Recently, we announced the “I Love My School!” essay contest, and we were so excited to see how many responded!
In celebration of National School Choice Week we will reveal one of the winners from the contest each day this week! Check back every day to see if your “I Love My School!” essay was chosen as one of our winners!
Today’s winner is Abby Awad who attends Seton High School in Cincinnati and thinks it is a great fit for her. Read Abby’s essay below!
When it comes to education, one size does not fit all. Children thrive when they attend a school that is a great for them academically, socially, and in some cases, spiritually. I am blessed to attend Seton High School, an all-girls Catholic school in Cincinnati, Ohio, and I can wholeheartedly say that a day does not go by at this school where I am not presented with the opportunities, the resources, and the support I need to succeed.
From a young age, the vision of me as a Seton Saint never left my mind. My mother attended Seton, my older cousins attended Seton, and most people in my close knit community attended Seton. Though it may seem as if I had few options of where to attend high school, it was always my decision. When I was in grade school, Seton’s constant presence was never suffocating or overwhelming; instead, it felt like I had something waiting for me, something that I wouldn’t grasp the importance of until I was enrolled.
I love Seton High School and I cannot picture myself anywhere else. I am constantly surrounded by people who love me – friends, teachers, and counselors – and who are willing to help me become the best person I can be. The classes offered are interesting and challenging. The classes I have taken over the course of my high school career have prepared me academically for what lies ahead. I am pushed to succeed in all areas of my life, and I am encouraged to reach out to others. This school is a great fit for my family and me because it provides me with a caring and supportive community in which I can thrive. I have a very close family, several of which are Seton alumni, who along with the rest of the community have helped me grow into a determined, hardworking, and successful student with balanced personal interests and priceless life experiences.
Just as a plant must have the proper conditions to grow, a child must have a proper learning environment in order to prosper and succeed. Every child is unique and has unique learning, social, and emotional needs. These needs are most often met by a combination of influences from the child’s home, friends, and school. Children must be placed in a school that can meet their needs and shape them into strong, intelligent, hardworking people that can face any challenge in the future. Schools such as Seton are a perfect fit for many girls because they meet the needs of each individual student and provide many opportunities for them to succeed, just like the right school should.
When it comes to education, each child is unique and requires individual conditions in order to grow and succeed. My school, Seton High School, is the perfect fit for me because it meets and exceeds my academics, social, and spiritual needs on a daily basis. Each and every child deserves to attend a school that is a great fit for him or her because proper education is vital to success, and a proper education cannot be obtained without the proper learning environment.