Meet Cassidy Hartog! Cassidy is a senior at Chestatee High School. She plans to attend college in the fall and study environment science. We want to congratulate Cassidy and her family on her upcoming graduation and best wishes in the future.

Question: Please tell us a little bit about your family.
Answer: “I have an older brother and sister and a younger brother and sister, making me the middle of five children. I live partially with my mother and stepfather and partially with my father.”

Q: What are your plans after graduation?
A: “I plan to attend college and study environmental science. I am still deciding on what college to go to at the moment.”

Q: What are two of your favorite restaurants in our community?
A: “I enjoy the Dari Spot and La Mejor de Michoacan.”

Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be and why?
A: “I would go to Argentina because I want to explore places like Patagonia or the Tierra del Fuego.”

Q: What is one of your favorite movies? TV shows?
A: “My favorite movie is ‘Tommy Boy’ and my favorite TV show would be ‘JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures.'”

Q: If you were asked to give advice to your senior class and the younger students at your school, what would you say?
A: “I would tell younger students to explore as many interests as possible. High school has a lot of clubs and activities to be involved in, so take advantage and take part in them. I discovered many of my passions by joining clubs and taking classes that I wouldn’t have normally.”

Q: If you were able to be cast as yourself into a television show or series, what show would you want to be in?
A: “I would want to be in ‘The Twilight Zone’ and hope that it was an episode with a good ending.”

Q: If you could choose anyone to have lunch with, who would you choose? Why? And where, locally, would you meet for this lunch?
A: “I would have lunch with the singer Alice Cooper and I would meet him at Avocados so we could have good sandwiches.”

Q: What is your favorite thing about our community?
A: “My favorite thing about Gainesville is the unique diversity and culture that we have.”

Q: Where do you see yourself in 5 to 10 years?
A: “In five to 10 years, I see myself as being happy and probably living in New Mexico working in an environmental career.”

Q: What is something on your bucket list?
A: “I want to take a road trip to every state in the United States (but fly to Alaska and Hawaii).”

Q: What is your go to band / singer when you cant decide what to listen to?
A: “If I can’t decide what to listen to, I will either listen to Def Leppard or Oliver Tree.”

Q: Favorite month? favorite holiday? and best single day on the calendar?
A: “My favorite month is October because the weather is nice, favorite holiday is Halloween, and best day on the calendar is December 31st.”

Q: What would you rate a 10 out of 10?
A: “Going to bed and getting some peace after a long day of working.”

Q: What is something you want to do as soon as this pandemic is finished?
A: “Give all of my friends a big hug because I miss them.”

Q: Who inspires you to be better?
A: “My boyfriend, Ethan, inspires me to be the best person I can be. He is a very kind and sincere person, and he encourages me to always do the best.”