Interview with Zoe D’Angelo Nomination & Photography by Ali Johnson Photography Virginia
The Nomination: Olivia is one of my senior models and photography assistants for the Class of 2019. She's involved in the Student Government Association and the Governor's School. Olivia has been swimming and dancing for most of her life. She swims year-round for several swim clubs and dances many different styles, including pointe. She loves animals, photography and painting. One of Olivia's best friends described her as an incredibly unique person with a wonderful sense of humor. I totally agree! I absolutely love working with her, both as a model and a photography assistant!
How did you become interested in swimming and dance? I started swimming when I was 5 years old because my mother believed it was important for us (my siblings and I) to become strong swimmers. I have participated in year-round swimming since I was young, and I love the competitiveness of it. I also love how good it feels when I work hard towards a specific goal and finally achieve it. I have also been taking dance classes since I was 3 years old and I love it. I currently take 5 classes a week, including pointe. Dance and swim have always been a big part of my life.
Tell me about your role in the Student Government Association. I have been heavily involved in SGA both my junior and senior years and I love it. SGA plans events throughout both the school and the community. It's a great environment of students who all have so much school spirit and love being involved in the school as well as our local community.
How do you like being a model? I love working with Ali Johnson, she is such a talented photographer. Every photo shoot with her is so fun and full of laughter. Not only do I model for her, I also work for her as a photography assistant. Working with Ali is always so much fun, and she is always open to new ideas even if they are a little crazy. Working with and modelling for Ali has been a very fun experience and I'm excited for future photo shoots.
What are your favorite types of animals and why? I can't choose between cats and dogs; my family has had both since I was very young, and I love them all. Currently, we have 5 cats, 4 dogs, 2 turkeys, and a chicken. I've always bonded with our cats and dogs and I love their company.
With all your interests, have you decided on what you’ll be doing after high school? Currently, I am undecided on where I want to go to college. I have applied to UVA, Virginia Tech, and University of Richmond and I plan to apply to more colleges. I want to study some type of science, maybe biology or environmental sciences and I will hopefully go to veterinary school.