Michael Wright has been an all-around great student. So that gave the Huntington High School Class of 2020 grad a number of college options. After sifting through the possibilities, reflecting on each of them and kicking around the pros and cons the teenager arrived at his final decision: SUNY College at Geneseo.
“I chose Geneseo because the environment on campus really appealed to me and I just thought it was the perfect fit for me,” Mr. Wright said. “At the moment, I am going to study adolescent mathematics, but I may be looking to change to business. I would like to go into the business atmosphere after college, but if all else fails, I’ll continue to try to be a math teacher.”
Huntington Class of 2020 member Michael Wright will attend SUNY College at Geneseo.
Mr. Wright qualifies as a high achiever. He was named a Distinguished Senior after compiling an academic grade average above 90 during every semester of high school.
“Huntington has set a basis for what it is going to be like learning in college,” Mr. Wright said. “All the teachers that I’ve had over the past few years have educated me to the best of their ability. I believe I am ready for the next step.”
The teenager said the keys to his success include working hard, being organized, staying focused and always having a positive attitude.
“The most interesting and valuable courses I have taken in high school definitely have to be Virtual Enterprise and Advanced Placement Calculus,” Mr. Wright said. “These two classes suit both of my interests in the next part of my life.”
After classes ended, Mr. Wright played lacrosse and basketball with the Blue Devils and participated in Huntington’s Key Club chapter.
“My favorite activity over the last four years has been playing for the Huntington Blue Devil lacrosse team,” Mr. Wright said. “I’ve had the chance to play with all my friends and grow as an athlete over the last four years.”
A member of Huntington’s National Honor Society chapter, Mr. Wright has won various academic and athletic awards along the way. He will always remember the relationships he has established during high school and hopes they will endure as he and his classmates all head off in different directions for college.
“A teacher that I’ve relied on for help and guidance in high school is definitely Mr. [Michael] Graziano,” Mr. Wright said. “I had him freshman year and since then I’ve loved him. He’s helped me with any problem I’ve had.”
Mr. Wright’s advice to incoming Huntington freshmen? “Always stay on top of your work and prepare yourself each and every year of high school,” he said. “Don’t take anything for granted.”
SUNY College at Geneseo is highly regarded and it is not easy to get admitted. Mr. Wright seems well-prepared for whatever he might encounter academically and he’s sure to gain his footing in short order.
“Huntington has a very unique environment,” Mr. Wright said. “I have definitely had a good experience here the last four years. I’ll miss all the teachers I’ve had and I will remember the great memories like homecoming and other major events.”