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Alumni Weekend 2016

From the first award given to the final dance, visiting alumni and faculty blanketed The Hun School campus with warm memories and school pride throughout Alumni Weekend 2016.  We were honored to watch you reconnect with old friends and embrace former faculty. We cherish every guest, story, and smile. Whether you traveled 15 minutes or 15 hours, each one of you is a testament to the everlasting power of community.
Thank you for celebrating Alumni Weekend 2016 with us. We hope the following images and recollections help you to relive the fun and encourage you to keep coming back!

Alumni Recognition Ceremony

On Friday, April 29th, Judge Thomas Sumners Jr. ’76 was named The Hun School of Princeton’s Alumnus of the Year and Michael Guadagno ’71 was recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus. The two men were honored at a dinner and ceremony for their family and friends. 

Alumnus of the Year Thomas W. Sumners Jr. ’76

“My aunts and uncles gave us constant support and constant love. When I look back at Hun and think of why I fell in love with Hun, it was because I felt that same sense of family. I’m proud of the fact that Hun became another family for my kids, brothers, my cousins, nephew, and me.”
Distinguished Alumnus Michael Guadagno ’71

“I always point to my four years at Hun as some of the most significant years of my life. When Dr. Chesebro was kind enough to offer me the financial aid that allowed me to attend The Hun School, I knew things would be different; but I had no idea how dramatically different my life would be. The education I received, the life-long friendships I made, along with the kindness and guidance from teachers, administrators, coaches and staff became major influences in the path of my life. I can point to that morning in the headmaster’s office in 1967 and say that the ability to attend Hun was a key part of the successes in my life.”
Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

Brian Giordano ’01
Paul H. Teti ’96
Jamie Greubel Poser ’02 
The Hun School of Princeton inducted three world-class athletes to its Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, April 29th. Olympic bobsledder Jamie Greubel Poser ’02, three-time Olympic rower Paul Teti ’96, and collegiate and former Major League Lacrosse player Brian Giordano ’01 were in attendance to accept their awards. 

Alumni Reunion Awards and Luncheon

The John Gale Hun Medal

On the occasion of his 65th Reunion, the Honorable George Tidey ’51 was given the John Gale Hun Medal. Only the second recipient to ever have received this honor, Judge Tidey was recognized for his outstanding professional achievement, leadership, public service, and an extraordinary commitment to The Hun School. 

Alumni Reunion Awards

The James M. Byer ’62 Award

For the Reunion Class with the highest percentage of classmates attending their Reunion.
1st  Place: Class of 1966
2nd Place: Class of 2011
3rd Place: Class of 1986
The G. Gerald Donaldson H’14 Cup

For the Reunion Class (of 20 or more members) with the highest percent participation in the Hun Annual Fund.
1st Place: Class of 1966
2nd Place: Class of 1961
3rd Place: Class of 2011
The Paul R. Chesebro H’14 Cup

For the Reunion Class that contributes the largest Hun Annual Fund gift.
1st Place: Class of 1966
2nd Place: Class of 1991
3rd Place: Class of 1986

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! 

19th Annual Run for Kate

Hundreds of community members lined up to honor the life of Katherine Wright Gorrie ’98 through participation in this annual event. This year, the entire Gorrie Family was in attendance.
Winners by Age Group:
Under 15
M - Tishe Olaleye ’20
F - Sophie Bennett ’20
M - Thomas Hopkins ’17
F - Cindy Qin ’18
M - Alex Latella ’06
F - Jennifer Curley
M - Robert Fedirko
F - Mary Ann Ryan
65 +
M - Jacob Stuart
F - Carolyn McQuade

Golden H Brunch

Alumni celebrating 50 or more years were celebrated at the Golden H Brunch. Attendees enjoyed presentations about programs and progress at the School, before receiving Golden H pins, hats, and patches.  
New Inductees

Scott Anderson ’66
Stephen Carr ’66
Gerald Denmark ’66
Andy Douglas '66 
Edward Feinberg ’66
Joseph Hemphill ’66
Nick Hilton Jr ’66
Ryan Kuhn ’66
Jim MacLeod ’66
Matthew Mason III ’66
Jack Partridge Jr ’66
Eduardo Roche ’66
Jay Ruhle Jr ’66
Philip Siegle ’66
Bob Stern ’66
Christopher Eggers ’61
Michael Dingman ’51
Ted Kopp ’51
George Tidey ’51
Special Guests and Previous Inductees

Hugh Hurley, chairman of the Board of Trustees
Lisa Marin ’83, chairwoman of the Alumni Board
Former Headmaster James M. Byer ’62
Former Headmaster Gerald Donaldson H’14
Archivist Mary Ann Fox
Archivist Eugene Freda, USAF, Retired ’48
Robert Cox ’56
John Keffer ’60
Rick Gallaudet ’61
John Stewart ’61
Alan Wirsig ’61

Founders Fest, Athletic Contests, Tours, and Programs

Throughout the afternoon, alumni enjoyed various presentations and programs such as an Alumni of Color reception, classes on robotics, art history and information of Global and Immersion Programs. Others participated in alumni basketball and soccer games. Students enjoyed Founders Fest activities including a dunk tank, bouncy house, rodeo contest, and cookout, while others hosted tours and mingled with alumni.
Student-athletes competed against Blair and Brunswick schools in athletic events. While, girls’ softball took home the biggest victory of the day, delighting the crowds with a big win over Blair for the Mid-Atlantic Prep League Championship! Go Raiders!
Special thanks from our community to the Shea family, who stepped in to save the day when two different food trucks cancelled at the last minute. The Shea family purchased supplies, cooked, and served a delicious barbeque lunch to hundreds on a minute’s notice. 

John Gale Hun Society Reception

Alumni and friends of The Hun School who have generously committed to including the School in their estate plans enjoyed a special cocktail reception before the big party Saturday night. Still a young program, the John Gale Hun Society is remarkably 62 members-strong. The School was delight to host many of them and their guests on the patio behind Russell Hall as the sun began to set. 

Reunion Celebrations

Classes ending in 1 and 6 celebrated special reunion anniversaries in Russell Hall and under the big tent Saturday night. Guests feasted on passed hors d’oeuvres, and a never-ending buffet with sushi, carving stations, and more. The Billy Hill band performed, luring many partygoers onto their feet for a festive display of singing and dancing. Each class took a break from the party to pose for a class photo. 

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Alumni Weekend, 2016
Thank you to all of the alumni, parent, and student volunteers who made the weekend such a resounding success. We could not have done it without you!
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