Osiris Shepherd has come a long way since kindergarten. The Huntington High School senior got his start in a California classroom before finding his way 3,000 miles east to Long Island and eventually settling into life as a happy Blue Devil.
Mr. Shepherd was a Californian for the first six years of his life, before moving to New York and enrolling in South Huntington UFSD. He came to Huntington UFSD and Jefferson Primary School as a fourth grader. “Ever since then I’ve been a Blue Devil,” he happily said.
The teenager is an energetic young man with the desire and determination of a champ. He’s already developed his academic and career interests and is intent on pursing both.
Mr. Shepherd said he’s been looking forward to taking the high school’s Virtual Enterprise business course this year. He’s set to fill the role of marketing associate with his class’ company, Hometown.
“I know that Virtual Enterprise is another business class that I’m going to enjoy and excel in,” Mr. Shepherd said. “I’m also happy I get to work with Mrs. [Paige] Tyree again because she’s a teacher that I’ve had in the past and I’ve always worked well with her and in her class.”
Outside of school, Mr. Shepherd intends to get involved in Coach Jose Alfaro’s youth soccer clinics at the town’s Manor Field Park in Huntington Station and help coach the youngsters participating in the program.
The senior keeps busy. He holds down a part-time job at a Huntington village grocery store and he plays on the Blue Devil varsity boys’ soccer team. Mr. Shepherd counts Arnold Alfaro , Jairo Ulloa, Jah-Meer Sallet and Wilber Cuadra as among his closest friends.
“As of right now I am interested in area colleges, including SUNY Old Westbury, but I’m always open to looking at colleges like Manhattanville in Westchester and also out of state colleges in California, where I would like to live again,” Mr. Shepherd said. “I’d like to play soccer and pursue a career in business management or real estate.”