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
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.”