Hannah Bailin has much to be proud about as she looks back over her great four year run through Huntington High School. The senior is set to graduate next month as one of the top students in the Class of 2019 and will soon be off to pursue college studies at Rochester Institute of Technology.
Ms. Bailin considered Penn State, Northeastern, Wellesley and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute before finalizing her plans to attend RIT.
Huntington High School senior Hannah Bailin.
“I was mainly interested in RIT and Northeastern because of their co-op programs,” Ms. Bailin said. “But what really sold me, and ultimately led me to choose RIT, was attending their ‘college and career day’ last summer. I was able to experience several classes and get a taste of life on campus. I fell in love with their program and I felt very at home.”
Editor of The Dispatch student newspaper at the high school, a member of the chamber orchestra, an award winning artist, captain of the Blue Devil varsity swimming team and a participant in Huntington’s Relay For Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, Ms. Bailin has been very involved in all aspects of Huntington High School.
“I’m majoring in New Media Design, which is a mixture of graphic design with technology that creates interactive user experiences for digital media,” Ms. Bailin said. “I plan on participating in club swimming and the symphony orchestra, as well as joining several clubs like the New Media Design Club and the Electronic Gaming Society.”
The teenager cites her strong work ethic and drive as the keys to her success. “I’ve enjoyed being and editor of the school paper for the past year, as well as swimming on the swim team and my job as a lifeguard and swim instructor at the YMCA,” Ms. Bailin said. “I also can’t forget about my involvement in the music program with orchestra, chamber orchestra and Tri-M Music Honor Society.”
One of Suffolk’s top student graphic artists, Ms. Bailin used her talents to layout issues of The Dispatch. She is an articulate, well informed and creative young woman who has been an essential member of Huntington’s senior class.
“My experience at Huntington has been a good one,” Ms. Bailin said. “I’ve had many memorable moments that I will always look back on fondly when I’m in college and beyond. I would like to thank all of my teachers and friends as they’ve had such a big impact on my life, shaping me into the person I am today.”