Sara Frawley is one of the most dynamic teenagers on Long Island. The Huntington High School senior is a force to be reckoned with when she decides to put her energy behind a project she’s passionate about.
Ms. Frawley is a remarkably well-informed young woman. She’s capable of intelligently discussing current events with folks of all ages and she understands our system of politics and government as well as anyone.
Huntington High School senior Sara Frawley.
The senior’s academic schedule consists of classes in Advanced Placement Physics, AP Seminar, AP Micro/Macro Economics, AP Statistics, AP Spanish Language, science research and senior band.
Ms. Frawley’s closest friends include Christina Nigro, Katherine DeGennaro, Noah Morris, Isabella Cahill, Natalie McCann and Mia Nitekman.
“Sara is one of the greatest people I have become friends with at Huntington,” Ms. DeGennaro said. “We have grown closer in and out of school through activism, music and even traveling to Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands. Sara is an extremely admirable member of our school community. She contributes a high level of intelligence and passion to everything that she is involved in and, above all, is a kind-hearted individual. I am constantly impressed by her commitment and drive and I know that she will continue to make her friends and family proud in college and beyond.”
The teenager’s faculty favorites include Kenneth Donovan, Danielle Lusardi Raguzin, Kelly Quintero and Deborah Beck.
“I had the pleasure of having Sara in AP Chemistry and loved watching her grow into a responsible, mature and driven young woman in science,” Ms. Lusardi Raguzin. “She is doing an internship that involves women in engineering and she is also working hard as my lab assistant. Her research project has been accepted to be presented at a national conference next month. I am incredibly humbled and proud that I get to watch her become successful in a field that is yearning for women. I cannot wait to see what the future holds for her.”
Ms. Frawley is one of the Class of 2019’s top students academically. Her work is considered impeccable and she’s an active participant in every course.
“Sara Frawley is truly a teacher’s dream,” Ms. Quintero said. “Curious, intelligent, diligent and kind, Sara is an outstanding young woman who inspires us all.”
The teenager is in her second month of a very active senior year. “I plan on being very involved with March For Our Lives Long Island, a group I co-founded, as well as school clubs such as Science Honor Society and Women’s Empowerment,” Ms. Frawley said. “I hope to encourage others to join these groups for fun and engaging activities. I am also excited to share the research that [fellow senior] Sam Roberts and I performed over the summer at the upcoming Breast Cancer and the Environmental Research conference in November.”
Ms. Frawley’s college plans are beginning to take shape. She is considering Cornell University, Boston University, Georgetown University and the University of Michigan. She intends to pursue an undergraduate major in biology and then continue on to medical school.
To help her prepare for the rigors of college and a future career in medicine, Ms. Frawley is volunteering at Huntington Hospital.
“I’ve always been a person who stands for up for others and helps those around me,” Ms. Frawley said. “Last year I took AP Government and Politics and really enjoyed learning about the political process. After the Parkland shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, I felt I couldn’t sit back and do nothing. So, I worked with my old friend Avalon Fenster to start a Long Island chapter of March for Our Lives. Even though MFOL is student led and non-partisan, it has taught me a lot about the politicians our area and how politics work in general. Our work continued past the initial rally and now focuses on youth voter registration and engagement.”
Ms. Frawley has used her time well these past four years, exploring her interests and compiling a formidable resume for a teenager. She gets along well with everyone and has developed many relationships that seem destined to continue far into the future.
“I think Huntington is such a welcoming place that has allowed to grow in many ways,” Ms. Frawley said. “The teachers and students are all extremely kindhearted. Overall, I couldn’t imagine myself anywhere else.”