Sam Kimmelman has paid his dues over the past four years and now the Huntington High School senior is ready to move on and take the next step in his educational journey at Towson University in Maryland.
Mr. Kimmelman has done well in his courses and positioned himself nicely for the future. He considered several colleges and universities, weighing the pros and cons of each before making his final decision.
Huntington High School senior Sam Kimmelman
“I felt Towson was a very good looking campus and I felt at home once I stepped on the campus,” Mr. Kimmelman said. “I’m planning on majoring in sports management. I’m not sure what I would want to work in, but I know I want to get a job in the sports field.”
Mr. Kimmelman has enjoyed the past four years as he went about exploring his interests, participating in after school activities and making friends.
“Huntington has been a great experience,” Mr. Kimmelman said. “It has taught me how to be more self-independent with deadlines and due dates. Mostly just to be prepared for a college class. Yes, I do feel I am ready for whatever these next four years throw at me.”
As the months and years have passed, Mr. Kimmelman’s college and career interests have come into sharper focus. One course in particular really sparked his interest.
“In my junior year I took the Virtual Enterprise course and our company was ABODE,” Mr. Kimmelman said. “I feel that class prepared me for the business world and taught me how to make connections and network with other people.”
Between classes, during free periods and after school, Mr. Kimmelman has enjoyed spending time with his friends. He has developed several close friendships that are sure to stand the test of time and distance.
“My advice to incoming freshmen would be to take in as much as you can and don’t take these years for granted, because before you know it will be gone,” Mr. Kimmelman said. “And trust me, in these four years you will make amazing friends and have an amazing time at Huntington High School.”
The teenager gets along well with all of his classmates and teachers and he isn’t afraid to reach out for help if he needs it. “I didn’t really have a mentor, but I was always able to approach any of the teachers that I had if I needed assistance,” Mr. Kimmelman said.
With the high school finish line in sight, Mr. Kimmelman is looking ahead to the next four years at Towson University and beyond toward a career and an enjoyable life, but he will always remember Huntington.
“To me, Huntington has been a special place for various reasons,” Mr. Kimmelman said. “Mostly because it’s such a small town you feel like you know everyone and everyone around is just so nice and caring. I have had an amazing experience here at Huntington. I’m going to miss all my friends and just the amazing community of Huntington. And I will always remember how wonderful of an environment Huntington is to live in, surrounded by such nice people.”