Gianna Prosseda is a decisive young woman who chases after her dreams and goals with enthusiasm and a sense of purpose. The Huntington High School senior is headed 1,800 miles away from home to study at Colorado State University and she couldn’t be any happier.
“I chose Colorado State University because I love the atmosphere of the campus and the energy of Fort Collins,” Ms. Prosseda said. “I plan to study psychology with either a double major or minor in philosophy. My future plans include obtaining a doctorate in psychology and becoming a researcher.”
Huntington High School senior Gianna Prosseda.
Colorado State enrolls more than 34,000 undergraduate and graduate level students. It is a highly regarded research university with athletic teams competing in NCAA Division I.
“I feel that Huntington has prepared me well for college,” Ms. Prosseda said. “The challenging courses that I have taken have while being involved in plenty of extracurriculars has taught me how to manage my time effectively and work hard. I personally feel as if no one is really ready for college until you get there.”
The teenager has enjoyed the past four years and has made many friends, but she is ready to move on with her life and is very excited to be heading to Colorado State University.
“CSU offers so many clubs and programs that I’d love to be involved in,” Ms. Prosseda said. “I plan on trying out the many intramural sports that the university offers and possibly playing for the university’s club field hockey team. I am also interested in participating in Psi Chi, the psychology honor society.”
Ms. Prosseda has compiled a very strong academic record and will be graduating as one of the top members of Huntington’s Class of 2021.
“I have found a variety of classes that I have taken this year to be valuable,” Ms. Prosseda said. “AP Environmental Science gave me a different outlook on how we as a society are affecting the world and Virtual Enterprise gave me insight into how the world of business works. The course that stood out to me the most was AP Psychology as it inspired me to pursue psychology as a career.”
The senior has worked closely with many faculty members and developed many happy relationships with teachers along the way to graduation.
“I could not be more thankful for the endless support and encouragement that I have received from Mr. [Robert] Gilmor, Mrs. [Nicole] Cooper, Mrs. [Kelly] Krycinski, Mrs. [Amelia] Saggese, Mrs. [Kristina] Morell, Ms. [Elizabeth] Vogelsang and Mrs. [Paige] Tyree.
Ms. Prosseda has made just about every minute count over the past four years of high school. She’s explored more than two dozen courses, participated in the club program, assumed a leadership position with the student government and suited up for the Blue Devil field hockey team.
“I have been extremely involved in the school community during high school,” Ms. Prosseda said. “I have been a part of the Natural Helpers club for three years. The organization is something I will never forget, and I believe that the club is something truly special. In student government, I was elected as PR coordinator for my senior year and I have always enjoyed discourse on future choices for our school. I have also been involved in athletic programs at Huntington, being a forward for the varsity field hockey team and assisting the varsity girls’ lacrosse team as the team manager.”
There is little doubt that Ms. Prosseda will miss the friendly confines of Huntington High School and her hometown, but there’s also no doubt whatsoever that the teenager is excited to be heading off on a brand new experience.
“While I could not be more excited to attend college at Colorado State University, I will fondly look back on the memories I made at Huntington High School,” Ms. Prosseda said. “I will miss all the connections I have made with peers and staff.”