Mr. January, 2017 – Alex Gattinelli


(Baby Picture F in Print Edition)

What would be your advice to underclassmen concerning high school?

Be yourself, stay true to the ones who stay true to you.

What quote best describes your outlook on life?

“I wish there was a way to know you’re in the glory days, before you actually left them.”

Favorite pick up line?

How much does a polar bear weigh? Enough to break the ice, nice to meet you I’m Alex Gattinelli.

If you could pick anyone other than yourself to win, who would it be and why?

Matt Pisauro. The kid is hilarious and always knows how to put a smile on someone’s face.

Why should we choose you to be Mr. Washington Twp 2017?

Honestly I have no idea, I’m still trying to wrap my head around the fact that I got to be in this.

What cartoon character do you relate to the most?

Spongebob Squarepants. Some people find me annoying and some people find me funny.

Childhood aspiration vs. current aspiration?

My childhood aspiration was to play baseball in college and hope to play professionally and nothing has changed since then.

What is your hidden talent?

I can do a back hand spring.

Has the Mr. Washington Township nomination changed your life?

Absolutely, it feels great to be able to get closer to the 11 other guys that got chosen for this.

What is the number one thing you look for in a significant other?

Definitely personality. If you can make me laugh you have my attention.

How do you want to be remembered at WTHS?

I want to be remembered as someone who could always put a smile on another person’s face.

Favorite movie?

Step Brothers. I probably know 75% of the dialogue in that movie.

If you could change the mascot, what would it be?

I’d probably make it a penguin just because I love them.

If you could address any issue the world faces today, what would it be?

World hunger. I can never imagine coming home and not knowing when my next meal is going to come.

If you had the chance, what would you change about yourself?

Having more patience.

If you could live anywhere other than the US, where would it be?

Italy, it’s a beautiful place and I have a ton of family there.

What teacher at WTHS has had the most impact on your high school career?

Mr. Taraschi. I always looked forward to going to his class and he taught me so much not just about history but life.

If you could bring three things with you to a deserted island, what would they be?

Water, food, and my baseball glove.

What are your aspirations and plans for after graduation?

I plan on attending Rowan College at Gloucester County and playing baseball there.

If you could be any kitchen appliance, what would you be?

The refrigerator because I’m always hungry and running.

Favorite video game?

NBA 2K, nobody will ever beat me in that.

If you could create a class at WTHS what would it be?

A sports history class.

Favorite animal?

Penguin, I think they’re the cutest animals to walk this earth.

If you could have any kind of accent, what would it be?

I would have a New York accent because everything sounds cooler and more meaningful out of their mouth.

Favorite ice cream flavor?

Cookie dough.

Describe your dream vacation:

My dream vacation would be going on an island with all my best friends and not having a care in the world.

Describe your dream date:

Taking a girl out to McDonalds and telling her to get something off the dollar menu.

Who is your favorite fictional character?

Michael Scott. He is by far one of the funniest characters I have ever watched on a television show. I aspire to be that man one day.