This celebration for Grade 5 recognizes student achievements and marks the transition from Lower to Middle School.
Pingry senior Julian Lee '21 is a winner of the National Merit $2,500 Scholarship, underwritten by National Merit Scholarship Corporation with its own funds.
National Merit selections take into account SAT scores and leadership and participation in school and community activities. Long interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Julian has been a member of Pingry's Student Tech Committee, helping everyone from teachers to students with their technology questions; founded Pingry's Math Team his junior year and led the team to qualify for the US Math Competition Association National Championship; and spent four years on the cross-country team.
Outside of Pingry, in the field of robotics, Julian has been part of a three-person development team to recreate, in a simulated environment, the RoboCupJunior Rescue Line competition (a robot follows a black line in a modular arena while overcoming different problems). He has also been involved with the RoboCupJunior Rescue Maze competition. His internship at the Naval Research Lab "has been an amazing opportunity to begin exploring machine learning through a real-world problem of improving underwater vehicle propulsion."
A new member of Pingry's chapter of The Cum Laude Society, Julian plans to attend Yale University.
Contact: Greg Waxberg '96, Communications Writer, Editor of The Pingry Review