Huntington High School’s French Honor Society chapter closed out the year by presenting $500 in awards to three outstanding members of the Class of 2022.
French Honor Society faculty advisor Gina Trigian-Molvaut presented the three scholarships during the annual senior departmental awards night ceremony in the high school auditorium.
Cassidy Casabona captured a $200 award with awards in the amount of $150 going to both Sophie Laserson and Mary Grace Rorke. All three joined Ms. Trigian-Molvaut on the high school stage for a commemorative photo.
Ms. Casabona is headed to the University of Pennsylvania to study finance. She credits her academic success to “taking diligent notes, studying thoroughly prior to exams and attending extra help when she saw a need. The teenager is especially close to her family, the members of which never cease to encourage and support her through every endeavor.
An leading member of the high school’s chamber orchestra, Ms. Casabona served as the Class of 2022 treasurer in each of the past four years and as the GO president this past year.
Ms. Laserson plans to study business management at Boston University. She said the key to her success has been to try as hard as possible, regardless of the difficulty of any particular course. She takes pride in always doing her best. She said growing as a student and gaining the responsibilities that come along with it has been the most enjoyable part of high school.
The teenager pursued community service opportunities with the Key Club and National Honor Society and helped the Blue Devil mock trial team win the Suffolk championship and finish second in the state finals. She was the chief executive officer of her Virtual Enterprise company.
Ms. Rorke will be studying civil engineering at Duke University. She said that working hard and focusing on her passions are the key to her success. She encourages everyone to “branch out and try new things.” She earned top grades while participating in Grandfriends, A World of Difference and The Dispatch student newspaper and playing the harp in the symphony orchestra.
The teenager is a skilled ballerina and has volunteered extensively with the Junior Welfare League of Huntington. She interned with the Huntington Foundation for Excellence in Education.