Dear freshman self

Class of 2020 at their senior retreat. Photo credits: Loretto Academy.

Cristina Robles, Class Sections Reporter

This year the graduating class of 2020 is graduating a way no class has experienced. 

Because of the outbreak of Covid-19, the class of 2020 is graduating via a computer screen. 

However, some seniors took the time to reflect on their past years and to give some advice to their freshman selfs. 

Sophia Chauvet spent just one year at Loretto but learned so much. 

Chauvet said, “Some advice I would give my freshman self would be, give it your best in the beginning. 

“I trusted myself too much and did not give it my all in the beginning. 

“I started caring at the last minute. It’s not that I didn’t care about my grades, because I did, I just started working harder in the end.” 

Academics are not the sole purpose of highschool to many.

 The experience of building friendships that will last forever is something many treasure about their highschool experience.   

Chauvet said, “Also I learned to cherish my friendships and to see who I wanted to hangout with. 

“Always trust your instincts when it comes to friendships because sometimes the people you hangout with are not the best influence. 

“I would have loved to have been in Loretto since the beginning.” 

Cassandra Quintero had some wise words to say to her freshman self as well. 

“Dear freshman self, never give up, make sure you give everything you do a one hundred percent effort and one.

“Don’t leave things to the last minute and believe in yourself. 

“But most importantly, enjoy and appreciate every second of highschool because it goes by faster than it should.” 

As seniors reflect their past years they remember the stressful but fun times they had at Loretto Academy.