Brooke Goffredo, Reporter

After a successful academic and athletic career at Bangor High School, Lindsay Hoffer plans to attend Liberty University, with a major in nursing and a minor in Spanish, to eventually become a nurse practitioner.

What three adjectives would your friends use to describe you?

Three adjectives they would use would be encouraging, intelligent, and selfless.

What sports, clubs, organizations, jobs do you have an what are your positions in each of these activities?

Some of the sports I was involved in over the course of my high school career was Cross Country, Powderpuff, and Track and field, where I competed in Javelin. Outside of school I have been training in Isshinryu Karate for over 10 years and I received my full grade black belt in November 2019. I have been in National Honor Society for two years; My junior year is was Secretary and this year I became President. I have been involved in Spanish Honor Society for two years and my senior year I became Co-President with Sophia Villano. I have also been in Class Cabinet for 3 years and I was Prom Co-chair my junior year and I am Senior Class Vice President. I am Librarian of the BAHS Choir and I am in Slater Chorale and Women’s Chorale. I have also been a part of District 10 Choir 2019 and Northampton County Chorus 2020. On top of always being busy, I work at Detzi’s Tavern as a hostess and a busser.

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

I will miss my choir family but I will really miss the friends I have grown up with. I have been friends with Nick Hardardt, Henry Hahn, Nick Christeleit, and Mason Cruz since I was 4 years old. They have turned into brothers for me and not going to school with them next year will be extremely difficult.

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

Mr. DiMinco has influenced me the most throughout my time at Bangor. I have had him as a choir teacher for the past four years and he does more than just teach music. He wants the best for each of his students and pushes each individual to do better and continue to grow in every aspect.

What is your best high school memory and why?

My best high school memories would be singing at Carnegie Hall in New York City. That stage has held some of the biggest names and having the opportunity to sing on that stage was thrilling and something I’ll never forget.

What is your worst high school memory and why?

My worst high school memory would be not knowing that my last day of high school would be in March. I was so excited for all of the last events and I have been looking forward to since freshman year. It was extremely heartbreaking.

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

If there is one band that could play the soundtrack to my high school career it would be Lemonade Mouth. Their songs correlate to how I felt during high school and I just feel they really encompass the past four years at Bangor.

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

I would have Alexis Bledel play the role of me during high school because of her personality and energy towards life. She also has the same physical features as I do, so I feel it would fit well!

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

I would always end up in the choir room because that is where I spent the majority of my day and many of my friends would be down there.

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

10 years from now I hope to be working as a Nurse Practitioner in a hospital. I’d love to have a family of my own and have traveled the world. It has been my dream since I was little to be a nurse and travel, so if I accomplish that, it would be the best feeling in the world.

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

I will definitely miss football and basketball games. The energy in the room is like nothing else. But I will also miss singing and performing at choir concerts, Disney Nights, and Broadway Nights. One of the best feelings has been singing on our high school stage; It is like nothing else.

What is your favorite quote to live by and why?

Within my life I live by a variety of bible verses, but one in specific that I love is 1 Peter 5.7, and it states, “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares about you.” This verse is one I resonate with because I am constantly stressed and anxious, and I have learned that if I’m constantly stressed, I am always worrying. I had to learn that worrying and being stressed is not how life should be. Although at some points, things may get stressful, I can’t worry about the future because it’s not in my control. So all I can do is have trust and faith!

What’s next for you? 

This fall I am attending Liberty University, located in Lynchburg, Virginia, which is 6 hours away from Bangor.

What are you studying? 

I will be studying nursing and minoring in Spanish! I do eventually plan to earn a Master’s in Nursing to become a Nurse Practitioner.

What is one piece of advice you would give to underclassman?

Do not take anything for granted!!! These years fly by and they truly are some of the best memories you will have. I remember thinking as a freshman, how badly I wanted to go to college, and now I wish I could relieve some of the things I did, especially now with the Covid-19 situation. I never would have thought my senior year would end like this, but it makes me realize how blessed I have been throughout my years at Bangor High School. Do as much as you can and be involved with as much as you physically can be!

What does being a Slater mean to you?

Being a Slater means that I am someone who never gives up. We were taught to never lose sight of our dreams and always strive to achieve them. Growing up as a Bangor Slater, we were taught to be leaders. That is something I will always carry with me, wherever I go.

What is you biggest takeaway from Bangor area school district?

My biggest takeaway from Bangor School District is that I will never forget where I grew up. I will always remember my hometown and the people I have grown up with. This community and environment has helped shape me into who I am today.