324 N. Harrison St. Stoughton, WI 53589

GABRIELLA UNITAN, ST. ANN CLASS OF 2016

My name is Gabbi Unitan and I spent most of my childhood at St. Ann's, from grades Pre-K 3 to 8th grade. I transitioned to Stoughton High School my freshman year, and right now, I'm loving every minute of my senior year.

I helped found a local charity called Kids4Kids, of which the St. Ann Parish is extremely supportive. I also got my start in theater at St. Ann's in 4th grade, and it's been a passion of mine ever since! I'm fortunate enough to come back to St. Ann's in the spring each year and help direct a musical. It's a blessing to be able to give back, but I also have a blast with the kids each rehearsal! 

At my high school, I had the wonderful opportunity to play Belle in Beauty and the Beast this fall, which was a dream come true. I'm also a member of the Overture Center Jerry Ensemble which provides me with opportunities to sing on Overture Hall Stage and workshop with touring Broadway Actors. Thanks to St. Anns introducing me to musical theater, I've pursued it all throughout high school.

What have been some of your high school highlights? I'm a four year cross country runner, and my teammates have become some of my closest friends. Theater, choir, madrigals, and my a cappella group (which I'm leading this year) are also close to my heart. They've taught me so much, and I love every minute of time spent in the music wing. I was honored to be voted prom queen at my Junior prom--definitely a highlight! Writing for the student newspaper has been the most challenging and educational part of high school, but I'm grateful for all the new skills I've been able to take from it.

What is your favorite St. Ann’s memory? 
My favorite St. Ann's memory was going to Camp Witcomb-Mason my 6th grade year for science class. It was so much fun to get to spend time with the older kids, and playing truth or dare with our teachers was a truly unforgettable experience.

How would you say your St. Ann education experience prepared you for success?                    Language Arts with Mrs. Talbert prepared me for success in every aspect of high school. It was hard and felt like a lot of work at the time, but once I arrived at high school, I was so thankful to have the analysis, comprehension, grammar, and writing skills that she had made sure I was armed with. St. Ann's LA allowed me to skip LA 9 and fill my language arts credits with classes such as AP Lit and Multicultural Literature. I also feel that St. Anns prepared me well to communicate and form relationships with my teachers. Being able to advocate for myself is one of the reasons I'm able to be involved in several extracurriculars while still maintaining my GPA. 

Tell us a bit about your future plans.
I haven't decided what I'd like to major in during college, but after I graduate, I hope to find a career that allows me to interact with people frequently. I enjoy being surrounded by energy and excitement, and I also enjoy being part of a team, so a job that allows me both is my end goal. During college, I will apply and hopefully be accepted to the Disney College Program, so I'll live in Florida for a semester and work at the happiest place on earth.

What is something most people might not know about you?
A few things people might not know about me are that I love to read, I own far too many sunhats, and that I hope to participate in a "Tough Mudder" one day. 

Our Address

324 N. Harrison St.
Stoughton, WI 53589

608-873-3343
info@stanns-school.org