Ethan Mulroy has what it takes to go toe-to-toe academically with the best young people in the country. The Huntington High School senior has compiled an exceptional record over the past four years and he’s now set to study at Cornell University in the famed School of Industrial and Labor Relations.
“I chose Cornell due to its combination of academic rigor, strong job placement and extensive alumni network,” Mr. Mulroy said. “I will be concentrating in business and economics in the ILR School. I envision working in corporate finance in the future.”
Huntington senior Ethan Mulroy.
Mr. Mulroy was accepted by and considered the University of Michigan, Boston College, Boston University and Villanova University before choosing Cornell University.
“Huntington has prepared me for college by offering challenging core classes as well as a wide-array of career focused elective courses,” Mr. Mulroy said. “These classes have developed my ability to prioritize and remain organized, which will be necessary in handling a college workload. Elective courses spurred me to conduct more self-directed inquiry to become knowledgeable in areas that interest me.”
Mr. Mulory interned last summer with the Town of Huntington’s Community Development Agency, learning all the ins and outs of the bustling office.
“The most valuable courses I have taken at Huntington High School have been Advanced Placement Micro/Macro Economics,” Mr. Mulroy said. “These classes have enabled me to think from multiple perspectives and develop an understanding of the modern marketplace. Virtual Enterprise was the most rewarding elective course I have taken as it allowed me to develop soft-skills through various active-learning initiatives.”
As a Huntington junior, Mr. Mulory was the chief executive officer of his Virtual Enterprise course company, leading the firm to impressive heights.
“My favorite activity over the past four years has been serving as a volunteer coach at the Huntington Booster Club’s summer basketball camp,” Mr. Mulroy said. “Through this experience, I have learned to lead by example through my passion for basketball.”
The teenager’s senior year academic schedule includes courses in Advanced Placement Calculus AB, AP Micro/Macro Economics, AP Literature and Composition, AP Government and Politics, Italian V Honors and Regents Physics.
“My advice to next year’s incoming freshmen is to place an emphasis on maintaining a high grade point average, following their passion, not making excuses and genuinely being good people,” Mr. Mulory said. “Everything else will fall into place.”
The teenager has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, raised monies for the American Cancer Society and participated in the events of the Young Leaders youth development organization.
“Throughout high school, my family and the overall Huntington community have provided me support and guidance in all of my academic and personal endeavors,” Mr. Mulroy said.
Historian and tutoring coordinator of the Italian Honor Society and vice president of financial affairs for the English Honor Society, Mr. Mulroy is also a member of the National Honor Society, Social Studies Honor Society and Math Honor Society.
“What makes Huntington so special is its diversity,” Mr. Mulroy said. “Huntington welcomes diversity of interests, perspectives and values that enable creative and inclusive ways of learning.”