Kianna Criscuola has everything in place to enjoy a spectacular senior year at Huntington High School. The teenager has kept busy in recent weeks, always keeping an eye on the future and working to improve herself in every possible way.
“This summer I have spent a lot of time researching and visiting different colleges,” Ms. Criscuola said. “I am thinking of applying to a variety of schools, such as Virginia Tech, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Colgate and the University of Miami. I would like to go to a school that has study abroad opportunities and good programs for possibly biology, environmental science or ecology.”
The teenager is interested in pursuing a career focused on conservation and research. She earns high grades and is well respected by her classmates and teachers.
“This year, I am excited to be co-president of Natural Helpers as well as vice president of the Science Honor Society,” Ms. Criscuola said. “I am planning to rejoin other clubs such as Habitat for Humanity, A World of Difference and the environmental club, too.”
In addition to the Science Honor Society, the incoming has also been inducted into the National Honor Society, Math Honor Society, English Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and Art Honor Society. Ms. Criscuola plans to get involved in the activities of each of the organizations over the course of the coming year.
“Since it’s my senior year, I am eager to return to playing volleyball, which has been one of my favorite experiences at Huntington,” Ms. Criscuola said. “I especially am excited to work as a lab assistant with Mrs. [Stacey] Byrnes and to intern for Mr. [Joseph] Cohen’s biology class, which has been something I have wanted to do since taking the class in ninth grade.”
The teenager is eagerly anticipating classes in Advanced Placement Physics, AP Psychology and AP Drawing, “all of which I have been looking forward to,” Ms. Criscuola said. “Overall, I am excited to start the new year and make the most of senior year.”