Even though the Fall and Winter seasons are over, you’ve surely seen Ava Prinzo on the sidelines with her pom poms and bow, passionately cheering on various Monroe sports teams. The Varsity Captain routinely leads practices, helps with choreography, and shares her positive energy with the rest of her team. Prinzo was a Homecourt Court nominee in the Fall of 2021 and more recently, a NJSIAA representative in early February of 2022.
Prinzo is also an avid watcher of the show Dance Moms, enjoys traveling and going to the beach, dining at restaurants, and playing with her cat, Scout.
In addition to taking challenging courses like AP US History and AP European History, she is a member of the National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, and National English Honor Society. She currently serves as the National Art Honor Society’s Historian, taking note of the club’s activities and promoting their work on social media. Prinzo has also been a Principal’s List student for the entirety of her high school career.
Throughout the years, Prinzo has been given plenty of words of wisdom from her teachers, but she remembers this piece of advice from one of them in particular: “...Be active in [the] community as frequently as possible, whether it's academically or socially. My involvement in both the classroom and my extracurricular activities has allowed me countless opportunities and has ultimately shaped me into the person I am today.”
In fact, she is a volunteer cheerleading coach, helping young athletes from ages 5-10 learn new competitive routines. The team she coaches qualified for Nationals and won first place at a competition in Orlando, Florida, an accomplishment she takes lots of pride in.
Following graduation, Prinzo will be attending the University of Miami with a major in Advertising and Marketing. She plans on trying out for their club cheerleading team, too. Eventually, Prinzo wants to work in Advertising, specifically at a Fortune 500 Company.