Jeremy Miles wanted to go away for college, but he didn’t want to go so far from home that he couldn’t get back relatively quickly should an emergency develop. The Huntington High School Class of 2020 member found the perfect place to pursue his interests at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse.
“I wanted to be somewhere far enough away to be on my own, but close enough that I could get home from fast if there was an emergency, plus I like the cold so being upstate where it’s cold is a bonus,” Mr. Miles said. “I chose electrical technology as it peeked my interest and I wanted to give it a try and if I like it I would be an electrical technician by the end of it.”
Mr. Miles said Huntington taught him how to go about making friends and to not be afraid to ask for help when he needed it. The teenager said he’s ready for the challenges posed by college.
“The most valuable course that I took was accounting because it taught me things that I can use in the future, like being able to do taxes and things like that,” Mr. Miles said. “The most interesting class would be chemistry in tenth grade because of the people in the class and the teacher.”
During down time, Mr. Miles enjoys playing video games and just relaxing. “Those are the best ways for me to de-stress,” he said
The new Huntington grad’s advice to incoming freshmen? “I’d say it’s best to not get overwhelmed in the work you get as it will definitely leave you stressed and upset making it harder to get done,” Mr. Miles said.
The teenager said he doesn’t think he’s ever had in his life a person that he would term a mentor. Instead he routinely turns to his friends for advice and support.
“I’ve had a good experience here at Huntington,” Mr. Miles said. “I'm definitely going to miss all my friends that are still here as well as the teachers and staff that helped me get through well as the events such as the bonfire and the spelling bee. The thing that makes Huntington special is the people because the people can always come together in times of need. I’d say it’s the love we have for our community as a whole is what makes us special.”