Cameron Fehrs is excited about her future. The Huntington High School senior is headed to Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut where she plans to study physical therapy.
Ms. Fehrs has been a starting player on the Blue Devil varsity girls’ tennis team in each of the past four years. She is currently interning with the Huntington athletic trainer Kelly Hatzmann.
Huntington senior Cameron Fehrs.
Sacred Heart is exactly what the Huntington senior has been looking for in a college. “I really love how personable the school is,” Ms. Fehrs said. “It’s a small school, which makes it much easier to be involved academically and be more connected. The campus is also very easy to navigate and very pretty.”
The decision to attend Sacred Heart evolved over time. Ms. Fehrs looked at many schools, before narrowing her list to three. “I considered University of Delaware and Stony Brook University, but Sacred Heart was the perfect size and distance for me,” she said.
The teenager has had her eye on a possible career for a long time. “I’m currently on the track to physical therapy and was offered a spot in the doctor of physical therapy program at Sacred Heart, which is one of the best PT programs in New England,” Ms. Fehrs said. “The facilities are incredible and I can’t wait to start in the fall.”
The senior is already looking ahead to life after Sacred Heart. “I would like to start my own PT practice or work in a hospital,” Ms. Fehrs said. “What I would love to do would be to be a sports team’s physical therapist, but we will see where life takes me.”
As she prepares to begin the next chapter in her life and move on from the protective walls of the high school and the community at large, Ms. Fehrs took a few minutes to look back at her run through Huntington UFSD.
“I will always remember my friends and the relationships I’ve made with the teachers at Huntington,” Ms. Fehrs said. “I think that’s why I picked a smaller university; to be able to build relationships easily and not be afraid to reach out when I need help.”