Emma S. ’26 Receives Inaugural Further Together Award
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.
Anthony Cannuli, Middle School English teacher, describes Emma as the perfect recipient for this award because of her positive attitude, kindness, and support of her peers.
“She leads by example and is a great role model for younger students,” Mr. Cannuli said. “She absolutely represents the tenets of the Hun community when it comes to kindness, respect, and academic excellence.”
Over the last three years, Emma has never turned down an opportunity to get involved, lend a helping hand, or socialize with her peers. While there were a few moments from her time in the Middle School building that she deemed as her favorite memories, one stood out to her in particular: assisting the Admission Office with the 2022 Revisit Days.
“During the past Revisit Day I got to meet all of the incoming Middle School students and even participate in the Harkness discussion that we held,” she said. “I also ran around campus helping my teachers with whatever they needed a hand with. I loved meeting the new people who are joining the Middle School.”
Emma explains that she wasn’t always the outgoing girl that her classmates know her to be. When she joined the Middle School in sixth grade, she remembers being much more shy. Now, Emma can strike up a conversation with just about any student. She credits this skill to being an active participant in the improv club.
“Improv club is something that I have done every year since I got here in sixth grade,” she said. “It’s been so much fun and it’s really taught me to get over my fear of talking in front of people.”
And while Emma knows and loves all of the members of the Middle School, she is looking forward to meeting new people in the Upper School and getting involved in all of the extracurricular activities that the School offers. Emma is especially excited to join her older brother, Charlie ’23 in the Upper School and hopes to have the opportunity to join him in a club or school performance.