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Betty '22

Sophomore Class White Team Pep n' Spirit; Think Pink Club; Best Buddies; Booster Club; Project Success Uganda; Three-Sport Athlete: Field Hockey, Ice Cubs, & Lacrosse

What is your favorite thing about Visi?

My favorite thing about Visi is by far the school spirit and the amazing traditions! I love how involved everyone gets, which makes the traditions so exciting. We love our school, and we’re proud to show it!

Why did you choose to attend the school?
I chose to come to Visi because of how welcoming and inclusive the community is. When I visited as a Cub for a Day, I noticed how friendly everyone was with each other and how the upperclassmen would smile and say “hi,” even if they didn’t know me. As I walked from class to class, I was amazed by the breathtaking campus and loved how I got to walk outside. I also loved how much prayer was implemented throughout the day, in assembly, and in class.
 
Which class has been your favorite so far, and why?

Math has been my favorite class so far because of how challenging, yet rewarding it is. Though math is frustrating sometimes, at Visi there are so many opportunities to get help and the teachers are really supportive.

Of our traditions (Marshmallow Roast, Living Rosary, Esprit de Noel, Gold-White, etc.), which has been your favorite, and why?
Gold-White is by far my favorite tradition because of the excitement, spirit, and history associated with it. Honestly, before coming to Visi, I had absolutely no idea what was going on after watching my first Gold-White. I didn’t know what all the hype was about. It wasn’t until after I experienced my first Gold-White as a freshman that I finally understood how Gold-White brings not only current Visitation students together, but also the staff, parents, and alumnae. I am also very competitive, so I take the White team-Gold team rivalry to heart. Now, I count down the days until the next Gold-White week begins.
 
What drew you to run for White Team Pep n’ Spirit?

I had seen the spirit and enthusiasm of Visitation girls from the outside, but I never really felt a part of it until freshman orientation day. I was so nervous as I drove into Visi. Then, I saw a group of girls in fun costumes holding up signs and cheering and welcoming me so that I wasn’t nervous anymore. From then on I wanted to be a part of that spirit and be one of the ones cheering and making others feel as I felt on that first day, which is why I ran for White Team Pep ‘n Spirit. I also love the White Team and I consider myself to have a lot a spirit, so I wanted to put that to good use to help the team! Sko bears!

How do you think Visitation is helping you to grow?

Visitation is helping me grow in my faith. From religion class, to daily prayer, to monthly Masses, I feel that I am learning more about my faith every day and how it can better myself and others in academics, athletics, and everything we do.

Which is your favorite Salesian Little Virtue, and why?

Joyful Optimism. I feel that Joyful Optimism is a big part of who I am and what makes Visi so special to me. I see this virtue being carried out everyday with how everyone at Visi says “hi” and smiles at each other in the hallway. Everyone is always so happy just to be with each other.

What activities are you involved in on-campus (clubs, etc.)?

I am part of the Athletic Association, Think Pink club, Best Buddies, Booster Club, and Project Success. I also play field hockey, ice hockey, and lacrosse for Visitation.

Betty answered these questions in the middle of her sophomore year.