Jonathan Koumas is a great student and a wonderful athlete and one of the leaders of Huntington High School’s Class of 2020.
Mr. Koumas always has a set of goals that he’s striving to achieve. He has boundless energy and pursues everything with enthusiasm and a sense of humor.
Huntington senior Jonathan Koumas.
The teenager spent last summer training for football, playing in tournaments with his club lacrosse team and working at the Cold Spring Harbor Beach Club where he helped cook food. “I also went to the Bahamas for the first time in my life and it was a great experience,” Mr. Koumas said.
The senior’s current academic schedule includes classes in Advanced Placement Environmental Science, AP Statistics, AP Psychology, Virtual Enterprise, Economics, Participation in Government and Bible Literature.
Co-president of the Young Leaders youth development organization and captain of the Blue Devil football team, Mr. Koumas is a candidate for membership in the high school’s National Honor Society chapter. He is also one of Huntington’s top lacrosse players and he is planning to join a winter sports team, too.
“I’m looking at Ithaca College, Bentley University, Stonehill College and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,” Mr. Koumas said. “I’m planning on studying business; either marketing or entrepreneurship.”
The senior’s all-time favorite teacher is Woodhull Intermediate School faculty member Jason Suarez. “I’ve known him my whole life and still stay in contact with him today,” Mr. Koumas said. “He would always make learning fun and have a great time while doing it.”
“Jon is an amazing young man with a work ethic to strive for,” Mr. Suarez said. “He is incredibly smart and has a heart of gold. I was so fortunate to have him and his two sisters in my class. What a great family!”
Mr. Koumas’ parents are a constant presence at Blue Devil games. His dad, Peter, owns a dental practice and his mom, Jacqueline, is a nurse who set aside her career for her three children.
“I love Huntington,” Mr. Koumas said. “I feel right where I’m supposed to be. I wouldn’t have wanted to grow up anywhere else and feel that it is one of the greatest places to do whatever you love. Everyone you meet is so nice and the amount of things you can do in Huntington is endless. I feel like our community is one big family and we can all depend on each other.”