Meet Fatima Banda! Fatima is a senior at Gainesville High School and plans to attend the University of Georgia in the fall. We want to congratulate Fatima 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 am the youngest of two, living my my mom, dad, and older brother Angel.”

Q: What are your plans after graduation?
A: “To attend the University of Georgia and major in criminal justice.”

Q: What are two of your favorite restaurants in our community?
A: “Taqueria El Antojito and El Sombrero.”

Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be and why?
A: “Australia to explore their exotic wilderness.”

Q: What is one of your favorite movies? TV shows?
A: “I don’t think I have a favorite movie but I love the TV shows ‘You’ and ‘Cable Girls’ on Netflix. Oh,
and of course ‘The Office.’”

Q: If you were asked to give advice to your senior class and the younger students at your school, what
would you say?
A: “Keep a good balance of school and fun. You want to maintain good academics, but also enjoy your
high school experiences because you only ever get one.”

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 say ‘The Office.’ It is such an iconic series and it must be fun filming such comic scenes.”

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 probably choose Aly Raisman. I’ve enjoying following her gymnastic journey since the 2012
Olympics and, though I personally don’t do gymnastics, I know there’s a lot of motivating advice she has
to give in regards to life in general. I would probably take her to my favorite taco place, El Antojito.”

Q: What is your favorite thing about our community?
A: “The unified diversity.”

Q: Where do you see yourself in five to 10 years?
A: “I hope to be working with the FBI as a special agent in 10 years.”

Q: What is something on your bucket list?
A: “To go skydiving, hopefully I can do that this summer!”

Q: What is your go to band / singer when you cant decide what to listen to?
A: “Kendrick Lamar for sure.”

Q: Favorite month? favorite holiday? and best single day on the calendar?
A: “Favorite month I’d say is June. Favorite holiday is probably Christmas. Best single day I’d say is my
birthday. ”

Q: What would you rate a 10 out of 10?
A: “The Chicken Club from Atlas Pizza.”

Q: What is something you want to do as soon as the pandemic is over?
A: “Go to the beach.”

Q: Who inspires you to be better?
A: “Definitely my parents.”