COMMENCEMENT 2020

Class of 2020’s Last Day

By Emily Shen (IV) Blasting music in the senior area, taking selfies with their friends, and putting on their college shirts to show off their pride and incredible accomplishments––this was how the seniors imagined their last day to be like. However, given the current...

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New Plans For Class of 2020 Graduation

By Meghan Durkin (V) Following NJ Governor Phil Murphy’s announcement that school closures would be extended through the end of June, Pingry needed to adjust plans for graduation, which was originally supposed to be held on June 7. While the traditional in-person...

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Dear Pingry

Dear Pingry

By Brynn Weisholtz  In this time, we are surrounded by unknowns, unsure of whatever comes next. The media outlets have analyzed this pandemic from every angle, scrutinizing each viewpoint… except, it seems, the positive one. It is with this sentiment I find myself...

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Belonging

Belonging

By Emily Sanchez I have a vivid memory of sitting in the senior area as a newly accepted eighth grader and listening to a panel of students talk about Pingry. It was the first time I had ever actually visited Pingry, and knowing absolutely no one, I was nervous out of...

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The Legacy of the Class of 2020

By Burke Pagano When I look back on this past year, one memory of our grade comes to mind before any others. The grade began to funnel into Macrae Theater at 10 o’clock for a routine form meeting. A few seniors had the idea that we should get together as a grade to...

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Lewand Reflects on Her Time at Pingry

By Martha Lewand In my first journal assignment for Mr. Keating’s Freedom-Honors class, I defined what freedom means to me and how I exercise that freedom on a day to day basis. I wrote: “For me, freedom means having the ability to make choices. This feeling of...

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Gu Reflects on Her Time at Pingry

By Victoria Gu As an eighth grader at Pingry, my time management skills were particularly poor. I spent too much time procrastinating each afternoon, causing me to start my homework late at night. I have only myself to blame for these habits, but the consequences were...

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Faculty Departures

Mr. Dennis Pearlstein to Depart Pingry

By Dean Koenig (V) Mr. Dennis Pearlstein has written and directed fantastic plays and musicals over his time at Pingry, but most importantly, he has taught and mentored the students here since 2007. After 13 years, he is departing from Pingry. Mr. Pearlstein began his...

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Pingry Says Goodbye to Ms. Susan Conklin

By Ashleigh Proovost (IV) This year, we must say goodbye to Ms. Susan Conklin, Pingry’s Academic Support Coordinator and Learning Specialist. On the Basking Ridge campus, Ms. Conklin could always be found in the hallway with a smile on her face, or in her office...

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Mr. Crowley Delman to Leave Pingry

By Brooke Pan (V) After nearly thirty years in the Pingry community as both a student and a teacher, Mr. Crowley-Delman is leaving to further his interests in the outdoors. Having largely taught in the humanities department, Mr. Crowley-Delman will be shifting his...

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Dr. Reid Pritchett to Leave Pingry

By Mirika Jambudi After serving as Dean of Faculty for Teaching and Learning, Dr. Reid Prichett will be leaving Pingry to take the next step in his career. He was tasked with nurturing the faculty's ongoing professional growth and developed the Assessment for Growth...

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Ms. Eva Ostrowsky to Leave Pingry

By Meghan Durkin (V)   Ms. Eva Ostrowsky, who began teaching at Pingry in 2011, is leaving at the end of this school year. Before coming to Pingry, she earned her B.A. at Cornell University, where she was captain of the Field Hockey team. After college, she...

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Mr. Freiwald to Depart Pingry after 32 Years

By Eva Schiller (V) This year, the Pingry community must bid Visual Arts Teacher Mr. Freiwald (affectionately known as “Frei” by his students) farewell as he enters retirement. During a 32-year career at Pingry, Mr. Freiwald has taught a myriad of art classes...

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Mr. Kevin Schroedter To Depart Pingry

By Josie Alston (V) As the end of the school year approaches, The Pingry School must say goodbye to Mr. Kevin Schroedter. Mr. Schroedter spent his only year at Pingry teaching French 2, Spanish 2, and French 5, as well as assistant coaching Upper School water polo and...

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