Junior Talia Addeo is a soft-spoken and sweet young woman who has quietly compiled an impressive record in academics, sports, clubs and in the community. The Huntington High School junior works hard, seeks out challenges and sets high standards and worthwhile goals.
Ms. Addeo has been a Huntington UFSD student since her first day of kindergarten at Washington Primary School. She has always been quiet, preferring to allow her work to speak for itself rather than seeking out the limelight.
“This past summer I continued to work at Kilwins in Huntington village,” Ms. Addeo said. “I also spent a lot of time with friends and training in preparation for this year’s cross country season. I am a team captain.”
Ms. Addeo has become expert at juggling lots of activities and excelling at all of them. She has a full schedule of tough classes and keeps busy with sports and clubs after the final bell.
“I plan to continue the activities I’ve already been doing which include the cross country team, winter and spring track teams, my job, Art Honor Society, English Honor Society, Key Club and the environmental club,” Ms. Addeo said. “I also plan to do some new things such as getting involved in some other clubs and doing community service when I can.”
An excellent all-around student, Ms. Addeo likes a good challenge and has no hesitation when it comes to having to work hard. She has enrolled in challenging courses for a reason and with long term goals in mind.
“This year, I am looking forward to working with Mrs. [Deborah] Beck in Advanced Placement Biology,” Ms. Addeo said. “I’m also looking forward to the humanities classes that I’m taking, including AP U.S. History and AP Language and Composition. I believe this course load will be a challenge, but ultimately beneficial.”
Ms. Addeo has already identified college and career interests and she is striving to pull it all off. She has fun with her daily routine, but there’s also a sense of purpose behind almost everything the teenager does.
“My dream is to go into the veterinary field as I’ve always had a passion for animal welfare and management,” Ms. Addeo said. “I’m currently looking at a variety of colleges, specifically ones that are the best fit for pre-vet studies. As of right now, my top colleges include the University of Delaware, University of Connecticut and SUNY Geneseo.”