Every Huntington High School student has their own unique set of hopes and dreams, including junior David Canas Granados, who is striving daily to reach all of his goals with an impressive sense of motivation and determination.
The teenager likes to challenge and express himself, so Mr. Canas Granados has chosen a collection of classes and a list of co-curricular activities that meet his personal tastes. He doesn’t look for an easy way out and he’s not afraid to be on the stage and under a spotlight. Give him a tough assignment and he thrives.
“The two courses that I’m really looking forward to are Advanced Placement US History and Advanced Placement Seminar,” Mr. Canas Granados said. “I’m also looking forward to working with Ms. [Aimee] Antorino as her unofficial intern for her English 10 Honors course.”
The teenager goes about his daily business with a sense of purpose. Mr. Canas Granados has determined his likes and dislikes as well as his current and future interests and armed with that knowledge he gives his classes and outside activities all the energy he can muster.
“Earlier in the year, I was hoping to continue my journey with the Blue Devil marching band, but due to COVID-19, the competitive season was cancelled,” Mr. Canas Granados said. “But if permitted, I would like to continue participating in the drama club and the Italian Honor Society. I would also like to become a member of a few other academic honor societies. After school, I work as a barista and a cashier at Harbor Harvest in Huntington.”
Mr. Canas Granados is shooting for the stars and his teachers and classmates believe he can get there. He works hard and is always striving for personal growth and improvement.
“Some colleges that I’m interested in are Brown University, Clark University, Dartmouth College, New York University and Binghamton University,” Mr. Canas Granados said. “I’m planning on double majoring in philosophy and political science and then later go to law school to become an attorney and practice immigration and human rights law.”