Oskar Kilgour is quite a unique fellow. The Huntington High School junior is a great conversationalist with a sharp sense of humor and the wit of wisdom of someone much older. He’s confident enough to be able to poke fun at himself, but he has a serious side, too. The teenager is also an exceptional student and a first rate musician.
Oskar Kilgour is a top Huntington High School junior.
Mr. Kilgour was born at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, but he is thoroughly Huntington now. He began his studies in Huntington UFSD as a kindergartener at Washington Primary School. Many of the friendships he made there as a five year old are still intact today.
The teenager is on the high school’s Mathletes, Science Olympiad and Ocean Bowl teams. He performs with the senior band, jazz and wind ensembles, pit orchestra and the Blue Devil marching band’s drumline.
Mr. Kilgour has been inducted in the National Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, English Honor Society, Science Honor Society, Math Honor Society and Social Studies Honor Society. Yes, his academic record is sterling.
The junior’s current academic schedule includes classes in Advanced Placement United States History, AP Physics, AP English Language and Composition, Pre-Calculus AB Honors, Career and Financial Management, Health and Senior Band. In the spring semester he is adding Business Management and Psychology classes.
Mr. Kilgour’s closest friends include Michael Reed, Nathan Soric, Andrew Knowles, Jose Suarez, Chris Mavrogian, Michael McCooey, Charlie Sze, Arashdeep Singh, Ryan Hoffmann, James Ahern, Liam Walsh and Aidan Walsh.
Some of the junior’s favorite Huntington High School teachers have been Paige Furman, Lauren Desiderio, Suzi Biagi, Joseph Cohen, Brian Stellato, Victoria Lombardi, Stacey Byrnes and Jason Giachetti.
Mr. Kilgour can play clarinet, alto saxophone and drums. “I have also taught myself to play the soprano saxophone and tenor saxophone, which I will be playing for the pit orchestra,” he said.
The junior is interested in studying business in college and hopes to ultimately obtain a Master of Business Administration degree, “but I am not yet totally committed to a major,” he said. “I am interested in SUNY Schools such as Binghamton, but I also will be applying to schools such as New York University and Boston University.”
Mr. Kilgour attended a percussion camp at the University of Massachusetts Amherst last summer. He went on to enjoy a sensational competitive season with the Blue Devil marching band.
The teenager has done some traveling, including a trek to Los Angeles for his father’s Emmy Award nomination. “He edits TV shows, mostly documentaries and that year he and his team were nominated for sound editing ‘The World Wars’ on The History Channel,” Mr. Kilgour said.
The junior has also visited Huntington Beach, California, Sarasota, Florida, Walt Disney World, Scottsdale and Sedona in Arizona, Niagara Falls, the Bahamas and Mexico.
“I feel that my Huntington experience has been excellent in preparing me for the real world,” Mr. Kilgour said. “My participation in clubs and organizations has pushed me to get more involved and my excellent teachers have taught me incredible life lessons that I will always hold onto.”