For the first time since 1975, three seniors will share the Pyne Honor Prize, the highest general distinction conferred on an undergraduate. The award is traditionally presented at the Alumni Day luncheon, which was canceled this year, so the University plans to recognize the honorees later in the semester.PAIGE ALLEN ’21 is an English major pursuing certificates in creative writing, humanistic studies, music theater, and theater. Her senior-thesis work includes acting and serving as dramaturge in a filmed production of the new play Unbecoming; playing the lead role in the rock musical Lizzie; and writing a collection of short stories inspired by Gothic literature and historical research.
AMY JEON ’21, a School of Public and International Affairs concentrator pursuing a certificate in statistics and machine learning, has devoted her junior and senior independent work to studying discrimination and anti-immigrant sentiment. Her interest in the subject stems from an internship with the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, arranged through the Office of Religious Life’s Religion and Resettlement Project.
JAMES PACKMAN ’21, a psychology major pursuing a certificate in East Asian studies, is creating a scale to assess anti-Semitic stereotypes for his senior thesis. In addition to studying Mandarin and volunteering for a suicide-prevention and emotional-support hotline, he has played drums in the Princeton University Rock Ensemble and performed as a stand-up comedian.