Edelyn Garcia is a sweet young woman who works very hard. The Huntington High School junior aspires to be an emergency room nurse and her friends and teachers have no doubt whatsoever that she will make an excellent one.
Ms. Garcia displays the kindness and empathy a great nurse requires. She loves science and a strong command of the subject is at the heart of the technical knowledge any nurse must possess.
“One of the courses that interests me the most this year is Virtual Enterprise,” Ms. Garcia said. “It’s a class that is much different from all my other classes. We have a lot more independence in this class compared to others.”
Ms. Garcia plays midfield/defense on the Blue Devil soccer team and she is anxiously looking forward to the season, which has been pushed from the fall to March-April as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. She’s a hardnosed player who is also a great teammate. The teenager will be counted on by coaches John Walsh and Vincent Tannazzo to play a key role on this year’s squad.
The teenager’s closest friend is classmate Ashley Genao. Science teacher Joseph Cohen is her favorite faculty member. “He has always stood out to me,” Ms. Garcia said. “He has a way of making his class interesting and fun. He always pushes all his students to do their very best.”
Ms. Garcia’s advice to incoming freshmen? “Stay organized and on top of your work,” she said. “Enjoy every moment of high school because it goes by so quickly.”
The junior is interested in attending Molloy College, Stony Brook University and Hofstra University. “I’ve always been passionate about helping others and I think pursing an education in nursing is the best way to accomplish that,” Ms. Garcia said. “I’m very interested in learning more about all different branches of nursing and specifically working in an ER department.”
Ms. Garcia is a happy teenager. She enjoys coming to school, interacting with her teachers and classmates and playing soccer for the Blue Devils. She looks for the positive side of every situation.
“I feel like my experience in Huntington has been great,” Ms. Garcia said. “Even with this pandemic, Huntington has handled everything very appropriately and proficiently.”