If you attended The Hun School in the mid-90s, chances are you will remember Frankie Bashan ’95. She was, and is, an energetic life force. Outgoing with a perpetual twinkle in her eyes, she describes herself as a “networker,” but at her very core she is a connector.
Over the summer, Ms. Hamidi learned of the unjust death of Elijah McClain, a 23-year old, unarmed Black man, from Aurora, Colorado. In response to his death, she channeled her anger into creating the Instagram page, @justiceforElijahMcClain, in hopes of bringing justice to Elijah and his family. Ms. Hamidi began actively posting and spreading awareness of this case on social media and launched a digital petition calling for the officers involved in Elijah’s death to be held accountable for their actions. In just a few short months, the account has grown to 200,000 followers; and the petition has over 5.6 million signatures.
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.
The Hun School community mourns the passing of retired history and global studies teacher Bruce Spengler. Mr. Spengler passed away Sunday, January 3rd after a long illness. He was a forty-four year, celebrated veteran of The Hun School’s teaching faculty, who had a lasting impact on decades of Hun School alumni.
The Alumni Athletics Social with Coaches held on Thursday, November 12th brought together over sixty alumni representing decades from the 1960s through the Class of 2020. The enthusiasm for teams past and present was palpable.