Over the course of the last year, Laila Palmer ’21 and Gabby Issa ’18 have navigated starting and running a small business during a time that was particularly difficult for small business owners. Bark + Bee Honey, established in 2020, is an online business that sells fresh honey with 100% of the proceeds benefiting dog shelters in New Jersey.
Much has been said about the many ways Covid-19 impacted our daily lives, but for the Class of 2021, the pandemic threw one rite of passage completely off course: the college admissions process. For the Class of 2021, the typical process—taking SATs, visiting college campuses, and meeting admissions officers in person—was completely disrupted.
From her childhood bedroom in Ohio, Anna Marie spends her days counseling student government advisory representatives on writing bill proposals, supervising the creative process behind student run events and initiatives, supporting the fencing team from afar as they practice, all while attending classes and participating in extracurricular activities.
A cap, a gown, and a beaming smile. The first two are synonymous with graduation, but the third was certainly the most meaningful accessory of the day, as 132 members of the Class of 2021 graduated from The Hun School of Princeton.
"Saying goodbye is not letting go of each other. It is a tribute to our experience, our memories, and our time together. Hun has given us friendships, mentorships, and growth that will live on with us, way beyond just the years of high school. And for that, I am extremely grateful for every wonderful soul I’ve met at Hun. Thank you, and congratulations, class of 2021! We are all going to do amazing things."