Evelyn Henriquez is a lively, fun-loving young woman who is one of the leading members of Huntington High School’s Class of 2022. She’s been earning sensational grades in her classes and recently helped lead the Blue Devil varsity girls’ soccer team into the Suffolk playoffs.
“Being on the girls’ varsity soccer team helped me out a lot,” Ms. Henriquez said. “It made me realize how close of a team we really are. We helped the program grow. Having a big role as a senior midfielder, I really wanted to make a difference this year.”
The teenager plays for the Stony Brook Sky Blue club soccer team. “Just like with the school team, since it is my last year with the club team, I want to be able to achieve great things in practices, games, tournaments and showcases,” Ms. Henriquez said.
The senior hopes to continue her athletic career and has worked hard to make that a real possibility.
“I would love to further my education and my athletic career as a soccer player,” Ms. Henriquez said. “But I understand the importance of being a student-athlete first. I would love to study business administration and management at City College of New York, Farmingdale State College or Molloy College.”
Ms. Henriquez is doing well in her high school classes. “Economics with Ms. [Deborah] Balducci and Advanced Placement Spanish with Mrs. [Elizabeth] Casazza have been my favorite classes,” she said. “Both of these teachers manage to create such well-developed and organized classes that help students learn the material. I will never forget about Mrs. [Lorena] Hickey, who is one of the most amazing teachers you could ever ask for. She’s very outgoing, generous, kind and funny. I also can’t forget about one of my science teachers from tenth grade and eleventh grade, Mrs. [Nancy] Goddard. She is such a sweet, fun, happy and adventurous teacher. I won’t ever forget the times she would show us pictures of her trips.”
The teenager said she managed her time “wisely” last summer, mixing soccer and work with her active social life. “I went to California around July to spend some quality time with my family,” Ms. Henriquez said. “It was my first time being out West. But my favorite place that I traveled to is Puerto Rico. It was very tropical and I’d love to back again soon.”
Ms. Henriquez is a happy young woman, with a great sense of humor and many loyal friends. She is easy to like and her personality is friendly and outgoing.
“Overall, my experience at Huntington High School has been amazing,” Ms. Henriquez said. “I have grown as a student and as an athlete. I wouldn’t have done it without my teachers and my peers. I want people to understand that Huntington High School is a place where you can achieve great things when you focus and you put in the work. I will continue to enjoy my last year here and I will always be a Blue Devil!”