ALEXANDRA PAPPAS ’20

ALEXANDRA PAPPAS ’20

I believe that I seek excellence through service. In the spring of my freshman year, I got my dog, Daisy, certified with the Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dog [program]. As a certified dog handler, I am able to bring Daisy to libraries and nursing homes. Since Daisy...

Isabelle Pappas ’20

Isabelle Pappas ’20

I, with my sister, developed and maintained a nail art program at a local rehabilitation center. I have been doing this for four years, and during every summer and holiday break, I create nail art for the residents. We have a book of nail art showcasing designs for...

Caroline Lee ’20

Caroline Lee ’20

As a student-athlete, excellence for me, often times means constantly trying to be better than I was the year before, and even the week before. Even though there are many challenges and setbacks, seeing improvement in myself makes it worth it. Running track allows me...

Kenneth Yan ’19

Kenneth Yan ’19

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Ask any group of people, and chances are, every single person will have a different interpretation of the word “excellence.” Over the course of my life thus far, I have heard countless interpretations of what it means to...

Lilly Trentacosta ’23

Lilly Trentacosta ’23

I founded a company called Lillypops (www.lillypops.us) that makes and sells gourmet lollipops. I have always wanted to start my own business and make a difference and what better way to bring a smile to people’s faces and help others than with a delicious sweet...

Cameron Janssens ’19

Cameron Janssens ’19

Tennis practice serves as respite from the stressful realities of high school. Every day after school I enter a separate world where for two hours I focus on one thing. Being a part of the Dwight-Englewood tennis team has been a cornerstone of my high school...

Riley Levine ’20

Riley Levine ’20

I try to seek excellence and find my voice in the creative arts, particularly film and poetry. My drive to find this voice stems from the impact that I see these artistic mediums can have in the world, and if I can effectively tell stories with a unique voice, I too...

Adia Guthrie ’21

Adia Guthrie ’21

Black history tells a story The story of the birth of excellence from oppression the birth of Beauty from ashesThe birth of Power from powerlessnessIt’s crazy how some like to criticize black people for talking about the pastSince “we’re all equal now” but can’t even...

Allison “Ally” Raphael ’21

Allison “Ally” Raphael ’21

Whenever I am at the track or in a race, I am the youngest. When I race professionally next year, I will be the sole teenage female professional sports car racer in North America. Being the youngest has always pushed me to do my best on and off the track. The more...