What do you plan to do once you graduate from Northwest Catholic High School? After graduating from Northwest Catholic High School I will be attending the University of Scranton, a Jesuit university in Pennsylvania.
If attending college, what do you plan to study in college and what is your dream career after college? At the University of Scranton, I was invited to join the Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors Program and I will be a member of the varsity swim team. At Scranton, I plan on majoring in both Environmental Science and Philosophy. After graduating, I’m interested in becoming a Jesuit volunteer and traveling somewhere helping those who need it the most. After that my dream job is either to become a teacher or to work in environmental sustainability.
What blessings have you received from your Catholic school education and how have those blessings helped you? I have received many blessings from my 13 years of Catholic school education. I think that the most important blessings I have received are the ability to learn more about my faith while also deepening it and becoming a better Catholic. I have also been able to go on life changing experiences such as the Kairos retreat run by Northwest Catholic’s Campus Ministry and the trip my Honors Institute for Leadership & Learning class took to Washington D.C. Furthermore, I have greatly appreciated the ability to go to school with the same handful of individuals from kindergarten to our senior year of high school which was very special.
Is there a teacher that has inspired you or helped you with your academic career? How? My high school religion teacher and campus minister Mr. Christopher Haddad has definitely had a great impact on my education. Mr. Haddad helped me recognize what I am really passionate about, which is serving others. The programs that Mr. Haddad has run through Campus Ministry, such as regularly volunteering at the Hartford Catholic Worker or the Kairos retreats, have helped shine a light on what is important in my life.
What will you miss most about your school? Most of all I will miss the school spirit of Northwest Catholic. Some of my fondest memories are cheering on my fellow classmates at basketball or football games, or my teammates at swim meets. I will also miss the ability to get to know my entire grade and be able to develop strong connections with teachers around the building.
What do you plan to do once you graduate from St. Paul Catholic High School? I am a student athlete. I play both volleyball and basketball. I plan on continuing my basketball career and hope to play at the collegiate level. I will go to a university that has a good reputation for both basketball and academics. I value my academics and also want to excel in college as well as my athletics.
If attending college, what do you plan to study in college and what is your dream career after college? I want to earn a medical degree and pursue an ambitious career after college. My dream career after college is to become an oncologist, a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. I want to help people with cancer, mentally and physically. I knew many people who had cancer and some who died because of it. My father was diagnosed and succumbed to cancer after a 7 year battle. That is where my drive comes from. You need a bachelor’s degree and several years in medical school. Courses I would take in college include psychology, anatomy, and biochemistry. I believe I can do it with the education and perseverance I have learned from attending St. Paul Catholic High School.
What blessings have you received from your Catholic school education and how have those blessings helped you? I have been blessed just to be able to go to St. Paul’s. My whole time as a student has been wonderful. The teaching style is excellent and informative. The community is very supportive. I have received blessings such as learning the St. Paul core values. One of the most important values to me is service. I have learned to help others over myself because of St. Paul’s ethics. Service is very important and will help me in the future when attending college or applying for a job.
Is there a teacher that has inspired you or helped you with your academic career? How? A teacher that has helped me at St. Paul is Mrs. Kromidas, my English teacher. She helped me to assess my writing and understand grammar. This will help me in the future, no matter where I go. It will help me with job interviews, resumes, and papers in the future. I am grateful for her teaching and for helping me understand my work. She inspires me to do the best I can.
What will you miss most about your school? One thing I will miss most about my school is all the people who will go through the journey with me. My classmates and friends support each other through our high school careers, academically and athletically. I am thankful I am in such a wonderful group that is like family. I would also like to thank FACS for giving me the opportunity to attend St. Paul and become the best person I can be.
What do you plan to do once you graduate from East Catholic High School? Proceeding to follow my dream career path, after graduating high school, I plan to attend the University of New Haven.
If attending college, what do you plan to study in college and what is your dream career after college? By attending the University of New Haven, I plan to study Forensic Science with the end goal of either becoming a crime scene investigator or a detective further on in my career path.
What blessings have you received from your Catholic school education and how have those blessings helped you? I believe my Catholic school education has brought me an abundance of blessings. Allowing students, like myself, to broaden their opportunities academically to further their studies with discipline, study habits and a better understanding of religion in the real world.
Is there a teacher that has inspired you or helped you with your academic career? How? There are two teachers who I believe have helped me in my academic career since attending Catholic school. Both teachers have helped me further my interest in the subject of science as well as enhanced my abilities studying the subject. These two teachers include Mr. James Robert as well as Mr. Noah Leonard.
What will you miss most about your school? From the last four years of my experience at East Catholic High School, I believe the thing I will miss the most about school is the sense of community. I loved having a community of teachers who I could rely on to help me in a time of need. No matter what, they welcomed me with open arms and ears to hear whatever I needed help with and give me their best educated opinion on it.