Julia Ihly '24

My biggest accomplishment so far is finding my spark in disability activism at Flintridge Sacred Heart, which has helped me come into my own in finding my passions.

What clubs, organizations, sports, service projects, etc. are you involved in?

I am a big runner so I'm on the cross country and track and field teams at Flintridge Sacred Heart. I've also been a board member of the DREAM (Disability, Rights, Education Activism, and Mentoring) affinity group on the Hill. I have participated in debate, ComedySportz, and I'm currently writing a one-act play with the Silverlake Children's Theatre Group set to open in December 2021!

What is your favorite spot on campus and why?

My favorite spot on campus would either have to be the Sophomore Lockers Hall or the SAC I love both of these spots because I can see my friends, check in with them and also see the community as a whole- I love talking to upper class women and teachers about school or just simply catching up!

What is your career aspiration?

I want to be a civil rights and constitutional lawyer. I want to help people within the Constitution and help make the world a more equitable place!

What's your proudest accomplishment so far?

My biggest accomplishment so far is finding my spark in disability activism at Flintridge Sacred Heart, which has helped me come into my own in finding my passions. I am both a physically disabled person, and I have a learning disability. I am most proud that my work in DREAM helps de-stigmatize the negative connotations around the disability experience and help non-disabled people become allies through school! Something I'm also very proud of is becoming a nationally recognized disabled (Cerebral Palsy) athlete. Sports and advocacy go together, and I have loved teaching the Flintridge Sacred Heart community about adaptive (disabled) competitive sports!

What three words describe you?

Resilient, Altruistic, and Determined. (I asked my friends!)

What's your favorite class at Flintridge Sacred Heart and why?

I love all of my classes! I wanted to challenge myself more academically this year to become a better student and gain life experience of working in different classrooms and learning! Currently, I'm enjoying Mr. Bernstein's Honors English 2 class, I find in his class, and with his teaching style, he encourages me to think outside the box and expand my worldview through the things I have read in class.

What do you love about Flintridge Sacred Heart?

I love how everyone is invested in Flintridge Sacred Heart! Everyone has so much respect for education and acceptance within our community. I love that I'm happy every day I go to school because I know I'm supported by my friends, administrators, and teachers!

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

Be yourself and don't be scared too! At Flintridge Sacred Heart, we value authenticity and putting all of our strengths together to lift each other, so we stand stronger. So my most significant piece of advice: let your true self shine!

What do you do for fun?

I love watching "The Flash" and "Glee" on Netflix and hanging with my dog when I have some downtime!

Anything else you want to share about yourself?

Being a disabled person, I have struggled with self-confidence in the past, and now with the community, I've found on the hill, I have realized my worth as a resilient person. I have continued to grow to become the best version of myself!


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