Torin Bograd is a competitor. The Huntington High School senior likes a good challenge and all the preparation it requires to be successful. He has been a fine student and a great athlete for the Blue Devils. The teenager has committed to play lacrosse at SUNY College at Geneseo where he plans to study business.
Mr. Bograd is a key player on Huntington’s football and lacrosse teams. In many ways he is a perfectionist, always striving to be the best version of himself. He’s a leader, too, and has a commanding presence that is respected by his teammates.
Huntington High School senior Torin Bograd
“It has always been a dream of mine since I have been very young to play lacrosse in college so I am very excited to be able to do that for the next four years,” Mr. Bograd said.
The senior took his time considering a variety of college possibilities, reviewing their academic programs and talking to coaches. In the end, he feels that he has found the right spot to pursue his goals.
“I knew Geneseo was the perfect place for me when I went on my visit with the coach,” Mr. Bograd said. “As he was explaining the school and the lacrosse program, I knew that’s where I wanted to go. Everything about the school fits me perfectly and the lacrosse program plays at an extremely high level, which was something that I was looking for. I want to study business and go into a career in sports management. I’ve always wanted to go into the sports world and I think that field is perfect for me.”
A conscientious student, Mr. Bograd has done well in his classes and earned very good grades. He’s explored his interests and taken a variety of courses across all academic areas.
“This year I was very excited to start my economics class with Mrs. [Esmeralda] Tello because I’ve always been interested in that field,” Mr. Bograd said. “I am also excited to be in the Advanced Placement Environmental Science class with Mrs. [Nicole] Cooper and Pre-Calculus with Mrs. [Monica] Racz.”
Mr. Bograd said that his closest friends have been Jack Giamo, Liam Hassett, Aidan Bender, Logan Deegan, Jordan Forte, Marina Durand and Timmeree Koepele.
The teenager worked closely with physics teacher Stacey Byrnes. “She’s been a huge mentor for me these past two years, in school and out,” Mr. Bograd said. “She has stood out for me in high school and is one of the best teachers that I’ve ever had. She is always there for you whenever you need it. She cares about everyone so much and would do anything for anyone.”
The senior’s advice to incoming ninth graders? “Enjoy every minute of high school because it goes by extremely fast,” Mr. Bograd said. “Get involved with everything you can and make good relationships with teachers that you have.”
Mr. Bograd is looking forward to the football and lacrosse seasons, which will be held back-to-back during the March-June period. He’s hoping to end his high school career on a high note.
“My experience in Huntington has been amazing and something I will never forget,” Mr. Bograd said. “All the friends I have made here will last forever. It’s going to be very hard to leave in August, but I am excited to leave for college.”