When Tallulah Pitti commits to something, she gives it everything she has and more. The Huntington High School senior is a two-sport athlete and honor student who has a burning desire to excel. She’s headed to the University of Virginia to study data science.
Ms. Pitti plays and studies hard and the results have been simply amazing. She’s an All-County tennis player and is set to capture a post-season award in lacrosse after helping lead the Blue Devils into the playoffs this spring.
“Tallulah is one of the best people to be around,” teammate Gianna Forte said. “On the field she was always positive and was an essential part of our team. I am going to miss her so much next year! I cannot wait to see all of the amazing things she does at UVA.”
A member of the high school’s high honor roll during every marking period over the past four years, Ms. Pitti has been inducted into five separate academic honor societies.
“Tallulah is a great friend on and off the field,” teammate Grace Agrillo said. “Our friendship really grew from lacrosse which I’m so grateful for.”
Ms. Pitti is the Spanish Honor Society’s recording secretary and the vice president of the Interact Club. During the pandemic, she volunteered for the Mask Mavens organization where she assembled and sewed masks for healthcare and senior citizen facilities.
“Tallulah is all around awesome,” teammate Emily Plachta said. “She’s a great student, athlete and person. She will do amazing at whatever she sets her mind to because she’s the type of person who goes all in!”
The teenager rarely came off the field this spring. She was that important to the Blue Devil girls’ lacrosse team and he conditioning and stamina were such that she didn’t need a breather.
“Tallulah is one of those people you can always count on to be there,” teammate Gretel Cassell said. “In any given situation, Lu always has our backs and she makes sure we know it. It’s going be tough not to play with someone like that next year. I’ll miss her!”
The classmates she has been playing alongside have little doubt that Ms. Pitti is headed for a lifetime of success and happiness.
“Tallulah is the best person on and off the field,” teammate Regan Sansiviero said. “She is always there for her teammates and friends and never fails to make everyone randomly laugh. After playing tennis and lacrosse with Tallulah for years, I have been left with so many great memories. Her admirable, self-driven and hardworking attitude carries her through every aspect of life. I know she will do amazing things at UVA.”
Ms. Pitti has made her mark around the high school and in the lives of her classmates, teammates, friends, teachers and coaches.
“Tallulah has been my friend since sixth grade,” teammate Ainsley Proctor said. “On the lacrosse field, she is a hard worker and never gives up and that translates into the classroom and with friends. Tallulah is a great friend and student. We have taken many classes together since seventh grade. She always pushes me to be a better student.”