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St. Charles Alumni Named Gonzaga Student Of The Month
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Thursday, November 22, 2018
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Abby Hays named one of Gonzaga Prep's Student of the Month.

Congratulations to Abby Hays, St. Charles Alumni, who was named one of Gonzaga Prep's Student of The Month for October.


October Students of the Month

Senior Abby Hays and Sophomore Colin Kelly were named the October Students of the Month.

These students have been inspired by their teachers and various Gonzaga Prep activities, which make them excited for school each day. Hays spends is a Student Ambassador, Basketball Manager, and participates in Campus Ministry activities. Kelly is a lover of sports who enjoys watching and cheering on the Gonzaga Prep teams, as well as his favorite football team the Green Bay Packers.


What follows is a series of questions and answers from Hays and Kelly about their experiences at Gonzaga Prep:

Q: What is your favorite class? Why?

Hays: Advanced PE with Mrs. John because I love exercise and we play fun games!

Kelly: My favorite class is Chemistry because of the labs and demonstrations.

 Q: Who is your favorite teacher/coach? Why?

Hays: Mrs. Plaster -- Every time I go into her classroom she makes me smile and I know I'm going to learn something new that day!

Kelly: My favorite teacher or coach would be Mr. McKenna because we have a back and forth banter about the Packers and we get along.

Q: What do you know now about Gonzaga Prep that you didn't know before you were a student here?

Hays: One of the best experiences has been the Food Drive and I didn't know much about it before I was a student. The amount of food we collect and delivering it to families has been an impactful experience.

Q: What do you think you would like to do in the future?

Hays: I think I want to work in physical therapy. I really enjoy helping people and I'm fascinated how the body works and moves.

Kelly: I think in the future I would like to do something sports related.

Q: What is one of your favorite memories from your time at Prep?

Hays: Search!

Kelly: My favorite memory if probably the basketball state championship.

Q: Favorite Halloween memory? Halloween candy?

Hays: When I was little, we went to a Halloween party in St. John with my friend, Lily. It was really fun because all the families who had recently adopted kids were there. It was great to get to know the other kids who had been adopted. Candy: Snickers or Almond Joy.

Kelly: My favorite Halloween candy is probably Twix. 

Q: What are you thankful for this month?

Hays: My family!

Kelly: I am thankful for the surgeons that performed my surgery and all of the doctors that followed after. 

Q: What is something people might not know about you?

Hays: I come off shy, but once I get to know people I talk a lot! Also, I was adopted on August 13, 2001 when I was 4 months old! I was born in Cambodia.

Kelly: Something people might know about me is that I have cerebral palsy.


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