November 16, 2015
Nov. 16, 2015—Campbell Middle School eighth-grade student Deanna Fitz is fluent in American Sign Language, and strives to earn her interpreter’s certification in what is her first language. Fitz earned the rare distinction of being in the top varsity choir during her seventh-grade year. “Deanna is very humble and will not brag on herself, but she is a fabulously talented singer,” said nominating principal, Dr. Laura Perry. Dr. Perry also credited Fitz for being a positive person who strives to encourage others. “She stands up for other people to ensure that everyone is treated with respect. She is also a very self-motivated individual who works hard to become the best person she can be,” Dr. Perry said.
School: Campbell Middle School
Accomplishments: Top varsity choir member, two years; honor roll member, each grading period since third grade; fluent in American Sign Language; active member, Campbell Science Olympiad team.
Favorite class: Choir. “I love music.”
Favorite things to do after class: Socialize, study, read and write stories.
Favorite song: “At Last” by Etta James
Favorite website: Facebook.
Favorite TV show: Once Upon a Time. “I enjoy the storylines of the show.”
Favorite movie: The Holiday. “It was the first movie I watched with my mom.”
Ambition: “I want to be a forensic scientist. I love anatomy and I want to help families find out what happened to their loved ones. I also want to be an interpreter for the hearing impaired and a choir director.”
What topics/things are you passionate about? Music and ending world hunger. “I have empathy for children who go to bed hungry, and I want to do whatever I can to make sure children do not have to suffer from lack of nutrition.”
What inspires you? My mother. “She is a hard worker, resilient and strives to excel in everything she does despite obstacles and hardships.”
What three things can’t you live without? Pen and paper, friends and family.
What are you most looking forward to this semester? “I look forward to learning as many things as I can before I leave Campbell to become a Cy Ridge Ram.”