Senior Dawin Preval Plans to Pursue a Nursing Career
january 31, 2023
Dawin Preval is a soft-spoken young man who has gained the trust and admiration of his classmates, teachers and coaches. The Huntington High School is a caring soul, which makes his decision to pursue a career in nursing all the more understandable.
Mr. Preval plays football for the Blue Devils and is a thrower on Huntington’s winter and spring track and field teams. He’s proud to wear a blue and white uniform and he’s been a wonderful representative of the school.
The teenager’s closest faculty relationships are with teachers Suzie Biagi and Stacey Byrnes and dean of students and athletic coach Ronald Wilson. “All three have helped me out and they are who I feel I have made a connection with,” Mr. Preval said.
A member of the French Honor Society and a high school social justice ambassador, Mr. Preval speaks three languages: English, French and Haitian Creole. The senior’s favorite classes include Advanced Placement French, Criminal Justice and Physics. He’s also enrolled in AP Government and Politics, Pre-Calculus and Accounting.
“I was born and raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti,” Mr. Preval said. “I am a single child and came to the United States in 2017 when I was 11 years old.”
Upon his arrival in the US, Mr. Preval attended classes at J. Taylor Finley Middle School and was the manager of the boys’ soccer team there. He’s a friendly guy who loves playing sports and trying new things.
The senior’s experience at Huntington High School has been a positive one. “It has been great,” Mr. Preval said. “I have made a lot of good friends and met some great teachers that I can count on. Huntington has shaped me into who I am today as a person.”
Mr. Preval is considering attending college at either Long Island University or SUNY College at Morrisville. He intends to study nursing. “Growing up I’ve always loved helping others, which is why I want to pursue nursing,” he said.
A lab assistant for science teacher Melissa Sorrentino, Mr. Preval has always enjoyed science classes. That’s a good thing considering all the related classes that are part and parcel of a nursing degree.
“In 10 years I hope that I’ve followed a path into the nursing field and I’m enjoying a great, successful career,” Mr. Preval said.