Woodbury High School senior Natalie Freisinger wants to follow in Gilda Radner’s footsteps.
Woodbury’s class of 2021 is busier than ever, juggling classes and clubs with sports and jobs. But they all have their favorite things, too—favorite memories, subjects, people and actors—and things that might just surprise their peers. We sat down with a few of Woodbury’s rising seniors to find out a little bit more about their life inside, and outside, the classroom. Read about the other students here: Owen Kuckler, Abigail Musherure, Anita Chetty, Elroi Yonatan
Natalie Freisinger, Woodbury High School
Woodbury Magazine: What has been your favorite (and most challenging) class?
Natalie Freisinger: I’ve found a lot of fulfillment in my AP studio art class. One of my favorites, and most challenging, is AP language and composition. It’s demanding if you try to get the most out of it.
WM: What accomplishment are you most proud of?
NF: Having aptitude in speech.
WM: What is one thing your peers may not know about you?
NF: I can sail a boat—I don’t actively do it, but I know how to.
WM: Who’s your favorite actor?
NF: One of my great inspirations is Gilda Radner, one of the original cast members for Saturday Night Live and one of the first women to be hired in that field.
WM: What could you not live without?
NF: Access to art and media, different films and shows.
WM: What advice would you give to your younger self?
NF: Stop wearing clip-on suspenders. It’s not a good look.
WM: What’s your favorite high school memory thus far?
NF: Participating in national speech tournaments, and seeing my friends excel in speech and win huge tournaments.
WM: What are your post-high school plans?
NF: I’d like to go to college in New York or Chicago and study writing for film and television, and filmmaking. Writing for Saturday Night Live would be the peak job.
Activities and clubs: Musicals and plays, speech, National Art Honor Society and National Honor Society.