Chloe Hunt prepares to attend UPenn after spending 13 years as a Raider on the field, on the stage, and in the classroom
If you asked for a list of every event that takes place at North Cross, you will almost certainly find that Chloe Hunt (21) has dabbled in the subject. From varsity tennis, to Willis Hall Herald Editor-in-chief, Hunt has taken advantage of just about every opportunity offered at the school.
“My favorite subject is anything related to global affairs,” is Hunt's response to the standard “Favorite subject?” question. This explains her participation in the Global Studies program, Model UN, and interest in becoming a diplomat or politician later in life. In fact, some of Hunt’s favorite memories at North Cross have been through the Model UN program. “I went on three trips to Harvard Model United Nations and cannot describe the impact that the program has had on me,” Hunt recalls, “Engaging in academic dialogue with students from across the world is something that I hope other students get to experience throughout high school.” Model UN has allowed her to interact with students from all over the world, such as, Peru, Australia, and Myanmar. Hunt expresses that she values being able to hear worldly issues from another perspective after being “accustomed to the American perspective.”
Apart from Global Studies, Hunt has been involved in Spanish Club, Green Club, the Fine Arts Program, and has been captain of the tennis team. Hunt has been on the varsity tennis team since she was a freshman. In the regular seasons for the past two years, Hunt has gone undefeated in singles. “The tennis team is really unique in that we are all friends on the court and off the court.”
It is unsurprising to hear that Hunt is interested in the Green Club this matter as a lifelong vegetarian and on-and-off vegan. “I like animals and care for our environment and its preservation, so this just felt natural to me,” Hunt stated. Never having had a hamburger or hotdog in her life, Hunt has explored vegetarian options both locally at Cafe Asia, and internationally in Latin America. Hunt stayed with a host family in San Juan in the summer of her 10th grade year. During that time, she had a vegetarian assado she considered “life-changing”.
Off campus, Hunt enjoys walking her dogs, reading, working for political campaigns, and spending time with her family. Hunt also mentions a game called “Word Hunt” on the Game Pidgeon application that she is “obsessed” with. In this game, you have a minute to strand random letters together to create words. “A lot of my close friends know this, but I really like words and grammar,” is Hunt's response to the question of “What might people not know about you?” Hunt’s extensive vocabulary is evident when reading her written work or listening to her speak.
Hunt plans on attending the University of Pennsylvania in the fall. As previously mentioned, Hunt hopes to work in the United Nations in Geneva. As for living conditions after graduations, Hunt mentioned the possibility of living with Mahum Hashmi, fellow senior and one of Hunt’s closest friends. “She is someone who brings a lot of energy to whatever environment she is placed in,” Hashmi says, “And she motivates me to work harder and achieve my own goals.” Hashmi also describes Hunt as a student who “knows what she wants” whether it be college or an internship.
Hunt's favorite thing about North Cross is the community. Hunt offers, “It is easy to find your niche if you just put yourself out there.”
Written by Helen Hertz