Science has been an academic subject area that has fascinated Huntington High School students since the earliest days of classroom education in the community.
Ever since 48 leading citizens joined together in 1793 and pledged the funds needed to erect a school building devoted to providing the young people of the community with a classical high school education, Huntington has been on the cutting edge of classroom instruction and has been sending its graduates to the top colleges and universities in the country and into every possible career field.
More than 200 years later, Huntington High School students continue to challenge themselves and they are still pursuing answers to some of the most difficult and mind-numbing questions posed by a variety of scientific fields.
Fifteen members of Huntington’s Class of 2021 recently garnered the St. John’s University Women in Science Society Award for their superb record of study. The teenagers were presented with certificates during a ceremony held last week in the high school auditorium.
The award recipients include Madelyn Diaz-Portillo (Molloy College), Mackenzie Madison (SUNY Cortland), Grace Wildermuth (Vanderbilt University), Tess Stanley (Lafayette College), Jazmynn Clark (Northeastern University), Nina Drakulich (CUNY City College), Brianna Isaza (Binghamton University), Carolina Moreira-Ibarra (Suffolk Community College), Alexa Amorison (Molloy College), Juliana Friebolin (Hofstra University), Ainsley Lumpe (George Washington University), Gracia Renkewitz (Nassau Community College), Charlotte Maggio (North Carolina State University), Ella Siepel (University of Rochester) and Rebecca Hoffmann (Northeastern University).
Huntington UFSD officials and teachers are already planning for a new year of science study. Faculty members are eagerly anticipating the day when academic life will return to normal and high school students can once again participate in internships in the community, including the Cold Spring Harbor Lab and Stony Brook University along with a long list of other opportunities to expand their intellectual horizons.