23 with ’23: Evan Catanella

Maggie Storts, Staff Writer, Editor

Evan Catanella is a senior at Jonathan Alder High School. He plays lacrosse and is involved in the welding program at Tolles. We sat down with Evan as part of our 23 with ‘23 series to spotlight 23 different members of the class of 2023.


Q: What’s one thing people don’t know about you?

A: I have a mustache right now.

Q: What’s your wakeup ritual?

A: Get out of bed. Go to my bathroom. Brush my teeth, go to my bedroom, find my pants for Tolles, put on my pants one leg at a time, and then put a shirt on through the arm holes. And then put my socks on and put my boots on and walk out the door.

Q: What’s your go to bed ritual? 

A: I go home, I take a shower, I get out of the shower, I put my pants on and I lay in my bed until my brain says goodnight.

Q: What’s your favorite time of day?

A: Nighttime, because I get to go to sleep.

Q: If you could switch lives with someone for a day who would it be?

A: “Sugar” Sean O’Malley.

Q: Dream country to visit?

A: Iceland.

Q: What’s the biggest surprise you’ve had?

A:  Wanting to go to Iceland.

Q: If your life was a TV show, what song would be in the intro?

A: “Tennessee Whiskey.”

Q: What are three things you can’t live without?

A: My phone, clothes, and a house. 

Q: What 3 people living or dead would you like to make dinner for?

A: My uncle, Prince, a man by the name of Upchurch. 

Q: Window or aisle seat?

A:  Window seat please.

Q: Secret talent?

A: I can do the wave with my eyebrows and wiggle my ears.

Q: Most adventurous thing you’ve done in your life?

A: I went outside once.

Q: How would you define yourself in three words? 

A: Like, pretty serious.

Q: What’s inspiring you in life right now?

A: My knee.

Q: Best piece of advice you’ve received?

A:  A blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while.

Q: What would you like to be remembered for?

A: For being pretty super serious.

Q: Best thing to happen to you today?

A:  Going home.

Q: Worst thing to happen to you today?

A: Leaving my home.

Q: If you made a documentary, what would it be about?

A: The super secret and serious things I do in my life.

Q: Last piece of content you consumed that made you cry?

A:  The one movie where the dog dies , and he’s like, really popular with Owen Wilson.

Q: Song you can listen to on repeat?

A: “Who Let the Dogs Out”

Q: On a scale of 1-10, how excited are you about life right now?

A: Like an eight.