Student Spotlight: Olivia Massari


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Olivia Massari is this week’s Student Spotlight.

With a GPA of 4.5, BPHS sophomore Olivia Massari excels in her studies. Being the 2023 class president her freshman year, Massari knows what it’s like to be a leader.

“I have learned that when being class president, it’s not just your opinion that counts that you are being responsible for; however, it is every person who is in the class of 2023,” said Massari. “Being class president has truly taught me to consider others’ views and opinions and to make final decisions based on my fellow classmates and simply not just myself. Also, it has taught me that leadership is not truly valuable unless you are willing to work with others through teamwork, patience, and determination.”

When asked what her greatest accomplishment was, Massari said, “Winning class president freshman year. It proved that all the hard work and dedication that I put into my schoolwork and work ethic throughout the years was all worth it.”

Along with being Sophomore Class president, Massari also gets involved in her school by being a member of several clubs, including PACS, DECA, Ways and Means, SGA, and Best Buddies.

The people who inspire her the most to work hard in school are her family and her other classmates.

Outside of school, Massari keeps herself busy by dancing. She has been doing dance for 13 years and dances for Ultimate Dance Complex.  Her favorite type of dance is jazz or contemporary. Massari wishes to pursue her dancing career throughout college on a dance team.

The song that gets Massari pumped up for performances is “Piano Man” by Billy Joel.

When asked what her favorite performance she had ever done was, Massari said: “Two years ago, when my dance studio was at nationals, and we competed for our production (the dance that is about 8 minutes long with the entire studio in it) for the very last time that we were ever going to do it on stage. Our performance ended up being the best time we have ever done it, and we ended up winning the entire competition with nearly a perfect score. It was fun and enjoyable to do, not as stressful as it usually was, and a great way to end dancing with the seniors who were graduating that year.”

Other hobbies Massari has are diving, track (specifically hurdles), and hanging out with friends and family.

Her secret talent is that she can say the alphabet backward. If she could have any superpower, she would choose to be invisible, and if she could eat one food for the rest of her life, it would be grilled cheese. 

If Massari could have dinner with one celebrity dead or alive, it would be Michelle Obama, and if she could travel anywhere in the world, she would be in Bora Bora right now. Also if she could travel to any time, she would go back to the past, specifically the 1980s. 

If Massari had three wishes from a genie, she would wish to get all A’s throughout high school and college, for continuous healthiness for her family, and to get into UCLA.