Naomi '24

Freshman Class President - Student Government Association, Black Women’s Society, Best Buddies

Why did you choose Visitation?

Ever since I was in the 7th grade, I’ve been hearing about Visitation. My sister became a freshman that year. I was excited to be a part of everything I’ve heard about - Gold-White, Marshmallow Roast, and the sense of friendship. The way she talked about Visitation, that everyone was sisters - that made me want to come to Visi.

What is your favorite thing about Visitation so far?

In our hybrid model, I’ve only been on campus a few times. You get to see people, and the campus - it’s big and I love it. All the walking in between classes is great. And even though the freshmen are new, it’s like we’ve known each other all this time. My favorite thing is really the community.

Which class has been your favorite so far?

Global Patterns I. We just finished a unit on amendments, women’s rights, and the election, too. The discussions really interest me. Sometimes we’ll have breakout groups to talk in small groups and then come back together to talk and share our thoughts. Today, we have a debate, which is exciting.

What is your favorite Salesian Little Virtue

Kindness. It’s the easiest one to do. It’s simple. You can make someone’s day. You can make them feel included

Why did you decide to run for Class President? 

Naomi (L) and her sister Joella '22

It was a combination of a few things. I was interested in Student Government because my sister, Joella, is Vice President of her class. I really want everyone to connect more, especially now. I’m happy I was able to win; now that I’m in a leadership position, I can help my classmates. I can be that friendly face to talk to. I want us to get closer to that unity Joella has talked about. We may not get to do everything normally this year, but we can work towards everyone having that sense of sisterhood.

What is a quality that you think distinguishes your class?

I think that we’re strong. I don’t think anyone can say they’ve gone to a new high school in the middle of a pandemic and adjusting to that, new environment, new people, a new class. It’s not an easy adjustment, but we’re doing it, and we’re doing it well. 

Naomi answered these questions in the fall of her freshman year.