Huntington High School senior Tess Stanley

Huntington’s Tess Stanley Marches into Senior Year

Huntington High School senior Tess Stanley

September 21, 2020

Tess Stanley marched into her senior year at Huntington High School with typical poise and confidence. One of the community’s most dynamic teenagers, she places a premium on her classroom education as well as her involvement in numerous extracurricular activities.

“Personally, I’m very excited about taking Advanced Placement Biology, as it will build the foundation for what I plan to study in college and since it being taught by Mrs. [Deborah] Beck, who I’ve always heard wonderful things about,” Ms. Stanley said. “Secondly, I’ve been looking forward to taking AP Research ever since I heard its description: a year-long investigation to address a research question that explores a student’s individual interest. Considering I loved AP Seminar and plan on pursuing research as a potential career, alongside education, AP Research seemed like the perfect fit.”

Although the Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on extracurricular activities, “I’m still very excited to be involved in the Huntington High School community through many clubs and honor societies, including National Honor Society, Science Honor Society and Environmental Club,” Ms. Stanley said.

The award-winning senior said she also plans on continuing her participation in the high school’s wind and jazz ensembles. Ms. Stanley makes her presence count in every organization she gets involved in, contributing in her own special way.

“Researching colleges and universities over the past year has allowed me to solidify my list of potential options,” Ms. Stanley said. “I’m particularly interested in small liberal arts colleges with strong neuroscience programs including Amherst, Bowdoin, Bucknell, Allegheny and Swarthmore. Other top schools include Brown University and Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, Quebec in Canada. I plan to pursue a career in neuroscience and behavior as either a researcher or educator.”