Alumni Day at Huntington High School
january 24, 2023
Huntington High School’s Alumni Day drew 12 recent graduates to the School Heritage Museum, who shared their college experiences with current students.
The alums included Cristian Avelar-Romero (Cornell University; mechanical engineering), David Canas Granados (CUNY Hunter College; environmental studies), Naysa Escobar (NYU; marketing and management; psychology minor), Charlie Girimonti (Villanova University; undecided/business analytics), Jasjeet Kaur (Stony Brook University; biology/pre-med track), Keenan Lyons (University of Miami; musical theater; broadcast journalism minor), Jorge Parada Cisneros (Colgate University; psychological studies and Italian studies; physician assistant track), Melvin Ponce-Mejia (Suffolk Community College; liberal arts-general studies), Luke Rinaldi (Duke University; undecided/computer science), Yanira Rivera Ronquillo (CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice; forensic psychology; cybercrime minor), Julie Rogel (University of Scranton; kinesiology/pre-physician assistant program; concentration in nutrition and health performance) and Valerie Rogel (Columbia University; economics and statistics).
Due to COVID-19, this marked the first in-person Alumni Day since January 2020. “We offered two English speaking presentations and two in Spanish,” said Jeannette Alomia, district director of guidance and testing, K-12. “The audience was primarily our Class of 2023 members.”
Ms. Alomia and her team of counselors worked hard to make the event a success. The alumni panel shared their college experiences over the course of periods 3-6.
“I’m extremely proud of our alumni as they candidly shared their college experiences with our seniors,” Ms. Alomia said. “Because of this program, seniors walked away feeling empowered and optimistic about their future as they received first-hand information on what to expect when they attend college in the fall. I am extremely grateful for the counselors’ efforts in making this event a success.”