Alice Bradford was born in England and the Huntington High School senior plans to return to Europe for college. She plans to pursue a degree in biology at the University of East Anglia in preparation for a career as a medical doctor.
“I have always wanted to apply to study in the UK since I was little,” Ms. Bradford said. “I was born in Cambridge, England and have frequented England even after I moved to the states. It is where my entire extended family is and home to my favorite city of London. Back in February I had the opportunity to visit a few of the schools that I had applied to in England with my father and East Anglia was one of them. I was immediately drawn to the campus and I loved the student center.”
The Huntington senior plans to study biology at the University of East Anglia with a year abroad, “which means one of my years will be spent at one of UEA’s partner schools around the globe,” she said. “I am hoping to go to medical school after undergrad and eventually become a doctor. Where that will be, I am not sure yet.”
The teenager is highly regarded by her classmates and teachers. Ms. Bradford has participated in various clubs and activities and even traveled out of state with the high school’s Habitat for Humanity chapter.
“Huntington really fostered my love for science and my ability to explore research,” Ms. Bradford said. “I was a part of the science research program for three years and took Living Environment H, AP Biology, AP Physics and Chemistry during my time here. Additionally I was a lab assistant for Ms. [Anna] Fabela during my junior year, which was an opportunity I will never forget. Those and many other programs at Huntington have prepared me to take on the next step in my education. I feel ready to take my next steps in the world even though they will be over 3,000 miles away.”
Ms. Bradford has worked very hard these past four years and her academic record is exceptional. “I have been fortunate to have been privy to the mentorship and the counsel of many of Huntington’s finest teachers and have really benefited from their guidance,” she said. “Some of my favorite courses include AP Biology, Animal Behavior, AP US History, AP Physics and AP English Language and Composition.”
The senior has many friends and she’s cultivated her interests well. She’s explored a variety of courses and activities and come to understand where her interests lie.
“It is hard to choose my favorite activity because there are so many opportunities for involvement in Huntington,” Ms. Bradford said. “One of my favorites was Habitat for Humanity run by the amazing Mr. [Robert] Gilmor. I have been able to go on many different builds to places like New Orleans and Galveston, Texas in order to help those in need which has been an amazing and unforgettable opportunity.”
Ms. Bradford’s advice to incoming freshmen? “Take advantage of the amazing opportunities available to you,” she said. “Get involved, ask questions, go to extra help and know that Huntington is a place where everyone can’t wait for you to succeed.”
The senior fits in perfectly well with her classmates and at the high school in general. Ms. Bradford is a happy teenager who has a positive outlook on lie and she’s excited about the future.
“I think one of the great things about Huntington is that you can really go to anyone in the building and they are willing to help you, which is amazing,” Ms. Bradford said. “I have had many long chats about college and school and everything under the sun with Ms. [Stacey] Byrnes, Ms. [Deborah] Beck, Mr. [Kenneth] Donovan and Ms. [Anna] Fabela, who have all been incredibly supportive throughout my high school career.”
Ms. Bradford is excited about attending college in Europe and she is well prepared to pursue an academic major in biology and then move on to study medicine. She will always remember the time she spent at Huntington High School.
“I am really going to miss the connections I made with both the students and staff at Huntington,” Ms. Bradford said. “We are an amazing community with so much to offer that it is hard to leave that all behind. I will always remember the Natural Helpers retreats, homecoming games, float nights and many, many other fantastic things that Huntington has provided to me over the past four years.”