Class of 2021: Danitza Peralta – Gloversville High School

Danitza Peralta - Gloversville High School
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Danitza Peralta - Gloversville High School

Gloversville High School

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Danitza Peralta

Valedictorian

PARENTS: Jennifer Cruz Cisse

COLLEGE OR OTHER PLANS: Majoring in health sciences at FMCC

AFTER COLLEGE: Become a medical professional and pursue an art career.

WHAT HAS BEEN THE HARDEST PART OF THE LAST YEAR OF SCHOOL and THE MOST REWARDING: The hardest part has been setting a schedule for myself and sticking to it. The most rewarding part has been me knowing that I tried my best to succeed.

WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED ABOUT YOURSELF DURING THE PANDEMIC/HOW HAVE YOU CHANGED: During the pandemic, I realized just how much mental health is impacted by isolation. I learned that being around people and helping each other is so important, even as an introvert. I became a little more outgoing over the past year and a half. Life’s experiences aren’t as grand without someone to share it with.

WHAT IS THE MEMORY OF HIGH SCHOOL YOU WILL NEVER FORGET: I will never forget when I finally found my passion, pottery and ceramics.

WHAT WILL YOU MISS MOST ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL: I will miss the convenience of seeing my friends almost every day.

WHAT’S IN YOUR MUSIC PLAYER: Just about every genre of music

FAVORITE BOOK OR AUTHOR: George R. R. Martin

BEST PART ABOUT GRADUATING: Hitting a major milestone and starting to work towards a new one.

WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU: My mother inspires me. She is the strongest, most patient, and selfless person I know.

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