Enrrique Garcia transferred to Huntington High School from Glen Cove for his senior year and the teenager made every day count. He graduated as a Distinguished Senior and will soon head off to Binghamton University where he plans to study engineering.
Mr. Garcia came to Huntington for his final year of high school. He won a starting position on the Blue Devil boys’ varsity soccer team and helped lead the squad to its first appearance in the Suffolk championship game in 57 years.
The teenager credits his success to his teachers and parents who motivated him to keep pushing onward. Seeing how motivated they were to help him succeed in life brought Mr. Garcia to the realization that he needed to seize upon this moment in time and the opportunities at hand.
Mr. Garcia said he is “grateful to have had teachers who are so passionate about their jobs.” He completed a mix of Advanced Placement and honors level courses. Intelligent, kind and engaging, his family is proud that the teenager is a first generation college bound student.
Mr. Garcia was on the honor roll throughout his time at Glen Cove and Huntington high schools. He is known as a “careful and creative thinker with a keen eye for details and a devotion to logic.”
One teacher summed up Mr. Garcia this way: “Enrrique is not only an excellent student, but also personally delightful. He is engaging, pleasant and humorous. As I have gotten to know him, I have become impressed with his wide range of abilities and by his modesty about them.”
Mr. Garcia has become expert at balancing his time between school, soccer and a part-time job. He was a great addition to Huntington High School in 2021/22 and the Blue Devil soccer team will always remember his role in helping them reach the county finals.