Emma Farrell has always felt a calling to help others. The Huntington High School senior is a caring, generous and considerate young woman so when she searched for a college she weighed many different aspects of each school before choosing Fairfield University to pursue her interests and future goals.
“I wanted a school with a friendly atmosphere and small classes; where you’re not just a number,” Ms. Farrell said. “Fairfield seemed to be the best fit, academically and socially.”
Huntington High School senior Emma Farrell.
The senior considered Sacred Heart University, the University of Rhode Island and the University of Vermont before finalizing her decision to study at Fairfield.
“I plan to major in biology and minor in health studies,” Ms. Farrell said. “There are many things I would love to get involved in while at Fairfield. Fortunately enough that swimming and skiing have always been a part of my life, I would love to continue those sports throughout college. Habitat for Humanity is also something I would want to continue. To know that you’re building a house for someone and changing their life for the better is such a rewarding experience to be a part of.”
The teenager has been on the Blue Devil varsity swimming and crew teams and participated in the high school’s after school club program. Ms. Farrell is well liked by her teachers and classmates and she has been giving her future an awful lot of thought.
“I’ve always had an affinity for helping others and caring for animals,” Ms. Farrell said. “I am interested in either pursuing a career in veterinary medicine or something in the fitness and nutrition industry. I plan to keep my options open.”
With graduation looming in less than three months, Ms. Farrell has been able to look back with satisfaction on her run through Huntington UFSD.
“The sense of family that the swim and crew teams have given me over the years and the amazing faculty are what I will miss most,” Ms. Farrell said. “Everyone is very supportive and will go the extra mile to help you. Don’t be afraid to step outside your comfort zone. From athletics to academics, Huntington has so much to offer.”