Collin Garcia is an all-around good guy and one of the top members of Huntington High School’s Class of 2022. He was honored last week at the Distinguished Seniors dinner after recording an academic average of 90 or better during every semester of high school.
Mr. Garcia intends to study criminal justice at Farmingdale State College beginning in the fall. If his high school performance is any indicator, it would appear he is destined for the college’s Dean’s List.
The teenager said the key to his success has been the help he received from a handful of his favorite teachers, including Michael Swendemann, Kristina Morell, Suzi Biagi and Timothy Witt.
“I was lucky enough not only to have Collin in ninth grade, but also in eleventh and twelfth grades,” Mr. Schwendemann said. “I watched him grow from a boy into a self-assured young man. He not only grew as a student, but also as a person. In or out of class he has never failed to put a smile on my face! I see nothing but good things in his future.”
Personable, articulate and a genuinely nice guy, Mr. Garcia said he has especially enjoyed taking classes with his friends, participating in science labs, funny teachers and not being assigned too much homework.
A five-year member of the track and field team, Mr. Garcia played football for two seasons and has been a Key Club member for two years.
Loyalty means a lot to Mr. Garcia, who likes to surround himself with those, who like him, always stand ready to help a friend in need. The good natured young man has a lot of energy and likes to live life to the fullest.
Family, friends, striving to be the best version of himself and being a proud Huntington Blue Devil are some of things that Mr. Garcia holds most dear.