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Alumni Weekend 2017

Hundreds Revel in Raider Pride!

From a single member of the Hun Class of 1948 to the dozens who came back from the Classes of 1987, 2007, and 2012, Hun School alumni recalled old memories and created new ones during 2017 Alumni Weekend, April 28-29.
Reveling in summer-like weather, alumni strolled, jogged, played and danced their way across campus. From the Alumni Recognition Ceremony to a showcase of Hun’s performing arts, from Founders Fest to Saturday night’s celebration, they reconnected with the people, places, and experiences that made their Hun years so very special.

Alumni Recognition Ceremony

Three accomplished graduates of The Hun School of Princeton were honored with the prestigious Distinguished Alumnus Award at a ceremony on April 28th. Part of Alumni Weekend 2017, the Alumni Recognition Ceremony also honored three new inductees to the School’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

Distinguished Alumni 

  • Aubrey Kwok Sing Li ’67 (in absentia), Chair, IAM Legacy; Chair, Advisory Board, MCL Financial Group
  • Nicholas R. Scozzari ’77, Vice President, Scozzari Builders, Inc. 
  • Andrew Monfried ’87, Founder, CEO, Lotame
Athletic Hall of Fame

  • James Craig Stretch Jr. ’67, 1966 New Jersey State Wrestling Champion, Hun Crew & Football 
  • Joanne T. Deni’97, NCAA Championship teams in lacrosse and soccer, The College of New Jersey
  • Morgan Battle ’97, Lacrosse, Bianchi Division winner, a Lafayette College top scorer

Alumni Reunion Awards and Luncheon

Alumni Reunion Awards

The G. Gerald Donaldson H'14 Cup is presented to the Reunion Class (of twenty or more classmates) with the highest participation in the Annual Fund.
1. Class of 2007 - 25.4%
2. Class of 1967 - 24.53%
3. Class of 2012 - 18.94%
The James M. Byer '62 Award is presented to the Reunion Class with the highest percentage of classmates in attendance during their Reunion.
1. Class of 1987 - 26.2%
2. Class of 1967 - 24.07%
3. Class of 1997 - 19.15%
The Paul R. Chesebro H'14 Cup is presented to the Reunion Class who contributes the largest Annual Fund gift on the occasion of their Reunion.
1. Class of 1967 - $30,251
2. Class of 1992 - $28, 030
3. Class of 1977 - $17,327
Hun School Alumni enjoyed a luncheon on Saturday, April 29th while applauding the classes that took prizes for their participation in Reunions and fundraising.
Also at the luncheon, Dean of Faculty Kay Kiefer, who will retire this summer, was recognized for her more than thirty years of service to The Hun School. 
Alumni Luncheon
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 Raises More than $13,000 for Scholarship Fund

More than sixty runners and walkers of all ages, and a crowd of cheering supporters came out for the 20th Annual 5K Run for Kate on April 29th on The Hun School campus.
The run honors the life of Katherine Wright Gorrie ’98, and this year raised more than $13,475 for the Katherine Wright Gorrie ’98 Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded annually to students who demonstrate the qualities and characteristics that defined Kate’s life. They include love of family and friends, respect for the environment, joy and radiance of expression and demeanor, integrity, and sincere desire to acquire and impart knowledge.
Members of the Gorrie family were in attendance to participate and cheer the group on. 

Please contact Janine Russo Vanisko '83 if you would like to make a gift to the Katherine Wright Gorrie ’98 Memorial Scholarship Fund. 
Run for Kate 2017

Top Finishers

Tom Hopkins: 17:59
Harry Carter: 19:52
Percy Carter: 19:58
Megan Ax: 23:43
Katherine Stevenson: 24:54
Laura Wirpsza: 26:22

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.  
Members of the Class of 1967

William H. Black Jr. '67
Christopher R. Hinkle '67
Kenneth P. Jaffe '67
John Hancock Keefe Jr. '67
Carl R. Kreger Jr. '67
Michael J. Otis '67
Leslie Bennett Otten '67
Steven M. Pomex '67
Michael D. Simko '67
James Craig Stretch Jr. '67
Aaron Sultanik '67
Arthur R. Sypek Jr. '67
Joel Towbin '67
John M. Trainer Jr. '67

Other Golden H Members

Eugene Freda ’48
Harold L. Davis Jr. '57
Stuart A. Eisenberg '57
Yung Wong '57
Richard L. Gallaudet '61
Golden H Brunch and Class of 1967

Hun School Arts Programs Take Center Stage

The Hun School’s visual and performing arts programs were on display on April 29, giving alumni a view into the wide-ranging and impressive talents of Hun students and faculty.
In the morning, visual arts teacher David Bush hosted an exhibit of the work of his Advanced Studio Art Honors class. The topic of the show was taste, in all its many forms, and every student did a multimedia, multi-part project, many of them inspired by the class’ trip to India over spring break. Some artists addressed how the body physically processes taste (one piece was made almost entirely of toast), while others addressed the more esoteric question of “how people change their outer appearance to fit the taste of society,” said one interpretive statement by an artist.
Alumni Arts Events
In the afternoon, students in the School’s performing arts department took the stage in the John Andrew Saks ’31 Auditorium. Pianists, dancers, singers and the cast of the spring play, Metamorphoses, performed. Afterward, student actors chatted with alumni who took part in performing arts when they were at The Hun School, and many of whom now have careers in the arts.

Some of the performing arts alumni group, pictured above, included Lucy Obus ’07. While at Hun, she directed one of the first student-produced spring plays. Before returning to graduate school, Ms. Obus spent four years in special events and fundraising management at the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts in New York City. Also on hand was actor Jen Jacob ’07, whose credits include HBO’s Girls, and costume designer Elisa DeVincenzi ’07, who has worked on TV shows such as Blue Bloods and The Daily Show

Crew Shell Dedication

The Hun School of Princeton crew program received a tremendous gift over Alumni Weekend 2017—a brand new, state-of-the-art shell, christened the Dr. Paul R. Chesebro, and a high-tech system that will allow Hun crews to assess their performance as they row.

The new equipment was the generous gift of Yung Wong ’57. Mr. Wong, who was a cox on Hun’s crew team when he attended the School from 1955 to 1957, was Hun’s first international boarding student. (He came here from Hong Kong.) Mr. Wong and Dorothy Sayre, daughter of long-time, former Hun Headmaster Paul R. Chesebro, were on campus on April 29 to christen the boat.
“This shell is a token of my gratitude to Dr. Chesebro for changing my life’s journey and impacting so many who were fortunate enough to be under his tutelage,” said an emotional Mr. Wong before he and Mrs. Sayre poured champagne over the bow of the shell. 

Founders Fest, Athletic Contests, Tours, and Programs

Throughout the day, alumni enjoyed various gatherings and activities on campus, including a presentation about The Hun School's Cultural Competency Program, tours of campus, the alumni basketball game, and the soccer game. Students and alumni enjoyed The Hun School's Founders Fest with food trucks,  a dunk tank, bouncy house, rodeo contest, and various activities and sales hosted by student groups. 
Alumni Games and Programs
Founders Fest 2017
The 2007 Varsity Baseball team was honored for winning both the MAPL and State Prep Championships, while the Varsity Softball and Varsity Baseball teams both came away with victories against Blair. While the Crew Team competed against Peddie at Mercer Lake. Go Raiders!

Reunion Celebrations

Reunion Celebrations
Classes ending in 2 and 7 were the celebrated guests at the Reunion on Saturday night! Classmates dined, laughed, and danced the night away to the tunes by the Meg Hanson Group. 
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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Alumni Weekend 2017

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