Raider House competitions, float parades, bonfires, a roaring student section, sporting events, and spirit week festivities are all fan favorites amongst The Hun School community leading up to Homecoming Weekend. But above all, there is one spirit week tradition that unites students, teachers, and parents alike: the Homecoming t-shirt fundraiser.
Each year, the four Raider Houses raise money for a non-profit organization of their choice by selling Homecoming-themed t-shirts. But this year, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of co-education at the School, the student government decided that all funds raised through t-shirt sales would be donated back to the School to support four worthy endowments.
Gabriel Huang ’22, student body president, notes that it was important to Hun students to not only celebrate the 50th anniversary of co-education but to give back to the place that so many Hun students call home.
“There were two themes that student government really wanted to focus on this Homecoming,” he said. “The first was that we wanted to celebrate Hun being home to so many of us. After a year and a half of not being all together on campus, we wanted to do something that would unite us all. The second idea was that we wanted to honor the 50th anniversary of co-education and give back to the school that gives so much to all of us. The goal was that when someone bought a t-shirt, they would be both strengthening our school spirit and giving back to the place we call home.”
Through t-shirt sales, students raised money for the following Endowments:
The Michelle Bonacci Marks ’89 Leadership Program Endowment, which was established in 2013 through the generosity of family and friends in memory of Michelle Bonacci Marks '89. This endowment supports programs that provide leadership skills, support, and experiences for female athletes at the School.
The Katherine Wright Gorrie ’98 Memorial Scholarship, established in memory of Kate Gorrie ’98, provides financial support for a student who embodies qualities that Kate possessed such as her love for family and friends, respect for the environment, integrity, joy and radiance, and her commitment to community service.
The Lindsay Jacob ’04 Memorial Scholarship, established by friends and family in memory of Lindsay Jacob '04, provides financial assistance for a rising junior or senior who demonstrates a special aptitude for English and writing.
The Kristey King ’09 Endowed Fund for Independent Student Productions, established with gifts from family and friends in memory of Kristey King '09, provides support for an annual student production selected from student proposals by the Theatre department and presented to The Hun School community.
After sales, each Endowment will receive over 600 dollars.
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