Charlotte Maggio’s senior year at Huntington High School is off to a great start, even with the COVID-19 pandemic changing so much of the typical experience enjoyed by generations of students. Surrounded by loyal friends, the resilient teenager is completely engaged in an interesting set of courses and after school activities.
Ms. Maggio is especially excited to be taking Advanced Placement Chemistry with teacher Danielle Raguzin and AP US Government and Politics with Sarah Buchalter. “I already love those classes and teachers and I can’t wait to work with them more and learn so much more from them,” she said. “I’m also taking Calculus, Spanish and Bible Literature.”
Huntington High School senior Charlotte Maggio
The teenager plans to play on the Blue Devil soccer, lacrosse and basketball teams. She is currently running for student government office.
Ms. Maggio’s closest friends include Alexa Amorison, Ainsley Lumpe Jordan Forte Bella Algeri Gigi DeVoe and Taylor Case. “Charlotte has been my best friend since kindergarten and has not left my side,” Ms. Forte said. “Charlotte is someone who I can go to for anything and everything. We literally spend every day together playing three sports together and then working together at the beach during the summer. Charlotte is one of the hardest working people I know and I cannot wait to see where she ends up. I know she will definitely be very successful wherever she goes.”
The easygoing senior has always enjoyed fruitful relationships with her teachers. Ms. Maggio has interacted well with all of her teachers, who respect and admire the teenager and hold her in high esteem.
“Even though I only had Mr. [Joseph] Cohen for one year in ninth grade, we always talked throughout my four years and he always made sure to ask how I was doing and I knew I could always talk to him, which I really appreciated,” Ms. Maggio said.
The senior’s advice for incoming ninth graders? “Get involved with as many clubs or sports teams because there are so many different opportunities at Huntington,” Ms. Maggio said. “You should take advantage of as many as possible to have the best high school experience.”
Ms. Maggio is currently considering a number of college possibilities. “Some of my top schools that I am applying to are University of Georgia, Tulane, Wake Forrest, North Carolina State University, Auburn University and Elon University,” she said. “I’m hoping to study biology and possibly go into the medical field.”
Like all of her classmates, Ms. Maggio hopes the COVID-19 pandemic eventually relents and a return to normalcy follows. But regardless of what happens or when, she intends to enjoy her senior year and make the best of the situation at hand.
“Overall I had a really great experience with Huntington,” Ms. Maggio said. “The faculty here is awesome and I met so many amazing people that I know I will be friends with forever. I couldn’t have ask for a better four years even with everything going on now.