Abbey Gabriel Senior Profile


Abbey Gabriel

Grant Swanson

Abbey Gabriel is a senior at Bishop Union High School. Gabriel  has been very active in the schools organizations and clubs. Gabriel will be attending UC Berkeley.

Do you plan on going to college?

Yes, I plan on going to college at the University of California, Berkeley. I want to double major or minor in Theater Arts and Spanish. 

How has your experience been at Bishop High?

My experience at high school was rocky and stressful at first, but as I became more confident and excited to talk to other people at school, my experience got better. Gradually, I have become more outgoing because of my passion for school and activism. In my high school career, I have been the ASB President, Interact President, Drama Club President, Honor Choir President, Concert Band Flute Section Leader, CSF, Student Senate Vice-Chairperson/Social Club Representative, and Intersectional Feminism Club Co-Creator. I care deeply about the student body. 

What career would you like to do?

I want to be a professional actor when I receive my undergraduate degree. 

How do you feel leaving BUHS?

I would say the feelings I have about leaving BUHS are very bittersweet. My time in Bishop has been both the worst and best times of my life. I’m ready to leave and expand my horizon more, but I am definitely saddened that I am leaving many of my friends. 

What will you miss the most about BUHS?

I will miss the programs that I have contributed to at BUHS. I will also miss all of my teachers in my senior year because they have helped me grow as a person and continue fostering my interest in learning. 

What is your favorite part about high school?

My favorite part about high school was being able to work on so many projects with ASB and contribute to bringing back a positive social culture on campus here. I think that I have left a lasting legacy of some sorts on the school by putting forth all of my effort and feelings. 

Do you have any advice for incoming freshmen?

Yes, don’t do everything. Even though I love all of the clubs I’ve held leadership positions in, I think I did too much in high school. Your grades are important, but so is your mental and social health. I believe that socialization is just as important as academic success.