Huntington High School Class of 2019 member Estefani Cardenas is this year’s recipient of the PTSA’s It Can Wait scholarship. The $500 award was presented at the high school’s senior academic awards ceremony.
The Huntington High School Parent-Teacher-Student Association sponsored a week-long distracted driving awareness campaign aimed at juniors and seniors. Several local businesses signed on in support of the organization’s efforts.
Ms. Cardenas heard the message loud and clear and hopefully her Huntington High School classmates did, too. The scholarship was sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union and presented by assistant manager Bill Bendernagel from the company’s Huntington branch office.
The initiative strives to educate students, teachers and parents on the perils of distracted driving, including texting and driving.
Ms. Cardenas plans to study criminology at Keuka College in upstate New York.
Emma Grassi to Study Political Science at Binghamton
Huntington Class of 2019 member Emma Grassi is headed to Binghamton University to study political science.
Emma Grassi was one of the best students in Huntington High School’s Class of 2019. The teenager is headed to Binghamton University to study political science.
A four year member of the Blue Devil girls’ tennis team, Ms. Grassi was president of the high school’s Habitat for Humanity chapter, an officer in the GSA and Women’s Empowerment Clubs and a member of the National Honor Society, English Honor Society, Social Studies Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and Math Honor Society.
An Advanced Placement Scholar with Honor, Ms. Grassi said the key to her success was a “willingness to learn new things.” The articulate young woman’s academic preparation was impeccable and it manifested itself in the exceptional record she compiled over the past four years.
Class of 2019 members Captures NYS Senate Awards
Four Huntington High School Class of 2019 members captured New York State Senate Awards. The teenagers were presented with state certificates at this year’s senior academic awards ceremony before a crowd of 325 in the auditorium.
Noah Morris, who intends to study environmental engineering at Ohio State University, garnered the New York State Senate Academic Award. Danny Arias, who will be attending Colgate University and studying either psychology or business) and Alyssa Sorensen, who is headed to Drexel University to study public health in anticipation of a career as a physician assistant both captured New York State Senate Community Service Awards.
Ilsi Martinez Euceda, who plans to study business management at Suffolk Community College, won the New York State Senate Youth Leadership Award.
David Mosden Wins Saginaw Family Scholarship
Huntington High School Class of 2019 member David Mosden is the inaugural recipient of the $1,000 Saginaw Family Scholarship presented by Huntington Robotics.
An Advanced Placement Scholar with Honor, Mr. Mosden plans to study business at Emory University. He was a member of Huntington’s National Honor Society chapter as well as the Math, English Science and Social Studies Honor Societies.
Vice-captain of this past year’s Huntington robotics team, Mr. Mosden was integrally involved in the program throughout high school. He has shined across the board, including in the video arts program while working closely with teacher Heather Swan.
The key to his success has been “remaining focused and motivated at all times to keep improving not only my grades, but also who I am as a person and as a leader,” Mr. Mosden said.
The teenager is also president of the Young Amateurs Radio Club, a non-profit, international youth group with a focus on promoting the adoption and use of amateur radio among the youth.
The Saginaw family played a central role in the development and growth of Huntington Robotics.
Alex Rivera to Study Business at Binghamton University
An Advanced Placement Scholar with Honor, Alex Rivera graduated as one of the top members of Huntington High School’s Class of 2019. The teenager plans to study business at Binghamton University.
A member of the Spanish Honor Society and Social Studies Honor Society, Mr. Rivera earned All-Conference honors while playing for the Blue Devil varsity soccer team.
Mr. Rivera said “taking classes of interest” and “remaining on task to the best of my ability” have been the keys to his success. He especially enjoyed taking business classes and participating in the after school club and athletic programs and the honor societies.
Huntington Class of 2019 Member Rory Bocelli Wins Journalism Award
Huntington High School Class of 2019 member Rory Bocelli is this year’s recipient of the Journalism Award. English teacher Michael Schwendemann made the formal presentation during the senior academic awards ceremony in the high school auditorium.
Mr. Bocelli intends to study journalism, broadcasting and communications at Adelphi University. He served in several executive board positions for Et Cetera, Huntington High School’s annual literary magazine.
A member of the high school’s mock trial team that advanced to the state finals in Albany in 2018, Mr. Bocelli was recognized as a Distinguished Senior last spring after compiling an outstanding academic record.