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Alumni Weekend 2018

Raider Pride on Display at Alumni Weekend 2018

Hun Alumni Weekend, April 20th-21st, 2018, saw more than 350 alumni, their families, faculty, and friends, converge on campus to recall their fondest Hun memories, reconnect with their Hun friends, and make new ones. The Hun School community welcomed guests from the Classes of 1948 through 2017. 
Beautiful spring weather greeted visitors, who enjoyed the Alumni Recognition Ceremony on Friday night. On Saturday, the Run for Kate, the Golden H Brunch, a State of the School address, athletic contests against Mercersburg, campus tours, and of course, food and fun, made for an activity-filled day. The weekend ended with Saturday night’s Celebrations dinner and dancing event, a chance for alumni to let their hair down and enjoy each other’s company… until next time.

Save the Date

Alumni Weekend 2019
April 26th - 27th

The Years Add Up!
Reconnect with classmates and friends, revisit familiar spots on campus, and learn about The Hun School today. Graduates of class years ending in 4s and 9s will celebrate milestone reunions, but all alumni in all class years are welcome to attend!
During the State of the School, The Hun School will present awards to alumni classes who are recognized for their spirit and participation during Alumni Weekend and for their support to the Hun Fund. Every year it’s a race to see which classes will be recognized for their achievements. Join your classmates and make a gift. Gifts and pledges must be made by April 26th at 12:00 p.m. to count towards the reunion cups.

Alumni Recognition Ceremony

Hun School Trustee Peter E. Black '78 was named The Hun School of Princeton’s 2018 Alumnus of the Year on Friday, April 20th. Mr. Black and this year’s Athletic Hall of Fame inductees were honored at a special dinner and ceremony in the tent behind Russell Hall. Congratulations to this year’s award recipients! 
Alumnus of the Year
  • Peter E. Black '78, Vice Chairman of The Hun School Board of Trustees; Executive Director for Wealth Management, Morgan Stanley; Hun parent of Brendan ’15, Owen ’16, and Kiera ’19
Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees
  • Scott Anderson '66, three-time recipient of NCSAA All American Honors; Hun School Soccer, Basketball, and Baseball
  • Greg Rafalski '73, Hun School Football and Baseball
  • Johnny Rooney '93, Hun School Basketball and Baseball
  • Erika Rosenthal Sparkler '98, Hun School Softball and Field Hockey

Hun School Dedicates New Grandstand and Bleachers

Alumni Weekend 2018 - Saturday Afternoon Campus Activities
On Saturday afternoon, The Hun School proudly opened and dedicated a brand new Athletic Grandstand overlooking the Natale Family Field! The brilliant red grandstand and spectator patio more than doubles the existing seating, provides unobstructed views, handicapped seating, a new concession stand, and a new loud-speaker system for Raider fans.
Peter E. Black ’78, vice chairman of The Hun School Board of Trustees and the 2018 Alumnus of the Year, spearheaded the $1 million project. Headmaster Jonathan Brougham, Mr. Black, and Athletic Director Bill Quirk celebrated with those gathered, recognized donors, and unveiled a new plaque recognizing leadership donors for the project. Boys and girls lacrosse contests with Mercersburg followed the dedication.

20th Annual Run for Kate Raises $21,500

Runners and walkers of all ages, and their cheering supporters, turned out for the 20th Annual 5K Run for Kate on April 21st, a favorite Alumni Weekend event. More than 150 people registered for the race, which starts and ends in front of the Chesebro Academic Center and traverses the Edgerstoune neighborhood. This year’s run raised more than $21,500 to support the Katherine Wright Gorrie ’98 Memorial Scholarship. 
Please contact Janine Russo Vanisko '83 if you would like to make a gift to the Katherine Wright Gorrie ’98 Memorial Scholarship
20th Run For Kate

Top Finishers

  1. Harry Carter ’22: 19:34
  2. Percy Carter:  19:43
  3. Catherine Mills '08: 20:16
  4. James Gunther: 21:24

Saturday Morning Events

Alumni Reunion Awards

At a State of the School presentation lead by Headmaster Jonathan Brougham on April 21st, returning alumni learned about recent campus developments and plans for the future. The recent opening of the new Middle School and the creations of NextTerm, an intensive, mini-semester that will start in the Upper School next May, were exciting topics. Mr. Brougham also discussed the School’s future plans, which include plans to upgrade the theater, construct four state-of-the-art STEM science labs in the Chesebro Academic Building, and renovate Poe and Carter Dormitories. 
Also on the agenda – the awarding of class prizes to those Raiders who gave their reunions their all.
The Paul R. Chesebro H'14 Cup Awarded to the class with the largest Annual Fund gift
The G. Gerald Donaldson H'14 Cup Awarded to the class with the highest percent participation in the Annual Fund - (class size twenty or more)

The James M. Byer '62 Award Awarded to the class with the highest percentage of classmates attending their Reunion

To make a special reunion gift, please visit www.hunschool.org/giving.
During the State of the School presentation, Mr. Brougham also paid tribute to former Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid P. Terence Beach H’14, who passed away in November. Mr. Beach spent forty-two years at Hun, including thirty-five as the director of admissions, before his retirement in 2010.
Alumni Weekend 2018 - Saturday Morning Campus Activities
It’s not too late to join your class and make a reunion gift to the Hun Fund. Click here to make your gift today!

Alumni Celebrations

Alumni Weekend 2018 - Saturday Night
Alumni from classes ending in 3 and 8, faculty, and guests gathered under the tent on Russell Lawn Saturday night to celebrate great friendships and memories. Celebrants dined, laughed, and danced to the tunes of the Meg Hanson Group.
Thank you to the many volunteers, class leaders, and staff who made Alumni Weekend 2018 such a success.

A Full Day of Activities

On April 21st, guest of all ages enjoyed campus activities. Those celebrating their 50th reunion (and higher!) were honored at the annual Golden H Brunch in Russell Lounge on Saturday morning. During the brunch, Headmaster Jonathan Brougham unveiled an oil painting of Former Board Chair John Prentiss Poe, for whom Poe Dormitory is named.
Other events included the alumni basketball and soccer games; tours of the new Middle School and campus; athletic contests against Mercersburg Academy; a special celebration of 20 years of Hun TV; a robotics demonstration; art exhibit and a host of other fun activities. 

Visit us on Flickr to view all of the photos from Alumni Weekend 2018!
Alumni Weekend 2018 - Saturday Afternoon Campus Activities

Make a Gift Today!

It’s not too late to join your class and make a reunion gift to the Hun Fund. Click here to make your gift today!
The Hun School of Princeton is an independent, coeducational, private day and boarding college preparatory school.  Student-centered, hands-on learning prepares students for the global community in which they will live and work.

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