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Alicia

Which of the five goals is the most important to you and why?

Goal Five- personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom- is most important to me because it captures the essence of Sacred Heart education. I have been able to grow as a student and as a person because of the atmosphere of wise freedom that Sacred Heart has provided me with.

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

An all-girls education has been so valuable to me. I find that girls who have attended all-girls schools are more confident and don't even pause to think about possible limitations. An all girls education has given me lifelong friends, fearlessness, and confidence.

Which discipline(s) are you the most passionate about and why?

I have always loved math and science, because I love that it always works out the way it should. There is always an answer to a math problem, and most of the time a chemical reaction proceeds the way you think it will.

At Sacred Heart, I have been exposed to many disciplines and found passion in other subjects besides math and science. Our theology curriculum is a large part of the Upper School, and it became one of my favorite parts of Sacred Heart. Through my junior year theology project, I discovered my passion for religious studies. As a result, I am planning on studying religion at Harvard.

What does being a Sacred Heart student mean to you?

Being a Sacred Heart student means being a part of something larger than myself. It means having an extended family at 91st Street and all over the world. Being a Sacred Heart student means being part of a tradition and a family with shared goals and values, and knowing that you have a home with that family wherever you go.

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

I am most proud of my leadership of the Forensics Team over the past two years. It has been such a joy to help the underclassmen navigate the world of Forensics at Sacred Heart. One of the best parts of being the captain of the Forensics team was seeing girls who began as nervous freshmen succeed. I'm so proud to be able to leave that legacy behind.

If you could describe Sacred Heart in one word, what would it be and why?

Home. Sacred Heart is my home and has been for the past fifteen years of my life. Sacred Heart is where my extended family is.

Who or what inspires you?

My classmates inspire me every day to push myself and be better. They take initiative; educate people on important issues; start service projects to help those in need, and they pursue their passions wholeheartedly. My classmates are truly the most amazing and inspiring people I know.

What will be the biggest thing you take away from your Sacred Heart education?

The greatest lessons I have learned at Sacred Heart have not been what I have learned in the classroom. My teachers have taught me that courtesy counts, my classmates have taught me about compassion, and the entire community at 91st Street has taught me to be a good person.