Senior Issue: Brooke Huczko


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Kate Smith, Deputy Sports Editor

This previously ran in our 2022 June Senior Issue.

Brooke Huczko has expertly juggled athletics and academics throughout her years at EHS. When she began playing softball at the age of five, she knew that she wanted to play for as long as possible, which led to her being a vital part of the EHS softball team and a future college player. She also devotes her time to academics, where she is on honor roll, part of National Honor Society, and an active member in Key Club.

She will bid farewell to the halls of EHS this year as she plans to attend Elizabethtown College and major in early childhood education with a minor in coaching, all while playing softball for the Blue Jays. 

Stinger: What do you want to do in the future as a career? 

Huczko: An elementary school teacher is my dream. I just love working with kids and seeing them grow and develop in a short period of time. 

Stinger: How do you think you’ve changed since freshman year? 

Huczko: I think I’ve become more disciplined because I’ve needed to do work early and learn time management skills. I’ve learned that being a student-athlete is not about just being an athlete, but a student as well, and that was a big step for me. 

Stinger: Who is your favorite teacher here at EHS? 

Huczko: I would say Mrs. Day. She does the child development program and she’s just helped me so much becoming a future teacher. 

Stinger: What are you most excited for about college? 

Huczko: I’m most excited about the education program at the school because it’s top-notch. You go into the field starting in freshman year, which is so cool. They also just opened a new softball field, so that’s good timing. 

Stinger: What was the most memorable moment in your softball career? 

Huczko: Probably just signing and committing to my college because it was just a relief taken off my shoulders; it was an amazing thing to do. 

Stinger: Did COVID affect your softball career at all? If so, how? 

Huczko: Yes, it did. It affected my sophomore year, we didn’t get to play at all. It was pretty rough. In junior year, we were allowed to play again but we had to wear masks most of the time. It was still amazing to be out on the field with the team, though. 

Stinger: What was the hardest class you’ve ever taken at EHS? 

Huczko: Probably AP Calculus AB. There is just so much work you have to put in outside of the classroom.