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  • October

    Hun School “Girls Who Code” Draws a Crowd

    The Hun School of Princeton has added a new chapter to its growing computer education story: Girls Who Code.
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  • Hun 2018 Yearbook Wins Gold Medals in Columbia University and N.J. Press Competitions

    The Hun School’s yearbook, the Edgerstounian, has received two prestigious awards for all-around excellence.
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  • The Scarlet Letter Comes to Life on Hun Stage

    On October 3rd, the New York City-based Shakespeare Forum brought its production of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter to The Hun School. The tale of the shamed protagonist Hester Prynne takes place in Puritanical 17th-century Boston. The American fiction classic provides a window into colonial American social mores. Hun School sophomores and juniors attended the production. The sophomores will study American colonialism in U.S. History later this year. After the performance, the group hosted an acting workshop for thirty Hun students.
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  • Hun Middle School Teachers Explore Design Thinking Techniques

    Hun Middle School teachers are exploring the research-based practices in Making Thinking Visible, a book by Ron Ritchhart, Ed.D of the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
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  • Hun School’s New Civics Program Kicks off the Year with PBS Host Alexander Heffner

    Alexander Heffner, host of the PBS show The Open Mind , and co-author of the book A Documentary History of the United States, spoke at The Hun School of Princeton on Oct. 9th as part of the school’s new John Gale Hun (JGH) Program for American Civics Education. 
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  • Class of 2019 Senators, left to right: Joseph Licitra, Class Speaker Andre Balian, Erin Harrigan, Oliver Kearns, and Suchritha Patlolla.

    Student Senators Elected

    Congratulations to this year’s class of elected senators in the Upper School. The following students will represent their classes in The Hun School Student Government for the 2018 – 2018 academic year. They will be led by Student Government President Blaney Soper ’19 and Vice President Myles Bostic ’19.
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  • September

    Images from Alison Wright's Exhibit

    Hun Welcomes Photojournalist Alison Wright

    Exhibit Open now through November in the Wilf Family Global Commons
    Photojournalist Alison Wright spoke at The Hun School on September 26th about her career documenting indigenous people around the world and the sometimes life-threatening adventures that accompany her work.
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  • Seniors Emily Ward, Laura Kim, Vignesh Maddi, Blane Soper, Joseph Willenbucher, and Nathan Yu. Not pictured: Shubha Vasisht.

    Seven Hun Seniors Recognized by National Merit Scholarship Competition

    Hun School senior Nathan Yu has been named a semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship competition, along with six of his classmates - Laura Kim, Vignesh Maddi, Blane Soper, Emily Ward, Joseph Willenbucher, and Shubha Vasisht - who were named as commended scholars.
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  • Dianne Somers is the 2018 Distinguished Endowed Faculty Chair

    Dianne Somers Named Distinguished Endowed Faculty Chair

    Dianne Somers, International Student Program director and a forty-year veteran of the Hun School, has been awarded the Distinguished Endowed Faculty Chair. This award is The Hun School’s most prestigious faculty honor, given biennially to a teacher who exemplifies the highest standards of Hun instruction.
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  • Ten-Time Grammy Winner Bobby McFerrin

    Don't Worry, Be Happy

    Hun Students Take Part in Music Meditation with Ten-Time Grammy Winner Bobby McFerrin
    Hun students traveled to Princeton University on Friday, September 21st, to take part in a guided meditation set to the live music of ten-time Grammy award winning vocalist Bobby McFerrin.
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  • Lauren Rankin, back center, with the Edgertones at Hun's 2011 Commencement.

    Saying Goodbye and Thank You to the Founder of the Edgertones

    Lauren Rankin, who founded and directed Hun’s award-winning female a cappella group the Edgertones, has stepped down after a long and successful run.
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  • Hun Middle School students Tooni Olaleye '23 and Tylr Neely '23 use Headspace, a meditation and mindfulness app.

    Mindfulness in The Hun Middle School

    Hun Middle School students are using an app designed to foster mindfulness through meditation.
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  • The Class of 2025, The Hun School's youngest members, lead the procession during Convocation

    Hun School Opens its 105th Academic Year with Convocation

    The Hun School of Princeton’s faculty, staff, and 651 students convened behind Russell Hall on September 5th to open the School’s 105th academic year. To begin, Andre Balian ’19 performed a beautiful rendition of Prelude in C Sharp Minor, by Rachmaninoff. Following which, school leadership greeted those gathered with words of inspiration.
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  • With direction from Cab Lifestyle Design of Ridgewood, New Jersey, Russell Hall Lobby was renovated this summer.

    Renovation Revealed

    Thanks to a generous gift from Karen and Allan Levine P’16, Russell Hall Lobby underwent a complete interior design renovation this summer. The primary goal of the project was to brighten the area and update the furnishings, while remaining true to the historic architecture of the iconic space.
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  • This year's proctors returned to campus three days early to participate in leadership training and to help prepare a warm welcome for our students.

    Welcome Home!

    Sixty-three new boarding students arrived on September 3rd from across the country and around the globe. Along with returning residential students they will comprise 160 boarders from twenty-six countries and sixteen states.
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  • August

    Front row, left to right: Rachel Hickey, Moira Kelley, Olivia Albanese ’13 and Kate Ainsworth. Second Row, left to right: Antonio Balson, Andrea Green, Elizabeth Plautz, Noah Levin. Third Row, left to right: Rory Hart, Carell Brown, Nicholas Savino, Joe Lake. Not pictured: Laura Goldsmith

    Welcome New Faculty and Staff!

    We bid a warm welcome to the following new members of our faculty and staff.

    Olivia Albanese ’13 – Ms. Albanese will teach biology and the health and wellness component of Seminar 9. She will also coach field hockey and girls lacrosse. Ms. Albanese has a B.S. in public health, with a minor in medical humanities from the University of South Carolina, and an M.A. in health studies from the University of Alabama. Last year, the alumna returned to campus as a teaching fellow and dorm parent. We are very pleased to announce that following her internship with us, Ms. Albanese has chosen to pursue a career within The Hun School community.
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  • Hun School's Anna Massad '19 teaches at a school in Colombia.

    Anna Massad ’19 Establishes Non-Profit to Help School Children in her Native Colombia

    Hun School senior Anna Massad ’19, knew that she would someday return to Colombia, the country of her birth. But she didn’t anticipate impacting the lives of dozens of school children there.
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  • Lance Goulbourne '08 (l) and Doug Davis '08 reflect on their time at Hun.

    Back on Home Court: Hun Class of 2008 Alumni Return to Share Their Expertise.

    When Lance Goulbourne and Doug Davis, Hun School Class of 2008, walked into the Grant Shipley'42 Pavilion gymnasium to coach basketball camp in early August, Mr. Goulbourne admits that his eyes went up toward the ceiling. There hangs a state championship banner that he and Mr. Davis helped Hun’s basketball team earn in 2007.
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  • Adam Wijaya '18 Retraced the Steps of the 2017 Racial Strife in Charlottesville, Va.

    Adam Wijaya '18 Retraces Steps of Violent Protests in Charlottesville, VA

    Recent Hun graduate Adam Wijaya ’18 watched a documentary in his Literature and Social Change class last fall about the white nationalists’ protests that occurred just about one year ago in Charlottesville, Virginia. He was so affected that he decided to travel to Charlottesville himself to interview residents about the events that unfolded.
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  • July

    Bob Adams and John Ford

    John Ford Jr., In Memoriam

    “If I can’t fix it, it ain’t broke.”
    The Hun School of Princeton mourns the passing of John Ford Jr., a beloved member of the facilities staff. Mr. Ford died on July 13th after a year-long battle with cancer. He was fifty-seven years old.
    John Ford, USMC, Retired, served The Hun School community for seventeen years, recently earning the distinction of master electrician. His specialty was electrical work, but he was always eager to help out and lend a hand in a myriad of other ways, from audio visual support to pond and fish care. Occasionally, he even appointed himself DJ and made playlists for major school events.
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  • The Need for Speed: Sophie Davis '18 Dives Into the World of NASCAR

    Driving a 1977 Corvette 140 m.p.h. around a racetrack might not be a typical senior project. But for Hun School graduate Sophia Davis ’18, NASCAR is in her blood, so it was a perfect fit.
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  • Hun Summer Sessions Growing, Keeping Students Engaged and Challenged

    The Hun School of Princeton’s Summer Session is in full swing, giving students the opportunity to advance in their studies, hone new academic skills, or just learn about something new. And more students than ever are taking advantage of that opportunity.
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  • Catering to the Stars: Kathleen Weber Schaffer '88 Goes From Hun to Hollywood

    From Hun Today
    What do quail hunters, a 4,000-pound wedding cake, and actor Jon Hamm have in common?

    Kathleen Weber Schaffer ’88, has served all of them on her culinary journey to becoming one of Los Angeles’ most sought- after caterers and event planners. (More on those stories later.)
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  • June

    From The Times of Trenton: Boys Lacrosse Named Team of the Year

    Mike Holcombe for NJ Advance Media
    After two straight finals losses to Lawrenceville, Hun finally got the better of the Big Red this season, copping the Prep A state title with a 9-6 victory over the defending champs. It was an unusual season for the Raiders, as they fielded a starting lineup with only three seniors, played only 12 games and started the year with a 2-2 record.
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  • The Hun School Celebrates its 104th Commencement

    The Hun School of Princeton graduated 146 students under sunny skies and a canopy of oak trees on June 8th. Sophia Davis began the ceremony with a powerful rendition of Miley Cyrus’ The Climb.
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  • Hun Middle School Graduates 49 Students

    The Hun Middle School graduated 49 eighth graders in sunshine on the lawn behind Russell Hall on June 6th.
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  • Benjamin Wild '18 did his Capstone project on

    Senior Capstone Projects Span the Globe and the Intellectual Gamut

    Last week seniors at The Hun School of Princeton returned to campus after two weeks of exploration and scholarship during which they did self-directed projects on topics of their choice. On May 31st and June 1st, they made presentations to students and faculty summarizing their work with ten slides and an oral presentations done in 2.5 minutes.
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  • Isabelle Ross ’18 Receives Appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy

    This summer, when many college-bound teens are enjoying a few weeks of rest, Isabelle Ross ’18, of Bethesda, Maryland, will be on a different sort of adventure: Plebe Summer at the U.S. Naval Academy. 
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  • May

    From Hun Today: Notes From the Eye of the Storm. Tracy Coifman '88 Survives Hurricane Maria

    Hun alumnus Tracy Coifman remembers well last September 21st, the day that Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico’s worst national disaster on record, arrived.
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  • Summer Book Recommendations for Middle School Students

    Looking for a book recommendation that can compete with Fortnite? 
    With summer vacation approaching, we asked Hun Middle School teachers for book recommendations for middle school-aged kids. (You know, something that proves reading can be fun!) Some are the perfect middle school beach reads, while others explore heavier topics that just may make their way to your dinner table.
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  • Chris Fake during the 2017 Hun lacrosse season

    Hun School’s Chris Fake ’17 is Ivy League Rookie of the Year; Heads to NCAA Semis with Yale

    UPDATE: Yale beat Duke on Monday, May 28th to clinch its first-ever NCAA men's lacrosse championship. It is the first Ivy League school to win since Princeton in 2001. Hun alumni Brendan Rooney '15 and Chris Fake '17 both play for the Bulldogs.

    Hun alumnus Chris Fake ’17, a key defensive player for Yale men’s lacrosse, has been named Ivy League Rookie of the Year. On May 26th, he’ll compete with Yale in the NCAA lacrosse semi-finals. It will be the Bulldogs’ first lacrosse Final Four since 1990. 

    Watch the game live.
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  • Spotlight on Hun Performing Arts

    The Hun School honored its performing artists on May 14th with a banquet and awards for their accomplishments in theatre, music, and dance. 
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  • Raider Pride Flies High

    Andrew Gutowski ’08 carries his Raider pride with him wherever he goes. That includes the cockpit of the F-22 Raptor that he flies as a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot.
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  • From ABC: Alumna Alexandra Connell '06 Turns Experience With Disabilities into Fashion Line

    By: Rob Nelson, ABC 7 News
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  • Hun School’s Sutphen Wins Prep A State and MAPL Javelin Championships

    Hun School junior Leah Sutphen ’19 brought home her second consecutive NJISAA Prep A State Championship in girls’ javelin on May 7th and followed that up with her first MAPL javelin championship on May 12th. 
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  • Students ended International Week with a Brazilian Carnival.

    Hun School Celebrates International Week with Wide Array of Cultural Activities

    International Week, which took place from April 21 – 27th, is a community wide celebration of culture, featuring activities, presentations, and of course, food. International Week gave Hun students, faculty, and parents from all over the world an opportunity to share their cultural traditions with one another. International Week is organized and sponsored by the Cultural Competency Committee.
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  • The Hun School of Princeton presents "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare"

    Can all thirty-seven of William Shakespeare’s plays really be performed by a troupe of players in under two hours? Yes they can!
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  • New Grandstand Opens at The Hun School

    Hun School fans celebrated the grand opening and dedication of a new grandstand on April 21 2018, during Alumni Weekend. The grandstand features brilliant red bleachers with backrests, providing comfortable seating for more than 400 spectators. The area also now includes a new paver patio with table seating, space for social gatherings, a new public address system, and concessions.
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  • April

    Hun Students Sleep Out; Raise Nearly $9000 for Homeless Youth

    More than seventy-five Hun students, parents, and teachers slept out at The Hun School on April 28th to raise funds and awareness for young adults who are homeless. The Sleep Out was organized by Myles Hutcherson ’18 and sponsored by the Cultural Competency Committee and the Community Service Club.
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  • The 2018 Hun Athletic Hall of Fame inductees are Scott Anderson ’66, Greg Rafalski ’73, Johnny Rooney ’93, and Erica Rosenthal Sparkler ’98.

    Honoring Alumnus Peter Black and 2018 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

    The Hun School of Princeton honored distinguished alumni on April 20th with a dinner and awards ceremony. Peter E. Black ’78 is the 2018 Alumnus of the Year, and the 2018 Hun Athletic Hall of Fame inductees are Scott Anderson ’66, Greg Rafalski ’73, Johnny Rooney ’93, and Erica Rosenthal Sparkler ’98. The ceremony, held under a white tent and strung lights on Russell Lawn, kicked off the School’s 2018 Alumni Weekend, during which the campus reverberated with the sounds of affectionate greetings and fond remembrance.
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  • Hun's Dayna Gash on Panel Discussion of Angst

    Study Strategies teacher Dayna Gash joined a panel of experts on April 19th, who spoke at a screening of the documentary Angst at the Princeton Garden Theater, a movie exploring anxiety in children. The film features students who share their experience and symptoms, ranging from stomach aches to panic attacks, as well as clinicians who explore the difference between normal worry and a more significant anxiety disorder. 
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  • Trustee Scott Landis '92, his wife Amy Landis, Linda Landis, and Former Trustee Alan B. Landis '61

    Remembering Trustee Emeritus and Hun Benefactor Alan B. Landis ’61

    Hun School Trustee Emeritus Alan B. Landis ’61, whose generosity and vision created The Hun School’s Landis Family Fine Arts Center, passed away on April 14th. He was 75.
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  • Hun School Hosts First Grandparents and Friends Day

    The Hun School of Princeton hosted its first ever Grandparents and Special Friends Day on April 12th, bringing more than 140 grandparents, aunts, uncles, and family friends to campus.
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  • Twelve Scholar-Athletes Commit to Play Sports in College

    Twelve Hun School of Princeton scholar-athletes made commitments to play NCAA athletics next year on April 11th, the spring’s first National Signing Day.
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  • Hun School Students Immerse Themselves in Nicaraguan Culture

    Ten Hun School students recently travelled to Nicaragua to experience first-hand the stark contrast between the country’s natural beauty and the political instability that makes it one of the poorest countries in the western hemisphere.
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  • Renowned Violist Performs for Hun School Freshmen

    Classical violist Brett Deubner entertained Hun School freshmen during Community Life period this week. Deubner, who has performed with more than 50 orchestras on four continents, introduced students to a wide selection of classical pieces.
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  • 10 Reasons to Choose Hun

    We asked our students to tell us why recently accepted students should choose Hun and this is what they had to say.
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  • March

    Hun students take an insiders' tour of Swarthmore College

    Hun College Tour Heads to Four Philly Colleges and Universities

    What includes four college campuses, twenty-four Hun students, three Hun alumni, and a single Saturday? The Hun Office of College Counseling winter college tour.
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  • Alex Deutsch '14 Takes on the Music Industry

    In this video, Alex Deutsch '14 discusses how the skills he learned at The Hun School have enabled him to rise in the music industry while managing a full course load at Middlebury College.
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  • Hun Middle School Supports Success with Study Strategies Class

    The transition from elementary to middle school can be a challenging one. With that in mind, the Hun Middle School provides its newest students with a specially designed class to develop executive function skills that will help them succeed in Middle School and beyond.
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  • Due to inclement weather, The Hun School has canceled all after-school activities for Friday, March 2nd

    Due to inclement weather, The Hun School has canceled all after-school activities for Friday, March 2, 2018 including:
    • Middle School trip to Urban Air Trampoline Park – postponed until April 6th
    • Athletic practices – canceled
    • Corner House All-Star Winter Classic at PDS – canceled
    • The Kristey King ’09 Student Production – postponed until March 6th at 4:30 p.m.
     *The Student Production scheduled for Saturday night is expected to go on as planned. Please check back for further updates.
    In addition, please be aware that there are a number of road closures in the Princeton area, including Quaker Road, Cherry Valley Road, Rosedale Road, Winant Road, and Prospect Avenue. Check your local listings for confirmation and additional details.
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  • From the NYT: Can Venezuela Be Saved?

    Wil S. Hylton
    As a nation unwinds, Hun School Alumnus Leopoldo López ’89, the opposition’s most prominent leader, sits under house arrest and contemplates what might still be possible.

    UPDATE: Since the publication of this article, armed guards from the Venezuelan intelligence service have raided and occupied the residence of Leopoldo López. Members of the Venezuelan National Assembly gathered in front of the house, along with local media and citizens, to protest the invasion and threats by the Venezuelan government that López will be returned to military prison.
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  • Mid-Atlantic Boarding Schools Call for Meaningful Change to End Gun Violence

    Headmaster Jonathan Brougham, together with fellow MAPL school leaders, as well as a growing list of New York and New Jersey independent schools, have signed respective letters to our Nation's leaders on gun violence. 

    Like so many following the events at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the heads of the six schools comprising the Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL) and Six Mid-Atlantic Boarding Schools (SMABS) believe we must do more as a country to protect students from gun violence. Those of us who work and live at schools feel the weight of this latest tragedy and cannot, and will not, be silent.

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  • February

    Kiefer Awards Recognize Acts of Character and Kindness

    Four Hun students were recognized Feb. 27th with the first-ever Kiefer Community Awards. The awards, to be given each semester, are named after longtime Hun Dean of Faculty Kay Kiefer, who retired last spring. 
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  • An Open Letter to the President and Our Nation’s Legislative Leaders

    Headmaster Jonathan Brougham Joins Heads of Schools who Speak Out Against Gun Violence

    Headmaster Jonathan Brougham has joined a growing list of New York and New Jersey independent schools who have signed respective letters to our Nation's leaders on gun violence. 

    NJAIS Heads of School Speak Out for School Safety: An Open Letter to State and Federal Elected Officials

    As Heads of NJAIS schools throughout New Jersey, responsible for the education and physical safety of thousands of students, we support the Parkland, Florida survivors and their efforts to effect change.
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  • How and why are National Parks essential to the American experience and what role do we play in their stewardship and legacy? Coming Soon: NextTerm 2019, a three-week, experiential mini-semester. Courses will include: Into the Open Spaces - America’s National Park Experience. Photo credit: NationalParks.org

    Introducing NextTerm

    On February 15th, Headmaster Jonathan Brougham officially introduced the launch of NextTerm, an experiential mini-semester slated to take place at The Hun School each May, beginning in 2019.
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  • Kai Davis Visits The Hun School

    Philadelphia Poet Kai Davis visited The Hun School on Monday, February 12th. She conducted in class writing workshops during the day and a poetry reading in the evening. 
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  • Hun History Teacher Ushers in the “Spirits” of Reconstruction

    Séances may seem scary to some, lighthearted to others. But one U.S. Honors History teacher at Hun recently used them as a way to teach about Civil War Reconstruction Era history.
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  • Playful Learning, Engineering and Physics Professor Discusses her Unorthodox Methods

    Dr. AnnMarie Thomas was never a straight-A student, but her ability to see the creative and playful side of engineering earned her degrees from MIT and CalTech and a job as an associate professor at the University of St. Thomas.
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  • Hun School Hall of Famer Jamie Greubel Poser '02 to Compete in the Winter Olympics

    Jamie Greubel Poser, Hun Class of 2002, will represent the USA in the Winter Olympic Games, in PyeongChang, South Korea, this month. Ms. Greubel Poser, a driver for Team USA Bobsled, will compete alongside brakeman Aja Evans in the two-women bobsled.
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  • Six Hun Student-Athletes Commit to Playing Sports in College

    On February 7th, three Hun scholar-athletes signed national letters of intent (NLI), and three signed letters of commitment, to play NCAA sports next academic year.
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  • Hun School Co-Sponsors Migrations: A Princeton Community Collaboration

    Migrations is a three-month, Princeton community-wide series of events exploring the movement of people, animals, and ideas around the globe. The Hun School is a proud sponsor and participant, offering three on-campus events now through April 2018. 
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  • The Janus Players Present The Addams Family on Feb. 9-10th

    The Hun School’s Janus Players will get mysterious and spooky when they present the musical The Addams Family on Feb. 9th at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 10th at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in John A. Saks ’31 Auditorium.
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  • January

    Bonacci Girls Leadership Program Empowers Girls at The Hun School

    The Hun School’s Bonacci Girls Leadership Program recently hosted the Live Like Blaine organization as part of its ongoing leadership training for girls.
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  • Rachel Huffaker's photograph, Through the Looking Glass, won first prize in the photography division.

    Hun School Students Take Top Honors at Phillips’ Mill Art Exhibition

    Hun School of Princeton seniors Rachel Huffaker and Nicholas Reilly have been awarded top prizes in the prestigious Phillips’ Mill Youth Art Exhibition in New Hope, Pennsylvania. 
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  • Extra-Curricular Civics Lesson

    On Friday, January 19, 2018, ten Hun School freshmen and their fathers travelled to Washington, D.C. to meet with Pennsylvania Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick.
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  • Cindy Qin ’18, chemistry teacher Emilie Gingras, and Priyanka Seth ’19

    Hun Students Shine at Science Olympiad Competition

    Hun School students Cindy Qin ’18 and Priyanka Seth ’19 medaled at the New Jersey regional Science Olympiad on January 11th. 
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  • Middle School Students Perform Community Service Ahead of MLK Day

    The Hun Middle School of Princeton commemorated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of service last week.
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  • Hun School Hockey Team and Community Go to Citi Field

    The Hun School hockey players will not soon forget their experience on January 3rd, skating on NHL ice at Mets’ Citi Field in Flushing, New York. The Raiders took on the No. 1 ranked Don Bosco Prep team with the support of more than 500 of their classmates, teachers, and families.
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  • Mind-Body Days Help Hun Middle Schoolers Stay Balanced During Midterm Exams

    Board games and dodgeball, ping pong and yoga, and some coloring thrown in for good measure. 
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