We Care About Claire!

Name: Claire Bailets

Year: 2017

Hometown: Mechanicsburg, PA 

Major/Minor: German Studies major, Business minor

Activities: Shots in the Dark, Mock Trial, Alpha Phi Omega

Hogwarts House: Gryffindor



Favorite Servo Cookie: Lemon

Favorite Color: Kelly Green

Favorite Sport: Badminton

Favorite Ice Cream: Strawberry

Favorite Season: Fall


If you could go anywhere where would you go and why?

If I could go anywhere I would go to Ireland. My family is very Irish, and I haven't been there yet, and I want to see the country where some of my ancestors came from. I would have said Germany, but I've already been there and I want to go somewhere new


What is your favorite thing about Gettysburg and why?

My favorite thing about Gettysburg is the people that I have met and become close with throughout the years. They are so special to me, and my college experience would not have been the same without them. I also love the professors who I've gotten to work closely with, because they have encouraged me in the work I've done here.


Claire (center) after she completed her German Studies thesis presentation in English; she will be re-presenting her thesis in German on May 9th.


What is one thing you hope to achieve while at Gettysburg?

One thing I hope to have achieved at Gettysburg is to come out of college having done work that I am proud of. I've gotten to do some really great things here, and I hope that I've left my mark so that people will maybe remember me after i've gone. I think I've gotten there finally with the completion of my senior thesis. It's something that I'm very proud of and I hope that it will be remembered by some of the people who have shared that journey with me.