Alumni News & Events

Saraya Hamidi

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.

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Gabby and Laila with their bee hives

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. 

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Bruce Spengler

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.

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