Serina Aguirre’s wonderful four year run at Huntington High School is nearing an end. The senior will soon conclude her scholastic studies and begin a new and exciting experience at the University of Delaware.
“As soon as I stepped on campus I knew that Delaware was the perfect school for me,” Ms. Aguirre said. “What I love most about Delaware is the atmosphere and the sense of community I feel when I’m on campus. Right on campus they have a little town, which reminded me so much of Huntington.”
Ms. Aguirre spent many months mulling over possible colleges while striving to determine which of them would be a good fit for her interests and goals.
Huntington High School senior Serina Aguirre.
She was accepted by Quinnipiac, Sacred Heart and St. John’s, but in the end, her decision came down to two schools. “I was really torn between the University of Delaware and the University of Rhode Island, but once I visited Delaware, I immediately knew it was the school for me,” Ms. Aguirre said. She plans to pursue an academic major in health sciences.
The teenager’s senior year academic schedule includes classes in Advanced Placement Calculus AB, AP Biology, Participation in Government, Economics, Bible Literature, Humanities and Orchestra.
Ms. Aguirre sports an engaging and good-natured personality. She’s well-liked and has many friends. Her core group can’t say enough good things about her.
“Serina Aguirre has been my closet friend since fourth grade,” senior Katharine Kitzen said. “It’s my privilege to have been with her all these years and see her grow into the young woman she is today. I look forward to what her future at Delaware entails, for I am sure it will be filled with excitement, happiness and much success.”
Ms. Aguirre commands the respect and loyalty of her closest friends. “Serina is an incredibly hard working student and an amazing friend,” senior Bethany Danziger said. “She cares deeply about her school work and once she finds what she cares about, there’s no stopping her. Between being an exceptional athlete and dedicated student, she is always motivating those around her. There for a rainy day in or a fun night out, Serina has the ability to bring fun to any situation; this makes me proud to call her my best friend.”
Secretary of the Spanish Honor Society, Ms. Aguirre is also a member of the National Honor Society as well as the Math and English Honor Societies. She’s been a runner on the Blue Devil track team.
“My time at Huntington has been unforgettable,” Ms. Aguirre said. “Meeting my lifelong friends, making memories and having incredible role models has truly shaped who I am and has led me to grow as an individual. The past four years at Huntington High school are ones that I’ll never forget.”
Science teachers Amelia Saggesse, Thomas Van Bell and Deborah Beck are among her favorite faculty members, but in reality, she gets along with everyone.
“Serina has always been a great friend of mine,” senior Lauren White said. “Determination, kindness and intelligence are just a few words to describe her. She handles every opportunity with care and persistence and is always up for a challenge. She’s taught me to never give up and to always strive for my goals. She has always been interested in biological sciences and finds everything interesting within it. A school like the University of Delaware is lucky to have a girl like Serina.”
Ms. Aguirre was honored last Thursday night at Huntington High School’s Distinguished Seniors dinner. She has earned an outstanding academic record over the past four years.
“I couldn’t have asked for a better experience here at Huntington,” Ms. Aguirre said. “I’m so grateful to be a part of a community that cares about each and every individual. There are so many things to do that bring everyone together like homecoming, float night and Relay For Life. That’s why I’m happy to call Huntington my home.”