Emily Cheshire is a bright, articulate and energetic young woman who is busy impressing everyone at Huntington High School. The junior is in the midst of a great run as she shine academically, athletically and in numerous volunteer and co-curricular activities.
Ms. Cheshire attended kindergarten at Southdown Primary School and she was a standout even at that early age. Her academic schedule this year has included classes in Advanced Placement English Language and Composition, AP US History, AP Biology, Spanish 4 Honors, Pre-Calculus AB Honors, Advanced Photography and Psychology.
“To choose only one of my favorite teachers is very hard,” Ms. Cheshire said. “I have not had one teacher that I have not loved at Huntington. But, Mrs. [Deborah] Beck, Mrs. [Kelly] Krycinski, Mr. [Michael] Graziano, Mrs. [Gina] Colica, Mrs. [Victoria] Lombardi, Mr. [David] Moriarty and Mr. [Robert] Gilmor, just to name a few.”
A member of Huntington’s National Honor Society chapter as well as the Spanish, Math, Science, Social Studies, and English Honor Societies, Ms. Cheshire is an administrative assistant with the Key Club, assisting in the coordination of events including the K-Factor Talent Show, Target shopping tour for economically challenged children and blood drives.
Ms. Cheshire is a Natural Helper, assisting fellow students as they work through personal challenges. Key Club and Natural Helpers have allowed me to meet so many new people who I wouldn’t normally meet in my everyday school day,” she said. “I have made so many new friendships and have gotten so many opportunities because of them.”
A member of the Blue Devil varsity girls’ lacrosse team, Ms. Cheshire is also a youth ambassador for the Tourette Association of America. “I get to educate people about Tourette by doing presentations to doctors, nurses, teachers and students of all ages,” she said. “Last February, I traveled to Washington DC to be trained as a youth ambassador and got to meet kids from all over the country and we got to go to Capitol Hill and lobby congressmen and senators to advocate for Tourette Syndrome and continuing their support for research funding and spreading awareness for this misunderstood condition that one in every one hundred school age children have.”
Ms. Cheshire works at Camp Alvernia in Centerport during the summer months. “I completed a two year leadership program as a CIT and junior counselor, which has allowed me to now be a counselor this upcoming summer. I have been able to work with campers of all ages and have acquired skills that I have been able to use in all aspects of my life.”
The teenager’s closest friends are Julia Gorecki, Alex Gerbavsits, Riva Bergman, Ava Waxenburg, Phoebe Walther and Ryan Aguirre “and all of the friends I have made in both Key Club, Natural Helpers and many of my other activities that I am involved in,” Ms. Cheshire said.
The junior has done quite a bit of traveling. “Last summer I traveled with my family to London and Ireland, which are two completely different places, but are some of the most beautiful places in the world,” Ms. Cheshire said. “This past February, I went on the EF Tours trip to Italy, which was a life changing experience to say the least. We traveled from Rome all the way to Sicily where we saw so many beautiful sites and really became immersed in the Italian culture. I got to spend time with people who I don’t get to see in my everyday life and made so many memories with so many different people that I will never forget.”
Ms. Cheshire goes on annual family vacations to Key Largo, Florida and Montauk, “which are two of my favorite places to spend my time doing things like flats fishing and socializing with my family and friends.”
Ms. Cheshire is already thinking about college. Some of the schools she is considering include Wake Forest University, Elon University, University of Miami, Boston College and Villanova University. “I want to go on the pre-med track in college and possibly become a psychiatrist, but I’m not completely sure yet,” she said.
The teenager stays very busy with all of her activities and she’s doing sensational in her classes. Ms. Cheshire is a member of Huntington High School’s High Honor Roll.
“My experience at Huntington has really shaped me to be the person I am today,” Ms. Cheshire said. “I have been given so many opportunities, formed many friendships and learned so much to prepare me for life once I graduate.”