Senior Daniella “Dani” Batty has been an important part of Ledyard’s Marching Band since she was five years old. Whether it was from being a musician in middle and high school or even helping when her brother was in marching band (2009-2013), Dani has always had a love for band.
Dani is seen by her peers as kind, considerate, and confident, even though she thinks of herself as shy.
Q: What club or activity has most affected you during your four years at Ledyard?
A: Marching band and band in general because we’ve grown so much as a family that I know I will always have people I can count on.
Q: What do you plan to do after high school?
A: I plan to go to Three River Community College for the first two years of college, then transfer to a larger school, and hopefully get a job as a high school history teacher.
Q: If you could change one thing about society, what would it be?
A: How mean and hurtful people are to one another. I wish everyone could be nicer to each other and more honest because it really is such an easy act to do.
Q: What is something you feel strongly about?
A: Making sure everyone knows their value and that everyone has the right to be whoever they want to be. People should be able to be themselves comfortably.
Q: Who has made the biggest impact on your life?
A: Not to be cliche but Harry Styles and Dan Howell. Harry Styles’s whole brand “Treat People With Kindness” has positively affected my mindset and how I treat others. Dan Howell makes an effort to tell people that they matter, which is also so admirable.
Emily Goodrich, Staff Writer
Senior Emily Goodrich is a staff writer for the 2021-2022 yearbook. She is the Class Vice President and an NHS member. When she’s not harassing her mom to go to the beach or with friends, you could probably find her napping.