Meagan Hoffman, Editor in Chief

Stellar senior Seth Diorio will attend Stevenson University in the fall to study business administration. Leaving behind his Slater legacy, Diorio has made a name for himself as football team captain, track and field athlete, member of the Chamber Choir, and by earning the part of lead Sam in this year’s school musical Mamma Mia! 

What do you hope people will remember about you after high school is over?  

To always be yourself and never let anyone influence your decision on anything. I hope people remember me as someone who changed so much throughout high school and during my senior year I decided to join the music program and it changed me as a person and made me a better man.

Who will you remember most in Bangor and why? 

Mr. Di Minico because he really helped me out a lot this year and brought me out of my comfort zone to be able to do what I love to do.

What is your best high school memory and why? 

Doing the musical Mamma Mia! It was such a great experience and finally having the guts to perform in front of people and making a lot of new friends. It was truly an amazing experience.

What is your worst high school memory and why?

Probably crashing into Akash’s car my junior year on the main road out here because I was in a rush.

When you arrive at school in the morning, where is the first place you want to go and why?

The gym because it’s fun and I love to play sports and run around.

Who influenced you most during high school? Why and how? Give them a shoutout! Probably my coach for football, Coach Toth. He really influenced me on continuing my career in college for football as well as being very supportive of me joining the music program here.

Where do you hope to end up 10 years from now and why?

I hope to be living away from here possibly around Baltimore running a major business making lots of money.

Which event/events will you miss the most and why?

The pep rallies before football games, especially the bonfire. The Bangor vs. Pen Argyl game. Unless you lived it and played in the game the experience you go through is truly something people have to experience. It’s one of the best feelings in the world during spirit week, the pep rallies, and the bonfire as a football player.

What is your favorite quote to live by and why is it important to you?

“A man of personality can formulate ideals, but only a man of character can achieve them.” This quote is important to me because until this year I was always the football kid who just lifted and played football and did sports, but I knew I had ideas about doing things with music, but I never did it. Well, I finally did it this year and I believe I showed my true character this year that anything is possible and you can achieve anything and do anything you put your mind to. Don’t be shy and scared of what people think; You do you and you’ll be the happiest person.

What inspired you to join the musical program? 

My family, Mr. Di Minico, and myself.

What valuable life lessons have you learned from participating in the sports and musical programs here at Bangor?

I learned many life lessons. Sports and music are two separate different types of people. And it truly opened me up to appreciate everything and always believe in yourself that no matter who you are, never let anything stop you from what you want to do. Always go with what you want to do and trust me, you will be living your best life. 

I’ve made so many friends this year just joining the music program and being able to get away from sports and being able to perform is truly an incredible feeling. Being able to be diverse and do both is amazing and I hope I inspire people who have a passion for singing, who were in my position and thought they were too cool for it, well, don’t think that, and do it! It will be the best feeling and you’ll be a better person because of it.

What are some similar characteristics you and Troy Bolton have in common?

I mean to be honest I don’t really know much about Troy Bolton, but I guess he’s an athlete who performs like me so I guess we’re both athletic and also have the vocals.

If you could see any famous singer in concert, who would it be and why?

Adam Lambert. He truly is the best singer on this planet right now in my opinion. He can sing any song and his range is unbelievable. That explains why he’s touring with Queen and I think when Freddie Mercury was alive he was the best on the planet. Well, Adam Lambert is better in my opinion. I would love to meet him and see him in concert.