When Hun School of Princeton senior Ellie Briggs was in seventh grade, she took her first trip to a surgical center run by Operation Smile in Bogota, Colombia, where individuals in need can receive free cleft palate and cleft lip operations. Upon arrival, she was hooked.
As part of the Hun School’s emphasis on experiential education, Hun students recently visited a company that develops the technology of OLEDs, which lights computer screens, TVs, and smartphones all around us.
Attorney Seth Shelden of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) told Hun students recently about the group’s success in passing a treaty to ban nuclear weapons. The treaty, signed by 121 nations, bans the testing, use, and stockpiling of nuclear weapons. ICAN will receive the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts in December.
Hun School students travelled to Arizona to study the thorny issue of immigration recently. The Global Immersion Experience took seven students to Nogales, a Mexican-U.S. border town to explore the many sides of the hot-button topic.
New York Times columnist Frank Bruni, author of Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be, An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania, told Hun students on October 24 that paths to success can spring from many colleges, not only the most exclusive ones.
The Hun School of Princeton Janus Players will present the classic Agatha Christie murder mystery And Then There Were None in John Andrew Saks ’31 Auditorium on November 3rd at 7:00 p.m. and on November 4th at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Admission is free.
Recent Hun graduate Grant Versfeld ’17 is heading off to college to study computer science and information systems this fall. But teachers and students here will think of him whenever they use a new app called Hun Print, that makes it easier to print from an iPads or smartphones.
In the latest event in a growing friendship between the Hun School and Johnson Park Elementary School, Hun recently hosted Johnson Park students for an afternoon of science activities and a picnic lunch.
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.
College athletes should be paid for playing. Vaccines should be mandated for children in the United States. Animal testing should be outlawed. Controversial topics? Yes, but Hun students in teacher Alex Soudah’s ninth grade World Studies and tenth grade U.S. History classes are not afraid to grapple with them. And they do so in the tradition of the Abraham Lincoln-Steven Douglas senatorial debates.
Hun School of Princeton chemistry teacher Emilie Gingras has won the 2017 Outstanding High School Chemistry Teacher Award from the Princeton and Trenton Sections of the American Chemical Society (ACS).
Award-winning photojournalist and filmmaker Kate Brooks spoke to Hun School of Princeton students on April 18th about her new documentary, The Last Animals, an exploration of the poaching and illegal world trade of elephant tusks and rhinoceros horns. The film premiered on Earth Day, April 22nd, at the Tribeca Film Festival in Manhattan, one of the industry’s most esteemed venues.
On Wednesday, April 5th, fifteen female students from The Hun School, traveled to New York City to participate in the Women in the World Summit. The girls, participating in the Bonacci Girls’ Leadership Program at The Hun School, began their adventure with an intimate dinner and discussion with a select group of Hun School alumnae.
Hun School of Princeton debater Suchritha Patlolla ’19 took first place in her division and will be one of just five students who will represent New Jersey in congressional debate in the 2017 National Speech and Debate Association’s (NSDA) National Tournament in Birmingham, Alabama, in June.
Befitting Oscars weekend, The Hun School of Princeton’s Community Service Club put on a Hollywood-themed “senior prom” on Friday, February 24th. Hun students pulled out all of the stops to treat their guests, residents of Brandywine Senior Living of Princeton, to a lavish affair.
The Hun School of Princeton’s Janus Players proudly present the musical Legally Blonde on Friday, February 17th at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, February 18th, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the John Andrew Saks ’31 Auditorium on campus. Admission is free.
Dr. David Gallo, one of the country’s most accomplished ocean explorers, told students at The Hun School of Princeton Tuesday that viewers will one day be able to virtually explore from their own screens the entire wreck of the Titanic, a scene that he first saw from a submarine in 1986.
Last weekend (January 21-22) was a homework holiday for The Hun School of Princeton. Under the policy, which is new this year, teachers in both Upper School and Middle School cannot make any large assignments or projects due until the Wednesday following the homework break.
The Hun School of Princeton inducted 28 students into the John Gale Hun chapter of the National Honor Society on Sunday, January 9th. Dr. Donna Huryn, an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania and a research professor at the University of Pittsburg, gave the keynote address. Members are selected through an application process that emphasizes the National Honor Society's four pillars of scholarship, service, character, and leadership.
Like many boarding students who come from abroad to The Hun School of Princeton, Anna Maguire ’17 came here to immerse herself in American culture. However, Anna’s primary goal was a bit more specific.
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.