10 Questions With HRA Valedictorian

May 28th, 2011 by Amber Lester



Peter Chiappa

Peter Laurence Chiappa hopes to have a career in engineering, but his passion lies in the theater. The Hampton Roads Academy valedictorian will leave high school with a host of distinctions, recognizing him for academic accomplishments, service and even his technical work in theatrical productions. But we wanted to know, how does he spend the weekends?

1. Age: 17

2. Birthplace: Newport News, Virginia

3. Plans for the future? Major in engineering at Carnegie Mellon University

4. Extracurricular activities? Sailing, Theater, Woodworking

5. Dream job? Technical Director for a professional theater.

6. Best stress reliever: Sailing

7. On the weekends, I’m … reading

8. Person I most admire: Archimedes

9. Favorite quote or catchphrase: “Bazinga!” – Sheldon Cooper

10. Most cherished high school memory: 2011 Spring Musical – “Hello, Dolly!”

One Response to 10 Questions With HRA Valedictorian

  1. Anonymous

    May 28, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Thanks once again, Amber, for an original, positive essay on one of our locals, especially for a local potential youth leaders, Peter, on his beginning into “adulthood.”

  2. Anonymous

    May 30, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    always great having the group

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