Juliana Friebolin’s dream has come true. The Huntington High School senior has had her eyes on Baylor University in Texas for many years and late last week she learned her early decision application was accepted.
“Baylor has always been my top school since freshman year,” Ms. Friebolin said. “I have always had an interest in science and math and Baylor is known for their amazing science programs. It’s also down in a warmer area, which is also a plus. I’m not really into the cold weather. I plan on majoring in the biology/premedical program.”
Located in Waco, Texas, Baylor enrolls more than 16,000 students from all 50 states and 89 foreign countries. It’s 19 athletic teams compete in NCAA Division I.
“They have awesome clubs that interest me,” Ms. Friebolin said. “I’m interested in the environment and they have a super cool environmental club there. They are also known for their football team and while I don’t play [football], I think it would be super fun to watch some games.”
The senior participates in the Key Club, AWOD (A World of Difference, an anti-discrimination and pro-tolerance organization), Habitat for Humanity and the environmental club.
“Huntington will always be my hometown with all of my friends and family,” Ms. Friebolin said. “Even though I’m going far away for college, I will always be a New Yorker at heart. Huntington High School has a fun and positive atmosphere and it led me to meet some of my closest friends.”