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Senior Spotlights 2020
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The Class of 2020 has achieved many great accomplishments during their years at Sacred Heart. To celebrate our recent graduates, we're spotlighting just a few members of the Class of 2020 who exemplify each of the five Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart education.

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GOAL 1: FAITH

Name: Monet Ménard

Years at ASH: 14 years

College: Northwestern University, Illinois

Major: Legal Studies with minors in English and Korean

Activities: ASH Soccer since 5th grade, Varsity sophomore year (Captain for Senior year); Cross Country 8th grade and freshman year; Varsity Track and Field since 8th grade and making All-District each year in outdoor Track and Field; stage managing the high school plays since sophomore year; Student Council since 8th grade except junior year (currently Class Treasurer); National Honor Society President; Chair of Honor Council; Peer Support; Rensselaer Award; Academic Excellence

What does Goal 1 mean to you?
For me, Goal 1 is a very personal goal. Sacred Heart helps students to strengthen their faith and come to understand more about it, but I believe that the true definition of Goal 1 requires students to grow in their faith on their own account. "A personal and active faith in God" means that students should strive for strong relationships with God and then allow this relationship to impact their actions. Over the last few years, my faith has increased significantly due to having an "active faith."  While growing up, Sacred Heart helped equip me with a strong personal faith, however, it was up to me in the end to allow this faith to impact me and my decisions in life. By allowing your faith to impact your life through your actions, your faith, in turn, will become that much stronger. I believe this is the idea behind Goal 1, and I am positive that my time at Sacred Heart has helped me to achieve the type of faith that Goal 1 speaks of.  

What do you love about ASH? What will you miss about ASH?
What I love most about Sacred Heart would have to be the sense of family within the school. Though Sacred Heart is the only school I have ever attended, it is clear that the sense of community within Sacred Heart is unmatched by any other school. The relationships I have created with the faculty and other students have truly made Sacred Heart a "home away from home," and the people will easily be what I will miss most about the school.

What is your favorite ASH memory?
I have two favorite memories. The first is Rally (Sophomore year in particular), and the second is the Luaus during lower school at the end of year.

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GOAL 2: ACADEMICS

Name: Eva Dreiling

Years at ASH: 14 years

College: University of Alabama

Major: Kinesiology; physical therapy

Activities: 
I am so proud to have been a part of so many successful teams during my time at ASH. I have made so many friends and amazing memories with the Cross Country team and the Soccer team. I am blessed that I have been able to be a part of such a close and strong team that has won the Cross Country State Championship for so many consecutive years, and I will miss everyone dearly. Though we never made it to the finals in Soccer, I have loved seeing the team evolve throughout the seasons and growing close with everyone on the team. I was also on student council throughout high school and was a member of peer support for my junior and senior years. I had so much fun being a part of both programs!

What does Goal 2 mean to you?
Goal 2 is “a deep respect for intellectual values.” To me, this goal encourages us to have a genuine passion for learning new things, to challenge ourselves in our academics, and to embrace new ideas with an open mind. This goal inspires us to strengthen our curiosity and think creatively – to go above and beyond in broadening our horizons and feel excited at the prospect of gaining more knowledge.  

What do you love about ASH? What will you miss about ASH?
I love the sisterhood and special bond among each class. It is a lifelong friendship that cannot be found anywhere else. No matter what separates us, we are always there for one another. I’m going to miss everything about Sacred Heart; it’s been my entire life for the past fourteen years. Most of all, I’m going to miss my 37 classmates, but I am also going to miss the traditions that make Sacred Heart so special – such as Rally, Mater’s Feast, goûter, and May Crowning. 

What is your favorite ASH memory?
It’s hard to choose just one favorite memory. I’ve loved absolutely everything about my time at ASH and wouldn’t have changed any part of it. My favorite memories are the moments that I have bonded most with my class such as Rally or retreat. My memories from our time in the senior lounge are also some of my favorite moments from school because it helped our grade grow so much closer and interact with each other more.

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GOAL 3: SERVICE

Name: Molly Moore

Years at ASH: 15 years

College: Rhodes College 

Activities: Varsity Tennis 4 years (captain senior year); National Honor Society (11, 12-Secretary); Spanish National Honor Society twice; District and State Rally; Yearbook 4 years and Senior Page editor; Varsity Quiz Bowl 3 years; Mock Trial; Honor Council member twice; Exchange program Vienna and Barcelona; and Eucharist Minister.

What does Goal 3 mean to you?
Goal 3, "social awareness which impels to action" to me means more than just doing service. It involves helping out those in my community and making small differences one step at a time. After completing my 50 hours of service for my junior year requirement at a nursing home on the Westbank, I realized that my time there meant a lot to people living in the nursing home and to me. They always had smiling faces whenever I came to see them. I quickly became acquainted with many of the residents and their daily routines from bingo games to rides in the elevator to help them get where they needed to go. This opportunity has made me realize that service is an important part of my life and was introduced to me because of my career at ASH. It has become very important to me to take advantage of helping the community, and I want to continue serving my community at college. I will always keep in mind Goal 3 and its connection to Sacred Heart, my home.

What do you love about ASH? What will you miss about ASH?
I love the community at ASH. My grade is like my second family, and I will cherish the moments I got to spend with them these past 15 years, especially singing our hearts out in the senior lounge every morning. I will miss them a lot when we all go our own separate ways next year, but it will be fun to come back and hear how everyone is doing. Sacred Heart will forever be the place where I made my best memories and my best friends. 

What is your favorite ASH memory?
My favorite Sacred Heart memory was when we won the dance award sophomore year for Rally. It was such a special moment because we worked so hard as a grade to achieve this goal.   

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GOAL 4: COMMUNITY

Name: Clare Larson

Years at ASH: 13 years

College: Louisiana State University

Major: Sociology; minor Criminology

What does Goal 4 mean to you?
Goal 4 is referred to as "the building of community as a Christian value." To me, a very important part of Goal 4 is spreading inclusivity among peers. In the Sacred Heart community, we are taught at a very young age to 'be a friend to all.' This is such an important value because humans need a sense of community in order to survive and live a happy life. Sacred Heart is not only an institution; but it is a family.

What do you love about ASH? What will you miss about ASH?
One of my favorite things about Sacred Heart is the relationships that everyone forms with each other. I feel like the Sacred Heart community builds bonds that can never be broken. Going into college can be a frightening experience, but it feels so much better knowing that I have my Sacred Heart girls that I can always go to and rely on. It may sound cliché, but the 37 girls that I am graduating with really are my sisters and I know that each and every one of them will be there for me no matter what.  

What is your favorite ASH memory?
One of the highlights from Sacred Heart is always Rally night and day. It is one of the most anticipated events at school, and I love spending time with all the girls in my grade.   

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GOAL 5: GROWTH

Name: Megan McCarthy

Years at ASH: 4 years

College: Loyola University, Chicago

Major: International Business

What does Goal 5 mean to you?
I interpret Goal 5, “a personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom,” as one of the keys to the strong community that Sacred Heart offers. Not only does Sacred Heart offer one of the best educations, but it also offers students the ability to grow and really get to know themselves. This is achieved by our warm and accepting community as well as our faith. Communities do not move forward unless each individual takes on their parts. Sacred Heart and its community always make sure to educate their students on how to be a good team player which leads the students to really dig in within themselves. Because of Goal 5, the students are always aware that there is a community behind them and they are taught every day to do what is right. Goal 5 is the perfect way to say that Sacred Heart raises great team players as well as leaders of the team. 

What do you love about ASH? What will you miss about ASH?
Sacred Heart became a “home away from home” for me when I moved from Japan to New Orleans four years ago. The love that is shared constantly in the building, the masses that are celebrated together, and most importantly the way everyone accepts one another is what I love most about Sacred Heart. The bond that you make with your classmates, as well as faculties, are one of a kind and it’s something I will cherish for the rest of my life. I will miss the community, my classmates, and my teachers the most because they have been my rock during tough times. However, I know that no matter how far apart we all are, the bond will continue on and only get stronger. 

What is your favorite ASH memory?
Being with my friends and having a close relationship with all of my teachers. I think the special bonds that you have with your teachers is what makes ASH special and is what makes it home.

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