By Dana Godwin
Meet the enthusiastic personality of sophomore Michele Piscitelli. The New City resident is a commuter student here at STAC. She was born on November 7, 1992, which would make her a Scorpio in the way of the zodiac world. She has one older sister named Gina, who is an alum of STAC, and played lacrosse throughout her days at Clarkstown South High School. A Communication Arts major, she plans on landing a career in the broadcast world, whether on camera or behind the scenes. When she is not studying or attending class, she maintains a part time job at the Pharmacy in New City. In addition to this part time job, she has expressed interest in becoming involved in the clubs and organizations that student government offers.
Michele’s most memorable experience was a horrific shark encounter she had as a kid. Vacationing with her relatives in Palm Coast, Florida, she was swimming in a residential section of the ocean that was unsupervised by lifeguards. The shark swam close to shore and brushed into her and her cousin’s legs, absolutely terrifying them. “I can remember the paralyzing fear that I felt but I knew I had to get out or I would be in trouble,” said Michele. Fortunately for the two of them, they safely returned to shore unharmed. From what others on shore could tell, there were about two six foot sharks that were drifting into the shallow waters. Michele and her cousin won’t be swimming in unwatched beach locations ever again since that shocking experience.
Michele is still young and has her whole life to live and turn her dreams into realities. One day she hopes to take the lengthy plane ride to Hawaii, but until then stay here in New York. She’s no rookie with travel, considering she has visited the adventurous city of Paris to visit family. Aside from her travel and career dreams, she still lives the life of a young college student, favoring things like hanging out with friends and sleeping as much as possible. There’s no telling where else this ambitious sophomore will go, but I am sure after our interview that her driven attitude will be taking her places!