Kelli Ebensberger ’13
By Chase Stevens ’12
So how do you like Xavier?
It’s really nice, and the academics are good. You make a lot of friends and it’s a good environment.
What middle school did you go to?
I went to St. Simon and Jude.
Is Xavier a lot different than St. Simon and Jude?
Not really. Both Xavier and St. Simon and Jude are Catholic schools, so there were still uniforms and higher academic standards at St. Simon and Jude, but it’s still a different environment with all of the different classrooms.
What extracurricular activities do you do?
I do Drama Club and Speech and Debate.
Do you like your extracurricular activities?
Yeah, they’re really fun; they’re a good break from the hardcore academics of Xavier. You can have fun with your friends while also doing work.
What do you do in Speech and Debate? Do you give speeches?
Yeah, I do interpretive events like Duo Act and Dramatic Interpretation.
Are you good?
Well, I’m a novice, so I’ve done ok for just being new.
Why do you think other people should join speech and debate?
It’s just fun, the people you meet are the most fun people you will ever meet in your life. It’s a good academic event but it’s also a lot of fun.
Why did you join Speech and Debate?
I did it because my brother Steven Ebensberger ’10 (A captain on the Speech and Debate team) was always talking about it.
What kind of music do you listen to?
I listen to rock and alternative.
Do you have any favorite bands?
Rise Against, Seether, Fall Out Boy.
Have you seen “Twilight: New Moon”?
Yes, yes I have.
Team Edward or Team Jacob?
Team Edward, because vampires are just amazing, and they’re romantic and mysterious.
What are your favorite books besides “Twilight”?
“The House of Night” series and “Animal Farm”.
What is your favorite kind of sandwich?
Grilled cheese, because I’m a vegetarian.
Oh, why did you become a vegetarian?
It started in late eighth grade. I had to do a report on PETA, and that convinced me. It’s a good health choice, but I did it mainly for animal’s rights.
Back to sandwiches, are you good at making grilled cheeses?
Yes, I’m excellent. I always make them for guests of the house.
Do you also cook a lot?
Yes, but I bake more than I cook.