Providence Academy Standout Student: Gabriella Munger
This week’s standout student, Gabriella Munger, is athletic, artistic and academically successful. The Providence Academy senior has a love for learning. She’s a National Honor Society member, Student Council leader and she’s passionate about biology. This summer she went on a research trip to Costa Rica.
“We got to research ants in the wild and see all these different species of animals there that we’re not used to,” said Munger. “So, that was kind of cool. “
Teacher Yvonne Boldt went on that trip with Munger. She also has taught the senior several advanced biology classes.
“She’s good at applying what she’s learned in new situations and that makes her particularly, skillful when it comes to science and doing scientific research experiments,” explained Boldt.
Munger also likes to stay active. She participates on the school’s trap shooting team and you might say she dances to a beat of her own drum—playing percussion instruments in the pep and jazz bands. She’s also an accomplished pianist.
“I think my piano experience makes percussion a lot easier,” she said.
Passionate and determination are what drive Gabby to be successful.
“You can’t devote that much time to things you don’t enjoy doing and have a passion for,” said Munger, a National Merit Semifinalist.
But faith is her foundation.
“We start every class with a prayer. We go to mass once a week, and there’s always opportunities where I can go to the chapel for a little bit and just like center myself. I think without that, I would be a totally frazzled,” explained Munger.