David Mosden’s spectacular run through the Huntington School District will be ending in fitting fashion as the senior gets set to graduate next month. He’s captured a full scholarship to attend Emory University, where he plans to study business.
“Emory stood out to me as soon as I came across it in my college search,” Mr. Mosden said. “I knew it was a bit further from home than my other choices, but it had a gorgeous campus, one of the top business schools in the country and is located in Atlanta, Georgia; a booming city for those interested in becoming involved in the music, sports or film industries, as I am. The program, location and perhaps most importantly, the campus culture, all seemed to be a perfect fit for me.”
Huntington High School senior David Mosden.
Mr. Mosden admits he was “thrilled” when he learned he was an Emory Goizueta Scholar finalist. “It meant I got to do down to visit the campus and experience the school over the course of four days,” he said. “I was able to meet all of the other Goizueta Scholar finalists and current Scholars and found them to be an awesome group of people who I felt I could fit right in with. A few days after I returned from my visit, I received a call and learned that I was admitted as a Goizueta Scholar. Upon hearing this news, my choice was made; I'd be going to Emory!”
The Huntington senior applied to many colleges and was strongly considering Bentley University and Northeastern University. “Each of those also have fantastic business programs and I have a number of friends who will be attending Northeastern in the fall,” Mr. Mosden said. “However, I knew that Emory was the right fit for me, especially after my Scholars visit.”
Mr. Mosden has taken the most challenging courses at Huntington High School and aced them all, earning a spot of the High Honor Roll.
“One of the things I love about Emory’s Goizueta Business School is that I don’t have to decide exactly what my concentration in business will be yet,” he said. “I have some time to explore different classes and figure out exactly what I want to do with my career before committing to that specific choice. I look forward to exploring all of the different extracurricular activities as well, notably those founded in technology and social entrepreneurship, a field which I learned about when I was at the school for the Goizueta Scholars visit.”
Mr. Mosden has been integrally involved in Huntington High School’s robotics and film programs over the past four years. 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.
“I have an incredibly eclectic set of interests and would love to continue any of them as a career beyond my time as a student at Emory,” Mr. Mosden said.
A huge fan of the NBA, Ms. Mosden said he loves to “focus on advanced statistics and analytics as they pertain to so many parts of the game and the team management. Being able to apply my experience in sports, technology or film to a career would be incredible, but I’m looking forward to the opportunity to explore my interests and their applications to the real world while attending Emory.”
Mr. Mosden said he has “made so many unforgettable memories and friends” over the past four years of high school. “My involvement with the robotics team in particular has been absolutely incredible. I was able to learn a great deal about what it means to be a part of a team from some awesome upperclassmen and this year as the vice-captain, I got to pass that along myself. Being able to grow from a wide-eyed freshman into the senior vice captain leading the build with our chief technical officer James Obermaier was such a unique and eye-opening experience.”
Robotics has played a central role in Mr. Mosden’s high school experience. “It has amazed me that over four years, with new freshmen coming in and senior students graduating, the team has always been incredibly tightknit and felt more like a family than anything else,” he said. “I’ll especially miss being able to work with and learn from the team’s faculty advisors, Omar Santiago and Brian Reynolds, leading the drive team as coach for two years and all of the late nights spent in the wood shop making robots and memories. The experiences I had as a part of Team 5016 will stick with me forever and while I’m sad to be graduating, I know that I leave behind an awesome group of students who have exactly what it takes to compete at the highest level while still having loads of fun along the way.”
Capturing a full scholarship to one of America’s finest universities is a magnificent way for Mr. Mosden to cap-off his studies at Huntington High School.
“I am incredibly grateful for my time in the Huntington School District and I hope I can make my town proud as I move onto my next chapter,” Mr. Mosden said.