Riley Zink is one of Huntington High School’s most enthusiastic seniors. She is pursuing her interests through interesting classes, interning with a popular math teacher, playing on two Blue Devil varsity teams, volunteering with the Habitat for Humanity club and sharpening her legal skills with the mock trial squad. All in all, this is shaping up as a very busy year for the teenager.
“I’m especially looking forward to my internship with Mr. [Michael] Graziano,” Ms. Zink said. “He is by far my favorite teacher and has made such a difference in my high school career. I am also looking forward to my psychology class with Mr. [Peter] Crugnale and my photography class with Mrs. [Pamela] Piffard, who is also one of my favorite teachers as she helped me through many struggles and her class acts as a creative outlet.”
Ms. Zink enjoys participating in the Blue Devil athletic program. She is a defensive specialist and has played field hockey since seventh grade and lacrosse since eighth grade.
“I also would love to get involved in Habitat for Humanity as I did last year and with the mock trial team as well as our town’s youth court that I have been volunteering with for years now,” Ms. Zink said.
The teenager’s circle of close friends includes Hallie Armengau, Lainey Carney, Cynthia Contreras, Daniella Fazin, Katie and Gracie Renkewitz, Scarlet Potts, Mackenzie Madison, Will McClellan and Jaiden Erickson.
“As of right now, I am pretty set on being a family lawyer and I’m looking into many potential colleges such as LIU Post, SUNY College at Oneonta and SUNY College at New Paltz,” Ms. Zink said.