The Hun School of Princeton welcomed four new members to its Board of Trustees at its quarterly meeting on October 16th. They are Andrew Monfried ’87, John T.Y. Fung ’77, Hun alumni parent Marianne Deane P’07, P’09, and Parents’ Association Chair Regina Massad P’18 P’19.
The Hun School of Princeton hosted its annual Red and Black Reception on Saturday, Sept. 23, in the newly redesigned Hun Middle School. Faculty, staff, members of the School’s Board of Trustees, and the School’s leadership donors enjoyed tours and entertainment as the sun set through the expansive windows of the Alexander K. Buck ’49 Building’s colorful new classrooms. The Hun Jazz Band played as drinks and light fare were served and the crowd explored the building’s twelve spacious new classrooms, robotics construction zone, STEM labs, and a large dance and multi-purpose room.
BALL HAWK: Ashley Maziarz surveys the action from her center back position in action last season during her sophomore season for the Lehigh University women’s soccer team. Former Hun School standout Maziarz played a key role for a stingy Mountain Hawk defensive unit that started the 2016 season with eight straight shutouts as Lehigh went on to post an 11-5-2 record. Last Friday, Maziarz started her junior campaign by helping Lehigh play to a 0-0 draw through two overtimes with visiting Monmouth. (Photo Courtesy of Lehigh Athletics)
Squash player Brynn Bank, who just graduated from the Hun School of Princeton and will attend Dartmouth University in the fall, grew up in Princeton in a mixed family; her father, Scott, is Jewish, and her mother, Kathy, is Christian. For Bank, playing in Israel pushed her to think more deeply about her Jewishness. As a Maccabiah player, she said, “I felt a much deeper connection with my Jewish faith. Just the fact that everyone was there for the same reason — they were all Jewish, all athletes, and all young. It was cool for me to see all these people I had so much in common with.
For people with disabilities, accessible and fashionable clothing options are often limited. To simplify shopping for people with disabilities, Alexandra Connell created PATTI + RICKY, an online store that offers fashionable and functional products.
Mike Ford was a history major at Princeton University, but the annals of baseball were not his area of expertise. “Not so much, to be honest with you,” said Ford, the first baseman for the Trenton Thunder, the Class AA affiliate of the Yankees. “I’m pretty terribly versed in that.” In his own way, though, Ford, 24, is a small part of baseball history. Before Scooter Gennett hit four homers on Tuesday for the Cincinnati Reds, Ford was the most recent professional player to accomplish the feat, according to the Society for American Baseball Research.
Mr. Leopoldo Lopez ’63, the father of Leopoldo Lopez ‘89, came to The Hun School recently to ask the community to keep in mind the turmoil in his native Venezuela and his son, who has languished as a political prisoner there since 2014. He was the keynote speaker at the Ours to change Benefit Dinner on May 17th, an annual student-led fundraiser to support education in Venezuela. He also spoke to a student assembly and in history classes, where global engagement is frequently part of the curriculum.
Katharin L. Kiefer is a brilliant academic whose intellectual curiosity is matched only by delight in the success of her students and colleagues. Since 1980, she’s been a science teacher, department chair, dean of academic affairs, and now, dean of faculty at The Hun School. This spring, after forty-one years in education, she will retire.
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.
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.
“My favorite thing about what I do is building a community where we get to interact with our fans,” said Colin Rosenblum '07. “We put out a video and immediately receive feedback from our audience in the form of comments. From there we can take their advice and try and improve our content the following week.”
Sophomore attackman Chris Aslanian '15 erupted for a career-high 13 points and led the Hobart College lacrosse team to a 17-5 Northeast Conference victory over Wagner College on Boswell Field this afternoon. His point total—the most ever by a Division I Statesman and third most by a Hobart player all-time—came on six goals and seven assists.
“It’s a long, long journey eight years in the making,” said Nick Williams '09. “But it’s pretty cool to reach the pinnacle of professional sports. People might have thought I was a little crazy (for thinking I could do this), but actually, Hun was a super supportive school. At a very young age, I always had a vision for myself and worked towards it and made my decisions in order with one day trying to become an NFL player.”
Hun School alumnus and Columbia University junior Darnel Theagene '14 was on a team of student researchers from Columbia Engineering that earned a silver award at BIOMOD 2016, a biomolecular design competition for undergraduates sponsored by Harvard’s Wyss Institute.
US Olympic bobsled pilot Jamie Greubel Poser, of Washington Crossing, and teammate Aja Evans took third place at the BMW International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation (IBSF) World Championships that took place on January 13th in Winterberg, Germany.
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.