Huntington High School graduates returned last Friday for Alumni Day meetings with current seniors in the School Heritage Museum.
Three sets of panel discussions were held over a two-hour span during periods 3, 4 and 5. The day began with guidance counselors welcoming back members of Huntington’s Class of 2012, 2018 and 2019 who all took delight in their intercession visit.
“Current seniors had an opportunity to hear from the panel of alumni representing various in-state and out-of-state, public and private colleges and universities,” said Jeannette Alomia, district director of guidance and testing. “Alumni spoke about their college experiences, which included the transition from Huntington High School to college, academic opportunities, living on campus, extracurricular activities, study skills, time management skills, stress management skills and the overall process of becoming independent adults.”
While the panel discussions played out, Huntington High School teachers held classroom discussions with their students about their college experiences. Faculty and support staff members donned apparel highlighting the respective college/university they attended in an attempt to spur further discussions.
Participating alumni included Alex Alvarado (Huntington Class of 2012; CUNY Macaulay Honors College; psychology), Danny Arias (2019; Colgate University; psychology), Charlotte Brosoff (2018; Binghamton University; philosophy, politics and law), Eddie Maleszewski (2019; Lynn University; psychology), Candido Martinez (2019; Colgate University; economics), Rachel Moss (2018; Cornell University; human biology, health and society), Kiara Rafailan (2019; St. John’s University; childhood education), Kaitlyn Sage (North Carolina State University; animal science), Alyssa Sorensen (2019; Drexel University; public health/pre-med), Phoebe Walther (2019; SUNY Geneseo; childhood and special education) and Jenna Yabroudy (2019; Virginia Tech; business management and finance).
“I am honored to have been part of this event,” Ms. Alomia said. “The alumni spoke passionately about their college experiences to the seniors. I believe that because of this event our seniors are more equipped to handle the transition from Huntington High School to the college environment. In addition, seniors walked away feeling empowered and optimistic as they received first-hand information regarding what to expect when they attend college in the fall. Finally, I am extremely proud of the hard work the guidance team displayed in making this event a success.”