Fifteen members of the Class of 2021 plan to pursue fine and performing arts studies in college. (Darin Reed photo.)

H-ton Seniors to Pursue Art & Music College Majors

Fifteen members of the Class of 2021 plan to pursue fine and performing arts studies in college. (Darin Reed photo.)

June 8 , 2021

Many of the most skilled artists, musicians and actors in Huntington High School’s Class of 2021 intend to pursue academic majors in the fine and performing arts at colleges beginning in the fall semester.

Huntington High School offers students courses in the fine and performing arts that are unsurpassed. Besides an assortment of interesting classes, students have access to a long list of music ensembles and choirs, exhibits, competitions and shows as well as a drama club program that stages fall and spring productions.

Sixteen of Huntington’s seniors who are due to graduate at the end of June have announced plans to continue studies in the fields of the fine and performing arts. The group includes:

• Sarah Biernacki: Ohio University (theatre performance)
• Ava Brosnan: Fashion Institute of Technology (photography)
• Johanna Campos: Nassau Community College (fashion)
• Niurca Chabla-Leon: Adelphi University (art education)
• Nicholas Danseglio: University of Delaware (music education)
• Katherine Eichenberger: SUNY Fredonia (theatre performance)
• Lauren Gooding ~ Film and Media Arts ~ Temple University
• Emma Guba: Fashion Institute of Technology (illustration)
• Caroline Kilgour: Syracuse University (music education)
• Juliet Marinello: Indiana University (ballet performance and business)
• Wiielver Salamanca: Suffolk Community College (visual arts)
• Sarah Siegel: Fashion Institute of Technology (photography)
• Miles Tierney ~ Music Education ~ University of Delaware
• Gabby Trimboli ~ Fashion ~ SUNY Purchase
• Grace Wildermuth: Vanderbilt University (musical performance)
• Jackson Kanzer: Hofstra University (music business and recording with a radio minor or music production)

“Congratulations to all of these fine young people,” Superintendent James W. Polansky said  “They are among many who refused to let a pandemic interfere with pursuit of their talents and passions. We wish them well in post-secondary academia and have no doubt that their successes will continue, as will their pure enjoyment of the arts!”

Contact Eric Reynolds ( or 631-673-2133), district director of fine and performing arts about Huntington’s academic and co-curricular programs.