This is a heartwarming story that is going to make you cry. It’s a testament to a Huntington High School graduate’s incredible determination and ability to stay focused. It’s the real life story of immigrant Santos Garcia Avelar, who graduated this month from CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice and won a full scholarship to the University of Washington School of Law.
Huntington High School Class of 2016 member Katie Reilly is one of eight finalists for Princeton University's Art Lane '34 Award, which is presented annually to an undergraduate student-athlete in recognition of "selfless contribution to sport and society."
Nina Cartwright has had a dream for many years. The Huntington High School Class of 2016 member has wanted to be a pilot and fly for as long as she can remember. She took a step closer to making that dream a reality by graduating from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis this spring.
Just like every other college student across the country, Ryan Hoffmann had a unique freshman experience after the COVID-19 pandemic struck. Huntington High School’s Class of 2019 salutatorian was sailing through his first year at Northeastern University in Boston and then a surreal situation presented itself.
Nick Arleo’s path in the world of college football coaching hasn’t always been smooth and straight, but the Huntington High School Class of 2014 alum is well on his way to realizing his dreams through hard work, help from others at just the right time and good luck.
Alyssa Salese came out of nowhere to win the Long Island Marathon last May. Now the Huntington High School alum is taking aim at a much bigger goal; the 2024 Olympics.
Since Hailey Treanor graduated with Huntington High School’s Class of 2015 she’s been quietly gaining experience and respect as a cinematographer. She recently worked on the Travel Channel show, “Strange World” and had a lot of fun in the process.
Kaitlyn Sage and Luke Farrell spent a year researching the speech given by President Theodore Roosevelt on July 4, 1903, in what was then an open field just north of the present day intersection of New York Avenue and Gerard Street in Huntington village. It was a massive undertaking, but the two recent Huntington High School graduates have been rewarded by the New York State Archives with a Certificate of Merit.
It was one of the darkest days in American history, but also a time of incredible courage and bravery. It’s hard to believe that 18 years have passed since the horrific terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Huntington UFSD is putting out a call for folks interested in helping to restart the Huntington High School Alumni Association, which traces its history back to 1886, but is currently in an inactive state.
Many of the most skilled artists, musicians and drama club staff members in Huntington High School’s Class of 2019 intend to pursue academic majors in the fine and performing arts at colleges beginning in the fall semester.
Aaron Feltman is one of the finest artists ever to come out of Huntington High School. The Class of 2016 member just completed his junior year at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, where he recently participated in the college’s 118th annual student exhibition in Philadelphia.
Rachel Moss easily adapts to whatever situation she finds herself in at any given time. So when the Huntington High School 2018 alum landed on Cornell University’s campus for the beginning of her freshman year, she quickly settled in to her new surroundings.
The Huntington High School boys’ soccer program is planning an alumni game on Saturday, June 8 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the synthetic turf field at Blue Devils Stadium. Huntington soccer alumni of all ages are invited to participate.
Huntington High School boys’ lacrosse team alumni will gather on the Blue Devil Stadium turf field on Saturday, June 15 for a 1:30 p.m. game. It will mark the 36th edition of the alumni game and organizers are hoping for a large turnout of former players.
Caroline Maggio is studying to be a teacher. The Huntington High School Class of 2016 member is participating in a five year program at Quinnipiac University that will result in her earning an undergraduate degree along with a Master of Arts in Teaching. She is studying history and Spanish and also working toward obtaining a cross endorsement in special education.
Sarah Mosden graduated from the University of Miami last spring. The Huntington High School Class of 2014 member is now working toward a master’s degree in music therapy at Temple University in Philadelphia.
One of the best photographers to ever come out of the Huntington High School program, Maya Bengston has been producing stunning images since she was a teenager. Her audience is much bigger today as the senior social media coordinator for the World Surf League and its 12 million followers across multiple platforms.
Huntington High School Class of 1997 valedictorian Susan Fiore was not only a sensational student academically, she was a three sport star for the Blue Devils. She is still in a starring role today as an attorney with Relevent Sports in Manhattan.
Adil Gowani is playing professional soccer in Mexico. The Huntington High School Class of 2012 member started thinking about his future long before his graduation. All that contemplation and planning has paid off and he expects more good times ahead.
Charlie Ehrman won accolades during his time at Huntington High School, dazzling festivals and judging panels with his spectacular short films and videos.
Lenni Joya spoke from experience when he recently spent an entire day visiting English Language Learners at Huntington High School, discussing the college application process and his experiences at Marist College in Poughkeepsie. The alum’s visit was meant to both inform and inspire.
Where are they now? What are they doing? These are questions frequently heard concerning Huntington boy’s track and field’s “Dream Team” that captured county, state and national relay titles.
Samantha Lynch will always be remembered by Blue Devil athletic fans as a three-sport star who played all-out at all times. She gave the soccer, basketball and lacrosse teams everything she had and won honors in every sport while serving as a captain for all three teams.
The Huntington High School Alumni Association traces its history back to 1886. The current slate of officers, which helped rejuvenate the organization is stepping aside after many years of hard work.
It’s almost surreal that 17 years have already passed since the terrorist strikes on September 11, 2001 unfolded. Those who lived through that shocking day and its aftermath will always remember the horrifying loss of life and destruction of property as well as the extraordinary courage and heroism displayed at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and on United Airlines Flight 93, which fell from the sky and crashed in an open field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
When Christopher and Alexandra Lau graduated with Huntington High School’s Class of 2009 there was little doubt the twin brothers were headed toward a successful future. That’s just how life has been unfolding for the pair, who recently again graduated together, this time from Fordham University’s School of Law.
The Huntington High School Alumni Association presented three graduating seniors with special recognition during the annual academic awards ceremony held last month in the auditorium.
He’s a long way from his hometown, but Brian Bilzi is still using many of the skills he learned on a Huntington High School lacrosse field as he goes about coaching the Park City High School team in Utah, which capped off a perfect 19-0 season by winning the state championship this past spring.
Huntington High School’s Class of 1968 is planning a sensational 50th anniversary reunion party for next fall. An organizing committee has been meeting for months and a crowd of hundreds is expected to attend the party. The group also has a keen interest in those teenagers currently making their way through the high school.
Jolena Smith enjoyed her freshman year at Delaware State University. The Huntington High School Class of 2017 alum earned a spot on the Dean’s List during the fall and spring semesters and also competed on the track and field team.
Huntington High School boys’ lacrosse team alumni will gather on the Blue Devil Stadium turf field on Saturday, June 16 for a 1:30 p.m. game. It will mark the 35th edition of the alumni game and organizers are hoping for a large turnout of former players.
The Huntington High School girls’ lacrosse program is putting out a call to all of its former varsity players to return to their alma mater on Saturday, June 16 for an alumni game.
The Huntington High School boys’ soccer program is planning an alumni game on Saturday, June 2 at 9 a.m. on the synthetic turf field at Blue Devils Stadium. Huntington soccer alumni of all ages are invited to participate.
In a relatively short time, Taylor Moreno has climbed into the ranks of the best NCAA Division I women’s lacrosse goalies in the country. The Huntington High School Class of 2016 member made 17 saves on Saturday afternoon as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill topped sixth ranked Virginia on its home field, 13-9.
Charlie Ehrman has quickly found his stride at Cal State Northridge, which is located smack in the middle of Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley.
Huntington High School’s Class of 1968 is planning a 50th reunion for the weekend of September 28-30. The alums are in the process of tracking down missing classmates and finalizing details for three days of festivities.
Kyree Johnson has already found his stride at Texas A&M; literally. The Huntington High School alum won league, county, state and national track titles with the Blue Devils and now he’s impressing college coaches and opponents during the first NCAA meets of his career.
Jacob LaBarge has so immersed himself in music and the life of a musician that none of the teachers at Huntington High School have found it surprising that the Class of 2017 member has already hit the high notes at West Virginia University.
The Huntington High School Alumni Association has one of the longest histories of any such organization in the state – perhaps the longest. Research has traced the founding of the alumni group to a meeting that was held on May 25, 1886. The documentation is solid, consisting of the handwritten minutes of the session.
Amanda LoScalzo has quickly found her stride at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania where the Huntington High School Class of 2017 member is in her freshman year.
Kyree Johnson is happy. The Huntington High School alum is studying at Texas A&M and running on the Aggies track and field team with former Blue Devil teammate and best friend Infinite Tucker. What could be better than that?
If the Huntington High School video arts program had its own Hall of Fame, Charlie Ehrman would be one of its leading members. The Class of 2017 member captured national recognition for his exceptional filmmaking abilities and he’s only just begun to show the world his talents.
Sixteen years have passed since the shocking events of September 11, 2001 unfolded, but Americans will never forget what happened that morning.
Emily Coleman always knew she would be a teacher. The Huntington High School alum recently kicked off her career in second grade classroom at Bass-Hoover Elementary School in Stephens City, Virginia.
Holly LoTurco is having anything but a boring summer following her freshman year at Duke University. The 2016 Huntington High School alum recently returned home following a month in South Africa.
After a few early bumps in the road, Olivia Stamatatos has settled nicely into Cornell University. Huntington High School’s Class of 2016 salutatorian is on a pre-med track and as she heads into her sophomore year at the storied Ivy League college she is thriving.
Brianna McDonald always finds a way to navigate through any obstacle on her way to realizing success. The Huntington High School Class of 2016 member is doing just that at Fairfield University in Connecticut where she recently completed her freshman year.
Rachel Carpenter’s freshman year at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has flown by. The Huntington High School Class of 2016 valedictorian has mixed academics, club activities and political activism and she’s just getting started.
Meghan Plant couldn’t be happier with how her freshman year went at the University of Alabama. The Huntington High School Class of 2016 member dived into a diverse set of activities and compiled a top notch academic record.
Huntington High School boys’ lacrosse team alumni will gather on the Blue Devil Stadium turf field on Saturday, June 17 for a 1 p.m. game. It will mark the 34th edition of the alumni game and organizers are hoping for a large turnout of former players.
Once a member of the Huntington High School boys’ soccer program always a member. That’s the philosophy of Blue Devil head coach John Pagano, who organized an alumni game that played out in Louis D. Giani Gymnasium last Saturday.
Huntington High School graduates can reconnect with their alma mater on Sunday, May 7. The Alumni Association has organized a Blue Devil Throwback at Finnegan’s Restaurant & Tap Room from 2-5 p.m. Alumni of every year are invited to attend.
The finish line is in sight for Molly Prep at New York University. Huntington High School’s Class of 2013 salutatorian will graduate in May after four very fast years in Manhattan.
There never was any doubt that Queens College would fall in love with Holly Grabowski. The Huntington High School Class of 2016 member has an irresistible personality and the enthusiasm she displays while pursuing her music studies is infectious.
Holly LoTurco has settled into Duke University so well that she compiled a 4.0 grade point average her first semester. Huntington High School’s Class of 2016 president earned a spot on the Dean’s List “with distinction,” one of only 844 students on the campus to capture the enhanced designation.
Dawn Dunlop has traveled a long way from her alma mater. The Huntington High School Class of 1984 member is the commander of NATO’s early warning and control force in Casteau, Belgium and Geilenkirchen, Germany.
Hannah Burnett is a starting player on one of the best college lacrosse teams in the country. The Huntington High School alum scored 33 goals and added 10 assists last spring to help lift the University of Massachusetts to the Atlantic 10 Conference title and an appearance in the NCAA Division I national tournament’s Elite Eight round
Can any public high school alumni association in the country match one of its private counterparts? It’s like comparing apples and oranges since the dynamics behind the organizations couldn’t be more different.
Henry Rogan’s life is never dull. The Huntington High School Class of 2014 member has already had an interesting college experience and he’s still only a junior.
Caroline Tonks knew what she loved at a young age. So the teenager doubled up on her classes and graduated a full year early from Huntington High School, winning one of the most prestigious scholarships given by Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music where she is pursuing a major in ballet performance.
Ten years have passed very quickly for Huntington High School’s Class of 2006, which recently held formal and informal reunions that attracted dozens of graduates.
Courtney O’Bryan and John Bosco will always be remembered at their alma mater. Their classmates and teammates turned out in droves last Saturday for a flag football tournament held in honor of the two Huntington High School alums who lost their lives in twin tragedies.
Emma DeGennaro is gradually settling into Brown University. The Huntington High School Class of 2016 member has been adjusting to life as an NCAA Division I athlete and to being a student at a high powered Ivy League school.
Samantha Lynch is winning over Notre Dame University just like she did Huntington High School. The former Blue Devil three-sport great was recently inducted into the Monogram Club on the South Bend, Indiana campus.
Huntington High School boys’ basketball team alumni will be suiting up once again. An alumni game has been scheduled for Friday, November 25 at 4 p.m. in the school gym.
Life on the west coast agrees with Jeannie Kopstein. The Huntington High School Class of 2016 member has thoroughly enjoyed her first month of classes at the University of San Diego.
His classmates, teachers and coaches always knew he was a special kind of guy and Ryan Mulligan has proved it many times over. The 2011 Huntington High School grad recently played a role in saving the lives of more than a dozen people during a frightening episode at sea halfway around the world.
Kyle O’Brien hasn’t missed a single step during his transition from Huntington High School to SUNY Maritime College. The Blue Devil Class of 2016 alum captured Skyline Conference Rookie of the Week honors for his sensational early season performance at the Bard Raptors Invitational.
Olivia Stamatatos is already on her way toward mastering all the ins and outs of Cornell University, the Huntington High School Class of 2016 salutatorian’s home for the next four years.
Nina Cartwright led a disciplined life during her four years at Huntington High School. So when the teenager graduated with the Class of 2016 last June, she was well-positioned for the rigors of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, where the scholar-athlete is a freshman.
Huntington High School’s Class of 1976 will gather this weekend for its 40th reunion.
Fifteen years have passed since the shocking events of September 11, 2001 unfolded. Those who lived through that surreal day and its aftermath will always remember the horrific loss of life and destruction of property as well as the remarkable courage and heroism displayed at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and on United Airlines Flight 93, which tumbled from the sky and crashed in an open field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania after passengers charged the cockpit and overwhelmed the hijackers.
Huntington High School alumni can be found in every walk of life and have distinguished themselves for more than 150 years. Graduates have gone on to the finest colleges and universities in America and have served as federal judges, university chancellors, professors, lawyers, doctors, corporate executives, elected officials, military leaders, college coaches, teachers, inventors, business owners, authors, editors and every other conceivable occupation. They have also been notable mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters and leading citizens of this community and others across the country and world.
Huntington High School’s first graduating class in 1862 included six students. Since that time, right up until the present day, Huntington’s graduates have included many of the finest young men and women in the United States. The district earned a reputation for offering an excellent academic education and unsurpassed extracurricular program of activities. This combination has provided students with a well-rounded experience that is difficult to duplicate or exceed.
Alumni are also encouraged to submit testimonials concerning their life since graduating high school, personal, career and family milestones and general information of a newsworthy nature to the district website via e-mail at email@example.com.
Huntington High School’s first graduating class in 1862 included six students. Since they received their diplomas, tens of thousands have joined Huntington’s alumni ranks.
Huntington’s graduates have included many of the finest young men and women in the United States. The district has earned a reputation for offering an excellent academic education and unsurpassed extracurricular programs. This combination has provided students with a well-rounded experience that is difficult to duplicate or exceed.
Our graduates have gone on to the finest colleges and universities in America and have distinguished themselves in fields such as law, education, engineering, medicine, finance, the military and higher education. Blue Devil alums are leaders in automotive technology, construction, cosmetology and other notable industries. They are entrepreneurs, authors, politicians and editors. They are devoted parents, brothers and sisters and leading citizens of this community.
In keeping with our rich history the Huntington High School Alumni Association wants alumni of all classes to become members. The Alumni Association’s goal is to provide Huntington High School graduates past and present the opportunity to connect, network and communicate through its website www.huntingtonhighalumni.org and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/huntingtonhighschoolalumni
Contact the Alumni Association for information about reunions and for reunion planning, tours of the high school and School Heritage Museum and for connecting with Huntington’s past.
The Alumni Association currently provides a $2,000 scholarship annually to a graduating senior who applies and qualifies for the award and who is the child of a Huntington High School alumnus.
The Association also awards the Alumni Cup each spring to two seniors who embody true Blue Devil spirit through their academics, leadership and community engagement. Finally, the organization provides the entire graduating senior class with an alumni pin in recognition of their accomplishments. This is due in no small part, to membership dues and generous donations from alumni and various graduating classes. However, the Association needs increased financial support, including membership and donations to continue growing.
How can you get involved? To find out more about the Alumni Association, become a member or donate, visit our website www.huntingtonhighalumni.org. Not interested in becoming a member just yet? You can still submit an email address online to stay informed via our electronic newsletter and mailing list. You can also find us on Facebook and like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/huntingtonhighschoolalumni/
The organization’s website includes information about upcoming class reunions and there’s even digital copies of several yearbooks with more years planned.
If you live locally and are interested in helping the Association with fundraising and growth initiatives, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Huntington High School has provided it's alumni with a wealth of opportunities. The Alumni Support Project identifies various projects, parent groups and ways to support the many programs that are part of Huntington Schools by giving it's alumni a way to also help. Below you will find a variety of ways you can support your alma mata.
The Alumni Association with your support is looking to raise over 800,000.00 to light up Blue Devil Stadium. Currently their is no athletic field lighting, so no Friday night lights for football, or for our Marching Band for practicing and the annual Relay for Life overnight fundraiser. These are just a few of the events that would benefit from your donation to the LIGHT THE FIELD fund. Any donation will be acknowledged via a dedication plaque once this project is funded. As well any donation of $1000.00 or more will receive an invitation to the inaugural lighting. For information on making a donation, visit huntingtonhighalumni.org
The Alumni Association has started a tradition in 2015, The Alumni Pin. This pin is presented to every member of the graduating class along with a welcome letter from The Alumni Association. The pins cost between $500.00 and $1000.00 to produce depending upon the class size. We need your support to pay for the production costs so please consider donating by visiting huntingtonhighalumni.org
The Huntington High School Library has been a source for research and educational guidance for years. However it is now showing it's years and needs your support for an update. Your donation will help upgrade the Library to a 20th century resource for all of the future alumni to benefit from. This update is estimated at $500,000.00 and your support as always is appreciated.
If you were a member of the Marching Band you know the comraderer and effort that goes into each years production. This past season (2015) the Huntington Blue Devils Marching Band won the NY State Championship. For more information on the parent group that supports the Marching band or to make a donation, visit huntingtonhighalumni.org
The Booster Club supports the activites of all of our student athletes. They have donated over $500,000.00 in support to the Huntington School District from equipment to uniforms, portable scoreboards and so much more. Visit huntingtonhighalumni.org to find out more about this organization
The robotics team 5016 was formed just 2 years ago, but in that short time the accolades just keep coming. This past season winning the Industrial Design Award sponsored by General Motors. They have also formed a parent organization and are looking for your support to not only win awards but become the robotics champions. Please visit team5016.com for more information on this team.
The Huntington Foundation for Excellence in Education has funded thousands of dollars in teacher grants throughout the Huntington School District. This years funding of over $40,000.00 provided a variety of grants from 3D Laser Printers to translation devices. More information of this wonderful organization on their ongoing support can be found by visiting huntingtonfoundation.org