A Message from the Valedictorian
My Lourdes education challenged me, teaching me to think and question. My AP Chem class specifically taught me how to critically think and my religion classes have spurred thoughtful discussions about the faith with the intention to come to a deeper understanding of it. Learning how to think and stand up for your beliefs are critical skills that will be beneficial now and in the future.
Throughout high school, I have continued to pursue my education in the subject I already knew I loved, specifically science, while also discovering that I enjoy other subjects too. For example, I think that some of the highlights of the Lourdes education have been the math classes, specifically my Algebra II and Calculus classes. Coming into Lourdes, math was not my favorite subject, but due to the math teachers’ enthusiasm for the subject, it has become my favorite part of the day and the aspect of the education at Lourdes that I will most miss after graduation.
My favorite memory from Lourdes is being on the soccer, basketball, and lacrosse teams freshman year. Besides my friends, I very much enjoyed my time playing the sports I loved and the success we had doing well in the seasons made the experience even more special.
I would tell prospective students to not be afraid to try new things. They will find what they enjoy, whether it be sports, clubs, academics etc.
UNC-Chapel Hill, Boston College, Northeastern University, Washington and Lee University, University of Richmond, Hamilton College, University of Scranton, Temple University
Planned Field of Study/Future Aspirations
I plan to study Chemistry on the Biochemistry track and pursue a career in genomics research.
AP & College-Level Courses Completed
AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP United States History, AP Language and Composition, AP Physics 1, AP Calculus AB College Precalculus, College Psychology, College Intro to Marketing, College English, College Sociology, College Government
Total College Credits = 60
Soccer, Lacrosse, Cross Country, Basketball, Math Peer Tutoring, Mock Trial, Math Team, Ski Club, Newspaper, and Girl Scouts