Rowland Lawver ’22 wears the title of Hun School “lifer” proudly, acknowledging that he has spent most of his formative years at the School and has loved every minute of his experience since his first day in sixth grade. Rowland notes that while he is sad to go, he feels ready and prepared, thanks to the support he has received from teachers.
“Hun just does things differently,” he said. “There are so many unique aspects of the School that I have had the chance to participate in and I know Hun has prepared me well for the real world. The teachers have been helpful, the small class sizes have made it feel personal, and I’ve made really strong connections with both teachers and classmates.”
While he struggled to pick just one highlight over his last seven years at Hun, Rowland described his experience on his junior year NextTerm trip to Shenandoah National Park as a core memory.
“We watched the sun set from a giant cliff in Shenandoah while Mr. Hews gave us a history lesson,” he said. “The view was incredible but I also remember thinking to myself how the experiential learning that Hun offers has been so beneficial to me.”
Rowland has always been one to take care of the environment and live a sustainable lifestyle, but it wasn’t until taking Dr. Lloyd’s Environmental Science course that he knew he wanted to pursue it as a career. Next year, Rowland will attend Brown University to study environmental engineering.
“Environmental engineering is a growing field so I think there are a lot of different avenues I could take as far as a career,” he said. “I’m not sure exactly which way I want to go but I think it would be interesting to work as a consultant to help a company become more sustainable.”
Along with his STEM studies, Rowland will also be a member of Brown University’s Swimming and Diving Team; a sport that he has participated in competitively since he was just six years old.
While he is eager for what’s in store for him in the coming years, Rowland explains that Hun will always be an important place to him and he thanks the School for all it has given to him over the years.
“I’m really going to miss the community and the tight-knit group of friends that I have made but I know I will always have the connections that I have built here over the years.”