Nia Williams is KPS Varsity Basketball Dragon of the Week. She has been a spark on offense for the Dragons as she nailed big shot after big shot leading into a historic run in the County Tournament Game. She hit a huge three pointer, which sent Oak Knoll home, packing last Friday from the UCC Tournament game. Nia has risen to the challenge game after game and has not folded. As one of our two freshmen on the squad this year she has held her own against some tough opponents. We're excited to see Nia's development from day one of our season to now. She's part of a growing program and has found her place!
V Ice Hockey
Caroline Lubow and Katie Lubow
The Varsity Ice Hockey Dragons of the Week are senior Caroline Lubow and sophomore Katie Lubow. As a tri-captain, Caroline served a huge role off-ice by facilitating much of the team communication which kept us organized, prepared, and motivated. She also did well psyching up the team with pre-game music. Caroline and Katie, the sister act, skated as one line of our defensive pairs. They effectively defended the blue line, handled the puck well in the neutral zone, and took shots on goal. Initiating breakouts from the defensive zone, they either made clean outlet passes to the forwards or skated it down into the corners. Lastly, they protected the front of the net well, keeping the pressure on the opponents and tying up their sticks. Congratulations, Caroline and Katie!
V Winter Track
Dragon of the Week for track is Kaira Brown. Kaira has shown continuous leadership over the course of the season, making every effort to take care of the younger runners, especially when they all share the same events. She keeps track of their times, makes sure they are checked in, and seemingly juggles this with being the fastest quarter-miler in New Jersey. Thanks for being a good teammate, Kaira, and congratulations!
That's our mantra in robotics. Try crazy things, be free with your ideas, and see what happens. If you're going to build the future, you'll need to be a pioneer. –Emma, seventh grade
LEAN INTO DIFFICULTY.
When it comes to academics, it pays to challenge yourself. I'm in the Bioethics Symposium, presenting research on the ethics of genetically-enhanced intelligence. At times it's daunting—research, deadlines, time management—but it's also a whole new way of thinking. Very independent and "you-driven." –Isabella, sophomore
OWN YOUR OWN EXPERIENCE
It's one of the "conversation norms" we have at Kent Place, and it's always resonated with me. Everyone has a different and equally valid perspective to bring to the table—so put yourself out there. –Mary, senior
DON’T THINK YOU’RE GOING TO GET A LABEL.
There are no jocks here at Kent Place, no science geeks, no theater nerds. Last month a varsity athlete went to sing at the Vatican. Everyone here has some unique quality — and they’re amazing at what they do. –Claire, senior
REACH BEYOND WHAT YOU THINK YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH.
You'll face plenty of challenges, but push through them. Brilliant women use their resources: their teachers, our studios and library and, of course, each other. If you're stuck, collaboration can almost always get you across the finish line. –Suzanne Carreno-Powers, Math Teacher and STEM Coordinator
GET READY FOR RIGOROUS WORK.
And multiple extracurricular activities. Busy days, and a few late nights. But through it all, don’t lose your sense of fun. –Alessandra, junior
KPS alumnae are amazing. I met one alumna after a math and science panel who works in retail architecture. That made me think about a cool way to combine two of my interests — math and fashion. –Amber, junior
YOUR TIME AT KPS IS GOING TO OPEN UP OPTIONS YOU HADN'T EVEN THOUGHT ABOUT.
And when it's time to choose, you're going to know yourself so well, you'll pick the college that's the best fit for you—academically, socially, personally. So don't get tunnel vision. This is your process. Just know that you'll be ready! –Jennifer Simpson, Director of College Advising
SOLVING PROBLEMS IS A JOURNEY, ENJOY THE RIDE!
In the Middle School we do a Science Expo—either two or four people work on a science project for a couple of months and then present it to the entire class. We go into some in-depth projects and it’s incredible what we learn along the way, and how willing our teachers are to help us through the tough parts. –Toni Ann, eighth grade
SPEAK YOUR MIND.
Every girl here learns from an early age how to speak up and speak to adults. You never feel silly raising your hand, and you’re given lots of opportunities to speak publicly. I’m never shy about saying what’s on my mind. –Vittoria, fourth grade
ETHICS WILL CHANGE YOUR ENTIRE OUTLOOK.
Right away, we tackled questions of "right versus right." We're learning to look at every issue from both sides, which helps with everything from homework to friendships. –Elizabeth, eighth grade