Meet Valentina '21

Valentina is a rising star of the stage with a gift for telling a story through song, dance, and acting. Her credits include three solo singing performances at Carnegie Hall, key roles in numerous musicals from “Footloose” to “Legally Blonde,” performances of the American and Italian national anthems for the Italian Welfare League, and a national campaign for a well-known product line. Before she entered AHA, she earned the Saint Cecilia Award for a middle school student who excelled in music and performance.

Since she became an Angel, Valentina has appeared in every AHA production. She is already a member of the Thespian Honor Society and the Tri-M Honor Society, which recognizes outstanding musicians. She has been studying vocal technique since 2009, and currently lends her voice to the AHA Chorus and the Music Makers, a group that performs at school assemblies and liturgies. Each year since 2016, Valentina has been accepted to the Paper Mill Playhouse Summer Musical Theater Conservatory. This selective, five-week training program is geared toward students who plan to pursue careers in musical theater and production. Valentina has studied dance since she was very young, and has already logged 12 years of ballet and tap training. She also enjoys studying pointe, hip-hop, and jazz. At AHA, Valentina has been involved in the Sign Language Club, the school newspaper, and PowerBack, a group that teaches teens about healthy, supportive relationships. Valentina’s achievements in her world language studies recently earned her a spot in the Italian Honor Society. As a junior, she will be taking Advanced Placement courses in art history and U.S. History. Within her faith community, Valentina is a CCD instructor for kindergarten children.

More about Valentina:

What is your favorite book? To Kill a Mockingbird

What is your favorite cafeteria food? I love the salad bar!

What is your favorite show to binge watch? I just finished watching The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix

What is your favorite app? I don’t have a ton of apps on my phone, but I’m obsessed with this one game called Panda Pop, I play it all the time.

Best club or sport to join at AHA? Sign Languge Club is one of my favorite clubs that I’ve gotten to be apart of

What is your favorite Snapchat filter? I don’t really use Instagram filters, but I think my favorite snapchat filter right now is the black and white one with all the little black hearts

What language do you take? I take Italian!

Favorite uniform: winter or summer? As an underclassmen I like the summer but as an upperclassmen, I prefer the winter!

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