Alexandra Gerbavsits has always been a caring, considerate and compassionate type of person so her decision to pursue a career in nursing comes as little surprise. The Huntington High School senior intends to study at Monmouth University in New Jersey as she puts her plans in motion.
An optimistic, happy and thoughtful young woman, Ms. Gerbavsits is the president of the Blue Devil Varsity Club. She has played on the varsity soccer and softball teams for many years and compiled an impressive academic record.
Huntington senior Alexandra Gerbavsits will study nursing at Monmouth University in New Jersey
“The first time I stepped onto the campus at Monmouth, I loved it and knew immediately that this was where I wanted to go,” Ms. Gerbavsits said. “The campus is so beautiful. Everything about Monmouth and their nursing program is exactly what I wanted.
Located along New Jersey’s northern coastline, Monmouth enrolls about 4,400 undergraduates and 1,600 graduate students from 36 states and 34 countries. Founded in 1933, the private school offers 33 bachelor’s degree programs, 26 different master’s degrees and two doctoral degree programs.
Ms. Gerbavsits will be pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. “Direct admit nursing programs are very competitive and space is limited,” she said. “Monmouth’s nursing program only accepts approximately 30 freshmen.”
The teenager is enjoying a great senior year. She was captain with the varsity soccer team and was Huntington High School’s female recipient of the Suffolk Zone Award presented by the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. She loves having “senior privileges” and is looking forward to her final softball season.
“My advice to incoming freshmen is to get involved in whatever your interests are and attend as many school events as you can,” Ms. Gerbavsits said. “Huntington High School has so many great things to offer. Have fun and cherish your time at Huntington High School. It really does go by so fast!”
Ms. Gerbavsits comes from a family filled with Huntington High School graduates. Her grandfather, Charlie is one of the greatest athletes in Blue Devil sports history.
“My experience at Huntington High School has been amazing,” Ms. Gerbavsits said. “I have made great friendships that I know will last a lifetime. I value the relationships I’ve made with my teachers, faculty and coaches. They have all helped get me to where I am today.”