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Senior Spotlight - Jenna Abutineh

Tell me about yourself. When did you come to PVS?
  • My story is a bit of a doozy. I first came to PVS in daycare, left for Pre-k, came back for kindergarten and some of first grade, and then left to Palestine for the rest of elementary school. When I came back, it was the second semester of sixth grade and I was now in the grade above the one I started with. I’ve been with my new classmates ever since.

What are your hobbies and interests? Who is your biggest hero/role model and why?
  • I just love art in general, haha. Drawing, painting, but also singing and dancing (dabke) and acting and writing—all of it! As for my biggest role model, it will have to be my oldest sister, Iman. She took care of us when we first came back to America (she’s like my second mom) while being in medical school at the same time, and she’s also very artsy. I wish I could become just like her, honestly.

If you could go back and change one thing, what would it be?
  • I can’t think of anything I’d want to change. Everything in my life happened for a reason, and I really do think it would be a shame if I didn’t experience all of it because then I wouldn’t be the person I am today.

What are your plans for college/after graduation?

  • I plan to major in biology in college in the hopes of becoming an optometrist, with (maybe) a minor in theatre!

What advice do you have for the underclassmen?
  • Be kids. Don’t let anybody take your childhood away from you. Once you’re finished, you’re gonna wish you were able to remember the times you had fun instead of worrying about the future and trying to get ahead of yourself all the time. Don’t let anybody tell you you’re adults. You’re kids. Be respectful, obviously, but remember to have fun (except during prayer I have my eyes on you troublemakers).

What is the worst and best thing about being a senior?
  • The worst thing about being a senior is that it’s all over. The best thing about being a senior is that it’s all over. Gives a whole new meaning to a win-lose situation.


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