Andrew Knowles has been named valedictorian of Huntington High School’s Class of 2020. Julien Rentsch is this year’s salutatorian. The remarkable duo has enjoyed sensational four year runs packed with academic and co-curricular success.
Matt Girimonti has used the past four years to expand his horizons and sort out his interests and establish his future goals. The Huntington High School senior is now set to take the next step in his journey at Elon University in North Carolina.
Diya Rai-Gersappe has been working hard since she first stepped into a classroom as a kindergartener and now the Huntington High School senior is all grown up and ready to head off to Vassar College.
Hard work always has a way of paying off at some point. Just ask Ryan Baker. The Huntington High School senior has been one of the top members of the Class of 2020 and now he’s set to attend Penn State University’s highly regarded Smeal School of Business next fall.
Alexandra Gerbavsits has always been a caring, considerate and compassionate type of person so her decision to pursue a career in nursing comes as little surprise. The Huntington High School senior intends to study at Monmouth University in New Jersey as she puts her plans in motion.
Kyra DeSalvo is a very practical teenager. So when it came time to choose a college, the Huntington High School senior made a completely logical decision based upon her interests and career goals. The teenager plans to study at Northeastern University in Boston.
She’s been a star on Huntington High School’s mock trial team and in its Virtual Enterprise business program and now senior Lena Annunziata is set to take her star with her as she preps to attend Penn State University and study in its renowned Smeal College of Business next fall.
Pat Sclafani is headed to Penn State University to study in the college’s professional golf management program. The Huntington High School senior has been a mainstay on the Blue Devil links team for many years and he has a strong family connection to PSU.
Huntington High School senior Gabriel Medina-Jaudes is an intellectual juggernaut along with being an exceptional leader and gifted musician. The teenager is headed to Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, one of the top universities in the world.
Two-time Suffolk tennis champion Jack Flores has committed to play for the Bowdoin College team. The Huntington High School senior was recruited by many exceptional colleges, but he believes he’s found the perfect match for his academic and athletic interests.
Chris Weber has been one of the best Blue Devil varsity swimmers for many years. The Huntington High School senior intends to continue his career in the pool at SUNY Geneseo next fall after being accepted into the college’s incoming freshman class.
Bryce Vitulli has worked very hard these past four years and the Huntington High School senior has the academic transcript and well-rounded resume to prove it. The teenager is headed to Cornell University where he intends to pursue an exciting set of studies.
Madelyn Kye went into the college search process with an open mind. The Huntington High School senior did all the due diligence you would expect from one of the top members of the Class of 2020. When she sat down to weigh all the pros and cons of each school one stood high above the rest: Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
Molly Kessler wants to make a difference in the world and she’s off to a great start. The Huntington High School senior is headed to Clark University in Massachusetts where she intends to pursue her goals and interests with the same determination and enthusiasm that has earned her the respect and admiration of her classmates and teachers through the years.
She’s worked hard in every class and taken on a variety of leadership roles, exceling at every turn. Now Huntington High School senior Julia Segal is set to move on to one of the top liberal arts schools in the country; Vassar College.
Marissa Cribar is going home for college. The Huntington High School senior plans to attend Colorado State University in Fort Collins, the town where she was born and resided in until she was five years old.
There’s an aura around Julien Rentsch that makes it easy to believe he’s going to make it big in the world. That’s not to put undue pressure on the Huntington High School senior who is headed to Northwestern University in Illinois. The teenager is so remarkably talented that it’s easy to possess so much confidence in him.
Vennyse Green loves meeting new people and interacting with others. The socialable Huntington High School senior will get a chance to make plenty of new friends next fall when she moves on to the college ranks.
Chris Bavaro is the type of person who finds his passion and then puts in an enormous amount of hours pursuing his goals and trying to be the best. The determined Huntington High School senior has his sights set on a career in film and he plans to take the next step down that path at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut.
A profile of Huntington High School and the Class of 2020 is now available for viewing and downloading on the Huntington School District’s website at www.hufsd.edu.
Caitlyn Palermo’s star keeps rising. The Huntington High School senior is a highly regarded young filmmaker whose reputation keeps growing as she takes on more projects and excels.
Patrick Langton goes about his business without a lot of showmanship. The Huntington High School senior is a hardworking young man who regularly challenges himself. He gets along well with his classmates and teammates and takes pride in everything he does.
The infectious smile and laugh, the upbeat and good natured personality, the sharp intellect and quick wit; Zubair Ali is well-known for all of that. But the Huntington High School senior is also a really great student, musician and vocalist and that just scratches the surface of this talented young man.
In a senior class filled with vibrant personalities, Huntington High School’s Jaylen Bush has a degree of magnetism that few can match. He draws people to him with his bright smile and laugh. His friends know he cares about them and always has their back.
Twenty remarkably talented Huntington High School musicians has been selected to perform at the New York State Council of Administrators of Music Education’s All-County Music Festival this fall.
It’s easy to imagine Charlie O’Rourke sitting at the head of a board room table as a Fortune 500 company’s chief executive officer. The Huntington High School senior is already displaying signs that he has what it takes to be one of America’s corporate elite.
It wouldn’t be surprising if Bella Dentico ended up in Hollywood, working for a major film studio as a makeup artist. The Huntington High School senior is exceptionally creative and has an attention to detail that very few can match.
Jonathan Koumas is a great student and a wonderful athlete and one of the leaders of Huntington High School’s Class of 2020.
Lex Colato loves to compete. The game doesn’t matter. The Huntington High School senior embraces everything as a challenge and he works extremely hard to always come out on top.
Steli Vlahos is a confident young woman who stays calm and collected regardless of any particular situation she might find herself in or where she happens to be in the world at any given time. The Huntington High School senior is comfortable everywhere, whether it’s around town or halfway across the globe.
One of the leading members of Huntington High School’s Class of 2020, Kyra DeSalvo is set to have a sensational senior year after a summer filled with interesting studies, trips and training.
Luca Perna has quietly amassed a sensational academic record through an awful lot of hard work. The Huntington High School senior has pursued advanced studies on college campuses and is currently enrolled in a challenging slate of courses. But that only scratches the surface.
Cole Pillion is an eternal optimist. The Huntington High School senior never fails to see the bright side of a situation and is always anticipating something good is on the verge of happening.
Nick Mattio got his start in Huntington UFSD in a kindergarten classroom at Jefferson Primary School and now all these years later he’s a member of Huntington High School’s Class of 2020.
Huntington High School seniors Matthew Gennarelli, Andrew Knowles and Ryan Knowles have been designated National Merit scholarship program semifinalists, placing the trio among a spectacular group of American high school students.
Madelyn Kye’s summer internship at the Walt Whitman Birthplace in Huntington Station was an educational and eye-opening experience for the Huntington High School senior. She is a thoughtful, articulate and delightful young woman with many admirers among her classmates and teachers.
Abby Maichin and Peyton Kalb have been friends forever; well, actually since kindergarten at Southdown Primary School. All these years later, the two teenagers are now Huntington High School seniors. They are still close friends and along with their respective mothers, they traveled to Ecuador on a service trip that saw them providing working families with child care.
Aedan McDonald smiles and waves and offers a friendly “hello” as he passes his Huntington High School classmates and teachers in the hallway. But that genial personality quickly changes when the senior steps into the athletic arena. Few can match his competitive streak.
It’s been a tradition since July 1862. Huntington High School’s senior class has been an exceptionally talented group of young men and women. Among Class of 2019 members, more than 90 percent of graduates moved on to college studies with the rest headed to branches of the United States military, vocational and technical programs, a “gap” year before beginning college or immediate full-time employment.
Huntington’s most recent graduating seniors were accepted into a broad array of top tier colleges, including many of the leading universities in the world. The teenagers earned millions of dollars in academic and athletic scholarships and awards.
Huntington seniors have long shined as scholars, athletes, musicians, actors, artists, engineers and scientists and mock trial courtroom warriors. They have taken leading roles in community service initiatives and humanitarian projects and have captured every conceivable honor.
Few high schools can match the record of Huntington graduates and none can surpass it.
Aidan Forbes has enjoyed a remarkable four year run through Huntington High School. Valedictorian of the Class of 2018, he will attend Vanderbilt University, where he plans to pursue an academic major in economics with possible minors in computer science and Spanish.
A National Merit Scholarship Finalist, Mr. Forbes considered Middlebury College, Northeastern University, Fordham University, University of Michigan and the University of Rochester, before choosing Vanderbilt.
Sebastian Stamatatos has a laser-like focus on his goals. Huntington High School’s Class of 2018 salutatorian is headed to Villanova University, where he plans to study finance and entrepreneurship in its renowned business school.
Mr. Stamatatos commands the respect of the entire high school community. He’s an articulate, thoughtful and well-informed young man who can hold his own in any conversation. He’s a kind and compassionate soul, too.
All seniors who are in good standing may leave the building during their lunch periods. They must leave their I.D. cards at the designated area before they leave. All seniors must have a signed Agreement for Senior Privileges form on file in the Main Office.
Seniors may also park in assigned spaces in the school parking lot. A permit must be obtained in the Security Office.
Seniors who return to school late from lunch due to car problems or accident must call the Dean’s Office (673-2007) as soon as possible before the end of the school day in order for the lateness or absence to class not to count as a cut. A follow-up call by the end of the same day from the parent is also required to substantiate that this absence was not a cut. Seniors who return late without a valid reason will lose their senior privilege for one week. Subsequent infractions will be handled progressively.
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Principal: Brenden Cusack
Asst. Principal: Gamal Smith
Asst. Principal: Lisette Lors
1-631-673-2001 Main Office
1-631-673-2132 Attendence Hotline
School Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.