Huntington High School junior Henry Vohs

Huntington Junior Henry Vohs Loves a Challenge

Huntington High School junior Henry Vohs

October 9, 2020

Nothing makes Henry Vohs happier than to see the basketball go through the hoop and watch the scoreboard light up. The Huntington High School junior is planning to drop more than his fair share of shots this winter with the Blue Devil hardcourt team.

Mr. Vohs is a competitor. Yes, he thrives on winning, but he especially enjoys competing. He just loves a good challenge. He gives Huntington everything he has and he’s a great teammate, too.

The teenager is also a strong student and his current year academic schedule will offer many challenges. “Some of the courses that I have been looking forward to taking are Advanced Placement Statistics, AP United States History and Physics,” Mr. Vohs said. “I am really looking forward to working with Mr. [Kenneth] Donovan, who is my teacher for AP US History and Mr. [Matthew] Liguori, who is my teacher for Physics.”

Mr. Vohs’ grandfather, Walter, was the Huntington Booster Club’s indefatigable president during a period of austerity in the 1990s when then state law prohibited the district from funding the athletic program. Walter Vohs helped raised the monies needed to keep the Blue Devils in uniform.

Mr. Vohs plays on the Blue Devil varsity boys’ basketball team and he runs with Huntington’s outdoor track and field team. “I am interested in joining the Habitat for Humanity club and the Key Club again this year, but I’m also looking to get involved in student council for my first time,” he said.

Huntington track coach Ron Wilson said the teenager has the potential to be an excellent middle distance and long distance runner. “He had displayed signs on being something very special,” Wilson said.

Mr. Vohs’ best friends include Matt Beasley, Nick Grover, Brian Sosnowski, Henry Stein, John Marziliano, Max Rentsch, Dylan Coleman, Dylan Schnitzer and Aidan McNulty, “but there are many other people I consider close,” he said.

A member of Huntington’s English Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society chapters, Mr. Vohs takes his studies seriously and is active in the community. He has a unique set of interests. For example, he’s registered as a pen pal with the Town of Huntington’s Senior Center.

“Some colleges that I am interested in include the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Michigan, Virginia Tech, Wake Forrest and Clemson University,” Mr. Vohs said. “As far as career choices, I’m looking at becoming a math teacher or a career in finance because I’ve always liked math, which would be helpful in both careers.”