Recently, Erin Donovan ‘20, Advancement Intern, sat down with Class of 2021 Valedictorian Katie Tuberosa to discuss her time at O’Hara, her future plans, and any advice she would like to pass on to future lions. Here’s a recap of their discussion:
- Where did you go to elementary school and what is your Parish? I have attended Saint Pius X School in Broomall since preschool.
- What activities did you participate in here at O’Hara? Did you hold any Leadership positions for any of these activities? At O’Hara, I participated in several activities. I am a CSC President, a Lion Ambassador President, a Tri-M Vice President, on the Lion Connection Executive Board, the Lead Cappies Critic, and the Communications Coordinator for DHDM. I am also part of the shows, Choir, Operation Santa Claus, and the National Honor Society.
- Do you have any advice for the class of 2025? Join everything that piques your interest! Whether it’s trying out for a new sport, attending a DHDM fundraiser, or auditioning for the show, I promise you that you will not regret it. Extracurriculars are how you will meet your lifelong friends, so don’t be afraid to try something new.
- What is your favorite quote? “Nothing worth having comes easy.” – Teddy Roosevelt
- What is your greatest O’Hara Memory? There have been so many memories that I’ve made at O’Hara that I will cherish forever but my favorite one would have to be when I was nominated as Outstanding Underclassman Critic as a freshman for O’Hara’s Cappies program. Ever since I started coming to the O’Hara shows in middle school, I wanted to be a Cappies Critic and write about theater. Being acknowledged for something that I’ve loved doing each year in the Cappies program was an honor.
- Are there any people or classes that have had an impact on you? All of the departments at Cardinal O’Hara have taught me valuable lessons, but the English and Theology departments and teachers hold a special place in my heart. English has helped me discover my career path and Theology has allowed me to grow stronger in my faith and relationship with God. I cannot thank the amazing teachers that I’ve had in these departments and every department during my time at O’Hara.
- College Plans: What colleges did you get accepted to? What is your college destination and major/minor? Honors program? Anticipated activities? I was accepted to Syracuse, American, Loyola Maryland, Pepperdine, Drexel, St. Joe’s, Neumann, Immaculata, and Villanova. I will attend Villanova University majoring in Public Relations and Advertising, minoring in both theater and criminology, and will be part of the honors program. I plan on participating in the Blue Key Society, theater, Special Olympics, and NOVAdance.
Congratulations to Katie on all of her achievements here at O’Hara and for all that she has contributed as a leader in the school. We are proud to call her a Lion for life!