Fiona Brosnan Chooses Barnard College, Columbia University
May 23, 2023
Fiona Brosnan is wrapping up a marvelous senior year. She continues to excel across the board and keeps impressing her classmates and teachers at Huntington High School. She plans to attended Barnard College, Columbia University in the fall.
“I am beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to attend Barnard College, Columbia University and pursue my passions for English literature and computer science,” Ms. Brosnan said. “What drew me to Barnard was the unique chance to be part of a small and dedicated women’s college, while also having access to the vast resources of Columbia University. As an added bonus, I get to live in New York City alongside my older sister.”
One of the top students in Huntington’s Class of 2023, Ms. Brosnan has been a strong performer in many of the most challenging and rigorous high school courses.
“Throughout my time at Huntington, I was fortunate enough to have had some truly inspiring experiences,” Ms. Brosnan said. “Being a part of the fencing team from seventh grade and eventually becoming captain, was undoubtedly a highlight. My coaches, Michelle O’Brien and Vin O’Garra, played an integral role in shaping me into the person I am today. Equally important was my time as co-president of the Women’s Empowerment Club alongside my childhood best friend, Aislyn Franciscovich.”
Ms. Brosnan got her start in Huntington UFSD at Washington Primary School, where both she and Ms. Franciscovich immediately started impressing everyone. They have never stopped.
Widely regarded as a dynamic young woman, Ms. Brosnan is among a very select group. Barnard College, Columbia University has a freshman admission rate of just eight percent.
“Fiona is an amazing and hardworking person,” Ms. Franciscovich said. “I’ve never met someone as magical.
Ms. Brosnan will always remember her time at Huntington High School. She is leaving behind many friends.
“My favorite memories at the high school will always be the art classes I took with Mrs. [Kristin] Singer,” Ms. Brosnan said. “She was always so supportive of my creative endeavors and her kindness meant the world to me. As I embark on this new chapter of my life, I am excited to see what the future holds and grateful for all the amazing opportunities that have led me here.”