Carlos Giron should never be underestimated. The Huntington High School senior is quiet and unassuming, but he gets an awful lot done.
Mr. Giron is headed to Nassau Community College in the fall to begin his quest to become a bilingual math teacher. “He always puts his best efforts into his academics and has been learning English and making strides since 2015 when he first came to Huntington UFSD from El Salvador,” teacher Teresa Connolly said.
Huntington senior Carlos Giron is headed to Nassau Community College to study math.
Huntington teachers have noted Mr. Giron’s “positivity, genuine smile and sincere effort to understand what he's learning and ways he can connect to it” and have been impressed by his work ethic and daily efforts to better himself.
Mr. Giron’s work with United Amigos, a bilingual students club, won plaudits from Ms. Connelly and club faculty advisor Rosario Lorenzana. The club awards scholarships to graduating seniors, hosts multicultural parties and performs community service.
“Last year, United Amigos was losing members, and as its president, Carlos made continual efforts to make sure it remained active,” Ms. Connolly said. “He planned events, and most importantly, planned United Amigos Day, to be held the third week of May in the high school. All this he completed alone and with the primary interest to maintain its importance.
Classmates can attest to Mr. Giron’s determination and drive. “Fellow students say he ‘never leaves anyone behind’ and is always willing to help,” Ms. Connolly said. “He is charitable, friendly, always smiling and respectful.”
Mr. Giron works just as hard outside of school, holding down a 40 hour per week job. “As his ENL/ELA teacher, I will miss his questions and reflections and presence in the classroom,” Ms. Connolly said. “He is a bright, hardworking student with great potential as a bilingual math teacher.”