Kelsey Miller is ready for the best year of her life. The Huntington High School senior is president of the Class of 2017 and she’s set to lead her classmates when classes resume in September.
The teenager has been studying in the Huntington School District since her first day of kindergarten at Southdown Primary School. She moved on from there to Woodhull Intermediate School and then to J. Taylor Finley Middle School, before settling in nicely at the high school.
Ms. Miller has been involved in student government for many years, serving as an administrative assistant as a freshman and vice-president of her class as both a sophomore and junior.
The incoming senior has participated in the high school’s Latin club and will be serving as the Latin Honor Society’s secretary. She is an integral member of the school community and is well-liked by her classmates and teachers.
A four year member of the Highsteppers, the high school’s competitive dance team, Ms. Miller will be a senior captain this year. She also volunteers with Huntington’s Habitat for Humanity chapter and is a member of the National Honor Society as well as the English and Social Studies honor societies.
“A few of my favorite teachers have been Ms. [Camille] Tedeschi, who I had my freshman and sophomore years for Global History and junior year for Women’s Studies and who I traveled with to Europe and Costa Rica with EF Tours,” Ms. Miller said. “I have enjoyed my Latin teacher, Mrs. [Kristen] Fortunato, who I have had since eighth grade. I have appreciated all the hard work that Class of 2017 faculty advisors Mr. [Kenneth] Donovan and Mrs. [Lauren] Brunoni put into student government and helping us put together floats, prom and fundraisers.”
There will be plenty of fun for Ms. Miller during her senior year. “A big part of my experience at Huntington has involved the Highsteppers,” she said. “I love performing at the pep rally and the homecoming game as well as attending the nationals in Orlando, Florida each year.”
Ms. Miller enjoyed a sensational junior year and said the prom was one of its highlights. “Spending an amazing time with my friends was a great way for the grade to come together and have a good time,” she said.
The remaining weeks of the summer will see Ms. Miller begin the college search process. “I will be traveling to the Carolinas within the next month to visit schools such as Elon, University of South Carolina and University of North Carolina,” the teenager said.