Where is your hometown?
My hometown is Los Angeles, California.
Why did you choose to enroll at Flintridge Sacred Heart?
I chose to enroll at Flintridge Sacred Heart under the influence of my vice principal. She gave me information about the school, but the final thing that convinced me was meeting the board members. I was one of the ambassadors at my old school, and I attended many events representing my middle school. In doing so, I became familiar with many alumni and the board of directors of Flintridge Sacred Heart. They spoke about the experiences and environment and I was automatically interested. I then took the next step by shadowing the school and was allured by the location and view. Not only that, but the classrooms were beautiful and every student seemed so engaged in their studies. It was no doubt Flintridge Sacred Heart was where I wanted to be.
What activities/co-curriculars are you involved in at school and outside of school?
I am involved in the Girls Who Code / Robotics Club, Latinas United In Action, Forensic Science Club, and I volunteer for backstage theater. Outside of school, I enjoy volunteering at my old school as a Student Aid, and I take violin lessons.
What aspects of the residential life program do you enjoy most?
My favorite aspect of the residential life program is being close to school which allows for closer dedication to my studies, but also being able to go on weekend trips with my friends here. I love how the staff tries to connect us all to get to know each other.
What personal skills have you learned since joining our school?
I have learned to try new things, I've bettered my ability to keep an open mind and perspective. I have learned to be independent, to cooperate with others, and to be organized / efficient with time.
What advice would you give a new student at our school?
Asking questions creates success. I recall being afraid to ask for help or clarifications at first, but slowly I was able to grow out of my shell and realize there was no shame in seeking assistance. I’ve now created a great relationship with my teachers and the staff. I feel I can confidently ask for their help and succeed in my classes.