Jasjeet Kaur has blazed a trail of high achievement through Huntington High School. The senior has been an exceptional student as well as a wonderful musician and athlete. As she nears the end of an amazing four year run, the teenager was presented with the Heart of Huntington Award by the district’s PTA Council at the organization’s annual luncheon at the Huntington Country Club on Tuesday afternoon.
Ms. Kaur is headed to Stony Brook University where she plans to study biology in preparation for a career as a medical doctor.
Huntington senior Jasjeet Kaur.
The Heart of Huntington Award is presented to a graduating senior who has demonstrated the core values of the PTA, including school spirit, volunteerism, community involvement, commitment to academics and a willingness to act as a role model for their peers.
Huntington High School Principal Brenden Cusack was asked to present the award to Ms. Kaur on behalf of the PTA. The award carries with it a $500 stipend to help defer college expenses.
“Jasjeet is truly a deserving recipient for the Heart of Huntington Award,” Mr. Cusack said. “She is focused, engaged, hardworking, talented and truly humble. This award, given by the PTA Council, is intended to embody all that is good about Huntington and Jasjeet is the perfect ambassador to receive this award. We are all so proud of her!”
Close friends with fellow seniors Erin Ye and Cassidy Casabona, Ms. Kaur cited “finding a balance between schoolwork and having fun” as the key to her success. She said that “making meaningful connections” between her favorite pastimes and schoolwork has contributed to her record of achievement.
Captain of the Huntington Blue Devil marching band battery, Ms. Kaur also played three years of softball with the Blue Devil varsity. She’s been a standout in the high school’s science research program and won awards in National History Day competitions.
The teenager said that among the most enjoyable aspects of the past four years have been the relationships she’s formed with faculty and staff members; the friendships she has developed with classmates and the engaging classes and extracurricular activities she has taken and participated in.