Maria Gherardi is the daughter of Paul and Mandy Gherardi. She has a younger sister, Julia who is 15 and a younger brother, Gino who is 10.
Her activities include varsity tennis, captain of the hockey team, captain of the golf team, Leadership council, TADA, National Honors society, Junior Rotarian, and Knowledge Bowl. Her past activities include robotics, math team and key club.
Her community involvement includes coach of the special Olympic Tennis team, Salvation Army bell ringing and AAUW book sale volunteer. In the summer she runs her own lawn care business and during the winter she referees youth hockey teams.
Her hobbies are spending time at the lake and hunting and fishing with family and friends. In the fall she will be attending Hibbing Community College to receive her AA, then transfer to Bemidji State University to get a major in secondary math education.