Milton’s Developers Place in Teen Hacks Competition

Along with computer science faculty member Chris Hales, Milton’s programmers attended the Teen Hacks LI Hackathon in Long Island, New York. Aaron Lockhart ’21, Sebby Park ’21, Tim Colledge ’21, and Aaron’s friend built an app called BiParse, which indicates whether a given article has a liberal or a conservative bias. They earned first place in the competition. Sur+, built by Zack Ankner ’20 and Alex Rodriguez ’20, lets users donate a certain percentage of every payment they make to a charity of their choice. They earned third place. Miriam Zuo ’20, Kendelle Grubbs ’20, and Shiloh Liu ’22 built Find Your Reps, an app that allows Americans to learn about their local representatives. James Perreault ’21 built CensorFlow, a parental-controls app for Google Chrome. Ben Botvinick ’21 teamed up with a friend from Philadelphia to build Charity Banner, which allows web developers to donate income from their web traffic to charity.

A MINDFUL LIFE

“Forever, is composed of Nows,” wrote Emily Dickinson more than a century and a half ago—a message that resonates today more than ever. Modern life—with its overwhelming demands and distractions—makes it increasingly difficult to pause and reflect upon our lives. In this issue, Milton alumni share their stories about the power of living in the Now—of staying present to more fully assess our lives and relationships. We also feature a story about making student mental health a priority, and hear from our faculty about the importance of taking the time to listen and stay connected to ourselves.