Lia Shechter is one of the stars of Huntington High School’s Class of 2020. She has enjoyed a remarkable run these past four years and distinguished herself in every possible way. The Huntington PTA Council has taken notice and chosen the teenager as the recipient of the organization’s Heart of Huntington Award.
“I’m incredibly honored to have even been considered and I’m grateful for everyone who had a part in the decision to award me the scholarship, as well as everyone who supported me throughout all of my high school endeavors,” Ms. Shechter said
Huntington High School senior Lia Shechter.
The Huntington PTA Council honored Ms. Shechter “in recognition of her outstanding record of community involvement.” The senior is headed to Northeastern University in Boston where she plans to study engineering.
“Lia embodies the essence of a dedicated member of the Huntington High School community,” Principal Brenden Cusack said. “Whether she is wearing her president of Science National Honor Society hat or coordinating Math Honor Society tutoring, leading the preparation for a trial as co-chair of mock trial team or working on an Environmental Club project, Lia takes on each of these roles with ability and responsibility. A four year member of the Blue Devil marching band, she mentored the younger students. Not one to require a fanfare or seek the limelight, Lia is a conscientious, get-the-job done type of person.”
The Heart of Huntington Award is given to a graduating senior who has demonstrated the core values of the PTA, including school spirit, volunteerism, community involvement, commitment to academics and a willingness to act as a role model for their peers.
“We are delighted to continue the long tradition of awarding the Huntington PTA Council Heart of Huntington scholarship to a deserving senior,” PTA Council President Kristin Kanzer said. “Lia was chosen for her desire to serve Huntington, her love of our town and its schools and her history of community involvement. We wish her and all of the Class of 2020 the very best. We know they will have bright futures.”
The Heart of Huntington Award carries with it a $500 stipend to help defer college expenses and a handsome certificate.