Bella Algieri is the type of friend that everyone needs; just ask the classmates that are closest to her. The Huntington High School senior has won over everyone with kindness and unsurpassed loyalty.
“I’m really excited for all the courses I’m taking this year because all of my teachers have been understanding and amazing so far,” Ms. Algieri said. “Mainly, I’m excited for Calculus with Mrs. [Joann] Ferazi because I’m really enjoying the lessons so far.”
Vice president of the high school’s Interact Club, Ms. Algieri is a Natural Helper and is active with the student government and Habitat for Humanity club. She intends to continue playing on the Blue Devil varsity soccer team.
“I’m so thankful for all my friends, including Taylor Case, Jordan Forte, Ainsley Lumpe, Charlotte Maggio, Gigi DeVoe, Alexa Amorison, Bella DiBenedetto, Sarah Giarraputo and Lexie Monti, among many others who would take too long to name,” Ms. Algieri said.
“Bella is the nicest person there is,” Ms. Forte said. “You can count on Bella for anything you need. She will always be there for you no matter what and will go out of her way to help others. She is the type of friend that everyone needs and will brighten a room with her presence.”
The teenager and her friends bring mutual loyalty to new heights. “I can’t say enough good things about Bella Algieri,” Ms. Case said. “She has been my best friend for so many years and I could not be any more grateful for her. Anyone she meets she treats with such kindness and overall she’s just one of those people that you can tell are so good hearted and genuine. Bella is one of those people you will say you’re lucky to have met in life. I know I am! I’m so excited to see where she goes in life because I know she will do amazing things.”
A kind soul, Ms. Algieri is a ray of shine in many lives. “Bella is my best friend and she’s one of the hardest workers I’ve ever met,” Ms. Giarraputo said. “She puts everyone else before herself and I’m lucky to have her in my life.”
Ms. Algieri is proof that no one should ever discount the value of displaying kindness and how it makes an impression on everyone.
“Bella has been my best friend for as long as I can remember,” Ms. DeVoe said. “She is one of the most loyal and caring people I know. I can rely on her for anything. She has always worked so hard in school so I’m excited to see where she ends up.”
Teachers Matthew Bilello and Maria Canino “are two teachers that have guided me and have inspired me to be the best version of myself,” Ms. Algieri said. “I have so many memories that I will never forget as Mr. Bilello’s lab assistant. The job was full of laughs, astronomy tips and facts and books that elevated my thinking. Ms. Canino has also been there for me throughout high school. If I ever need a helping hand or someone to talk to, she is always kindly there.”
The teenager’s advice to incoming Huntington High School freshmen? “Really take every moment in because people are not kidding when they say time flies,” Ms. Algieri said. “Get involved in everything because Huntington is full of staff and students who care.”
Ms. Algieri is considering several SUNY schools, including Binghamton and Geneseo. She is also taking a look at the University of Connecticut and Sacred Heart University. Currently her main career interest is education and, perhaps, psychology.
“My experience at Huntington High school is beyond anything I could’ve asked for,” Ms. Algieri said. “The friends I have made and the teachers I have encountered have all shaped me into who I am today. I’m so blessed to call Huntington my home.”