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Waldorf Junior Accepted Into Prestigious Simons Research Fellowship Program
Posted 03/24/2014 08:00AM


The Waldorf School of Garden City is proud to announce that junior Jonathan Gill has been accepted into the Simons Research Fellowship Program at Stony Brook University. Jonathan will be working in the Laser Teaching Center with Dr. John Noe and Professor Harold Metcalf.

The Simons Summer Research Program gives academically talented, motivated high school students who are between their junior and senior years the opportunity to engage in hands-on research in science, math or engineering at Stony Brook University. Simons Fellows work with distinguished faculty mentors, learn laboratory techniques and tools, become part of active research teams, and experience life at a research university. The Simons Fellow Research Program only accepts 40 students from more than 300 highly qualified applicants.

A junior at the Waldorf School of Garden City, Jonathan has attended the private, independent school since nursery. He is a resident of West Hempstead and spends his free time fencing, where he is nationally ranked at the Division I level in Foil. In addition to tutoring younger students at the Waldorf School, Jonathan spent much of last semester, next door, at Adelphi University, where he engaged in optics research under the supervision of Professor Sean Bentley.

Founded in 1947, the Waldorf School of Garden City is an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory day school for students age three through twelfth grade. The School’s philosophy is based on the values of imagination, integrity, hard work, kindness, personal and social responsibility, and mutual respect and is dedicated to providing a rigorous, liberal arts education that focuses on the development of the whole human being. Emphasis is placed on a multidisciplinary approach to learning through a curriculum that balances the physical, artistic, social and intellectual needs of students. The School’s nurturing environment and diverse community enables students to excel as educated and compassionate individuals whose lives are enriched by a lifelong passion for learning.

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