Senior 玛丽亚·安德鲁斯 remembers sitting with her Mom at a gas station during the spring of her sophomore year, when the thought crossed her mind. “I think I want to look at Roger Bacon,” she exclaimed. After a few years in her public school, she was felt like she really needed a change. “I really wanted more academic challenges, 可以肯定的是, but also I really wanted more diversity, and to be someplace where that diversity was accepted and embraced,玛丽亚分享道。. Her Mom made a call to someone she knew at Roger Bacon, and the rest is history. “I took my shadow day,玛丽亚说。, “and I just loved how accepting everyone was of each other. Everyone was so nice, and it was such a welcoming community. People seemed genuinely happy that I was here, and I loved that feeling. I knew this is the school I was supposed to be at.”
玛丽亚（女名） joined Roger Bacon for her junior year, and was immediately embraced by the Roger Bacon family. 现在, 她的大四开始了, 玛丽亚（女名） could not be happier with her transfer, and the Roger Bacon family she now finds herself in the middle of. “我喜欢亚盈体育官网入口. I love all of the opportunities we have here. I love how we all take care of each other and look out for one another. 我爱我的老师. There is literally something for everyone, and you really are pushed to be the best you can be. I just love it,” shares 玛丽亚（女名）.
玛丽亚（女名） has acclimated so well, she was chosen to be a Senior Leader this year, helping to acclimate new freshman and transfer students to the welcoming community that is Roger Bacon. She also is a member of God Squad, our campus ministry, as well as Bacon Buddies and the St. 文森特·德·保罗会议. Fully embracing our Franciscan values, 玛丽亚（女名） has recognized that it is through service to others that we find the most reward. “I love that we can be so focused on helping to make the world around us a better place. The smallest acts can make a big difference,玛丽亚说。, “and I love being someplace where we are pushed to share all that is good in the world.”
亚盈体育官网入口之外, 玛丽亚（女名） is also actively involved in her church, 作为选举者的, and helping to lead additional community service efforts.
After a junior year that seemed to fly by, 玛丽亚（女名） has tried her best to immerse herself in her senior year. “I have been really looking forward to just doing everything I can to make Roger Bacon, 让自己变得更好. I love being a Senior Leader. I plan on leading the 凯洛 retreat this year. I have really loved getting closer to my classmates and teachers, and moving closer to graduation,玛丽亚说。.
Although 玛丽亚（女名）’s favorite area of study is science, where she is currently taking Astronomy, 物理, 与环境科学, her favorite teacher at RB is a toss-up between Mr. Nick Rosenfeldt in 英语 and 秋天迈耶 in 物理. “They are both wonderful teachers,玛丽亚说。. “Mr. 罗森菲尔德很有趣. He is just so energetic and smart and full of personality. 我爱你. Meyer because she is bubbly, and so nice, and just really cares about all of her students.”
事实上, it is the teachers at Roger Bacon that have stood out the most to 玛丽亚（女名） during her time here. “One small thing I have really come to love is that the teachers go out into the hallways between classes and talk to students. I can’t tell you how many times they have put a smile on my face by just asking me how I was doing or how my day was,玛丽亚解释道。. “It makes almost impossible to have a bad day when it is so obvious how much the teachers care about you.”
玛丽亚（女名） is hoping to study Forensic 科学 in college, and would like to attend Ohio University. “Roger Bacon has helped me develop my passion for service, so I would like to choose a field where I can help other people. It is a field in science where I can help people, and also be challenged every day,玛丽亚分享道。.
As for her advice to other students looking to find their own “best fit” for high school, 玛丽亚有明智的建议. “My easy answer for you is to just pick Roger Bacon,” laughs 玛丽亚（女名）. “You want to find a school that has lots of opportunities. A place that will accept you for who you are, and let you be yourself. A place that will support your dreams, and push you to be your best. There is something here for every student. I am so glad I am at Roger Bacon!”