Joe Mead has taken inventory of his interests and mapped out an exciting plan for his future. It all starts officially at Loyola University Maryland, but truth be told, the Huntington High School Class of 2020 member is already well on the way toward accomplishing his goals.
“Loyola is a beautiful school that I’m sure will aid me in opening up many opportunities in the future,” Mr. Mead said. “I intend to study political science with a minor in Italian in Loyola’s honors program. After my undergraduate studies I intend to attend law school and pursue a career as an attorney.”
Huntington 2020 grad Joe Mead is headed to Loyola University Maryland to study political science.
Widely regarded as an outstanding young man, Mr. Mead said the key to his success has been developing his analytical reading and writing skills.
“Huntington has provided me with a plethora of opportunities and support throughout my education that has allowed me to grow into the scholar I am today,” Mr. Mead said. “For me, the two most valuable courses I’ve ever taken were Advanced Placement US History with Mr. [Kenneth] Donovan and AP Seminar with Mrs. [Dianna] Cazzalino. These courses were crucial in developing and strengthening my writing and analytical skills.”
Mr. Mead has been one of the stars of Huntington’s Class of 2020. “My favorite activity over these four years is most definitely the mock trial team,” he said. “Although it is a work-intensive activity, to say the least, working with great coaches and some of my best friends has been an experience I’ll never forget.”
The teenager was a contributing member of the 2018 mock trial team that won the county championship and reached the state finals. Mr. Mead also played an integral role on the 2019 and 2020 teams.
“The faculty and staff who have made my Huntington experience truly special are Mrs. [Paige] Furman, Ms. [Suzie] Biagi, Xavier Palacios and John LoTurco,” Mr. Mead said.
Mr. Mead has been so sharp in the mock trial courtrooms that he could already easily pass for a young attorney today. That experience has convinced the teenager that a career in the law is a perfect fit for his strengths and interests.
“Huntington has been a great experience,” Mr. Mead said. “I’ll never forget the bonds that I’ve made with teachers and friends through both my academic and extracurricular interests. What I will miss the most is the thrill of competing in the New York State Bar Association mock trial competition and I will never forget the day that we brought home the county championship and moved on to the state competition.”