John Segreti likes to push himself and test his limits. The Huntington High School Class of 2020 member took challenging courses over the past four years, expanding his horizons and building his foundation of knowledge in a most impressive manner. Recognized as a Distinguished Senior for his outstanding academic record, he’s headed to the University of Delaware to study chemical engineering.
“I would like to go to Delaware because it is a big school with a really good chemical engineering program,” Mr. Segreti said. “I am definitely ready for the challenge of college. Huntington has prepared me with the knowledge I need with its great teachers and courses.”
The teenager said he’s made it a practice to concern himself “only with the present” while staying focused and surmounting every obstacle he’s encountered one by one.
“The most valuable courses that I took were Advanced Placement Chemistry and Music Theory,” Mr. Segreti said. “Although I didn’t take a music class as a senior, I do want to pursue an elective in the subject area.”
The new alum said he didn’t have any one favorite activity in high school. “I loved my school sports, including cross country, winter track and tennis,” Mr. Segreti said. “I also shoot a lot of archery and participate in tournaments in my free time.”
Good memories include taking a field trip with his engineering class and the many science research competitions that he vied in during high school.
“All of my teachers and peers have been great mentors,” Mr. Segreti said. “I have learned so much from everyone every day at Huntington.”
As he prepares to leave the community and head to Delaware, Mr. Segreti is leaving behind some words of wisdom for September’s ninth grade class. “Incoming freshmen should know that they do have to step up for high school, but once they get into the groove of it, everything will become easier,” he said.
The teenager has had a wonderful run, but it’s time to move on a begin a new chapter.
“I had a great experience at Huntington,” Mr. Segreti said. “I will miss everyone, including all of my friends and teachers. Huntington has great character; everyone here knows each other and we collaborate well as a community. I will miss it here very much when I am away at school.”