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CFISD Student of the Week: Gabriela Berlanga

Dean Middle School eighth grade student Gabriela Berlanga is a well-rounded student.

Jan. 4, 2022—Dean Middle School eighth grade student Gabriela Berlanga is a well-rounded student whose honors and accolades include distinguished honor roll and being named to CFISD’s Middle School UIL One-Act Play All-Star Cast in Zone III.

School: Dean Middle School

Age: 13

Grade: 8

Accomplishments: Berlanga excels both inside and outside the classroom. She is a member of the Dean volleyball and basketball teams, and was named to the distinguished honor roll. In addition, was named to CFISD’s Middle School UIL One-Act Play All-Star Cast in Zone III.

Favorite class: “Algebra, because I find it very challenging and fun to solve problems.”

Favorite things to do after class: “I enjoy spending time at my mom’s workplace helping to groom and take care of dogs. And I enjoy playing sports.”

­Favorite Song:Buy Dirt by Jordan Davis.”

Favorite Website/App: “TikTok because it’s entertaining with its mix of comedy and realism. It’s a huge community which allows people to connect.”

Favorite TV Show: Outer Banks because I like how they are all friends working together.”

Favorite movie:Princess and the Frog. I like how the main character came from nothing and became successful.”

Ambition: “I want to be a pediatric surgeon. I love working kids and helping them. I like everything about being a doctor, especially using my hands.”

What topics/things are you passionate about?: “I am passionate about my schoolwork and sports.”

­What inspires you?: “My parents.”

What three things can’t you live without?: “My cellphone, friends and family.”

What are you most looking forward to this semester?: “New opportunities with sports, like soccer, and finishing off my eighth grade year strong.”