Maggie Lalor sees endless opportunities for students at Huntington High School and the junior is trying to take advantage of as many of them as she can during her four years in the building.
An exceptional student, Ms. Lalor has been on the High Honor Roll at J. Taylor Finley Middle School and Huntington High School for the past five years. She’s also very involved outside of the classroom and has won her share of awards along the way.
Huntington High School junior Maggie Lalor.
Ms. Lalor’s closest friends include Moira Contino, Madelyn Reed, Isabella Neira, Sadie Walters, Shyann Taylor and Kyra DeSalvo. It’s a great group of young woman who are all high achievers.
“I’ve been friends with Maggie since kindergarten,” Ms. Reed said. “She is one of the funniest, caring and hard-working people I know. She’s always around for a helping hand and I can’t imagine my life without her.”
The teenager’s junior year academic schedule includes classes in Advanced Placement United States History, AP Language and Composition, Physics, Pre-Calculus AB Honors, Latin IV Honors, Psychology, Philosophy and Senior Band.
Ms. Lalor plays flute in the senior band, wind ensemble and the pep band. She has participated in the New York State School Music Assn. program.
The teenager has also experienced life away from her hometown. “During recent summers I have traveled to San Francisco and Yosemite National Park in California, as well as Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming,” Ms. Lalor said. “I have also enjoyed going to Bolton Landing, Montauk and Disney World with my family and friends.”
Since her earliest days in kindergarten at Southdown Primary School, Ms. Lalor has been impressing everyone that crosses her path. Her intellectual abilities are complemented by a sweet and caring nature and a great sense of humor.
A participant in the high school’s History Day club, Ms. Lalor also plays tennis for the Blue Devils. She’s been inducted into Huntington’s National Honor Society chapter as well as the Social Studies Honor Society, Science Honor Society, English Honor Society, Latin Honor Society and the Tri-M Music Honor Society.
The teenager’s favorite teachers have included Brian Stellato, Joann Ferazi, Kristin Fortunato Lauren Desiderio and Patrice Monks.
Ms. Lalor and research partners Isabella Neira and Moira Contino developed a group documentary on the troubles in Northern Ireland. It advanced through local and Long Island regional competitions and vied in the State History Day finals in Cooperstown, impressing judges there.
Ms. Lalor isn’t sure we she will ultimately attend college, but she “definitely” wants to stay on the east coast. “For a career path, going into education has always been a dream of mine, but recently I have also been considering becoming a physician assistant,” she said.
As she goes about her daily business, Ms. Lalor is enjoying the ride. She derives value from all of her classes and has fun interacting with classmates and her teachers.
“There are endless opportunities at Huntington High School,” Ms. Lalor said. “I am thoroughly enjoying my educational and musical experiences at the high school, as well as the several clubs I’m involved in.”