Christopher Chang carefully considered his options. He researched and reflected on a handful of colleges that offered what he’s interested in pursuing. When it came time to make a decision, he decided to stay close to home and attend Hofstra University to pursue his goal of becoming a physician assistant.
Mr. Chang’s academic record is one of the finest in Huntington’s Class of 2018. He’s an exceptionally talented teenager and commands the respect of the entire high school faculty. His classmates have confidence in him and he’s thrived in every way possible over the last four years.
The senior considered St. John’s University, Quinnipiac, Stony Brook, Wagner and Binghamton before deciding to enroll at Hofstra University.
“Hofstra has a physician assistant program that really fits me and the college atmosphere is down to earth and not too big,” said Mr. Chang in explaining his reasons for attending the school.
Huntington senior Christopher Chang.
The teenager’s senior year academic schedule includes Advanced Placement Physics, AP Chemistry, AP Microeconomics, AP Government and Politics, AP Spanish, AP Literature and Composition, AP Statistics and orchestra.
Mr. Chang cited Matthew Liguori, Danielle Lusardi, Joseph Cohen, Victoria Garbarino and Brian Stellato as among his favorite faculty members.
“Christopher Chang has been my right hand this entire year,” said Ms. Garbarino, a high school music teacher who leads the choral arts program. “While I have never been his teacher, I feel as though he is my student. Chris has been my accompanist for every single concert I have had. His talent and piano skills never cease to amaze me. He truly has a gift for music. Huntington High School’s choir program won’t be the same without him next year.”
A member of the high school Key Club, Mr. Chang has played on the Blue Devil varsity tennis team, competed with Huntington’s Quiz Bowl squad and performed in the pit orchestra.
Mr. Chang ultimately hopes to be a physician assistant with a specialty in pediatrics. Those who know him best are sure he can accomplish anything he sets his mind to.
Huntington’s faculty will be sorry to see Mr. Chang graduate later this month, but teachers are confident that he will accomplish all of his goals.
“Chris Chang always kept me on my toes, inside and outside the classroom,” Mr. Cohen said. “He always loved a challenge in my Honors Biology class and always sought the higher knowledge. He took our discussions to the next level and always with a little bit of wit and humor.”
“Huntington has been like a second home and has been a great place for me to find myself and find new friends,” Mr. Chang said. “I will always remember the teachers who cared to help their students succeed in any way possible and the friends that I’ve met over the years.”