With hundreds of memories made over four short years, one of the greatest memories I can remember was leading the Senior Kairos Retreat. While difficult to choose just one memory, Kairos was by far one of the greatest challenges in preparation and execution. A close second to Kairos, the senior trip to Belize was an experience unlike anything I had ever imagined occurring during my time in high school. The people we met and the people who attended made for one last fantastic memory to add to the book of Loyola memories.
Loyola has also provided me with the confidence to be able to present before a crowd, which in comparison to other institutions, is an advantage for a college setting. Based on the growth of my self-confidence in high school, after my first semester in college, I was elected to serve as the treasurer for the American Society of Civil Engineers chapter at Saint Louis University. Having an understanding of professionalism, my freshman year also yielded the opportunity to attend an engineering conference in Houston Texas, and finally, to be a student representative at Civil Engineering Department Board meetings.
Small in size, Loyola is representative of a family. Unlike the experience of a number of my friends in other institutions, Loyola allows for smooth and frequent interaction across all grades, regular interaction with the faculty, a constant challenge to overcome, and finally the support to overcome that challenge. While Loyola molds great minds, above all else, it molds great people because only great people are here to do the molding.
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