Seniors of the Month
CASA Seniors of the Month for October, 2018
Rosie Gnazzo and Devon Hilt
Congratulations to Rosie Gnazzo! She is a CASA Senior of the Month for October! Great job, Rosie!
She is a film and video student who has been attending CASA since 10th grade.
At CASA, Rosie participates in Student Council and is going to be the Editor-in-Chief of our school yearbook. She also contributed to our Celebration Soiree this past month, and frequently attends the various CASA student performances. Outside of CASA, she loves to attend local art events in Midtown, like Art of the State. She also works a part-time job and takes care of her father.
Rosie said she’s had so many great memories at CASA, she could not pick a favorite. Her favorite artistic piece she created at CASA was her final film for junior year end of year movie screening.
In the future, Rosie would like to attend Harrisburg Area Community College for two years, then transfer to Pitt to study in their film program. While studying at HACC, she plans to live at home and continue caring for her father.
Rosie says that CASA has impacted her life in nothing but positive ways. The Integrated Arts process has helped her open up to others. She says she has learned so much in her art area and academics, and has met so many wonderful people here at CASA. She would like to thank all of the teachers for supporting her and appreciates everything they have done, and what they are still doing to help her grow. Rosie expressed her feelings about CASA in saying, “I really am going to miss CASA when I leave. The past 2 years have been years of crazy growth for myself mentally, physically, and academically, and I have to thank CASA for sending me on the path to success. Literally, from the bottom of my heart, to all the staff, teachers, and board members for making CASA possible, THANK YOU!”
Congratulations to Devon Hilt! She is a CASA Senior of the Month for October! Great job, Devon!
Devon is a theatre student who has been attending CASA since 11th grade.
At CASA, Devon participates in the fall play and National Honor Society. Outside of CASA, she works at Escape Games Live, and uses her spare time to study.
Devon’s favorite CASA memory was riding back from New York City last year and laughing and listening to music with her friends the whole time. Her favorite artistic piece she created at CASA was “Glass Friends” from our CASALive!: Mirror performance.
In the future, Devon would like to attend a college or university to major in Computer Science.
Devon says that CASA has given her a place to grow as a person. She says she has grown in confidence and artistic skills, and would not be half the person she is without CASA. She would like to say, “Thank you for putting up with my cheesy jokes and for helping me get to where I am today.”
We would also like to recognize Devon for recently being named a Commended Student in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program! Congratulations, Devon!