Emily Curley '18

The most rewarding part of my time at Flintridge Sacred Heart was the teacher-student relationships that I built. I particularly enjoyed completing the Junior and Senior Research Projects with Ms. Murphy and Ms. Wilkinson. It ended up being a surprisingly fun experience and one that contributed to my interest in research based learning.

Please describe an experience, class or teacher on the Hill that sparked a passion or interest that continues to this day.

The most rewarding part of my time at Flintridge Sacred Heart was the teacher-student relationships that I built. I particularly enjoyed completing the Junior and Senior Research Projects with Ms. Murphy and Ms. Wilkinson. It ended up being a surprisingly fun experience and one that contributed to my interest in research based learning. I also enjoyed my English courses and Environmental Science class. The Environmental Science class with Ms. Miller motivated me to pursue a major in Environmental Studies.

What is your favorite spot on campus and why?

I spent a lot of time in the library on the bean bags; it was a comfortable study spot for me.

What is your current career?

I am still completing my time at university as a double major in environmental studies and politics, but I plan to attend law school after graduation and pursue a career in environmental law.

What's your proudest accomplishment so far?

I was chosen by two of my politics professors to lead peer tutoring sessions for writing assistance. The class I tutored for was "Latin American politics," not only am I proud of being asked to tutor, but I am also grateful for the experience of working with my peers and facilitating tutoring sessions.

What do you love about Flintridge Sacred Heart?

I loved my teachers. They cared about me and encouraged me to do my best. Creating those teacher-student relationships was not just beneficial during my time at Flintridge Sacred Heart. It ended up being a useful skill at university and I frequently meet with my professors and teaching assistants, forming useful relationships with them.

What advice do you have for someone applying to Flintridge Sacred Heart?

Being a student at Flintridge Sacred Heart requires dedication and hard work. It's difficult, but in many ways rewarding. I would recommend contacting former students and asking them specific questions you have about entering high school, feel free to contact me!

What do you do for fun?

While COVID has undoubtedly put a dent in my fun activities, I still find time to hang out with the people I love over FaceTime and occasionally in person. Aside from hanging out with my friends and family, I also enjoy listening to music, reading good books, and watching movies.

Anything else you want to share about yourself?

I attend school at University of California, Santa Cruz, if any of you are considering becoming a Banana Slug please feel free to contact me!

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