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Danielle Garay

Danielle Garay

The eldest of three children, Danielle is an independent,
high-achieving, conscientious, reliable, and hardworking individual. She is caring and has an easy-going, amiable disposition. Though a quiet observer by nature, she tries hard to get to know people for who they are. Danielle shows compassion and empathy well in advance of her years. She is also a young teen who loves to laugh with her siblings and friends and always has a positive outlook on life.

Danielle spent her pre-teen years growing up in downtown Chicago. She delighted in exploring the city; museums, the zoo, public transit, going to the beach, or just going to the corner for fresh bread or ice cream. She grew up with street smarts—always acutely aware of all that went on around her. She attended a highly regarded public magnet school, LaSalle Language Academy, where she acquired fluency in Spanish. Danielle has always been an inspiring athlete. Her determined, competitive spirit has always served her well playing on her school's soccer and track teams. Outside of school, she practiced Judo and played with a highly competitive travel soccer team.

While Danielle loved Chicago, she was excited about the prospect of moving to Salt Lake City. She'd been vacationing in Utah since she was born and had her first pair of skis on not long after she learned to walk. As the move became a reality, Danielle was unwavering in her certainty that she would love living here. As it turns out, she was right. She has fit right in attending The McGillis School and she has built an amazing new circle of friends. Danielle has continued in athletics with soccer, hiking, skiing, and swimming. She enjoys the outdoor lifestyle that Utah offers and appreciates the contrast to her hometown.

Together with friends, family, and the wonderful clergy that have helped Danielle prepare for this event, her brother Adam, sister Ilana, Mom, Dad, Grandma Alice, and Grandpa Edelmiro, Danielle is excited to share in the celebration of her Bat Mitzvah. Thank you to Rabbi Spector, Cantor Wendy Bat-Sarah, David Asman, and Joshua Lipman for all you have done to support Danielle on this blessed day!

Sat, March 23 2019 16 Adar II 5779