Lex Colato loves to compete. The game doesn’t matter. The Huntington High School senior embraces everything as a challenge and he works extremely hard to always come out on top.
While Mr. Colato has a great sense of humor and typically “rolls with the punches,” he also has a serious side; a very serious side. When he’s competing in the athletic arena he enters a mental zone that few can match, blocking out every possible distraction and doing everything he can to help his teammates and win.
Huntington High School senior Lex Colato.
The teenager got his start in the district at Jefferson Primary School and it was there that he met his all-time favorite teacher. “Mrs. [Luz] Marotta always believed in me and pushed me to be a better version of myself every day,” Mr. Colato said. “She’s also really nice and sweet. She’s the best.”
Mr. Colato gets along well with everyone around the high school from his classmates and teammates to his teachers and coaches. He has an agreeable personality despite having strong opinions.
The teenager spent most of this past summer training for football, “but in my spare time I worked with my grandfather and volunteered with Young Leaders,” Mr. Colato said.
The senior’s closest friends are Megan Agrillo and Jeffrey Alvarenga, but he is really a magnet for others, who gravitate to Mr. Colato. He’s rarely alone in the hallway or anywhere else as classmates are drawn to him.
A thoughtful young man, Mr. Colato has been reflecting on where he wants to go following his high school graduation next June and what he ultimately wants to do with his life.
“I’m interested in the University of Connecticut, Syracuse, St. John’s and Quinnipiac University,” Mr. Colato said. “I want to study pharmaceutical sciences and become a pharmacist.”
A Blue Devil football and basketball star, Mr. Colato starts on both offense and defense on the gridiron and is a captain of Huntington’s team. He was All-League in basketball as a junior and is again expected to play a key role on the team this winter. He’s also thinking about joining the high school Environmental Club this year.
The senior’s current academic schedule features classes in Advanced Placement Environmental Science, Advanced Algebra, Literary Fantasy, Economics and Health.
When it comes to Huntington, Mr. Colato is all in. His brother, Jayson is in eighth grade at J. Taylor Finley Middle School and his sister, Izabelle is a Woodhull Intermediate School fourth grader.
“Huntington is an amazing place,” Mr. Colato said. “I feel at home here. Growing up in Huntington has been amazing and full of wonderful memories and people. Huntington is my home. I love Huntington.”