senior Lilly Song were named AP Scholars.
LWA Viewing of the Magna Carta at Fraunces Tavern Museum October 30, 2009 On Thursday, October 22, Lawrence Woodmere Academy hosted an independent school cocktail reception at Fraunces Tavern Museum to view the Magna Carta. LWA hosted this event through the generosity and support of Allison White Vadhan, who is a parent of LWA students Julie '18 and Rachel '14, and the Director of Development and Special Assistant to the Executive Director for the Magna Carta.
Three Students Awarded Trustee Scholarship at Lawrence Woodmere Academy September 22, 2009 Last spring Lawrence Woodmere Academy announced a new merit scholarship program for prospective and current students. The Trustee Scholarship is awarded to any student taking the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) who scores in the 90th percentile. This merit award provides the recipient with a grant for half of the tuition during their Upper School career. LWA is proud to announce that three students were awarded the Trustee Scholarship for the 2009-2010 academic year.