Bianca Lella always manages to land on her feet. The Huntington High School junior is a resourceful young woman who displays determination and commitment as she goes about pursuing her interests and goals.
While Ms. Lella is always thinking ahead, she also likes to enjoy the moment, taking special delight when she gets to spend time with her loyal set of friends and family.
Huntington High School junior Bianca Lella.
A member of Huntington’s Art Honor Society, Ms. Lella also volunteers with the high school’s Habitat for Humanity club chapter. Outside of school hours, she works in a small clothing boutique in Woodbury.
The teenager started her educational journey in the Northport-East Northport UFSD. She came to Huntington High School as a sophomore and she had no problem fitting right in, making friends and earning the admiration of teachers.
Ms. Lella’s favorite Huntington teachers have been Jordan Schessler, Jane Judson and Pamela Piffard.
“Bianca Lella is a kind and thoughtful student,” Mrs. Piffard said. “She came here from Northport not too long ago and has seamlessly fit in at Huntington, making a ton of great friends along the way. She is creative, talented and a go-getter. I have really enjoyed getting to know Bianca and look forward to having her again next year.”
The teenager’s closest friends include Cat Jamison, Madelyn Reed, Madison Lange and Bella Neira.
“Bianca is one of the most independent, generous and caring people I know,” Ms. Reed said. “She’s always able to put a smile on my face and I’m more than grateful to call her one of my best friends.”
Ms. Lella and her friends have a close and supportive relationship all the way around. They are always there for each other and lift up each other’s spirits when one of them needs it most.
“Bianca Lella is a spunky, outgoing and all around amazing and intelligent person who I am proud to be able to call one of my best friends,” Ms. Lange said.
The junior has impressed people across the board during her relatively short time in the district. “Bianca is an amazing person and very dedicated to all her friends,” Ms. Jamison said. “She is extremely generous, thoughtful and hard working in everything she does. She’s a great person to have by your side through it all.”
Ms. Lella’s academic schedule includes classes in Advanced Placement United States History, AP English Language and Composition, Pre-Calculus AB, Advanced Photography, Honors Algebra 2 and Honors Chemistry.
“I’d like to study business and take over my family’s electrical business,” Ms. Lella said. “Some schools I’ve been looking at on the west coast are Warner Pacific University and the University of Portland. If I decide to go to school on the east coast I’ve been thinking about University of Massachusetts or Quinnipiac. But I’ve also been considering joining the military after high school.”
The junior has done some traveling. There have been trips out west, including a visit to her brother in Portland, Oregon. She even traveled to last year’s Kentucky Derby. She has snowboarded in Vermont.
“When I was first deciding where I was going to transfer I was hesitant about coming to Huntington,” Ms. Lella said. “But the second I stepped into the high school I immediately felt welcomed. Huntington has challenged me to grow academically and mentally, which I think is very important in education. But while I’ve been challenged, I've also had so much support from my peers and teachers to push me to do my best. All of my classmates are friendly and the ultimate energy of the school is really incredible.”