According to Moffly Media, students were selected based on their outstanding achievements, intelligence and passion. “Not only are they smart, driven, and kind, but this group of class acts are not letting a pandemic get in the way of planning their bright futures.” The article also notes that the teens share certain character traits such as resilience and a “drive for a better tomorrow,” which set them apart. “Though their personalities are unique, the common thread is an incredible heart for service, often rare among those so young.”
Following Country School, Audrey Magnusen ’18 attended St. Luke’s School where she earned various recognitions and accolades including: English and Mandarin Chinese awards; the Pedrick Award for embodying leadership, dedication, intelligence, athletic participation, good sportsmanship and love for others; three-sport athlete; co-captain soccer and tennis; and the Peter Stratton Memorial Athletic Award. Audrey currently attends Boston College and is considering majoring in Economics.
Jack Johnson ’18 currently attends The Hotchkiss School where he is a residential proctor, Head Tour Guide, President of the Hotchkiss Medical Society, Medical Editor of No Limits (Hotchkiss STEM Magazine) and has earned various additional recognitions and accolades. Jack also volunteers as an EMT for the New Canaan EMS and North Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
Maggie Ruvinsky ’19 currently attends King School where she has been on the honor roll every semester, was named a King Scholar as a freshman, and has been selected to serve on King’s Human Rights Cohort: one of 40 students chosen for a leadership team that tackles social justice issues.
Amitav Nott ’19 completed Rye Country Day School’s computer science curriculum as a junior and is currently doing an independent study on quantum computing. He also runs varsity cross-country and track, is a science Olympiad participant, a member of the math club, participated in the Young Physicists Tournament and is the President of the Asian-American Club.