Nate Gilmartin, Reporter

Abigail LaCour, truly a senior who does it all, is a member of Class Cabinet (Vice President), Spanish Honor Society (Vice President), Student Government, National Honor Society, theater, Chamber Choir, women’s chorale, and concert choir, as well as a participant in the St. Luke’s Career Linking Academy Program. She would like to attend Thomas Jefferson University and Philadelphia University to major in pre-medical studies and use that degree to work towards becoming a pediatric surgeon. 

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

Intelligent, involved, kind 

Who will you remember most in Bangor and why? 

Mr. Hobbs, he always has the best New Jersey jokes. 

What is your best high school memory and why? 

Winning 8 Freddy Awards, including best overall show for Mamma Mia! 

What is your worst high school memory and why? 

Losing the class of the classes picnic to the sophomores. 

Which band could play the soundtrack to your high school career and why? 

Taylor Swift in 2009. 

If there were a movie made about your high school days, which actor would play your part and why? 

Cole Sprouse or Jennifer Lawrence. 

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

Homeroom, so I’m not marked late. 

Who influenced you most during high school? Why and how? Give them a shoutout! 

Mr. Di Minico taught me many valuable life lessons and lots about music. 

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

Working in a hospital, in my 2nd year of residency. 

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

I will miss the musicals, prom, and the football games the most. 

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

“Fake it til you make it” 

Confidence is the key to success. If you can’t do something perfectly now, fake it until you can, hopefully no one will notice. 

What got you interested in emergency room work? 

Growing up, with my sister in the hospital often, I knew since I was 8 that I wanted to be a doctor. 

How was that internship with St. Luke’s Hospital? 

It was a great experience, I learned about many jobs in the medical field and was able to experience what it was like to work at the hospital. 

How do you feel about the risks involved with having someone’s life in your hands? 

It’s a very intense and stressful job, but it is also a very important job and needs to be done. 

What is your biggest strength, and how do you think that will help you in the ER? 

I handle stressful and intense environments well and this will help me to be calm and collected while I’m dealing with emergencies. 

What is your favorite TV show featuring doctors (these could be real, like in a documentary, or fictional, like in one of those hospital dramas)? 

Grey’s Anatomy. One day I hope to find Dr. McDreamy.