Then and Now: Kate Deegan takes a look at what some graduates of local high schools  are doing these days.

Name: Kate Deegan (Kuntz)

High School: Huntington HS

Year Graduated: 2002

Comment about your high school experiences: A truly wonderful and memorable 4 years…I made great friends whom I’m still very close with, and very rarely does too much time pass without our reminiscing fun times had with the volleyball team, Varsity club, Brainstormers, or Choir. If i had to do it all over again, I certainly would, and I’d do it exactly the same way.

Immediate post-high school: St. John’s University in Queens…majored in Criminal Justice and joined the Gamma Phi Beta sorority-Zeta Mu chapter.

What you’re doing now: Apothecus Pharmaceutical Corp.-Social Media Marketing and Sales. Joined the Halesite Fire Department in 2009 as a volunteer firefighter and EMT. Department Secretary and Public Information Officer, Ex-Captain of the Rescue Squad. Love being able to help my neighbors when they are truly in need of emergency assistance. We also educate about the dangers of drug and Alcohol abuse in teens through the “Be Smart. Don’t Start” program. Member of the Caumsett Foundation on the History Committee; trying to bring the stories of Marshall Field III and his family to public knowledge and fundraising to preserve the estate. I recently joined the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians-Huntington Div. 4; we do charitable work in our community to help our neighbors in need. We are also fund raising to assist in the rebuilding of Centro San Francisco, a school in Puerto Rico that was destroyed by the hurricanes last year.

Where is your family:  Family all lives in Huntington still.

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