Stefan Breskin has dabbled in a little bit of everything at Huntington High School, but soon it will time for him to move on to the next stage of his life. The senior is headed to the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the fall to study marketing and sports management.
Vice President of the high school AWOD (A World of Difference) club and a member of the Key Club, Relay For Life organizing committee and Habitat for Humanity, Mr. Breskin has spent many hours volunteering and trying to help others in the community.
A member of the National Honor Society as well as the Spanish and Science honor societies, Mr. Breskin was honored last month as a Distinguished Senior after compiling an academic grade average of at least a 90 during every semester of his time at Huntington High School.
The teenager has played on the Blue Devil tennis team during all four years of high school. “Throughout my time at Huntington High School I’ve become very close with Mr. [Jamie] Fishlow and Mr. [Robert] Gilmor through tennis and Mrs. [Suzie] Biagi through her business classes and AWOD,” Mr. Breskin said. “Mrs. [Stacey] Byrnes and Mr. [Michael] Graziano are also some of my favorite teachers.”
Mr. Breskin’s senior year schedule includes AP Literature, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Calculus and AP Physics as well as Business Law and Spanish 5 Honors.
“One highlight of my high school career was going to New Orleans with Habitat for Humanity and helping with rebuilding there,” Mr. Breskin said. “Some of my favorite classes were ninth grade geometry with Mr. Graziano, business classes with Mrs. Biagi and Mr. [James] Graber’s AP Economics class.”
Mr. Breskin has enjoyed his time at Huntington High School. “It’s a tremendously diverse group of people and there are so many opportunities to meet new people and find new interests,” he said about life in the building.
The teenager considered a variety of colleges before making his final decision. “UMass Amherst was the perfect fit for me,” Mr. Breskin said. “Attending college in close proximity to Boston and New York City was really enticing. Being admitted into the commonwealth honors program and the Isenberg School of Business allows me to challenge myself and be surrounded by people with similar interests and drive to succeed. I want to double major in marketing and sports management.”
In a few short weeks, Mr. Breskin will join the tens of thousands of Huntington High School alumni. “Advice I could give to incoming freshmen would be to get involved right away because it’s the easiest way to meet new people,” he said. “If you ever need help with anything, there are so many teachers who are willing to find time for you during their lunch periods or whenever they are free. Just don’t be afraid to ask.”