Delaney Gelardi began her academic career at Cape Henry as an exceptionally bright, but also quiet and shy, eighth grader. As a Laila Serpe Distinguished Scholar and an advanced student in many subject areas, she was the only middle schooler in several Upper School classes. Naturally quiet and thoughtful, and somewhat intimidated by her older classmates, Delaney at times struggled to find her voice in the classes she shared with older students. But over the course of her time at Cape Henry, Delaney most definitely found her voice. Through her Photography classes with Mr. Warden, Delaney found a new way of expressing herself. She was then able to share her vision of Cape Henry with her classmates as a Staff Photographer for both the Upper School Student Newspaper, The Lighthouse, and for the school yearbook, Compass Rose. By her senior year, Delaney was Editor-in-Chief of both publications.