Meet Gabriela '20

Since her freshman year, Gabriela has been building solid relationships at Holy Angels and beyond. This summer, she and several other AHA students traveled to Puerto Rico to help residents recover from the far-reaching effects of Hurricane Maria. Together, she and her team demolished damaged homes and helped restore a farm that had been destroyed by the storm. When she returned to New Jersey, Gabriela joined the leadership board of Fiesta4Hope, an AHA student-led non-profit organization that has developed ties to continue to support a community center in Aibonito, Puerto Rico.

Within the AHA community, Gabriela is an officer of AHA’s Black and Hispanic Cultural Society, and has been active with Model UN, Art Club, Journey Toward Justice, and Powerback. She served as captain of the AHA Freshman Basketball Team and is now captain of the AHA JV Volleyball Team. Gabriela contributed to the school’s successful 2018 musical as a member of the stage crew. As a member of AHA’s Operation Smile organization, Gabriela helps plan and run fundraisers to cover the cost of corrective operations for children born with cleft lip or palate. She has been invited to join the National Society of High School Scholars. In her community, Gabriela volunteers at the Saint John the Baptist Parish Center. She is a CPR certified babysitter and assists parents with their children during Mass. 



More about Gabby:

What is your favorite book? My favorite book is The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie; We read it in Mrs. Brizzolara's Sophomore year Literature class and it's by far one of the best books i've read at AHA.

What is your favorite cafeteria food? My favorite cafeteria food is the spaghetti tacos. My freshman year, a group of us asked Mr. Ash to make them and ever since then it's been on the menu at least once a month

What is your favorite show to binge watch? My favorite show to binge watch has to be Glee. I have watched it at least 12 times and can recite basically every episode word for word.

What is your favorite app? My favorite app is Buzz-feed. My friends and I are constantly sending each other quizzes, and I think it's a good app to use when you have some free time.

Best club or sport to join at AHA? I think Fiesta4Hope has been my favorite club I've not only helped start but also join because it's given me a sense of responsibility throughout the school year, and it also makes me happy to know that I'm raising money for people in need.

What is your favorite Snapchat filter? My favorite Snapchat filter is the scrunched up Grinch face filter.

What language do you take? I take Spanish at Holy Angels. I love Spanish class so much; we sing, and dance, and we learn about different Spanish cultures and it's such a fun language to speak.

Favorite uniform: winter or summer? Definitely the winter uniform.

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