I chose to attend St. John’s, primarily, because my whole family went to SJC. My father graduated Class of 1981 and my uncle graduated Class of 1976. My brother decided to attend St. John’s two years prior to my decision. However, other than this reason, St. John’s presented everything I was looking for in a school. It was coed, a much bigger school than my middle school, the student life seemed energetic, the academics were strong and I felt I could strengthen my spiritual life if I came here.
What are the benefits of a coeducational school?
Being in a coeducational environment is beneficial. Most might think it's a distraction; however, for me it brings a different kind of challenge. I strive to compete with more people academically, yet it gives me more chances to make friends. Being In a coed school provides exposure to different leadership styles and different kinds of role models. Everyone gets the greatest experience overall, spiritually, academically and socially in a coeducational school, too.
What activities/sports are you involved with at SJC?
I am involved with cross country, wrestling, golf and the Peer Ministers.
Who is your favorite St. John’s teacher? Why?
My favorite teacher at St. John's is Ms. Melin, my art history teacher. Ms. Melin gave everyone, including me, the attention they needed in order to do their best in the class. She provided wisdom, yet laughter in the classroom that helped us get through the day. She incorporated the Lasallian tradition well into our everyday lives, and she gave me the opportunity to learn in such a fun environment.
What does it mean to you to be part of a Lasallian school?
Being a part of a Lasallian school is important to me. Learning from St. John Baptist de La Salle's teachings has influenced me to care for and open my mind to others, unlock my talents so that I am able to help in any way possible and become a leader so that I am able to share with others the teachings of St. John Baptist de La Salle. It has taught me to open my heart to others and always be accepting. Being part of a Lasallian school has taught me to be a better person in general, and I am happy that I have gotten to experience this.