Class of 2019 acclimating to new surroundings

Freshmen enjoying time at St. Joe’s so far

Freshmen Jessica Garcia and Allison Kelly are two of the members of the Class of 2019 who have made the adjustment to life in high school.

Freshmen Jessica Garcia and Allison Kelly are two of the members of the Class of 2019 who have made the adjustment to life in high school.

Yami Rodriguez, Staff writer

With the first semester now over, it’s about time to check in with St. Joseph newest students and see how the adjustment has gone from middle school to being high schoolers.

This year’s freshman class started school back in August. They had the opportunity to join various sports and clubs over the course of the past few months, as well.

One of this year’s freshmen, Carlos Gomez, found out about St. Joseph from a night at his middle school where two St. Joseph staff members visited.

“My time at St. Joseph has been a breath-taking experience,” he said. He added that he hopes his entire four-year experience will continue to remain so.

Back in the fall, Gomez played as a goalkeeper on the varsity soccer team, and enjoyed the ride the so much he’s planning on joining another sport in the spring.

“I’m planning on playing volleyball this year, too,” he said.

Besides the clubs, Gomez also thinks highly of the students here, as well.

“I have met many wonderful students so far, but have also have many old friends here, as well,” Gomez said. “(The classes) are great, too. The teachers push me to keep getting better. The classes aren’t hard, but they’re not easy either.

“The teachers have a unique teaching style, and there is never a dull moment in class.”