Class of ’22 Senior Spotlight: Addison James Catterall-Pendleton

Name, city of residence:

Addison James Catterall-Pendleton, Watsonville

Grade you started at MMS:

I started in preschool at age three!

What inspires you?

My sisters and brothers inspire me.

What is your favorite subject in school, and why?

English is my favorite subject because I like the teacher, Haley Campbell. She’s very understanding and she never lets her students fail.

If you had the power to change one thing in the world, what would it be?

I would like to reverse climate change. I would ban fossil fuels and single-use plastics and encourage safer construction and development.

If you could go anywhere, where would you go?

I would go to the Maldives because the ocean is gorgeous and still healthy. I’d like to see it while it is still that way.

Name one big challenge in your life right now:

It’s a challenge deciding on a college; I have two good choices and I don’t know which one to pick.

What is your dream job and why?

I’d like to be a laboratory microbiologist, finding new species and doing research.

What are your three favorite things? 

My friends, my family and my girlfriend

Favorite book:

“The House in the Cerulean Sea” by TJ Klune

What do you want to do after high school?

Go to college!

Something that you are proud of – and why:

I’m proud of my little sisters and my brother because they were born addicted to drugs and lost their birth moms, but have recovered and overcome it, and now they are in school.

Something that makes you smile:

My little sisters and brother make me smile, and winning at volleyball.

A favorite MMS memory – and why?

“Ramayana!” through the years; it’s my favorite tradition!

Top three most-played songs on your favorite playlist: 

“Close to You” by Dayglow, “Patty Cake” by Kodak Black and “20 Min” by Lil Uzi Vert