BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Senior Brianna Cagan is involved with clubs at Governor Livingston such as Interact, Student Auxiliary, and has even started a club Student Movement Against Cancer with fellow students and adviser Jeannette Gates. In addition, Cagan is a cheerleader and is also involved with Relay for Life, running her own team called the Pearly Girls. Over the summer, she spends her time in Avon-By-the-Sea and enjoys going to the beach.

Q: Who do you most admire?

A: My answer would definitely be Ruth Bader Ginsberg. I love her, I love that woman.

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Q: What do you consider your greatest achievement?

A: My club Student Movement Against Cancer or SMAC.

Q: What is your most treasured possession? 

A: This necklace that I wear. My grandma got it and a matching ring for my sixteenth birthday because my grandfather bought her a very similar one before he died.

Q: What is something no one knows about you?

A: I am a shoe collector. No one needs that many pairs of shoes, but I have 17 pairs.

Q: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you like to live?

A: Greece.

Q:What do you value most in your friends?

A: Honesty.

How would you describe your year in three words?

A: Difficult but rewarding.

Q: Where is your favorite place to eat?

A: FINS in Bradley Beach.

What is the most important lesson you’ve learned so far?

A: Don’t judge others just because you judge yourself.

Q: Which class has been your favorite?

A: AP Seminar - I absolutely loved that class.

Q: What is one moment from high school that stands out most to you?

A: I would say the first time I spoke to the Board of Education. There were 350 people watching and I had no idea that there were that many people listening until people were contacting me about it afterwards.

Q: How do you best stay organized?

A: I don’t. But I try my best to manage my time in increments.

Q: If your name appeared in a dictionary, what would the definition be?

A: Crazy but dedicated and hardworking.

Q: Are you excited to graduate?

A: Yes, but I’m not excited to leave everyone.

Q: How has your high school experience been in comparison to your expectations?

A: I was nervous about going to high school and had low expectations because I was bullied really badly in middle school. Instead, I ended up having a great experience and made some of the best friends I could imagine.