We caught up with senior Gianna Zufall as she prepares to attend the upcoming Laurel Springs School Graduation Ceremony. While pursuing her current passion for music and medicine, Gianna has received several prestigious awards, underlining her dedication for each talent. She has also had the opportunity to attend several top universities to hone and master her crafts while still in high school. She is a member of the Laurel Springs Chapter of the National Honor Society and has been a dedicated volunteer for the past eleven years at Wyndham Retirement Residence, Arroyo Grande, California.
Some highlights from her career include:
- Awarded with one of four full scholarships to attend the UC Irvine Medical School Summer Surgery Program for high school students – 2015
- Awarded the Golden Lightbulb Innovation Award from UC Irvine Medical School Summer Surgery Program — 2015
- Completed Neuroscience courses through the Northwestern University Center for Talent Development
- Earned 2nd place in the American Protégé International Competition of Romantic Music; invited to perform at Carnegie Hall — 2014
- First student in the history of the program accepted for both piano and violin Summer Music West at the San Francisco Conservatory — 2009
- Completed Musical training at the Colburn School of Music in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Music Conservatory, Santa Barbara Music Academy of the West, the University of California Santa Barbara, and the Berklee College of Music
- Prepares and presents a program of music (violin, piano, and singing) for the retirement residents at Wyndham Residence once a month for the past ten years with her older brother Garrett.
Gianna will attend UCLA in the fall, where she will study Behavioral Neuroscience and later pursue medical school. We are so proud of her accomplishments and the rewards she has received for her dedication to her crafts. We cannot wait to see what her bright future has in store for her. Best of luck to Gianna Zufall and congratulations on your accomplishments!