Megan Agrillo has navigated the ups and downs of life like a champion. The Huntington High School junior is really into sports, so when a serious knee injury required surgery it was definitely a setback, but the teenager has rebounded magnificently in every way.
Ms. Agrillo is a happy young woman. She has a great set of loyal friends, is doing well academically and is an important component of the Blue Devil lacrosse team. Life is good.
The junior has played soccer and lacrosse for the Blue Devils. Unfortunately, she tore her ACL last spring in a lacrosse game against Ward Melville. The injury required surgery and it forced her to the sidelines last fall so she couldn’t play soccer. However, she is back in uniform this spring for Huntington’s lacrosse team.
Ms. Agrillo’s academic schedule includes classes in Advanced Placement United States History, AP English Language and Composition, Chemistry, Algebra 2, Creative Video 2 and psychology. She’s a member of the high school’s Social Studies Honor Society chapter and is on Huntington’s Honor Roll.
The teenager plays defense for the Blue Devil lacrosse team. She also plays on the highly regarded Yellow Jackets club team during the off-season.
Ms. Agrillo’s closest friends are teammates Lena Annunziata, Abby Maichin, Maya Santa-Maria, Holly Wright, Caroline Hartough and Paige Lennon.
“Megan Agrillo is my absolute best friend and the hardest worker I know,” Ms. Annunziata said. “She never stops working for what she wants and is willing to do whatever it takes to be successful, all while putting a smile on everybody’s face. I’m so lucky to have her as my best friend.”
The teenager is very tight with her teammates. “Megan has been through a lot throughout her high school career and I admire her tenacity and perseverance during it all,” Ms. Maichin said. “Not many people can come back from an injury as strong and as positive as she did. She always knows how to keep a smile on your face and will be there for you for everything.”
The junior said her staff favorites include Maria Canino, Heather Swan and Todd Jamison.
“I am so impressed with Megan’s work ethic, creativity and drive for perfection,” said Ms. Swan, a high school art teacher who has Ms. Agrillo in a Creative Video 2 class. “She is a constant positive energy in the classroom and admired by her peers.”
Ms. Agrillo started her trek through Huntington UFSD as a kindergartener at Southdown Primary School. “Mrs. [Patrice] Monks was my fourth grade teacher and she was the best,” the teenager said. “But my whole experience there was super awesome.”
Every other summer Ms. Agrillo’s family goes on a cruise. “This summer we are going to Canada,” she said. “So far we have done all of the Caribbean islands and Puerto Rico. We also do a lot of road trips to visit family in the south. I love traveling anywhere because I have so much fun being somewhere new or exciting.”
Ms. Agrillo wants to play lacrosse for an NCAA Division I college. “I’m keeping my options open,” she said. “I’ve always wanted to pursue a career in writing or a career in the film industry.”