Gabriella Anderson will be a 2023 Washburn District High School graduate and is the daughter of Sharon McLaughlin Whitmore and Jim Whitmore.
During her high school career, Gabbie has been involved in basketball and volleyball. During her senior year, Gabbie enrolled in the EMT program through the Caribou Tech Center. Through that program, she did a few clinical shifts at Presque Isle Fire Department.
Her favorite high school memory is during her sophomore year in criminal research. The class did a mock trial with partners and acted parts out. Whoever was trying to defend or prosecute would give you a look of disgust if you didn’t agree with them.
Gabbie is most proud of being able to get through her senior basketball season without an injury until the very end. Her favorite hobbies are skiing, snowboarding, being at the fire department, jet skiing in the summer and always harassing my cows.
After graduation, Gabbie plans to attend the Emergency Medical Services Program at NMCC.
Looking back on her years at WDHS, the person that had the biggest impact on Gabbie is Mrs. Hobbs because she helped her through the two years she was there. "In basketball, she never seemed to give up on me when I gave up on myself. She pushed me to do better and she made my senior season a good one. So thank you, Coach!"
Gabbie leaves WDHS with this quote from Coach Hobbs: “I can’t, should never be in your vocabulary.”