Ali Marhoon, a senior at The Hun School of Princeton, has been deeply immersed in his preparatory school’s extra-curricular activities. Among his most self-proclaimed notable achievements is the founding of the Middle Eastern Society, through which he led a letter writing campaign advocating women’s rights in the Middle East, and received about 45 hand written letters from students and faculty.
“I was also asked to give brief lectures about the topic in some seminar classes. Also, as Hun has introduced Arabic as a class, I am considering giving a small introduction to Middle Schoolers to encourage them to take Arabic when they become Freshmen.”
Ali is also a Proctor on campus and an elected Senior Senator in his school’s student government, and is leading an Environmental Committee campaign aimed at minimizing the use of non-recyclable materials on campus and eliminating Styrofoam cups from the dining hall.
Ali took part in the popular Harvard Talent Show this summer, playing the Spanish composition Malagueña on his guitar. After auditioning for the show among a group of 62 applicants, Ali joined 12 diverse performers to perform at Sanders Theater.
“I had to utilize my free time productively while maintaining a fun summer experience. Harvard allowed me to expand my friendship network and consolidate my academic interests; it provided me with new people to appreciate and learn from, and new areas to explore.”