Sobi '22

JV Volleyball; Black Women's Society

What is your favorite thing about Visi?

I love the traditions that make the Visitation experience unlike any other. The traditions have a unique way of enhancing the sisterhood between classmates and the greater Visitation community too.

Why did you choose to attend Visi?

The welcoming community is what first attracted me to Visitation. My parents introduced me to the school before I was of age to attend and the more I learned about it, the more I grew to appreciate its close-knit community.

What is your favorite Visitation tradition?
I love Gold-White. From coming to school dressed as different characters during spirit week to the team pride and high energy at the pep rally and games – I almost can’t put into words how much I enjoy coming together for such good, pure fun.
What makes the learning environment here unique?

The small class sizes make the learning experience at Visitation more personal than what I had experienced before. With smaller class sizes, I am able to build a more tailored relationship with my teachers, and I feel more comfortable participating in class discussions and asking for help if I need support.

How do Visitation's teachers make learning exciting?

I love how much my teachers allow me and my classmates to discuss our coursework during class time. Specifically, class discussions in English and religion not only strengthen my understanding of the coursework, but also challenge me to draw connections between what I learn in school and what I experience in today’s society.

Which is your favorite Salesian Little Virtue?

Gratitude. When I find myself losing concentration, I re-center my perspective with thanksgiving for at least five things that I have to appreciate.

How does Visitation help you grow in your faith?

Having a religion class built into my curriculum has made me more disciplined in learning more about my faith. For instance, I don’t just pray and go to church anymore, but through my homework and classwork, I am regularly learning more about my faith and understanding it more deeply.

What do you enjoy most about doing service?

My internship with the Leadership Initiatives allows me help to a woman entrepreneur in Nigeria to build her business. This service allows me to travel to Nigeria every summer and also connects me to professionals and peers from all around the world.

What do you do outside of school?

I play club volleyball and I’m also into art! I love competing in our weekly tournaments and painting in my room.

Sobi responded to these questions during her sophomore year.