The Hun School’s Junle Richard Chen '21 recently published an academic paper in the International Journal of Psychological Studiesthat examines the correlation between music, emotions, and cognition in teenagers. The study, of which Richard is the sole author, grew out of an online course Richard took over the summer on wearable devices. The course was taught by Dartmouth College computer science professor Lorie Loeb.
Hun School junior Lucinda Law traveled to Africa this summer to learn about, document, and support women living with fistula. In pursuit of a Girl Scout Gold Award, she has created a moving film about this serious women’s health problem in the developing world.
Whether a Hun student seeks an introduction to computers, or an Advanced Placement class in writing Java code, there is a course for them in the Hun School’s Computer Science and Engineering Department.
Caedan Wallace ’19, The Hun School’s standout offensive linesman has been invited to play in high school football’s All-American Bowl Presented by American Family Insurance. Representatives from the all-star game were on campus Tuesday, October 16th, to present Caedan with his all-star jersey. The game airs on January 5th on NBC and features the top 100 senior high school football players in the United States. It is played at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.