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Parton wins Pyne Honor at Princeton
Newby Parton is smart
McMinnville native Newby Parton has received the high-est undergraduate award at Princeton University.
Newby Parton was always a bright fish in the Warren County pond, but it was unknown how he’d compare once he swam into the intellectual ocean of Princeton University. After four years and an A in every course he’s taken, Parton has been named a recipient of the prestigious Pyne Honor, the highest general distinction that can be conferred to an undergraduate at Princeton. “I expected to be an average, middle-of-the-road student here,” said Parton, a McMinnville native.