Ethan McGuinness’ secrets to success are beautiful in their simplicity. They include class participation, connecting with his teachers and extracurricular activities. The Huntington High School Class of 2021 likes to keep things simple and cut to the chase. The teenager plans to study biomedical engineering at Northeastern University in Boston.
An Advanced Placement Scholar with Honor, Mr. McGuinness disdains drama. He’s having too much fun in life to get bogged down in anything he considers to be nonsense.
Huntington's Ethan McGuinness plans to study biomedical engineering at Northeastern University.
Mr. McGuinness believes that feeling comfortable engaging in insightful conversations with teachers and classmates and never fearing speaking up in an out of class allowed him to deepen his understanding of topics and subject matter.
AP classes, clubs, honor societies, sports and music all came together to provide Mr. McGuinness with a varied and all around wonderful high school experience. He played on the Blue Devil varsity lacrosse team, performed with the high school orchestra on cello and engaged in an internship at the Cold Spring Harbor Lab’s DNA Learning Center.
Mr. McGuinness said that all of those different experiences helped him come to realize what interests and motivates him.
The new Huntington grad said he “most enjoyed” taking a wide variety of classes, spending time with his friends and “trying new things.”
As he begins a new phase of his life at Northeastern and eagerly accepts all the challenges that come with it, Mr. McGuinness has no reason to change the winning game plan that he has been following all these years. Keep it simple; focus and be actively engaged in every class and watch success follow.