Consistently convincing oneself to be positive can prove quite complicated, but thanks to her recently completed enrollment at Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School, 1736 S. 10th St., which included captaining the cheerleading squad, Gabriella Viggiani figures to put pep into every step as she enters the next phase of her life. The resident of the 3100 block of South Sydenham Street will head to the New York City-based Fashion Institute of Technology having graduated 11th in her class at the East Passyunk Crossing-situated secondary education haven.
In nominating the Marconi inhabitant, assistant principal Hugh Quigley singled out the 18-year-old’s academic achievements, including two advanced placement classes, honor roll distinction, and Mathletes participation; positive attitude and disposition and leadership ability, which she displayed through the aforementioned cheerleading role and secretary duties for the National Honor Society. As she heads to the Big Apple, may that location and other spots come to adorn themselves with examples of her conviction. – Joseph Myers