Cecilia O'Brien, Editor in Chief

Thoughtful and determined senior Lauren Hoffer plans to major in biology secondary education at Penn State University main campus. Hoffer has been passionate in science throughout her years at Bangor and hopes to further her education.

What are your favorite classes?

My favorite classes would have to be any science class I’ve taken throughout high school. The teachers are so passionate about what they teach and made learning about science fun.

What are your plans after high school?

I’ve been inspired by my science teachers to become one myself, and then, later down the road, I would like to get my master’s in education administration.

Describe your ideal life 10 years from now.

Ten years from now I hope to have a family of my own and working a job that I love waking up and going to everyday. I also hope to travel a lot when I’m older!

What is your best high school memory?

There have been so many fun high school memories throughout these past four years, but I think my favorite would have to be the 2021 Bangor vs. Pen Argyl game when we beat them 53-0, or my senior prom!

If there were a movie made about your high school days, what would be the title?

“Life Moves Fast.” I think I would name my movie this because my high school career went by fast and everyday there was something exciting to wake up to and experience.

Which events will you miss the most from high school?

I think I’ll miss the football games the most. It’s so much fun dressing up for the Quarry Crew and cheering on our team with everyone in school. I also love seeing the stadium full of people in the community; I think it just goes to show true Bangor pride.

Who is your biggest mentor?

My biggest mentor would have to be Mr. Moran. I had him as a teacher my junior year when I started college searches and needed a mentor to help me along the way. Not only did he care about my academics, but he also cared about my outside life and was there for me as a mentor when I needed someone to talk to.

What is your favorite quote to live by?

“Live life to the fullest.” I always love to live in the moment and enjoy life as it comes…you never know when it’ll be your last.

Who will you remember most in Bangor?

My best friend Rachel. She’s like a sister to me and made my high school experience x10 better.

What activities have you done throughout your high school career?

I ran varsity cross country in my freshman and sophomore year and played tennis my junior year. After the tennis season, I decided to get a job and start working…I’ve been a server at Five Points Grill and Pub since Fall 2021. My favorite activity I did in high school was cross country. I ran from seventh grade to my sophomore year and enjoyed being part of a team that felt like a family. The two years that I ran in high school, I ran for the varsity team and made it to districts both years. These accomplishments were huge for me and the hard work I put into the sport made it worth it.