Senior Alana Wallace Appreciates Huntington’s Lessons

Huntington High School senior Alana Wallace.

February 3, 2021

There is rarely a dull moment in Alana Wallace’s life. There always seems to be a buzz surrounding the Huntington High School senior, who has plenty of friends and is very involved in the Blue Devil sports program. She has an engaging personality and energetic nature.

Ms. Wallace is a key member of Huntington’s Class of 2021. She can be very serious one minute and display an infectious laugh the next.

“Some of the courses I find really interesting are African American Politics, Bible Literature and Forensics,” Ms. Wallace said. “I enjoy working with Mrs. [Kelly] Krycinski and Mr. [Kenneth] Donovan.”

The senior is a thrower with the Blue Devil winter and spring track and field teams and she also plays on the high school soccer team.

“My closet friends are Gracia and Kathryn Renkewitz, Chad Rowe and Chelsea Rodriguez,” the teenager said. “The teachers I feel closest to are Ms. [Maria] Canino, Coach [Todd] Jamison, Mrs. Rhonda [Nixon], Coach [Eddie] Santos and, of course, Mr. [Robert] Gilmor.”

Ms. Wallace loves coming to Huntington High School each day and interacting with her friends, teachers and coaches.

“Coach Jamison would have to be someone who has really stood out to me at Huntington High School because although we didn’t see eye to eye or get along my first two years, he has really kept me on my feet and would always make sure I was doing the right thing,” Ms. Wallace said.

The senior’s advice to incoming Huntington ninth graders? “These four years are going to be over before you know it,” Ms. Wallace said. “Stay focused on your work and try to join clubs and sports because it makes the high school experience so much more worth it. If you need help don’t be afraid to ask; the teachers are wonderful here.”

Ms. Wallace is interested in CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Lincoln University in Pennsylvania and Bowie University in Maryland. “I want to study criminal justice and psychology,” she said.

The teenager has a wonderful sense of humor and she’s an awful lot of fun to be around. She rolls with the punches and strives to remain optimistic about every aspect of her life.

“My experience at Huntington has had its ups and downs, but that’s the point, it is where I have experienced my most important lessons so far, so I can’t complain,” Ms. Wallace said. “I am very appreciative of what Huntington High School has taught me.”