Jenna

What is unique about Sacred Heart?

The environment – it absolutely feels like a second home. I can talk to my teachers about anything, because it is such a close community.

What subject you are most passionate about?

Math! I want to be an engineer, so I have always gravitated to math and science. My math teacher this year, Ms. Reid, is amazing; her passion for math has helped me love it more. I couldn’t be more excited to continue my studies in engineering at Brown next year.

What does being a student at Sacred Heart mean to you?

Being a Sacred Heart student means that not only are academics important, who you are as a person as well. Most importantly it means being the best person you can be.

What have you learned about yourself by being at Sacred Heart?

Growing up I was shy, and very scared to speak in public. Sacred Heart has helped me develop the confidence to overcome my shyness. I am now able to talk in public, speak up in class, and talk to applicant families about my Sacred Heart experiences. My teachers and this community support me and have enabled me to become increasingly outgoing and confident.

Tell me about the extracurricular activities you are involved in.

I have been very involved in sports for the last four years. I played soccer in 9th and 10th grades and indoor and outdoor track in 11th and 12th grades. Being on these teams has helped me to form many meaningful friendships. Pre-season camp as a new 9th grader was a great way to make friends, particularly with older students who became mentors.

I am also extremely involved with service and recently served as the President of the Service Committee. This has been the most influential part of my high school experience and one I will definitely continue with in college.

I am also a member of the math team and I LOVE the admissions club! Talking to prospective families and students about my school is something I really enjoy. I definitely plan on giving tours at Brown next year!

Who inspires you?

The Head of Upper School, Ms. Savino, inspires all of us. I’m not sure she realizes what an impact she has on the students; she is truly a mother figure to us all. She still remembers my interview four years ago, and what we talked about! Her office has such a warm environment and everyone is always welcome.

If there were one word you could use to describe what Sacred Heart means to you, what would it be?

Family. We are all sisters, as well as ‘children of the Sacred Heart’. This will always be a home I can come back to.

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