“Vive e lascia vivere.”
By: Kaelin Hughes/Content Editor
Giavonna Fiore, also known as “Gia,” has had a lasting impact on Blue Ridge High School in many ways. Fiore has led the senior class as president for the past two years. Fiore is also president of student council and National Honor Society.
Besides her involvement with the student body, Fiore has been devoted to her athletics; she has been a member of the track and field team for six years and the cross country team for two years. Last year, Fiore acted as varsity team captain for track and field, this year she acted as varsity team captain for cross country, and has been managing the boys’ basketball team for the past two years.
Fiore is also known to be a very creative and artistic person around Blue Ridge, as she has had many pieces of art displayed around the high school, and has been recognized as WVIA Artist of the Week and received a Silver Key award in the 2018 Scholastic Art Competition.
Even outside of her school life, Fiore has been very active in the community as a member of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary for the past five years. She has held positions such as basic and advanced flight sergeant and First Sergeant. Fiore also has shown great leadership and communication skills by being responsible for drill and leadership instruction, as well as organizing meetings.
Following high school, Fiore plans to attend college to major either in a foreign language or international affairs, hoping to then become an officer in the United States Army to work under intelligence. After establishing her career, Fiore may consider continuing her endeavor in foreign relations. Fiore is also interested in staying active either by running for her college’s cross country team, participating in track and field, or just running on her own time to stay in shape.
Fiore leaves all underclassmen with the advice to “surround yourself with people who will be there for you no matter what.” She says, “Having meaningful relationships and good people around you really helps you to stay grounded; it really pays off.”
Although her time at Blue Ridge is coming to an end, Fiore is excited for the future and what is yet to come.