Senior year is the year of lasts. Whether it is the last spirit week, last Walk-a-thon, last game of the sport you love, last homecoming, last class with a favorite teacher, last performance, or last Starbucks run on a late start day, these events come with an overabundance of emotions. Although my journey to academic and personal success at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh awaits me in the fall, it is difficult to think of a life without Trinity, my home for the last four years. I firmly believe that Trinity gave me the foundation I needed to be confident in myself. My transformation from a shy and insecure freshman to an outspoken and independent senior is directly attributed to the teachers who inspired me to be passionate about learning, the classmates who supported me throughout the IB Diploma Program, the friends who brought out my most authentic self, and the teammates who pushed me beyond my limits on the softball field. I have never felt so loved and accepted by a community of people. Through this feeling of love and acceptance, I am able to be my true self unapologetically. I am proud of the woman I have become. This unwavering confidence I have gained is something I will carry with me through college and the rest of my life.
Michela DelSanto, St. Celestine, Elmwood Park
University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh