Brielle Guidice, 17, is the varsity captain for the girls soccer team at Cascade this year. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Brielle Guidice, 17, is the varsity captain for the girls soccer team at Cascade this year. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Aspiring business owner, Cascade senior is defined by faith

Brielle Guidice has a 3.99 GPA and spent time this year at the University of Notre Dame.

EVERETT — Brielle Guidice, 17, is a senior at Cascade High School. She is the youngest of three siblings. Her brother graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and her sister goes to Georgetown University. Brielle has a 3.99 GPA and spent time this year at the University of Notre Dame through the Summer Scholars program.

Question: What drives your academic success?

Answer: A big part of the reason … is because of my siblings and watching them succeed and how working hard got them to be where they are now. I also have a lot of family support …. I don’t think I’d be where I’m at in my life if it weren’t for them.

Q: What do you want to do after high school?

A: I plan to go to college to study business, and I’d also like to go on mission trips.

Q: Where do you want to go to school?

A: My No. 1 right now is the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, and my next choices are Georgetown University in D.C. and Pepperdine (University) in California.

Q: What do you do for fun?

A: I lead a Bible study where people from different churches can come and hang out and get to know each other. I’m also super involved with Young Life.

Q: What is it about the business world that interests you?

A: I’ve always had a big heart for others … I just love communicating with people and problem-solving.

Q: What would your dream job be?

A: I don’t know yet. I definitely want to own my own business someday and make a difference in the community where I own it.

Q: What are you excited about for senior year?

A: I’m senior class vice president, and I’m excited to see the way that as a senior I can influence those around me and be a positive example.

Q: What does that mean to you?

A: It’s little things — holding the doors for other people and smiling and saying hello to people who might go unnoticed.

Q: Did you do anything fun this summer?

A: I got to go to leadership camp (through ASB). … A group of students actually started a Bible study every morning, and that was really cool.

Q: Faith is an important part of your life?

A: My faith defines who I am. My faith is my identity. My identity really does come from God and who he says I am, and it’s the reason I want to love others, because of the love I’ve been shown through him.

Q: Are you playing soccer again this year?

A: Yes, I am actually the varsity captain for the girls soccer team at Cascade this year. I love the team environment and I love pushing myself and encouraging others around me.

Q: Do you have a favorite novel?

A: My favorite book is “Hinds’ Feet on High Places.” It talks about this girl who goes through trial and tribulation, and she questions a lot of her life and why God might leave her during the hard times. It just shows character development and everything that she went through was for a reason.

Q: Have you been through trials in your own life?

A: Yes, I had a friend who committed suicide my freshman year. That was really hard, but I’ve been able to love others through that experience, and it’s taught me a lot (about how to help others in grief).

Q: What do you learn by being the youngest in your family?

A: How to be more independent and fight for myself.

Q: You also work as a nanny? What do you like about that?

A: It’s taught me responsibility, and it’s really fun because I learn how little kids look at life … You can learn a lot from that. First off, they’re always super honest. When something goes wrong, it’s not a big deal. They get over it pretty quickly. They don’t hold grudges.

Q: What’s been your favorite class in high school?

A: AP micro and macro economics. I loved my teacher, and I love learning about business and real-world events.

Rikki King: 425-339-3449; rking@heraldnet.com; Twitter: @rikkiking.

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