By: Sarah Gouldrup
Whether she’s lighting up the field at halftime or stepping out on stage with her competition team, freshman Ava Feldman’s passion for dance shines through in everything she does. THough she’s a new face on campus, Feldman quickly emerged as a large presence at LGHS — involving herself in clubs, sports, and rigorous academic courses.
Eager to become a part of the community, Feldman joined the Big Little Club after hearing about it from her older sister: “I was excited about meeting new people, so I signed up.” After attending the first club meeting, Feldman knew she had found the right place. While it is still early in the year, she’s looking forward to “doing the fun activities with the other club members.”
Before she even considered what clubs to join at LGHS, the freshman knew she wanted to join the LGHS Varsity dance team. Dancing since she was 3 years old, Feldman applied her talent throughout middle school by participating in the Advanced Dance program and Dance Pursuit, the competition team for R.J.F middle school. Despite dancing at a studio outside of the high school, Feldman viewed the LGHS school team as a different type of experience: “After leaving my old studio, I got to dance with everyone again, like the people from before, and I had missed that a lot.” As a member of the team, Feldman dances at the home football games during halftime and on the sidelines. While the team has definitely become a highlight of her start to high school, Feldman shared that her favorite part of the team overall is “just being a part of a team like getting to know everyone better and dancing with them”.
Outside of dance, Feldman excels in academics. Her course load consists of various advanced classes, including Geometry, Spanish 2, and Multimedia Journalism. Every class challenges her in a different way, but out of all of them, Spanish 2 quickly became the class she enjoys the most. Feldman expressed that “my teacher is really fun, and she doesn’t make the work seem boring. We always talk about different things besides Spanish”.
Redhead by chance, ginger by choice, Feldman lights up every room she enters. Superior spikeball player and expert slime maker, her talents go beyond dance and school— whatever she chooses to dedicate her time to, she gives her all. With four years ahead of her, Feldman is sure to make a lasting impact on both the high school and the Los Gatos community as a whole. Don’t miss her performing every Friday on the sidelines and give her a wave when you see her in the halls!