Grace Benkelman

Name: Grace Benkelman

Nickname: Grape, Gruce, Gruxce, and from the Jostens Graduation guy: Dorth. 

Astrological Sign: Cancer

What are your personal superstitions? Knock on wood to avoid bad luck

Favorite Book: Half Blood Prince

Favorite Album: Continuum by John Mayer

Favorite Movie: I don’t like movies. They are just too long. 

Concert you most want to see: John Mayer

What songs are currently in heavy rotation on your playlist? “Half of the Way” and “Animal Spirits” by Vulfpeck

What books do you want to read but haven’t? The second Scythe book but I’m starting soon

Who is the most fascinating celebrity? Cardi B

Where are you on the political spectrum? Democrat

In what place and time period would you like to live? In an alternate universe that is exactly the same as this one but there is no COVID19. 

Most memorable WHS Moment: When that pipe burst in the gym foyer and everyone had to evacuate.

Have you had any epiphanies as a result of the COVID-19 shut-down? It is difficult to truly understand how much something means until it is taken away. 

What will you miss most about WHS? People

Plans for next year: Study at Harvard College and eat some cannoli 

Where do you see yourself in twenty years? Married with kids and doing something I love. 

One thing you really want to accomplish in your lifetime: TED talk

Words of Advice for Underclassmen: Write your common app essay EARLY

Motto: Try your best