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Cameron Janssens ’19 Tennis practice serves as respite from the stressful realities of high school. Every day after school I enter a separate world where for two hours I focus on one thing. Being a part of the DwightEnglewood tennis team has been a cornerstone of my high school experience and representative of how I seek excellence. Whenever I am on the court, I seek excellence both in developing my skills and improving the dynamic of the entire team. On-court performance is only the visible part of a long process that requires perseverance and mental strength among other things. For me, the hardest part about playing tennis is not the actual matchplay, but all of the preparation leading to the performance. The amount of work put in completely determines the quality of the result. Through this, I have learned the importance of discipline and self-motivation in achieving not just tennis goals, but anything I might want to pursue later in life.

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Lilly Trentacosta ’23 I founded a company called Lillypops (www.lillypops.us) that makes and sells gourmet lollipops. I have always wanted to start my own business and make a difference and what better way to bring a smile to people’s faces and help others than with a delicious sweet Lillypop. With each purchase of a Lillypop, a donation is made to charity. Recent charities include Broadway Cares, The Project Solution, Save the Children, Tenafly Pet ResQ, and Center for Food Action. D-E has always encouraged me to seek excellence. I’ve always been taught that you are never too young to make a difference. In Mrs. Sussmann’s third-grade social studies class, we learned about the importance of giving back to the community. That really had an impact on me. Recently, I was awarded The Congressional Certificate of Recognition from Congressman Josh Gottheimer at his “Hometown Heroes” event for the charity work and donations I have raised through Lillypops.

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D-E Today: 2018-2019: Volume II  

D-E Today is published by Dwight-Englewood School Communications and Publications, in partnership with the Advancement Office.

D-E Today: 2018-2019: Volume II  

D-E Today is published by Dwight-Englewood School Communications and Publications, in partnership with the Advancement Office.