Will Hebert was looking to attend a college with a world class business program and he discovered it at Bentley University. The Huntington High School senior found plenty to like in the classrooms, around the campus and throughout the Boston area.
Recognized as a Distinguished Senior after compiling a grade point average of 90 or higher in every semester of high school, Mr. Hebert has enjoyed a wonderful academic run over the past four years. But now it’s time for him to move on to the college ranks.
“I chose Bentley for its world class business program,” Mr. Hebert said. “It also has an exceptional rate of employment after graduation. But most of all I chose it to be able to experience the city of Boston, while also having a campus that feels like a home. I’m most interested in studying international trade, macroeconomics and marketing.”
Huntington High School senior Will Hebert.
The senior considered Temple University, Fordham University and LaSalle University before finalizing his plans to attend Bentley, which is located in Waltham, Massachusetts and has an undergraduate and graduate enrollment of 5,600.
A member of Huntington High School’s National Honor Society chapter, Mr. Hebert has been active in the student government and with the robotics team. He’s done some volunteer work to help make the community a better place.
The teenager’s current academic schedule includes Advanced Placement Micro/Macroeconomics, AP Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science and AP Statistics.
“My career interests include financial advisement and marketing,” Mr. Hebert said. At Bentley, he will be studying in one of the most highly regarded and top ranked business programs in the country.
The senior has enjoyed many productive relationships with Huntington faculty members. “Mrs. [Paige] Tyree has been the teacher I’m closest with,” Mr. Hebert said. “She is the kindest person you’ll ever meet and she always has been a huge help in finding my focus on business. Ms. [Nicole] Cooper is another favorite. She has made me more interested in sustainability and really showed me the positives of voicing opinions when they are moral.”
Mr. Hebert and his teachers have genuine respect for one another. “Will is a hardworking, inquisitive, respectful, kind and honorable kid,” Ms. Cooper said. “He puts a smile on my face every time I see him. He has been an absolute pleasure to teach.”
High school has produced many memorable moments for the teenager. “Some of the highlights of my time at Huntington are Eli’s football game, Homecoming and Safe Halloween because they all show the togetherness of Huntington’s community,” Mr. Hebert said.
As Mr. Hebert’s days at Huntington High School wind down, he’s reflecting on what his life has been and what lies ahead of him at Bentley and beyond. He’s excited about the future, although he has certainly enjoyed the past four years.
“My high school experience has been life changingly beneficial,” Mr. Hebert said. “I’ve met great people that I’ll stay close with forever. I will always remember the energy that a school day gives off; so many different people all together.”
Huntington teachers will be sorry to see Mr. Hebert graduate on June 22, but they are convinced he will realize much success at Bentley University.
“In the five years that I’ve known Will, he has always been a hardworking, respectful and ambitious student,” Mrs. Tyree said. “He displayed those same traits as my intern, but I got to see another side to him as well. Will is a natural helper and a leader. He would help other students without them even having to ask. He is patient and kind with everyone and just a true joy to be around!”