Rose Chen, Reporter

During her time at BAHS, empathetic and thoughtful senior Allison Talero was involved in multiple clubs and activities including track and field, cross country, Leo Club, student government, and most importantly, Envirothon and Ecology Club. Talero will be attending Susquehanna University to study biology with hopes of one day becoming a high school science teacher. 

What sports, clubs, activities did you do while in high school? Any leadership positions in these?  

I have been a part of a lot of different clubs, and it still never seems to be enough. I did Envirothon for one year, student government for three, class cabinet for three, French honor society for three, Leo club for one, National Honor Society for three years and of which I am vice president, Ecology Club for one year, and of this club I am both the treasurer and on the council. On the athletic side of things, I did track and field for two years, and cross country for all four years of my high school career (as well as all of middle school), I have been captain of the cross country team for the last three years and on the varsity team for all four.  

What were your standout classes?  

I absolutely love science, some standout classes definitely have to be Mr. Hachtman’s research course and Mr. Hobb’s AP biology course.   

Who will you remember most in Bangor and why?   

Definitely my cross country coaches, Coach Hartzell, Coach U, and Coach V, have made quite a memorable impact that will never leave me. The hot summer runs to the cool autumn workouts were always so enjoyable with these three running with you and cheering you on.  

What is your best high school memory and why?  

Seeing as cross country was such a big part of my time here in the high school, my best memory was no doubt during this season. I remember my freshman year, the girls varsity team was on their way to the districts race, and the entire time we were screaming to songs, bonding, and mentally preparing ourselves for the run ahead; it didn’t matter that we were all in different grades or cliques, we were a family and all in it together.  

What is your worst high school memory and why?  

As hard as it might be to believe, I don’t really think I had a “worst memory.” Yes, some days weren’t as great as others, but it was especially on those bad days that friends and certain teachers managed to turn my lousy days into happy ones. I wouldn’t go back and change a thing.

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

Jennifer Aniston, I absolutely love her; she is funny, kind, and so random sometimes. It also helps that one of her most famous parts is in the show Friends, which is my favorite.  

Who influenced you most during high school and why?  

I give a big shoutout to Mr. Hachtman for being one of the most influential people in high school for me. He has been my mentor from day one when I took his honors biology course my freshman year all the way to senior year as I take his research course where I have been given the opportunity to conduct my very own research.  

Describe what you hope your life will be like in ten years.  

I hope to accomplish a lot of my dreams ten years from now. I wish to be settled in a good high school teaching students all about the same things that drew me into the world of science, become a mentor for others, and be able to call my place of work my second home because of how much I enjoy it.  

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

All of them! Nothing ever fell short of being so fun and full of laughs. All the events from football games, to dodgeball tournaments, to Disney nights, to Winter Carnival, and so many more always brought our student body together, and everyone made them nights to remember.  

What is your favorite quote to live by and why?  

“Someday you’ll look back and realize why God made you wait, everything happens for a reason.” Sometimes we get so caught up in the moment, only able to think about how bad things are going, but I have learned to trust the process. The things we go through are never for nothing, we learn lessons, grow with everything we experience, and in the end, I truly trust that God has already made the way.  

How do you keep yourself motivated when running? 

My teammates, I would think about having to be a role model for the rest of my team, and although we run on our own, I would always want to make the rest of my team proud.  

What’s your favorite post-running snack and what makes it the perfect treat?  

Fresh orange slices is the only answer! Anyone who knows me knows that these were the first thing I’d come to after a race. They are just so refreshing and delicious.  

If you were to be reincarnated, what would you want to come back as? Why? 

A fish… don’t know which one, but I have always wondered what it would be like to be a fish😊