Joe Tropeano is planning for a career in a law enforcement. The Huntington High School senior intends to study criminal justice in college. In the meantime he is very involved in clubs, sports and his classes.
“Among the courses that I really enjoy is Forensics since I want to pursue a career in criminal justice,” Mr. Tropeano said. “Mr. [Michael] Corcoran, my Forensics teacher, makes online learning enjoyable.”
The teenager has participated in a variety of clubs, including A World of Difference, Grandfrinds and the high school’s stage crew. He has played on the Blue Devil football team since his freshman year.
“My closest friend who has been by my side ever since Woodhull Intermediate School has been Manuel Aviles,” Mr. Tropeano said. “We played Finley football together and became amazing friends. We still play to this day.”
The teenager has worked well with his teachers through the years. Naturally, he has his favorites. “Ms. [Anna] Fabella was my ninth grade science teacher and she showed all her students that hard work pays off,” Mr. Tropeano said. “Another teacher that has really stood out to me would be Mr. [Michael] Schwendemann. Although I only had him for one year, his English class was the best. That was the one class I always looked forward to.”
Mr. Tropeano’s advice to incoming freshmen? “Look into clubs and try to find one you like,” he said. “After-school activities helped me gain friends and made me like school more. Don’t be afraid of extra help. Trust me, no one will think your dumb; you’re just brave enough to get help!”
The teenager hopes to study criminal justice at the University of Massachusetts Lowell in preparation for a career in law enforcement. He’s well prepared for college studies.
“Huntington High School helped me express my true self and although it wasn’t a cake walk I definitely expanded as a person and made a lot of great friends to help me along the way,” Mr. Tropeano said.