An exceptionally creative graphic artist, Brooke Biernacki is so good she wants to make a career of it. The Huntington High School senior plans to begin her quest at Binghamton University in the fall after a great four year run that has seen her excel academically, athletically and in the club program.
“Binghamton is one of the more competitive schools I applied to and when I went on my tour of the university, I enjoyed the overall environment there,” Ms. Biernacki said. “I feel like by attending Binghamton I will be continuing to push myself academically.”
Huntington High School senior Brooke Biernacki
The teenager intends to pursue an academic major in graphic design while carrying a minor in marketing. “At some point, I would like to become a graphic designer and create ads and logos for companies,” Ms. Biernacki said. “Whatever my career ends up being, my ultimate goal is to enjoy my job and be passionate about my work.”
If anyone deserves to be called a “people person” it’s Ms. Biernacki. She gets along well with everyone and exudes a level of magnetism that draws others toward her.
The senior is a veteran player with the Blue Devil varsity field hockey team. She volunteers with Huntington’s chapters of Habitat for Humanity and Key Club and the teenager is also a member of the National Honor Society and the Art Honor Society.
Highlights of the past four years including qualifying for the Section XI playoffs with the field hockey team and traveling to New Orleans with Habitat for Humanity and working on a job site for a week.
“If I was to give advice to an incoming freshman it would be to join as many clubs and sports as you can,” Ms. Biernacki said. “Not only is this a great way to make friends, but you may find a new interest or hobby.”
Binghamton bills itself as the best public university in the Northeast. “Binghamton University is a world-class institution that offers students a broad, interdisciplinary education with an international perspective and one of the most vibrant research programs in the nation,” according to its website.
Ms. Biernacki evokes fierce loyalty from her friends. She is a kind and compassionate soul who is highly regarded by her fellow seniors. Her close friendships are so strong they are sure to endure.
“Brooke Biernacki is one of the most amazing people I know,” classmate Abby Semelsberger said. “She is kind, funny and smart and I am so proud to be able to call her one of my best friends. Her talent is incredible and I cannot wait to see all she will accomplish in the future.
Business First ranks Binghamton No. 16 on the list of the top public universities in the United States. The university boasts more than 130 academic programs and enrolls about 14,000 undergraduates and another 3,800 graduate students. There are 250 clubs and organizations on Binghamton’s 930 acre campus.
“Overall, I believe I’ve made the most of my four years at Huntington not only through the clubs and activities I’ve taken part in, but the great group of friends I’ve made along the way,” Ms. Biernacki said.