Name: Chrissy Cilento
School: Emmaus High School
Claim to fame: A Zionsville resident, Chrissy participates in numerous activities inside and outside of and is a regular contributor to Emmaus Patch.
E-TV (school TV station), AccaBella (all-girls' a cappella group), Chorale, Select Choir, president of Drama Department, treasurer of Kid-to-Kid (anti-substance group), PALS (Peers Assisting Learning Support), Hornet Ambassadors, National Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, National French Honor Society, and all the school plays and musicals
Activities Outside of School:
Voice lessons, volunteering for LV Hospital in the summer, babysitting, and of course writing for Patch!
Why are you writing for Patch?
I'm planning on studying journalism in college, so I contacted Jennifer to see if I could get some hands-on experience with writing and reporting for Patch before I graduate just to make sure it's what I want to do and to get a feel for what journalism is really like.
What is your favorite thing about writing for Patch?
I would definitely say the best thing about writing for Patch is getting to interact with the people I write about. I think it's so interesting to meet all sorts of characters and personalities right here in our community and network with people that I may have passed on my way to school every day, never knowing a thing about. It's just opened my eyes to how interesting and lively Emmaus and everyone living here can be!
Anything else you would like to tell me:
My guilty pleasure is watching The Bachelorette, much to the chagrin of my mom who thinks it's "insulting to humankind."