Cecilia O'Brien, Editor in Chief

Persistent senior Danielle Itterly plans to attend University of Valley Forge to major in special education. Itterly has showed her determination and passion through marching band and the other bands offered at school.

What are your favorite classes?

My favorite classes are band and ceramics. Doing what I love playing in band, while also expressing myself through art were probably my favorite things to do this semester.

What are some positive adjectives that your friends would use to describe you?

I am definitely passionate and persistent. I have a dream and a list of goals to reach, and I do as much as I can to set myself up to achieve all of them no matter how many times I struggle or feel defeated.

What are your plans after high school?

With my special education degree, I plan to become a special education teacher in a local elementary school!

Describe your ideal life 10 years from now.

Ideally I will be out of college, have my own home, and be searching for a long-term employment opportunity in the field of special education.

What is your best high school memory?

Without a doubt, my favorite high school memory has to be marching band competitions. Going, competing, and showing our skills, while also making life-long memories with all of my friends has been my favorite. We ended our season with a score of 92.385 and hitting our dream score was the best feeling.

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

Penndel Worship Band through the University of Valley Forge would play the soundtrack to my high school career. Growing up, this band was a huge part of my life through my Church. The musicians and singers involved were also the reason I chose to attend the University of Valley Forge this Fall.

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

If there were to be a movie about my high school days, Will Ferrell would be the actor playing my part. Will is very clumsy and silly, yet thoughtful and kind-hearted at the same time. He is so curious about everything around him, and the way he presents himself is humorous, much like me, as I am very curious, yet clumsy.

Which events will you miss the most from high school?

I will miss performing at band concerts, surrounded by all of my friends and family, and playing and dancing with the marching band at the football games because “Friday Night Lights” were the highlight of my week, and I will definitely miss being young and able to play and dance with my best friends.

Who is your biggest mentor?

Mr. Horne would probably be my biggest mentor because throughout marching band he always pushed us to keep going to reach our full potential; and he helped me improve as a musician so much through instrumental instruction class.

What is your favorite quote to live by?

“Everything happens for a reason,” has stuck with me because life is far from perfect. I’ve learned to trust the process as sometimes things happen to help you in the long run.

Who will you remember most in Bangor?

All of my friends have helped me so much throughout band, marching band, pep band and they have been my biggest supporters going into the college process.

What activities have you done throughout your high school career?

I have participated in concert and symphonic band, marching band, pep band, and have a part time job at Wendy’s in Wind Gap. Marching band is my favorite activity, as I’ve been doing it the longest and have grown so much throughout it. I was section leader my senior year. Marching band is significant to me because it felt like my “home away from home.” It was like a safe place for me; I met all my closest friends and biggest supporters through marching band and was able to meet new people constantly from other areas who share the same passions that I do.