Nancy Glascock wasn’t about to rush into anything, especially since it’s one of the most important decisions of her life. So the Huntington High School senior took her time deciding where she would attend college. After looking at several schools from every possible angle, she realized that SUNY New Paltz was a great fit.
“After a long decision making process, I decided that New Paltz was the school for me,” Ms. Glascock said. “I chose New Paltz because of its beautiful campus, perfect location and great facilities. As for what I will be pursuing, I’m going in undecided, but I’m considering taking classes to prepare me for a career in nursing.”
The teenager’s senior year academic schedule includes Advanced Placement Environmental Science, AP Studio Art: 2D Design, Spanish VI, Multicultural Literature, Holocaust Literature, Economics, Participation in Government and Competitive Honors Band.
Huntington High School senior Nancy Glascock.
“I applied to six schools and it came down to between Geneseo and New Paltz,” Ms. Glascock said. “It was a very hard decision, but the second I stepped on the campus for the open house I knew it was the school for me. I loved the atmosphere and vibe of the campus and I could really envision myself there.”
Ms. Glascock has been very active around the high school. A Key Club member for the past four years, she’s been in the yearbook club as a junior and senior and rowed on the Blue Devil crew team for two seasons. A five year member of the Blue Devil marching band, she was the section leader of the front ensemble as a senior. During her sophomore year, the teenager wrote an essay and was chosen to represent Huntington at the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar.
“One of my favorite teachers is Mrs. [Elizabeth] Casazza, who I’ve had for three years,” said Ms. Glascock about the veteran high school Spanish teacher. “I’ve gotten to know her both inside and outside of the classroom because she is also the advisor for the yearbook club.”
The teenager has impressed her favorite faculty member. “For three years, Nancy has been consistently a pleasure to teach and a dedicated member of the yearbook club,” Mrs. Casazza said. “I admire how she’s always taken the initiative to take on different activities in school, such as being a photographer and editor of the yearbook, member of the marching band and working hard for her grades. Her pleasant demeanor distinguishes her by the way she carries herself in a positive manner no matter how difficult the challenge she may take on. I will miss her, but I am excited for all the bigger things she will get to experience in college.”
Among the highlights of Ms. Glascock’s time at the high school is the Blue Devil marching band’s state title in 2014 when it performed its field show, Firebird in the Syracuse Carrier Dome. Another highlight has been the annual Relay For Life overnight fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. The teenager has participated in the event in each of the past four years. “It’s great seeing the whole school come together for such an amazing cause,” she said.
While she has enjoyed a wonderful run through the high school, the senior is excited to be moving on to SUNY New Paltz and college life.
“My overall experience has been very positive,” Ms. Glascock said. “I have met so many amazing people and have made so many friends that I will have for the rest of my life. I will always remember Huntington’s diversity and close knit community and this is why I will always be proud to say that I’m a Blue Devil.”