Francine Nastasi is an impressive young woman. Anyone who has spent time with her understands this and finds it easy to conclude the recent Huntington High School graduate is headed for success at Adelphi University, where she plans to study business.
The teenager was a standout among the many talented seniors that comprised Huntington’s Class of 2018. She engaged in a yearlong credit bearing internship with the Huntington Foundation for Excellence in Education and that organization was so taken by Ms. Nastasi that it awarded her a $2,500 scholarship in recognition of her past achievements and exceptional potential moving forward.
Huntington Foundation President Alice Marie Rorke formally presented the scholarship to Ms. Nastasi during the high school’s senior academic awards ceremony. Mrs. Rorke took the opportunity to tell the crowd what a gifted young woman Ms. Nastasi is and how much HFEE is going to miss her during the 2018/19 school year.
Francine Nastasi is headed to Adelphi University.
“Being the HFEE intern this year has truly been an amazing opportunity and I loved being a part of the organization,” Ms. Nastasi said. “Being able to go to New York City for meetings and attending the gala at Oheka Castle was so much fun! It was a pleasure being able to work with the HFEE president Alice Marie Rorke. I have learned so much and can’t wait to use this knowledge in my future. I will definitely miss being a part of HFEE.”
Ms. Nastasi is spending the summer working as a lifeguard and swimming coach at the Huntington Yacht Club. She was one of the Blue Devil swimming and diving team’s captains and participated in student government, Natural Helpers and Relay For Life.
“I was so honored to be given the HFEE scholarship,” Ms. Nastasi said. “What HFEE does for the Huntington School District is incredible and I am so grateful that I was chosen to receive this scholarship.”