The Pingry School is planning a summer 2010 service trip to South Africa. The Pingry School and the Global Literacy Project are excited to offer students the opportunity to connect across continents and cultures. The student volunteers will be traveling to South Africa mid summer to help create a school library as well as a community literacy program in the Guateng province. Look out for future updates.
The GLP family had great news to share when Princeton senior Connor Diemand-Yauman was named the winner of the University’s 2010 Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize, the highest general distinction conferred on an undergraduate.
At a luncheon on Saturday, Feb. 20 Connor was recognized as the senior who has most clearly manifested excellent scholarship, strength of character and effective leadership. Previous recipients include the late Princeton President Emeritus Robert F. Goheen ‘40, former U.S. Sen. Paul Sarbanes ‘54 and current U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor ‘76.
Connor served as president of his class during his freshman, sophomore and junior years, and was elected president of the undergraduate student body in 2009.
Last summer, he volunteered with the Global Literacy Project as a teacher’s aide at a farm school in Randfontein, South Africa.
Next summer, he hopes to volunteer with the Global Literacy Project in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. After that, he intends to accept an offer to write and act on his own children’s English educational show on Korean PBS.
“I feel humbled and extremely honored to be receiving this distinction and am indebted to everyone who has so selflessly helped and guided me along the way,” Connor said. “This is as much their award as it is mine.”
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