2021 George Farber Outstanding Student Award Honoree

Juan Pinilla Hernandez

Juan Pinilla Hernandez

Barry Tech
Glen Cove CSD

Juan came to the United States from Columbia five years ago, the third time in his life he has had to relocate to a new country and learn a new language. He came to Barry Tech specifically to study audio/video, and after just two short years he is working in the field and applying to colleges to study audio, video, lighting and live show production.

Juan is a talented and hardworking student. He has been named Student of the Quarter, held a place on the High Honor Roll for the past two years, and was inducted into the National Technical Honor Society. He was selected to represent his school during Lobby Day, and volunteered to DJ at the Jerusalem Avenue School’s holiday party.

When Barry Tech switched to remote learning, Juan used his formidable skills to enhance the virtual learning experience, locating online resources to implement into the curriculum. He is always willing to help out, whether sitting with a peer to work through a technical issue, or assisting his instructors.