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In 2019, Ms. Featherman began training for one of her greatest challenges, yet — the IRONMAN, or, to be exact, the IRONMAN LAKE PLACID. The IRONMAN is a triathlon of long-distance races, including (in order) a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bicycle ride, and a marathon 26.22-mile run. Competitors have 17 hours to complete this incredibly difficult one-day sporting event in order to call themselves an "IRONMAN," or, as Ms. Featherman hopes to call herself, an "IRONWOMAN."

Arjun Sen '22 Receives President's Volunteer Service Award

Pingry junior Arjun Sen has received the President's Volunteer Service Award, established in 2002 to honor individuals whose service positively impacts communities in every corner of the nation and inspires those around them to take action.

Motivated by his love for sports, Arjun earned the Bronze-level award by volunteering for about 125 hours over 12 months with the Special Olympics.

"I can't imagine my life without athletics, and I don't feel that it is fair for someone less fortunate to not have that opportunity," Arjun said. "I wanted to help the athletes experience the same joy—if not more—that I do."

He has spent nearly three years working with intellectually disabled athletes in sports such as football, soccer, and track and field. "My work included coaching in training sessions and facilitating tournament events. I have enjoyed every minute with them and I look forward to continuing my time with them."

Pingry requires every student in Grades 7-12 to complete 10 hours of community and civic engagement each year, and Arjun is among many dedicated students who go above and beyond.

Contact: Greg Waxberg '96, Communications Writer and Editor of The Pingry Review