Students were political canvassers, escape room artists, physicists, fashionistas, inventors, thought leaders, collaborators, activists, change agents, and boat builders, among many other identities, during Project Week 2019.
Led by Editors-in-Chief Gaby Preziosi '19 and Veronica Williams '19, the yearbook staff dedicated the 2019 Blue Book to retiring math teacher Peter Thomson P '94, '02, '08.
To add to the surprise of the moment, his wife Carol P '94, '02, '08 and about a dozen other family members attended the ceremony and joined him on stage. Hugs all around!
Mr. Thomson will retire in June after a 43-year Pingry career that included teaching various levels of Middle and Upper School math, as well as coaching freshman, JV, and Middle School baseball. He received the Edward G. Engel Chair for Math and Science (2005) and is also the dedicatee of the 1996 and 2012 Blue Books.
Speaking about the 2019 Blue Book itself, Gaby and Veronica mentioned that the white cover is based on covers from the 1950s. In contrast, as a modern interactive twist, QR codes are scattered throughout, connecting readers with videos that relate to content in the book, such as athletics and arts events. They also thanked the Middle and Upper School yearbook staff, as well as advisor and Archivist Peter Blasevick, for their efforts to produce this year's Blue Book.
Pictured: Carol and Peter Thomson P '94, '02, '08, Gaby Preziosi '19, and Veronica Williams '19.
Contact: Greg Waxberg '96, Communications Writer