October 12th, 2023

Alumni Spotlight   2021-bee-master-with-g_.png

A special feature by Emily Miller and Lily Sturgeon, GHS Yearbook Staff.

Supported by GHS Yearbook Advisor, Heather Pier.

Shelly Ferretti

Q: What is your full name?

A: Shelly Lynne Machuga Ferretti


Q: Who is in your family?

A: I grew up with my twin sister Carrie, younger sister Laurie, and my brother Michael. I am currently married to John Ferretti, and have three sons Anthony, Dominic, and Joey.


Q: What is your favorite song or artist?

A: My favorite band is Casting Crowns.


Q: What do you do when you're not at school, for fun?

A: I love to be in the dirt outside with plants and I love to read inside.  My kids love to call me a crazy plant/book lady, depending on the season.


Q: What is your favorite subject?

A: Math was my favorite subject because it came easiest to me.


Q: What is your favorite season? Why?

A: Summer is my favorite season, I'm not a cold weather person. I like to be out walking and playing baseball. My favorite season is really baseball season. I love to watch my boys play and even attend professional games.


Q: What is your favorite food?

A: Salads are my favorite food, the more you put in it, the better!


Q: What are you really good at?

A: I'm really good at bowling. I'm in the Erie Women's Bowling Hall of Fame, and I had five 300 score games.


Q: What are you really bad at?

A:  I'm really bad at organization! I usually call my twin sister, Mrs. Shady, over to organize things for me.


Q: What do you like most about Girard or what do you think makes Girard a special place, either the community or your school?

A: I like the small community, when I left I swore I'd never come back but I was quickly drawn back. I love this school district because we focus on individual students and we teach to the heart.


Q: If there is one thing you could change about the world, what would it be?

A: This is definitely the hardest question I've had to answer, but I wish that people would be more patient and kind, and less quick to judge.


Q: Who is your favorite teacher so far?

A: I had a lot, but I'd say the ones who really noticed me as a person. I especially loved my third grade teacher because she let me write, although all I wrote were ridiculous and long stories.


Q: Who is your hero or someone who inspires you?

A: I have a couple good friends who inspire me. Christina and Holly inspire me because of their heart for the Lord and the way they care for people.


Q: What's your best advice to GHS students?

A: Your biggest obstacles are the ones you create in your mind, so you have to believe in yourself. My son Dom helped me to understand that just because something is hard doesn't mean that you can't be good at it. Finding something difficult doesn't mean you aren't smart, so never let something being hard hold you back.


Q: If you had the choice to have lunch with anyone in the world, who would you invite?

A: Either my grandmother who passed away after I got married, or my father who recently passed.


Q: What do you hope to be doing in 10 years?

A: I'm really content where I'm at, so I just hope I'm continuing watching my boys grow and supporting them in whatever they're doing in their lives.


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