Morgan Minicozzi dazzles the defense. (Darin Reed photo.)

H-ton Senior Morgan Minicozzi Loves Helping People

Morgan Minicozzi dazzles the defense. (Darin Reed photo.)

October 11, 2018

Morgan Minicozzi has led a charmed existence these past four years at Huntington High School. She is exceedingly well-liked by everyone and she has excelled at everything she has done.

One of the Class of 2019’s most engaging personalities, Ms. Minicozzi is a multi-dimensional young woman. She’s smart and hardworking and has many interests in and out of the classroom.

A busy year is underway. “I plan on being in a bunch of different clubs, such as Key Club and Natural Helpers and sports teams like softball and more field hockey,” Ms. Minicozzi said.

Huntington senior Morgan Minicozzi.
Huntington senior Morgan Minicozzi.

The senior has already been inducted into the National Honor Society as well as the English, Italian and Tri-M Music Honor Societies. Ms. Minicozzi plans on applying for membership in several others, including the Math Honor Society.

“I definitely want to pursue a career in nursing,” Ms. Minicozzi said. “I have always loved helping people and learning more about the human body. I currently have offers from Adelphi University, Fairleigh Dickinson University and Molloy College to study nursing and play field hockey next fall.”

The teenager is also looking at the University of Scranton and Stony Brook University. “As of right now it's all about deciding on whether or not I would want to stay closer to home,” Ms. Minicozzi said.

The senior’s closest friends include Jonathan Magerle, Arielle Harvey, Julie Rogel, Julianna Joseph, Lisa Martin and Eddie Maleszewski. “I’ve gotten a lot closer with all my friends this year,” Ms. Minicozzi said.

“I am so grateful that I’ve had the opportunity to become such good friends with Morgan over the past two years,” said Ms. Rogel, who is a field hockey teammate. “She is very passionate about field hockey and is the backbone of our team. I am so happy to be able to call her one of my best friends. I know she will succeed in all she does.”

Ms. Minicozzi’s academic schedule includes Advanced Placement Statistics, AP Italian, Pre-Calculus AB Honors, Economics, Participation in Government, Multicultural/Holocaust Literature, Physics and Orchestra.

The teenager’s favorite teachers include Joann Ferazi, Dianna Molenko Cazzalino, Erik Bruckbauer and Deborah Beck. “But every teacher I’ve had all have something I love about them,” Ms. Minicozzi said.

“Morgan is the type of student every teacher wants to have,” Mrs. Cazzalino said. “Morgan consistently sets, meets and surpasses her goals. Her intrinsic motivation cannot be rivaled.”

Ms. Minicozzi is very strong in science, which will come in handy when she begins college nursing studies.

“I had Morgan as a student for Living Environment and AP Biology,” Mrs. Beck said. “She is an ideal student. She was always hard-working and motivated. She has a great positive outlook on academics, sports, and life. She came for extra help regularly to make sure she really knew the content inside and out even when she didn’t need it. I feel I was blessed to have her as a student twice.”

The teenager has a very big heart and she is destined for a career that’s a perfect match for her personality, which really shines bright when she’s helping others.

“I feel that the four years flew by so fast,” Ms. Minicozzi said. “Even though some years were more stressful than others, Huntington has set me on the right path into my future career. I’ve made so many new friends through sports and classes and I hope that we will remain friends throughout college. Huntington has made me challenge myself and take more risks, whether it was taking an excelled class or trying out for a sports team. If it weren’t for my coaches, teachers and friends, I don’t know where I would be today. They have all helped me into choosing a career and guided me through high school.”

Junior Morgan Minicozzi is one of Huntington's top players. (Darin Reed photo.)
Junior Morgan Minicozzi is one of Huntington's top players. (Darin Reed photo.)
Morgan Minicozzi at the plate for the Blue Devils. (Darin Reed photo
Morgan Minicozzi at the plate for the Blue Devils. (Darin Reed photo)