The Hun School community celebrated the accomplishments and achievements of the Class of 2022 today during the School’s 108th Commencement, capping off Her at Hun: Celebrating Fifty Years of Girls and Women at Hun.
See photos from the Middle School Closing Ceremony on Flickr.
See photos from Senior Family Celebration Dinner on Flickr.
See photos from our 108th commencement ceremony on Flickr.
Over the last four years, Sydney Rose Isaacson ’22 has made it a personal mission to leave The Hun School better than she found it. She notes that there are two aspects of her identity that she is very proud of: her passion for community service and her love for mindfulness. Over the years, Sydney has found a way to incorporate those two things into her everyday life here at Hun.
See photos from junior and senior prom on Flickr.
During Gabe’s four years at The Hun School, he never shied away from seizing an opportunity to make an impact or get involved on campus. During his sophomore year he decided he was ready to join student government and begin using his voice to make a difference in the School that he cherished so much. By his senior year, Gabe was sworn into office as student body president.
Alfredo and Olga Navarro have been proud members of the School’s Facilities Department for a combined sixteen years.
The Further Together award was established in 2021 as part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of girls and women at The Hun School; the award is part of a two-part initiative that also includes a mural in the Hun Middle School that was designed and executed by students to celebrate both alumnae and future generations of the School. The award honors a student who has shown their dedication to female empowerment at the School through leadership and community engagement. Each year, the award recipient will design their very own tile that will be added to the mural. This year, Emma S. ’26 is the first-ever recipient of the Further Together Award.
Hun School Offensive Lineman and New Jersey’s top player, Jacob Allen, was honored October 13, 2021 as a 2022 All-American during a virtual jersey presentation on NBC Sports YouTube channel. Jacob was also honored on October 2nd at The Hun School’s Parents’ Weekend and Homecoming celebration.
Basking in The Little Things: Cici Liang ’22 Reflects on Being Back on Campus after A Year and a Half of Remote Learning
Over a year and a half ago, Cici Liang '22 was on cloud nine, she had just become a proctor in the boarding community and she was eager to begin planning events for boarders and assuming all proctor responsibilities. When suddenly, all boarding students were instructed to book their flights home for the unforeseeable future due to the Covid-19 pandemic that was sweeping the nation. Since being back on campus this year, Cici is reflecting on her favorite moments as a boarding student and the little moments in between that she missed the most.
When Iris Wang came to The Hun School as a freshmen, she was grateful for the advice and support offered by the proctors, upperclassmen with leadership roles who enhance the dorm experience by planning events, helping create bonds between residents, and checking in on new students.
Although John R. ’26 only recently joined the Hun Middle School as an eighth grader, he feels as though he has been a part of the community for years. Upon his arrival, John wasted no time getting to know his classmates through sports, clubs, extracurricular activities, and his favorite middle school experience, the Camp Bernie retreat.
Claire F. ’26 began at The Hun School as a timid seventh grader, eager to start at a new school but worried that it would be difficult to make new friends. Claire recalls being pleasantly surprised by the upbeat and all-inclusive atmosphere of the Hun Middle School and notes that making new friends quickly became the least of her concerns.
“Everyone at Hun has been so helpful to me, no matter what problem I have,” Aitzaz said. Last year during Ramadan, he got special permission to leave campus to attend his mosque nearby for services. Someone from the resident life office would drive him there, wait for him to finish, and then bring him back to campus. That kind of support was exactly what he needed during the time of fasting.
Homecoming, tennis matches, spending countless Saturdays on campus hanging out with boarders – are a few of the things that Lindsay Armstrong ’22 will miss most as she prepares to graduate in the coming days. She explains that the sense of community she has felt on the tennis court, in the classroom, and across campus is something that she will always cherish.
For the past twelve years, John Balian ’22 has practiced, performed, and competed as a pianist at the Music Fest Rising Talents Competition with hopes of performing at Carnegie Hall. In his time as a pianist, he has performed at Carnegie Hall four times, his last performance at age eight. This spring, he took center stage once again to perform Clair de Lune after taking Grand Prix.
As Kiera Hahn ’22 looks back on her four years at The Hun School and in the Resident Life community, she recalls how nervous she was to live away from home for the first time – a feeling, she remembers, that only lasted a few minutes.
When Isiaha Dickens ’22 was in the seventh grade he discovered his love for graffiti art while driving through the busy streets of New York. Fast forward several years, Isiaha has since kept up with his self-taught craft, watching YouTube tutorials and picking up a can of spray paint to practice any chance he gets. Over his last three years living on campus, Isiaha has enjoyed the freedom to express himself through graffiti art and the many opportunities that he has had to share his craft with the greater community.
What started out as an independent research paper on dissociative identity disorder in Ms. Roux’s English class quickly turned into a passion and future career endeavor for Esha Mogali ’22. Between the STEM and Humanities courses she has taken at Hun and her two year experience as an EMT and Cadet Captain at the Plainsboro Rescue Squad, Esha found her passion for saving lives and ultimately becoming a doctor.
There are some teachers who leave an indelible impression on their students. These teachers spark curiosity and push deeper thinking. They don’t simply share information—they impart wisdom. Dr. Stephen Fabian, who retires this year after fifteen years at The Hun School, is one of those teachers.
Since arriving at Hun in 1980, Mr. Quirk has taught health, physical education, and drivers education; he also served as resident life director, certified athletic trainer, and CDL coordinator. As co-athletic director alongside Tracey Arndt, he helped to oversee fifty-four teams across four levels of competition.
Our Middle Schoolers ended the year with an awards ceremony and talent show. See the photos on Flickr.
See where the students in the Class of 2022 will matriculate this fall.
Congratulations to all of our Upper School award recipients!
"Since starting at The Hun School in 6th grade, I have always been struck by the warmth and true friendships that exists and transpires throughout the Middle School."
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.
After the final show of the winter musical, The Wiz, Janus Players and theater director Bill Esher surprised Lisa Yacomelli, English and Performing Arts faculty member and director of the Hun Dance Company with a tribute to her twenty two years as a member of the Performing Arts department. As the curtain closes on Ms. Yacomelli’s time here at The Hun School, she looks back with gratitude for the opportunities the School has given her.