Carleigh Tracy is a popular, thoughtful and enthusiastic young woman who knows she’s in the right place to advance her interests and promote her growth. She is a perfect fit for Huntington High School where the junior is engrossed in her classes, activities, friends and family and is happy to be exactly where she finds herself right now.
Ms. Tracy is a well-liked and respected teenager who has developed strong relationships with her classmates and teachers. She is articulate and enjoys sharing her opinions and participating in class discussions.
Courses that especially interest Ms. Tracy this year include Advanced Placement Seminar and Forensic Science. “I love to present and that is what AP Seminar is all about,” she said. “I’ve always been interested in crime and how all of that stuff works, so I’m excited to be taking a class that specifically targets my interests, which is Forensics.”
The teenager is also looking forward to working with many teachers, including Spanish Honors teacher Lorena Hickey and US History teacher Camille Tedeschi. “They are both such outgoing people and really care about their students and I couldn’t be happier to be working with them this year,” Ms. Tracey said. “They are the teachers who try and make class as fun as possible for us to enjoy.”
Ms. Tracy is easy to get along with. Her closest friends are Molly Fallon, Tallulah Pitti, Emily Geller and Regan and Kaitlyn Sansiviero. “The most important things to me in life are family and friends,” she said.
The junior plans to get participate in both Key Club and the high school’s Habitat for Humanity chapter. “I wasn’t really involved in many school activities during freshman and sophomore year, so I want to get more involved this year,” Ms. Tracy said.
The teenager plays on the Blue Devil tennis team. She played doubles last year with partner Emily Geller and intends to return to the courts again this year.
“One teacher who has really stood out to me over the years would have to be Ms. [Aimee] Antorino,” Ms. Tracy said. “She is so inspiring and hardworking. I have never met a more kind, caring, selfless and loving person. I have always admired how she stays so strong even after everything she’s been through. She is always looking out for others no matter what is going on in her life.”
Ms. Tracy makes the effort to get to know her teachers and gets the most out of the relationships with them. “Some teachers that I love and have been close with, are Mrs. [Kaitlyn] Hanft, Mrs. [Paige] Tyree and Mrs. Antorino,” she said.
The teenager’s advice to incoming freshmen? “Enjoy it while you can,” Ms. Tracy said. “You can either make your high school experience amazing and fun or you can make it miserable. It goes by insanely fast, so don’t take anything for granted. And also, you may think that your grades in freshman year don’t count as much as every other year, but they do! So please try your hardest to keep your grades up, because it will affect your overall average when you want to apply to college.”
Ms. Tracy is interested in the University of South Carolina, Quinnipiac University and her No. 1 current choice, the University of Delaware. “I have always been interested in the University of Delaware ever since one of my babysitters when I was very young went there,” she said. “It was the only college I had ever heard of and I decided right then and there that that’s where I want to be. My sister, who is also my best friend also fell in love with it and is now in her sophomore year as a Blue Hen. It would be a dream to go there.”
“I feel that my experience in Huntington has been everything I could’ve ever asked for,” Ms. Tracy said. “As a freshman, I decided to go to Saint Anthony’s after going to Huntington UFSD my entire life, because my entire family went there. So I went, didn’t like it and came back to Huntington High School. I got here and knew right away that it was the place for me. I am so blessed to have friends, teachers and family that all love and support me. I couldn’t have asked for a better two years so far at Huntington.”