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What SSJ Has Meant to Me – Casey Upperman, ’05

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Casey Upperman, ’05

Words cannot describe how blessed I feel, on a day to day basis, to have been provided the opportunity to go to SSJ from 1st to 8th grade. The way I was treated by all teachers and staff members truly exemplifies what it means to live your life through Christ, and treat others as you want to be treated. The knowledge I gained in the classroom certainly helped me adapt to higher education, but the experiences I had outside of the classroom at SSJ truly molded me into the person I am today. the memories I have from SSJ, whether it be competing for CYAA championships in sports, to the fall festival, or even just talking to Sister Raphael, will be ones that I will remember for the rest of my life. Sister Raphael is the kindest, most caring human being I’ve ever met in my life, not to mention a pretty good Irish dancer! I owe a lot of who I am today to her, seeing the way she treats people has made a huge impact on my life.  Although I am not a student at SSJ anymore, every time I walk on campus I feel like I am back to visit with family. I thank everyone there for everything they’ve done for me, and will continue to do for the rest of the SSJ community!

Posted January 31st, 2016