Student, Sacred Heart Academy, Class of 2016,
Sacred Heart Academy students are not only smart and hardworking but they have GRIT, a quality that is a necessity for any student here. A student with GRIT is the only type of student who will succeed at Sacred Heart, because teachers expect students to learn beyond a superficial level. This means that in order to be successful, one must not simply go through the motions of learning: waking up, putting on the uniform, showing up to class, and doing one’s homework. A Sacred Heart student doesn’t put a problem aside because it is too hard, a Sacred Heart student continues to work at the problem until it is solved. This applies to every aspect of life at Sacred Heart. At some point, every student will fail a test but a Sacred Heart this is an opportunity to dig deeper, work harder, and do better on the next test. At some point, every student will break down under the pressure of their commitments, but at Sacred Heart you GRIT it out. This may seem hard but when your friends, peers, and teachers see you pushing yourself to do better and learn from your mistakes they support you in your endeavor. I have found that this support truly makes the difference in finding success. For example, my sophomore year I fell ill and was absent from school for an extended period of time. I was overwhelmed by the amount of work I had to make up and it seemed as though I was drowning in a sea of assignments. But because of all of the support I received in school and outside of school I was able to make up everything I missed while still doing well in my classes.