Bella DiBenedetto has a full plate of classes and activities to keep her busy this year. The Huntington High School senior is looking to graduate on a high note before moving on to one of the top colleges in the country to study for a career in biomedical engineering.
Ms. DiBenedetto qualifies as a “go-getter” who is always working to improve herself, grow intellectually and contribute toward the greater good.
The teenager said she has been looking forward to taking Advanced Placement Physics with science teacher Stacey Byrnes and AP Calculus BC with math teacher Monica Racz. “I am also looking forward to my career internship with Mrs. [Lori] Kenny, who has been one of my favorite teachers in high school,” Ms. DiBenedetto said.
The senior counts Lexie Monti, Bella Algieri, Sarah Giarraputo, Lauren Holly and Nate Deegan as among her closest friends.
“Bella is the kind of person that does things for others without needing the recognition afterwards,” Ms. Giarraputo said. “She is very smart and extremely motivated. She’ll do anything for her friends
President of Huntington High School’s Interact Club, Ms. DiBenedetto is the National Honor Society’s tutoring coordinator. She is also a member of the English Honor Society, Italian Honor Society, Science Honor Society and Math Honor Society.
“I’ve known Bella since we were five years old,” Mr. Deegan said. “She’s been one of my best friends for that entire time. Bella has always been a person who is full of joy and positivity.”
Ms. DiBenedetto is a longtime member of Huntington’s field hockey program. This will mark her third year on the varsity team. She is known as an intense and competitive player.
“My top colleges right now are Brown University, Duke University, Binghamton University, Penn State University and the University of Delaware,” Ms. DiBenedetto said. She intends to pursue a career in biomedical engineering.