Danielle Brite has sketched out plans to study at Binghamton University in preparation for a career in psychology. The Huntington High School Class of 2021 appears well positioned for college success after a great run that saw honored as a Distinguished Senior last month.
An Advanced Placement Scholar, Ms. Brite regularly earned a spot on Huntington’s honor roll/high honor roll. The teenager pointed to “determination, hard work and commitment” as the keys to her success. Those qualities along with leading a balanced life in and out of the classroom have paved the high achieving path she has been on.
The new Huntington alum has had her eye on a career in medicine for many years. She participated in the National Youth Leadership Forum in Medicine program at St. John’s University as an incoming junior after being nominated by high school science teacher Dame Forbes. The nine day summer program saw the teenager attending medical workshops, building clinical skills, learning hands-on training and visiting a medical school. Doctors spoke to participants about their experience in medical school and provided a hands-on learning experience. Students were able to listen to many lectures and talk to doctors about a career in medicine.
Ms. Brite said she is driven by the pride she feels when she does well. Spending time with friends and taking periodic breaks are all part of the philosophy that has brought her to this point in her life.
Winning an award in Stony Brook University’s Japan Center essay contest, playing flute in the New York State School Music Association’s annual contest and participating in the Suffolk County Music Educators’ Association program have been among the most satisfying experiences of Ms. Brite’s high school years.