Meet the Red Knight: Freshman Olivia Gorton


Lauren Hawkinson

Other people are the main reason freshman Olivia Gorton laughs.

Where do you want to be in 15 years?
“I want to be out of college, even though that is way sooner than that. I am envisioning myself with a reliable job, something that I can depend on. I want to be happy and start a family. It is crazy to think about the future because 15 years ahead of me is my whole life.”

What talent do you find unique or important to you?
“I sing. I know a lot of people do it, but I find it fun. One of the first ways I started singing was just a soloist at a concert and that opened other doors for me. I did the plays at BSM and I am currently doing voice lessons, and I have been for over a year. Also, I would say I am good at making friends and socializing with people. I am more of a social person in general, and I enjoy making new friends. I am not sure how I developed these skills because my mom is not the most social person in the world, but she encourages me to go out and make new friends.”

Describe your childhood in 4 words.
“Happy. Chaotic. Loving. Substantial”

Who is your hero, and why?
“My mom and God. I am the closest with my mom, and I am Catholic, so it makes sense for God to be a hero of mine.”

What is an item you bring with you everywhere, besides a cell phone?
“I would say I bring my smile almost everywhere. I feel like it is hard for me to have a bad day, unless it is really bad, but I still have a smile on my face.”

What makes you laugh?
“A lot of stuff! Well, other people are the main reason I laugh, just silly stuff. Sometimes, I make myself laugh too.”

Are you someone that wants someone to spoil the end of a show or movie for you?
“I would want to watch it and find out because I feel like either they could describe it wrong or they take the fun out of it.”

What is your least favorite fast-food chain, and why? What fast-food chain is your favorite?
“Burger King is the worst! I am not sure why, I just don’t like it. My favorite fast-food chain is Chick-fil-A, all the way!”