Brooke Reister, Reporter

Hannah Almanzar, who is super passionate about her love for music, is involved in the Chamber Choir (secretary) and the high school musical. Almanzar was also one of the boys soccer managers and is one of the worship leaders at her church. She will continue her musical theater studies at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts in New York City this upcoming fall.

Which friend or friends will you miss most from Bangor and why?

Sophia Villano, Kristen Stopfer, and Avery Bailey. I know I will see them at least once or twice more in my life but they had always been there for me no matter what. We could always get through any of the crap and drama life presented us with.

Which teacher influenced you most or who will you remember most from Bangor and why?

LOL, obviously Mr. Di Minico because my life is music and he strengthened my voice and allowed me to be more capable of criticism.

What is your best high school memory and why?

You know those times where you just feel so incredibly bonded with a close group of people, or even just one person for no reason? I’ll miss those moments the most, with everyone I had them with.

What is your worst high school memory and why?

When the Rock didn’t show up at Sadie’s even though I specifically asked him to.

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

I’d say Hozier just because his songs are kind of all over the place but have a certain mood to them. I feel like my whole life is in the mood of Hozier.

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

I’d say Zooey Deschanel. She looks the most like me and is very musical and weird. She tends to make up words if she doesn’t know her full script, which I tend to do a lot.

Where do you predict you’ll end up ten years from now and why?

Traveling or still in NYC… either way, I’d be content. I definitely want to get married and travel the world… so maybe I’ll marry a rich guy who can make both of those things happen.

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

Musical obviously, and the field trips, because I feel like that’s when I bonded most with people I never really got to know the rest of the year.

What is your favorite quote to live by and why?

“Isn’t it a wonderful thought that our best days haven’t happened yet?” Because I tend to feel like I have no time left, and I want my future to come so fast, and sometimes I need to remind myself that the best days haven’t happened, so I still have things to look forward to, and my best days will constantly be my future.

What is your favorite memory from any musical season?

The moment before it’s time for places, and we all get in a circle and pray and are finally a family, and we have nothing but love for each other. I like those moments.

What do you love most about musical theater?

I guess just the feeling I get of performing, and I get to tell a story and be somebody else, which puts me in someone else’s shoes, and I gain so much appreciation for other people in my life.

What musical theater singer inspires you the most?

Eva Noblezada. No one knows who that is I’m sure, but she is a broadway actress, who’s voice first of all is so pure and phenomenal, but her morals and love for the world and for people no matter who they are is very inspiring to me.