Roman Borovica is an exciting young artist. The Huntington High School junior is enrolled in Advanced Placement 2D Photography with teacher Pamela Piffard and he recently had some of his pieces chosen to appear on the back cover of the Huntington Art Council’s Arts Cultural News publication.
The teenager said his interest in art “spiked” at a young age “once I took a trip to California with my mom and I started to take photos of the Pacific and the wild seals. Ever since then I’ve had a natural eye for photography and have enjoyed it.”
Mr. Borovica is mastering all the ins and outs of photography. “In my AP 2D class, I am striving to take amazing photographs while also having a good connection with my teacher, Mrs. Piffard whom I have known since my freshman year,” he said.
The junior said he has also taken special interest in his AP Seminar class, working alongside some of his good friends while they all grapple with various research problems. Mr. Borovica have enjoyed working with teacher Samantha Cunningham. “She’s a great teacher and knows how to make learning fun,” he said.
Mr. Borovica plays on the Blue Devil varsity soccer and he’s already looking forward to a great senior season with this teammates and coaches. “Right now, I am really focused on doing well on my SAT test, studying every day trying to receive a good score,” he said. “Throughout my years in Huntington, I participated in the yearbook and environmental clubs and next year plan to start a club myself; the ‘Ski/Snowboard’ club, where my peers would go to a ski resort and have fun riding.”
Huntington High School dean of students, Robert Gilmor III has been a faculty standout in Mr. Borovica’s life. “This year I met Mr. Gilmor and he is one of the most warmhearted human I have met,” the junior said. “He really does care for everyone.”
The teenager is interested playing soccer at either Binghamton University or SUNY Oswego.
“I am currently undecided on what I would like to major in, but I’m taking steps in my life now to find what I would like to do,” Mr. Borovica said. “As far as a career, I don’t desire to sit at a desk. I would like to do something that requires me to be outside and be happy.”
The junior is doing very well in school. He’s captured a spot on the high school’s high honor roll.
“So far my experience in Huntington is great,” Mr. Borovica said. “I am surrounded by great people who support me and I have good friends and am happy to be a part of Huntington.”