I garduated SJA in 2005 and the experience I had there was AMAZING! The diversity of the students and staff truly make SJA a great learning environment. I entered SJA shy, scared and inhibited and left as a strong, confident young woman ready for the world. While I was a student, my favorite part was reachiong out to the community through our wonderful annual spaghetti dinner, culture performances and many more. Now as an alum, I look forward to attending those events are re-living old memories.
St. Joan Antida High School is the Best! I wouldn't be where I am today without this wonderful formation and education.
I attended St. Joan Antida in the 1990's and still think fondly of the experiences I had there. It is a place of true diversity, tremendously caring teachers and administration, on that inspires the highest in its students. I was well prepared for all my future endeavors and would recommend SJA to anyone. I have kept an eye on SJA in all years since and attended many events.
As a former graduate of SJA I cannot explain all the ways that my life has been shaped and the values I took away with me after graduation. Diversity, self awareness and the drive to suceed are all easily incorporated into every day life and lessons at SJA. You are not just a face in the crowd- you are a part of something bigger where every voice is heard.
I recently sent this to Mrs. Susan Henzig, former Vice Principal for SJA...I think it pretty much sums up my experience: "So, I was thinking about you and SJA today. I participate in a dialogue circle about race and ethnicity as part of my job (with colleagues) and every time I have those conversations it amazes me that so much of the way I view the world was shaped by ...the experience I had at St. Joan's. When I talk about the experience (after people look at me like I'm crazy when I tell them I went to an all girl's school), they start to become amazed at what I learned about the world, culture, religion and spirituality, and race and ethnicity while attending a Catholic school. So, I just wanted to say thank you :) I wouldn't be doing what I am doing, and standing up for the things I stand up for, and educating the students I have an opportunity to interact with, if I wouldn't have had the experience I did."
I am a proud alumni of St Joan Antida High School. The experiences I had there, specifically with having the ability to be involved in so many different clubs and multicultural groups, has been a wonderful foundation for me in my life. I believe that because of my experiences at SJA that I am where I am today, running my own successful business for the past 6 year as well as being a leader in my church and with other community programs.