May Student Q+A- Dan Gelfer ’11

Dan Gelfer

The Q+A- two students, two teachers, each month. This month we sat down with senior Dan Gelfer.

Conducted by Leigh Jacobson

Spotlight Editor

Common misconception about me:

It would be that I don’t know how to speak English.

Most creative gift, given or received:

A Mark Spitz autograph from my brother who agreed to sign it for my brother  yet not for me, go figure.

Movie you’ve seen most:


Book you’ve read the most:

Huckleberry Finn, simply a great book, I have  read it in both Hebrew and English.

One thing I can’t live without:


What you wanted to be at age 10

A professional swimmer or a Triceps Model.

Favorite gadget:

A random calculator that  says Andrew Menzer on it.

Teacher pet peeve:

Since I have an Israeli accent, a good majority of my teachers have been constantly quoting me when ever I say something while my accent is very apparent, for example Mr. Lim quoting me saying “around the world?”

Procrastination technique:

Slim Soccer/ Tetris Battle.

Student hobby:

Chillin like Mr. Lieb, its a hobby and a life philosophy.

Favorite thing about being a senior:

Essentially everything but mainly laughing at the stressed out Juniors.

Movie star you wish you could take to prom:

Natalie Portman.

Topic you love but wouldn’t talk about in a college interview:

Why is Shawarma substantially better than falafel yet falafel gets all the fame?

Favorite classes you’ve taken at Milken:

English with Dr. Ayres, AP Physics B and C with the one and only Mt. Ahad, and AP Calculus AB with Mr. Lim, Physics with Dr.  Scoville.

Funniest Hebrew word:

I dont think any word in Hebrew is funny…  but if I have to chose it would be Peel-Pel.

Most memorable learning experience:

Creating a Wii controller with Dr. Scoville, which was pretty sweet.

Most purchased item in Student Store:


Favorite Milken Trend:

Senior Sweaters.

Most beloved/interesting item in your school bag:

My speedo.