Christopher Mavrogian is perhaps the proudest class president in the country. The leader of Huntington High School’s Class of 2020, the teenager believes his classmates are “really good people” and he enjoys striving to make life in the building and in the community better for everyone.
Mr. Mavrogian has been leading his classmates as their president for many years and he’s just as enthusiastic about the job now as he was when he was first elected.
Huntington High School senior Christopher Mavrogian (Darin Reed photo.)
“In eighth grade, I just ran as a joke and then realized I could actually do something with it if I won, so I began to take it seriously by the time the election came,” Mr. Mavrogian said. “Ever since, I’ve been doing my best to bring my class together and make them proud to be the Class of 2020. I truly believe they’re all really good people.”
Getting as many of his classmates to work together for the betterment of all has been an important aspect of Mr. Mavrogian’s presidency. “We started from third place freshmen year in the Homecoming Day float competition and while extremely stressful that first time around, it was the most rewarding experience,” he said. “Since then we were second sophomore year and first place as juniors. Each year it’s been significantly easier and I’ve learned a great deal about patience, how and who to properly delegate jobs to and many other great leadership tools. Maddie Reed has stuck out as someone who has significantly helped me out.”
The junior’s current academic schedule includes classes in Advanced Placement Seminar, AP US History, Regents Physics, Honors Italian IV, pre-Calculus, Creative Video and Senior Band. He is also “self-studying” AP English Language and Composition.
Mr. Mavrogian is a member of Huntington’s National Honor Society and Tri-M Music Honor Society chapters. A longtime member of the Boy Scouts, he plays oboe and tenor sax in the high school’s pit orchestra, marimba in the front ensemble of the Blue Devil marching band, oboe in the wind ensemble and is set to be an administrative assistant in the new debate club that is currently organizing. He participates in the robotics program and even finds the time to work as a doughboy at Fiorello Dolce on Wall Street in Huntington.
The high school’s student government program and its activities have been a key part of Mr. Mavrogian’s life. He has played a role in many initiatives and found value in all of them.
“I’ve also participated significantly in the Stuff the Bus food drives over the course of these three years and can say it is one of the greatest feelings when delivering the food to the pantries,” Mr. Mavrogian said. “In between, we’ve been holding bake sales and other fundraisers, such as our candy grams, in order to fundraise for next June’s, prom which we have been planning for. I think it will be the best one Huntington High School has seen in a long time.”
Mr. Mavrogian’s closest friends include James Obermaier, Diego Torres, John Caputo, Nathan Soric, Paul Katigbak, Jessica Quintanilla, Hiya Akber and Michael Reed.
The teenager’s favorite teachers include Jason Giachetti, Brian Stellato, Alex Nelson, Paige Tyree Furman, Edward Florea and Kristin Fortunato.
“I want to go into music education and performance,” Mr. Mavrogian said. “I’m currently looking at SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music, Queens College’s Aaron Copland School of Music and Boston University. I’ve also considered majoring in communications, psychology or linguistics.”
Known for his smile and sense of humor, Mr. Mavrogian likes to have a good time. Some might say he is the “life of the party,” but he also has a serious side and he is one of the top juniors academically.
The teenager got his start in the district as a kindergartener at Washington Primary School. Mr. Mavrogian has always been an impressive young man and he’s very good at seizing opportunities as they present themselves.
“My experience in has been really great,” Mr. Mavrogian said. “I’ve been trying to take advantage of every opportunity Huntington provides and I’m making the best of it. These are all such passionate and dedicated teachers that make me want to learn so much from them. Not just the subject matter of the class, but valuable life lessons. The students are all so fun and kind. I know I'll always have a good time at the high school.”