BSM Blog: Change Makers of Tomorrow
It is an honor being a student body representative, especially here at Benilde-St. Margaret's, for multiple reasons. One that always stands out to me in particular is the ambitious attitude that every student brings forward.
As a college-preparatory school, we are naturally focused on our future and what we as individuals can bring to the table. It may be hard to remember day to day, due to our busy schedules, but our hallways are filled with truly incredible potential. Being a student at Benilde-St. Margaret's means being the change makers of tomorrow. This fact needs a foundation; at BSM, our foundation is community.
I have had the pleasure of experiencing wonderful change alongside my peers in a multitude of ways, but the largest has been the transition between junior and senior year. Last year, was a big year for all of us: ACT, SAT, pressure of positive trends in grades, multiple extracurriculars and the feeling of being an upperclassman...it was the infamous junior year. It was an extremely overwhelming year academically and socially and I feel as though that allowed us to momentarily stray from what it really means to be a Red Knight. At the same time, these moments of junior year brought our class of 2019 together more than ever, especially through the transition into senior year.
Throughout our high school career, we have always looked up to the upperclassman. Now, as seniors, we look to ourselves and reflect on what it means to be the class of 2019. This self-reflection allows us all to learn from our past and realize what defines us as individuals, as a class and as a community.
Within the first couple months of senior year, I have seen a dramatic difference in camaraderie all throughout the grade. I have not only seen this vast difference in school but also outside of school in co-curriculars. I believe our senior class has truly found that we belong to one another...as one community.
So, what does it mean to be a representative of the 2019 class? The answer easily varies for each individual Red Knight and class. To me, being a senior means growth. In our class’ case, dramatic growth. We went from individuals within a class focusing on the stressors of junior year, to seniors, a class of individuals, focusing on the bonds that bring every single one of us together. This growth is something to be proud of. After all, high school is about personal growth and growth in your community.
The class of 2019 is a class that respects one another, accepts one another and looks out for one another. The class of 2019 is a great representation of what we strive for here at Benilde-St. Margaret's. I am proud to say that through the growth of our class, we have become more of a community. With growth of a community, comes the change makers of tomorrow.