Chloe Buffone has been working remarkably hard these past four years. The Huntington High School senior has Ivy League aspirations and she has the academic record to back up her goals.
An excellent student, Ms. Buffone has compiled a superb academic record. “This year, I am especially looking forward to taking Advanced Placement Latin with Mrs. [Kristin] Fortunato, whom I’ve known for six years,” the senior said. “I’m also excited about AP English Literature and Composition since I love to read and our assigned summer book, ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns,’ really fascinated me.”
A gentle soul, Ms. Buffone has an exceptional group of friends who are all powerhouses in their own right. She is very well-liked by her classmates and teachers and extremely well-spoken.
“This year, for the first time, I will be joining the yearbook club with Mrs. Fortunato and because of my love for photography, I am especially excited to capture some photos at our school’s major events.,” Ms. Buffone said.
Ms. Buffone is applying to the University of Pennsylvania as an early decision candidate. She is also interested in Columbia University, Barnard College and Villanova University.
“Penn has a proud tradition of translating knowledge into social-minded action that dates back to our founder Benjamin Franklin,” President Amy Gutmann said. “This tradition of active pragmatism, articulated in Franklin’s maxim ‘well-done is better than well-said,’ lives today through the inclusive policies, innovative work and impactful engagement of our faculty, students and staff.”
The Huntington teenager believes she will thrive on Penn’s bucolic and historic Philadelphia campus. Huntington Class of 2016 member Sabrina Palacios graduated from UPenn last spring.
Penn enrolls 10,000 undergraduates and another 10,000 students studying on the graduate level and its professional schools. It draws students from all 50 states and 100 countries around the world.
“Penn’s award-winning educators and scholars encourage students to pursue inquiry and discovery, follow their passions and address the world’s most challenging problems through an interdisciplinary approach,” according to the university’s website.