Mia Redick was one of the most enthusiastic members of Huntington High School’s Class of 2020. The teenager’s upbeat personality will be missed around the building, but she is excited to be moving on to Sacred Heart University in Connecticut.
Huntington High School Class of 2020 member Mia Redick.
“I chose Sacred Heart because I think it has a beautiful campus and a great staff,” Ms. Redick said. “Sacred Heart also has so many opportunities and majors to choose from. When I visited, I just felt at home.”
Ms. Redick isn’t sure what she wants to focus on at Sacred Heart. She plans to explore some possibilities before settling on an academic major.
“I think Huntington has prepared me for college because I have learned many skills over the years and I can put them all together,” Ms. Redick said. “I always knew that I could ask my high school teachers for support if I ever needed it.”
Always ready to help anyone in need, Ms. Redick has a wonderful core group of close friends along with an impressive and wide social circle. She has a friendly personality and a welcoming smile.
“Honestly, my favorite high school course was Bible Literature taught by Mrs. [Kelly] Krycinski,” Ms. Redick said. “I think she taught it super great and it was interesting to learn about that kind of thing in school.”
Most teenagers eventually find their niche and then go about cultivating their interests and the same is true with Ms. Redick who has been closely identified with the Blue Devils’ competitive dance team.
“Hands down my favorite activity has been the Huntington Highsteppers,” Ms. Redick said. “It was amazing because I have such a passion for dance and serving as captain for my junior and senior years helped me spread my passion to my team. Placing in the final round at the Dance Team Union nationals for our pom dance was an amazing way to end my senior year season. On the team a sisterhood is created and lifelong friendships are made. This club means so much to me and I can’t wait for come visit my team again next year.”
The teenager really loves Huntington and she wants everyone else to love it, too. Ms. Redick hopes that this year’s ninth grade class enjoys the same great experience she did over the past four years.
“Guidance I would give to an incoming freshman is to just have fun and be yourself,” Ms. Redick said. “Don’t let the negative things tear you down because you’re worth more.”
The new Huntington alum is easy to get along with and that goes for her relationships with teachers, too. “A teacher that I have trusted for advice during high school is Mrs. [Elizabeth] Vogelsang,” Ms. Redick said. “She is very dedicated to her work and I think she’s a great teacher and person. She is always positive and I appreciate her and the things she has taught me.”
With classes at Sacred Heart University ready to begin, Ms. Redick is on the cusp of a new adventure. It is one she welcomes, although she is leaving her hometown with many happy memories.
“Huntington High School is amazing,” Ms. Redick said. “I will miss all the people I have met and my teachers a lot. I will always remember things such as pep rally and fun events such as the bonfire. Huntington High School will forever be a part of me.”