On April 26th, former colleagues, coaches, and teachers, and beloved family members, from infants to grandparents, turned out to celebrate two Hun employees and four Hun athletes. Honorees were lauded for their contributions to the School and accomplishments here and beyond.
Photography has always been a passion for Chris Heltai ’86, but it’s never been something he considered as a profession until recently. Mr. Heltai spends his days teaching fourth grade in Los Angeles, but when he needed a creative outlet, he turned to his former love—photography. It’s a passion that has its roots at The Hun School, where Mr. Heltai was a boarding student and served as photography editor of The Edgerstounian. “I took all of the photos, but it’s a testament to my learning process because we were in a dark room, and the photos came out blurry sometimes, but we had to use them.” Indeed, Mr. Heltai has come a long way from the dark room at Hun; four years ago he had his first show—and he’s had three since. “My true love is portraiture and landscapes.”
Call it happenstance, kismet, or just a coincidence, but Charles Vollmer, M.D. ’85, Cimarron Sharon, M.D. ’09, and Joseph Savino, M.D. are all colleagues at the Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania, but they also have something else in common: The Hun School.
Ajay Vasisht '16 uses music to connect with others. Now a junior at the University of Pennsylvania and a member of the a capella group, Penn Masala, Mr. Vasisht and his fellow performers are also using their voices to speak up about mental illness. “There is huge pressure in the South Asian community to achieve. Many of us are first-generation and we are expected to perform. When we’re struggling, we think it’s better to hide it than open up to our friends and families.
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.