Danielle Harrington: Salutatorian for the Class of 2013

Lauren LeBlanc, Magazine Editor '13

On the night of the Honors Convocation on the 6th of May, amidst the cheers of her classmates, Danielle Harrington was announced as the salutatorian of the class of 2013.  A friendly and hard-working AP student, I asked Dani a little bit about her time at Oakland Catholic and if she had any pearls of wisdom to share about her successes:

What is your fondest memory of high school?

What really made my high school career great were the people at Oakland. All of the girls have an incredible energy and it is so easy to be yourself around them. It’s hard for me to pick a single memory because our class had so many awesome experiences together.

What do you feel was the biggest lesson you learned from your time at OC?                    

First of all,sometimes your teachers are right…. not everything can be finished in one night. Time management is really important. And secondly, don’t be afraid to be yourself.

Is there anyone you’d like to thank for helping you get through high school?

My parents have been incredibly supportive of me these last four years. I also have no idea how I would have survived high school without Ms. McNulty. I’ve had her for the last three years. She is such an intelligent person and has so much world experience and makes you WANT to learn and listen to what she has to say. I’m definitely going to miss talking to her both in and outside of the classroom.

Where are you going to college next fall, and what are you most excited about doing while in college?                                                                                                                  I’m going to Boston College. I’m really excited to meet new people, explore Boston, and take more in-depth chemistry courses.

Do you have any advice to give to fellow OC students before you graduate?

Relax! School work is really important, but high school goes by more quickly than you realize. Be sure to set aside time for your friends, family, and yourself as well.

Congratulations to Danielle and to the rest of the Class of 2013, and best of luck in all of your future endeavors!