Maddy Bavaro is one of the most talented members of Huntington High School’s Class of 2022. She’s a creative artist, excelling in photography, a great musician, a key player on three varsity athletic teams and a top student academically.
The teenager likes to keep busy and Ms. Bavaro finds there is always plenty to do. She has a wide circle of friends who encourage and support each other. Teachers appreciate her friendly personality and her natural inquisitiveness as well as her strong work ethic.
“This past summer, I worked in the SCOPE program at Huntington High School,” Ms. Bavaro said. “The camp ran for four weeks and I helped mostly with the music department. I taught kids how to play the piano, how to use the software program Garage Band and jazz music. I also helped children experience clay for (mostly) the first time. It was really rewarding work, especially seeing how quickly children as young as eight can learn the piano.”
Like many of her classmates, Ms. Bavaro also used the summer to work on her college essays and discern what she might want to study moving forward.
“This year, I plan to continue playing on the volleyball, fencing and softball teams,” Ms. Bavaro said. “I am very excited for all three! I’ve been playing with some of my teammates for over a decade, so this is going to be a fun, yet somber wrap up. The volleyball team really works well together and I really feel we will have a great season. For fencing, I am a co-captain with my friend, Ally Kustera and I’m really optimistic about how we will do. For softball, I’ve been on varsity since eighth grade and I’m looking forward to a great year.”
A member of the high school’s yearbook club, Ms. Bavaro plans on using her impressive photographic skills to enhance the 2022 edition of “The Huntingtonian.”
“I am very much looking forward to Advanced Placement U.S. Government and Politics and AP English Literature and Composition,” said Ms. Bavaro about her class schedule. “The humanities have always been of interest to me, so I’m excited to push myself and learn as much as I can. More specifically with AP Gov, one of the majors I might want to study in college is political science, so I’m hoping AP Gov will give me some insight into if that interests me.”
The senior is still considering her options on what to pursue as an academic major in college. “It will most likely be in the humanities,” Ms. Bavaro said. “Currently, some possibilities on my list a political science, psychology and philosophy. Some colleges I am looking at are Lehigh University and American University.”