Student Spotlight – Holy Cross – Class of 2016

Mariesa“Go be what you want to be. Stay true to who you are. Find something you really love doing,” said Mariesa, eighth grader at Holy Cross.

Mariesa shows wisdom beyond her age. Her life goal is to travel the world and become either a lawyer or a meteorologist. She might also consider a career in archeology since history is her favorite subject.

Outside of school, Mariesa loves to play club softball and will continue playing at Marian next year. Someday, she’d like to play for the University of California-Los Angeles or the University of Central Florida.

Mariesa appreciates her Catholic education, especially at Holy Cross. She loves that she can talk freely about God, because it’s a hard subject to talk about with friends outside of school. As for Holy Cross, Mariesa feels that the school prepared her well,and gave her the opportunity to apply for scholarships and put her on the right track for life.

“I would choose Holy Cross all over again,” Mariesa said. “It has prepared me for everything.”

As for the friends she’ll be parting ways with next year, she hopes they can stay close and keep in touch. “These last nine years were my best nine years.”