Alex Frawley is back studying within the friendly confines of Huntington High School where the teenager is in his senior year. He spent time in Europe last summer, broadening his educational and cultural horizons. Now he has returned and his hands are full with five Advanced Placement courses.
“I had a very busy summer,” said Mr. Frawley in his typically understated way. “I had a six week internship with American Portfolios, which is a financial services company based on Long Island. I worked as their information security intern and it was very interesting and rewarding working as part of their team. I also had a very exciting experience going to England. I had won a merit scholarship to attend the University of Cambridge by entering an essay competition on business management. The course was really interesting and there were many international students. It was an amazing experience despite being difficult to travel with all the COVID-19 related restrictions.”
Those who know Mr. Frawley well, including the teachers he has worked with, have all the confidence in the world in him. They all know he is more than up for the challenge of studying at Cambridge with many of the best and brightest of his generation.
“This school year I am taking Advanced Placement Physics, AP Calculus BC, AP Macro/Micro Economics, AP English Literature and Composition and AP Statistics,” Mr. Frawley said. “I am looking forward to my classes being in person this year.”
One of the leaders of Huntington Robotics, Mr. Frawley once again plans to be integrally involved in the organization. “The robotics team is excited to be up and running,” he said. “We are encouraging all prospective members to join. It should be an exciting year with competitions.”
Mr. Frawley hasn’t finalized his college plans. He still has an open mind about which school is the best fit and the best course of study to pursue. “I am very interested in both business and technology and ideally would like to study both finance and computer science,” he said.