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Class of 2021: Julia Gnasso

By: Mrs. Jill Qualters, Upper School Counselor
It is incredible to think that Julia Gnasso has only been at Cape Henry for three years. She dove right into the dolphin community and has made a lasting impression on her teachers, coaches, and friends. Julia is an explorer and excited to figure out who she is and what she wants to do with life. This fresh and open mind led her to choosing Wake Forest University, a school that encourages it’s incoming students to come into college undeclared, explore, then choose a major later in the college experience. Wake Forest is lucky to have Julia; she had many other top choices including Villanova University.

Julia made a lasting mark on the cross country program at CHC. Coach Dashiell Quasebarthraves about her influence. “Julia is an incredibly popular and respected teammate for our Cross Country program. I appreciate her for her leadership and positive attitude”. Her ability to connect with younger runners, lead peers, and reach out both socially and athletically made her an incredible asset to the combined JV/Varsity co-ed program. Coach Q says he will miss the conversations that they shared as they logged the long miles at practice.

Off the field, Julia made a lasting impact in the classroom. Her English teacher, Robyn Judge, was quick to complement Julia’s enthusiasm for learning. “Her artistic talent and sensitivity to poetry” was impressive. Her warmth, smile, and attitude toward her friends, learning, and faculty was contagious. It was this ability to reach out to both peers and younger students that allowed her to be selected for Peer Leaders. Peer Leaders is a selective organization that allows our seniors to mentor freshmen; Julia’s charming and sweet personality made her an approachable guide in that program. 

Julia, the Demon Deacons are lucky to have you! Go fall in love with cities you’ve never been, and people you’ve never met! Explore, enjoy, and then come back to your home at CHC and tell us all about it. 
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