Ailis

Class of 2021

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AILIS, Class of 2021
Elementary/Middle School: St. Elizabeth Catholic School
Activities/Interests: Tennis, Yearbook, Windmoor Magazine

Why did you choose to attend St. Teresa's Academy?
In grade school, I had always heard about the big sisters of friends attending STA and that initially drew me there. Once I started shadowing and attending events at STA, I started to get a feel for the environment on campus and the STA sisterhood.

What has been your favorite class at STA?
My favorite class at STA was my Botany class over the summer. I loved getting to learn how plants are classified and the way plants grow. My favorite part was getting to take apart flowers and discovering how each different plant grows!

What is your favorite part of the STA community?
My favorite part of the STA community is how supportive and welcoming the community is to new people and new ideas.

What has been your most memorable experience at STA?
My most memorable experience at STA was the Passing of the Legacy ceremony when I was a freshman. I was so nervous to be coming to such a big school, but the second I got a hug from a senior, and received my special medal and note, I felt so welcome and loved.

Looking back at your year(s) at STA, what would you tell yourself on the first day of school?
If I could tell myself something on my first day at STA, it would be to be open to new experiences and to enjoy your time in high school. You'll never know how something might turn out, so you should try everything that you can! High school has gone so fast and I'd tell myself to enjoy it as much as I could!

What advice would you give to prospective students who are considering STA?
I would tell prospective students that I've had such an amazing high school experience the last few years and that STA has been an awesome place for me to grow and learn. 

What is the one thing you have learned most about yourself? How has STA helped you discover that?
One thing I've learned about myself is how important creativity and expression is to me. STA helped me to discover new opportunities to express myself.