Class of 2018, Alumnus - written in 2018
I have learned so much here at St. Mary’s! I can really see the growth in myself - from a first grader who knew barely any English, to an eighth grader who gets on the honor roll every quarter. My family and I don’t consider the people in our community as friends, they are truly our family. When we first came to the United States, we had no idea about the way the system in this country worked. We were newly arrived immigrants from Benin who only spoke French. We just decided to attend Mass at St. Mary’s, and people were so accepting of our family. They helped us transfer from public school to private school because they knew the importance of a Catholic education, and they helped us see that as well. I thank them for making that executive decision that has impacted my life for eight years.