We're pleased to announce that one of our first college acceptances is also an athletic commitment. Congratulations to senior Ali Hannah who will play field hockey at Rider University next fall! At a signing ceremony on November 7, Director of Athletics Justin Leith said, "Ali has been an outstanding player in both field hockey and lacrosse for Stuart and we're excited to see her take her skills to the Division 1 level. Way to go Ali!"
On Wednesday the 2017 cross country team honored its four seniors and thanked them for their dedication to the team. Pictured, from left are Diana Tian, Allie Burgess, Jalynn Spaulding and Sonia Mohandas. Diana, Allie, and Sonia are each four-year team letter-winners and Jalynn just competed in Cross Country for the first time this year. We appreciate all of our seniors for their support and achievements for Stuart and the cross country team!
The school week wrapped up with a spirited game of volleyball between faculty and the Upper School Volleyball Team during FLEX on Friday. Middle and Upper School students whooped and hollered as the game got close ... kudos to our volleyball team who won in overtime, and to the faculty who came out to give the team a great game!
Faculty members Mary Jo Kahn, Jillian Wolf, Maria Spina and Emily Lesinski hit their stride on Saturday at the Trenton Half Marathon and 10K. Ms. Kahn, Ms. Wolf and Ms. Spina ran a great half marathon finishing 6th, 23rd, and 24th respectively in their age groups and Ms. Lesinski ran a strong 10K.
Congratulations to 5th grader Tori Reece who competed in the Trenton Half Marathon's 5K and came in second place in the 14 and under category, and finished in the top 20 runners overall with a time of 23:58. Tori was inspired by training with the Stuart Middle School Cross Country team this year and put her training to good use!
Additionally, a group of Stuart faculty ran in the Meadows Miler Trail Run on Saturday, November 4 in Pennington. The Meadows Miler was organized by Stuart's Lower School guidance counselor Jennifer Peck-Nolte, for Princeton Child Development Institute.
All of our Stuart runners were great role models for hard work and perseverance.
Middle School Cross Country concluded their fourth consecutive undefeated season including victories at Lawrence Middle School, Princeton Day School, the Princeton Charter Invitational, the Princeton Academy Invitational and our own Stuart Invitational. We want to congratulate all of the runners, especially the 8th graders who went through their entire Middle School careers undefeated, a remarkable accomplishment.