Renata

What have been the advantages of an all-girls environment?

Being in an all-girls school has fostered my independence and allowed me to flourish and focus on my studies. I also feel my classmates are my sisters – everyone is very supportive.

What is unique about Sacred Heart?

I believe it’s the community and the interactions we have with one another. Everyone is open and supportive. It feels like a home.

Which discipline are you most passionate about?

History. I take AP Government. I love studying current events, especially debating, and I have been encouraged to be passionate about my own ideas.

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

It means being poised and friendly, and always being kind and honest. I used to be shy, but because of our supportive community, I have grown and am no longer afraid to speak up.

What extracurricular activities are you involved in?

I play soccer and run track. We have incredible coaches! For example, Mr. O’Hagan, our soccer coach, has not only taught us the skills of the sport, but has also encouraged us to mentor the underclassmen – an important part of being on a team.

Which one accomplishment are you the most proud of and why?

I am most proud of the religion project I did junior year. My topic was Latin American liberation theology. It started as an assignment, but I became so invested in it and developed a love of politics and economics. Presenting it at the end of the year was a true highlight as I really enjoyed sharing it with my teachers and classmates.

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

Love. I really feel Sacred Heart teaches us to love everyone.

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