Katie Stock is one of Huntington High School’s most enthusiastic and accomplished seniors. The Class of 2019 member is nothing less than a star, compiling a strong record across every academic discipline and taking on leadership roles in a variety of organizations. She is headed to the University of Pittsburgh in the fall.
“The University of Pittsburgh is a unique school in that it is in the city of Pittsburgh, but in the secluded area of Oakland so it feels like a true college town,” Ms. Stock said. “Pitt has the most to offer in the science field of any school to which I applied. I feel like I can take advantage of every opportunity the school and city have to offer. Along with the amazing scholarships received, Pitt has amazing academics and extra-curriculars that I feel like I can stay involved in, along with discovering new opportunities every day. I feel like Pitt is definitely the right social and academic environment for me to thrive in.”
Huntington High School senior Katie Stock.
An orchestra cellist, Ms. Stock considered the University of Michigan, Northeastern University, New York University, Ohio State University and Binghamton University before finalizing her plans to attend the University of Pittsburgh.
“I knew the University of Pittsburgh was right for me after exploring the campus and the beautiful city,” Ms. Stock said.
A member of Huntington High School’s High Honor Roll, Ms. Stock was recently honored as a Distinguished Senior. She has been serving as president of the Math Honor Society, the Social Studies Honor Society and SPICE, an acronym for Students Promoting Inclusive Civic Engagement.
“At Pitt, my intended major is either molecular biology or neuroscience with a minor in economics and a possible second major in international affairs,” Ms. Stock said. “I plan to participate in volunteering both around Pittsburgh and hopefully overseas.”
Ms. Stock is planning to go to either medical school or graduate school to continue into medicine or research. “I would also love to be able to take my knowledge and travel to help other people worldwide,” she said.
The corresponding secretary of Huntington’s Interact Club chapter, Ms. Stock is a three year member of the high school’s pit orchestra and also the historian of the environmental club.
“Huntington is my home and has made a lasting imprint on my heart,” Ms. Stock said. “I am extremely grateful to have traveled overseas to Europe and Peru with both Mrs. [Kristin] Fortunato and Ms. [Camille] Tedeschi, which has been a dream of mine since forever. In this community, I have met the most amazing friends and teachers who have helped me grow into the person I am today and I’ll carry the memories I have made forever.”