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Graduating Class:Graduating Class of 2017
College Acceptance:Western Carolina University
What year did you start at JPII?
I started my freshman year and I was the one the made the decision to come here. I knew the JPII was smaller and offered more opportunities for athletics. I think if a student doesn’t want to come for the opportunities the school provides, think about the people you are going to meet and the relationships you’re going to have. You’re are going to build much better relationships with other students here because it is so much smaller then a public school with 400 plus kids in a graduating class verse our seven. These kids know everything about me, so it’s definitely a benefit.
What did you do for your Senior Thesis?
For my senior thesis I did genders effect on depression. Through all my research and during my project, I found that the things women go through in life put them at a more susceptible risk at developing depression then men. Just their experiences are different and certain things just don’t happen to a man that might happen to a woman.
Where you heading after graduation?
After graduating I will be attending Western Carolina University and I’ll be majoring in recreational therapy. I chose Western because they have the major I was looking for. It was between them and one other university and Western is in the mountains and I like the mountains so I decided to go with them.
What is one of your favorite memories from your time at JPII?
I think planning and going on our school retreat is one of my favorite things. I enjoyed everything about it. It was just so fun. The whole experience overall is just something I’ll never forget.
What is one piece of advice you would leave behind for an underclassman?
I would say to plan your time wisely. Things are going to get crazy at times and it’s going to get hectic but if you plan things out and do them when they should be done, it’s going to be a lot easier on yourself.