Parents:Sam Gelista and Lisa Gelista
Educational or Future Plans: I plan to attend Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi in the fall of 2017. I plan to major in Communications with a minor in Dance.
Clubs and Officer Positions: HOSA, TRIO, and Journalism
Accomplishments/Honors:I received the Outstanding TRIO Participation Award for 2017, The Ballet Standout Scholarship from NUVO Dance Convention, and I’m going to graduate high school with 21 college hours.
What was the best advice you ever received? Who gave you the advice?
The best advice comes from my mom, she always tells me “Stay true to yourself because there are very few people who will always be true to you.”
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? I see myself with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and hopefully having an internship so that I can pursue my Master’s degree as well.
If you could change anything about the world, what would it be and why?
If I could change anything about the world it would be that people would be more empathetic towards each other and around social situations as well.
If you could invite 3 people to dinner (other than relatives), who would they be and why?
I would invite Audrey Hepburn because she was a fantastic dancer, actress, and humanitarian. I would also invite Malala Yousafzai because she fights for female education and is the youngest person to win a Nobel Peace Prize. Lastly, I would invite Lana Del Rey because I’m a huge fan of her contemporary style of music.
Food: Steak and Shrimp
Book: The Glass Castle
Movie: Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Town in Texas: San Antonio
Vacation Spot: Galveston
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