Eve consistently works hard in practice, pushing herself and her teammates to get better. She is a quiet, thoughtful leader that eagerly connects both the JV and Varsity teams. Eve earned her first varsity goal this week in our season opener against Roxbury, and proves to be a consistent threat for our offense. Congratulations Eve!
Dragon of the Week goes to Ellie Thatch for JV Lacrosse. Ellie was put into our first game on Thursday with an immediate nose for the goal. Within about two minutes of being placed in our attacking end, Ellie scored her first goal of the season. Congratulations Ellie, well deserved!
Ava has kicked off the Spring season as Dragon of the Week. As the Varsity Softball team’s second baseman, she plays a key role that sometimes may seem overlooked, but never goes unnoticed. She makes quick, displays smart decisions on defense and is one of the most agile players in our infield. Ava takes every practice seriously balanced with a contagious, positive attitude. We look forward to Ava’s continued consistency, dedication, leadership and smile during next week’s opening day!
Throughout the preseason, Nia Williams has shown tremendous dedication to the softball program. Nia is willing to take the time to learn the fundamentals of the game. Despite being new to the sport, it is evident that Nia has a natural ability to lead. I am excited to see what the rest of the season has in store! Congratulations!
V Spring Track
Track would like to nominate Zoe Ralph for Dragon of the Week. She showed tremendous determination this week in practice. After a mishap with a hurdle, she was determined to continue practice and ran her best as long as she could, consistently running within the time range assigned to her every single time. Thanks, for doing your best, Zoe! Congrats.
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