An honor roll student from East Northport is setting an example of successful full immersion in academics, leadership and volunteer positions inside and outside of school.
Michael Saxer, a senior at St. Anthony's High School in South Huntington, is a practiced juggler of a wide range of activities: He is a technological whiz, pipe major of the school's Celtic Friars Bagpipe Band, and a Eucharistic minister and altar server both in school and at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Greenlawn.
Two of his most active positions are serving as technology director of the National Honor Society chapter at St. Anthony's and as president of the school's Technology Club -- both of which foster his knowledge of computer science, his planned college major.
"It's very fulfilling to be involved in so many activities," said Saxer, 17. "It seems like a lot, but I make time for it all."
In addition, Saxer is a member of his school's Rocket and Aviation Club, Computer Science Club and St. Anthony's Leadership Team, which helps freshmen transition into the high school.
Saxer has received several school awards, including the Duns Scotus Award in each of the past four years for having an average of more than 89.5. He also is recipient of the Gary William DeSpagna Scholarship, valued at $10,000, for showing high Catholic morals.