Holly LoTurco’s four-year run at Huntington High School speaks for itself. The Class of 2016 president compiled a remarkable academic and extracurricular record.
Ms. LoTurco is this year’s recipient of the Suffolk County Executive’s Award for Public Service. She was recognized during Huntington’s senior academic awards ceremony in the high school auditorium.
Huntington guidance counselor Lauren Brunoni presented the award to Ms. LoTurco on behalf of County Executive Steven Bellone.
The teenager is headed to Duke University. She played key roles in numerous initiatives and activities, from serving as vice president of the Math Honor Society to being captain of the Highsteppers competitive dance team.
“It was an honor to be selected for this award and recognized for the public service I have completed,” Ms. LoTurco said. “I am looking forward to continuing this service throughout my future endeavors, specifically through international programs such as Duke Engage in college.”
One of the integral members of Huntington’s mock trial team, which has quickly become one of Suffolk’s best, Ms. LoTurco was named a Distinguished Senior last spring after compiling a minimum 90 academic average during every semester of high school.
An Advanced Placement Scholar with Honor, Ms. LoTurco was also inducted into the National Honor Society, English Honor Society, Social Studies Honor Society and the Spanish Honor Society.
Ms. LoTurco credits her success to her “consistent motivation and determination as well as the support of the school district and community.”
A competitive dancer, the teenager volunteered with Huntington High Schools’ Habitat for Humanity chapter. Ms. LoTurco participated in numerous community service related activities over the past four years as one of the student government’s grade level leaders.
Ms. LoTurco traveled to Europe and to Peru with EF Tours, joining many classmates on the enjoyable trips. She developed many fruitful relationships with her teachers and club advisors over the years and is one of the most popular members of the Class of 2016.
“Holly is one the most dynamic and friendly kids I have met,” said Camille Tedeschi, a Huntington High School social studies teachers and a Class of 2016 faculty advisor. “She is always full of life and kindness. I loved working with her on homecoming activities because she always was efficient and responsible with meeting her responsibilities. I also loved traveling with her. She was always smiling and absorbing the world around her. I’m going to miss having her on my trips.”