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REBECCA, Class of 2022
Elementary/Middle School: Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic School
Activities/Interests: Ukulele, Book Club, Robotics, Math Hub Mentor
Why did you choose to attend St. Teresa's Academy?
I chose St. Teresa's Academy for their academic excellence. I also really liked the college campus feel and the environment the school presented.
What has been your favorite class at STA?
My favorite class is definitely Mandarin Chinese! My teacher makes classes fun and interesting, while making sure we learn a lot as well!
What is your favorite part of the STA community?
I like our advisories. It's a great was to make connections with people you wouldn't normally meet otherwise. Your advisory supports you, and you get really familiar with them because you see them every day!
What has been your most memorable experience at STA?
My most memorable experience at STA is all the fun times I've had with my friends on the Quad! I love that STA is an open campus, and the Quad is one of the best places to hang out! I've cartwheeled across it during finals, had quite a few picnics, and just chilled with friends on the benches!
Looking back at your year(s) at STA, what would you tell yourself on the first day of school?
I have successfully completed two years as an STA student. Looking back, I would tell myself to be confident! On my first day of school, I was super nervous about making new friends and answering during class. I soon learned that confidence was key and that gave me the push to thrive at STA.
What advice would you give to prospective students who are considering STA?
Shadow! Look at the course requirements and the course offerings! Talk to former and current students of STA! Just because I love STA doesn't mean everyone will, and that's okay. Just make sure that you have a variety of different opinions before making a definite decision.
What is the one thing you have learned most about yourself? How has STA helped you discover that?
This year will be my third year at STA, and the biggest thing I have learned about myself is that it's okay to fail, as long as you get back up after. In freshman year, I bombed my first math quiz. I was so upset and embarrassed, but my parents told me that I would be okay, but I needed to learn from those mistakes. So now as a junior, when I don't do well on a test, quiz, or even a simple homework assignment, I make it my goal to figure out exactly what I did wrong, and make the next one better. Even if it's just a 1% increase, that's 1% better than last time!