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Q&A with School Captain, Gabby Tesfaye

What school(s) did you attend before Bishop Hartley?

I attended St. Pius X Elementary School.

What extracurriculars, athletics, and clubs are you involved in?

I am on the field hockey team. I am also involved in the Ambassadors’ Program, National Honor Society, Model United Nations, and Morgan’s Message. Outside of school, I have a cancer research internship at The James/OSU that I’ve been doing since the summer.

Who is your favorite teacher(s)?

Mr. Green, Miss Hartge, Mrs. Hendrix, Mr. Trimner, and Mr. Bernhard.

What is your favorite class(es)?

My favorite classes that I’ve taken are AP Chemistry, AP Lang, Religion 10, and Fashion & Costume Design.

What's your favorite lunch(es)?

My favorite lunch is salad bar and the white chocolate macadamia cookies.

What do you love most about Hartley?

I love the sense of community and the motivation to succeed at Hartley. Everyone, from our teachers to students, is warm and inviting, and ready to help. My teachers at Hartley want me to succeed and help me in any way they can, whether it’s staying after school past SEEK time or showing up early in the morning for extra practice.

Why is your House the best?

The Springs House is the best House because we have the most spirit! We’re always the loudest and starting cheers during our house competitions, win or lose.

What are you most looking forward to your senior year?

I am looking forward to the Springs House winning the House Cup for the second year in a row!

What are your plans after graduating?

After graduation, I plan on earning my bachelor’s degree in neuroscience and attending medical school. I want to specialize in dermatology and eventually become an onco-dermatologist.

What's your favorite quote or mantra? You can have more than one!

“A dream is only a dream until you decide to make it real.” – Harry Styles 

“Serve the Lord with laughter.” – St. Padre Pio

What else should the Hartley community know about you?

I love coffee. I’m not really myself until I’ve finished my first cup. 


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