Meet Our Student Ambassadors
When you visit St Joes for an event, the SJ Student Ambassadors will greet you at the door! Ambassadors serve as representatives during middle school visits, high school nights, and school events. With a wide range of interests, extracurriculars, and talents, our Students Ambassadors are happy to share their authentic and persnal experiences at St Joes with prospective families.
Click the button below each student's image to view their profile!
Middle School: St. Mary School - Bethel
Why you chose St Joes? Their sports and diversity
Favorite St Joes moment so far? My favorite moment at St. Joes so far was being a part of the Varsity soccer team and making it to the playoffs.
What Extracurriculars Do You Partake In? My freshman year, I tried everything I wanted to try - I played soccer and ran track. I also participated in the Student Ambassador program.
Advice for Incoming Students? For incoming students, my advice is to try everything you want to try, join all the clubs and sports you are interested in.
Middle School: All Saints Catholic School
Why you chose St Joes? The moment I walked into St. Joe's for my shadow day, I knew this was my future high school. Students and teachers were interacting with one another and not one person was tagging along behind them. The respect and maturity between staff and students was truly amazing, and I knew that I was welcomed here. In addition, SJ is one of the only high schools I have seen that pushes you in regards to academics. I had always wanted to push myself and step out of my "box", and SJ was the perfect fit for that. With all that it offers, St. Joe's curriculum is arduous, but they provide all the help you can ask for. I am so thankful that I have chosen SJ and am looking forward to my coming years.
Favorite St Joes moment so far? My favorite moment at SJ has been the Freshmen Finale. I was quite impressed at what the staff put together for the freshmen. The time and effort that they inputted was unimaginable and it was a huge hit among the students. They provided so many options as to whether or not you wanted to participate in outdoor games, or you wanted to play board games with your friends.
What Extracurriculars Do You Partake In? This past school year I participated in the Italian, Amaranth, Letters with Love, and Stock Market club. I was also a freshmen guide. Each club had their own unique way of being conducted. The moderators made sure every single student was enjoying their time as well as ensuring a great takeaway from the club.
Advice for Incoming Students? High school is another step, a new journey, and it can be super hard. Therefore, my biggest advice for incoming students is to step out of your comfort zone. In most cases somebody is looking for a friend, but is shy to do so. I was definitely an introvert coming into SJ, but as I became involved in clubs and spoke up in class to answer questions, I soon became open to communicating with everybody. In addition, I encourage incoming students to get involved in the variety of extracurricular activities. There are SO many clubs and sports that are available to suit your needs, and if you're open to trying something new, go for it! You don't have to be good at speaking Italian to join the Italian Club, and you don't have to be good at stocks to be a part of the Stock Market Club. In fact, it's encouraged to join clubs to enhance experiences at SJ and experience new things. I also encourage students to interact with your teachers, ask them questions, make those social connections. By getting to know your teachers you have an advantage at pretty much anything whether its obtaining a future recommendation letter from them or just to simply talk about how your grades are going. But most of all enjoy your high school journey!
Middle School: St. Thomas Aquinas
Why you chose St Joes? One, because my family has been involved with the school for a very long time and two, when it became time for my orientation and open house visits, I was welcomed into the SJ community with open arms, which reassured me that I would have a great 4 years here.
Favorite St Joes moment so far? My favorite St Joes moment so far was probably the last day of school / freshman finale because it was the first time our grade really got to come together, without cohorts/split groups, and have fun.
What Extracurriculars Do You Partake In? This year I played soccer and basketball, and am now a student ambassador. I plan to get involved with more next year.
Advice for Incoming Students? My advice for incoming students is to not worry too much. As an incoming freshman, I was stressed and scared about going to a new school for the first time ever, with “upperclassmen”, but now thinking back, there was nothing to be scared of.
Middle School: St. Catherine of Siena
Why you chose St Joes? I chose to come to St. Joes because when I shadowed in 7th and 8th grade, all staff members and students were all very friendly and nice. I felt like I fit in right when I walked through the door. Also, I have had some family friends go there in the past and recommended the school to me. I have heard that the education and counseling is great there too.
Favorite St Joes moment so far? My favorite SJ memories so far have definitely been the homecoming and spring fling dances. Also, freshman year I loved going to the football games and participating in the bomb squad!!
What Extracurriculars Do You Partake In? I am a boys volleyball manager and I hope to be admitted to NHS in the fall.
Advice for Incoming Students? Some advice I would give to incoming students is to definitely always be yourself in high school. I know peer pressure is a big thing now days and teens can try and change themselves to “fit in” or “look better” with the kids they hangout with. However, teenagers need to learn to always stay true to themselves and be friends with people that will accept them for who they are.
Middle School: Seymour Middle School
Why you chose St Joes? St. Joes offers so many great opportunities that I wouldn’t get if I just went to my town high school. I want to give myself the best possible future so that I can build a life for myself.
Favorite St Joes moment so far? Color Wars! It was so much fun having small rivalries and it was also fun chanting and jumping around. There’s so much good energy surrounding it and everyone just has a good time.
What Extracurriculars Do You Partake In? This coming year I want to try out for soccer, and tennis. I also want to join debate club.
Advice for Incoming Students? Speak up. People aren’t going to care how many times you raise your hand or answers you get right or wrong because chances are that at least one other person had that same answer. I was so worried that I’d be the quirky girl who always had her hand up but once I saw that I wasn’t the only one it really boosted my confidence.
Why you chose St Joes? I chose St. Joes because of the community that was created with in the student body. When I just spent one day there the kids made it feel so welcoming, loving, and fun to be around. The teachers and students make St. Joes feel more than just school they make it feel like a home.
Favorite St Joes moment so far? My favorite moment so far at St. Joes was joining the girls basketball team. This is because I was able to get involved with the school while also doing something I loved. Not only that but I was able to meet new people and even meet some of my best friends.
What Extracurriculars Do You Partake In? I am a part of girls basketball program, student council treasurer, and student ambassadors. I look forward to joining more clubs in the future.
Advice for Incoming Students? My advice for incoming students is to really just put yourselves out there! Whether it’s joining a new club you find interest in, introducing yourself to new people in the hallways, and growing relationships with teachers.
Middle School: St. Thomas Aquinas School
Why you chose St Joes? In addition to their sports, clubs, and academics, I chose St. Joes because we are all a family here. When I first walked in everyone was so welcoming and I knew this was the place I wanted to spend my four years in. St. Joes is a big family that will help you with anything. If its classes, school work, or if you just want to talk to someone, St. Joes will provide you with what you need.
Favorite St Joes moment so far? My favorite St. Joes moment so far would be the little moments. Seeing my friends in the halls. After school I would go to see my teachers! One of my favorite moments is spirit week. It is so fun how everyone gets dressed up! We have color wars and other fun activities.
What Extracurriculars Do You Partake In? I am a part of the track and field team, stock market club, debate club, camp sunshine, student ambassadors. These clubs are so much fun and definitely recommend joining!
Advice for Incoming Students? My advice for incoming students is to just get involved even if its sports or clubs. This is how I met most of my friends and its a great way to meet new people. You might be nervous at first but maybe that person is too! You never know that someone can be your best friend for the rest of your high school experience.
Middle School: Holy Trinity Catholic Academy
Why you chose St Joes? I chose St. Joes because when I shadowed I realized how welcoming and friendly everyone is. You can be yourself and never have to feel like you don’t fit in.
Favorite St Joes moment so far? The Junior Ring Social.
What Extracurriculars Do You Partake In? I play varsity lacrosse and I am also a part of the art club, stock market club, and Spanish club.
Advice for Incoming Students? My advice for incoming students is to work hard in all of your classes, enjoy every second, and make lots of memories.
Middle School: Madison Middle School
Why you chose St Joes? I chose St Joes because when I shadowed here, I felt welcomed by the staff and the student community. I felt like I belonged before I even started. I was also intrigued by the many different sports and classes offered.
Favorite St Joes moment so far? My favorite St. Joes moment so far has been participating and being able to be a part of the Junior Varsity soccer team, indoor track team, and the freshman baseball team.
What Extracurriculars Do You Partake In? I am a part St. Joes soccer, St. Joes winter track, St Joes Baseball, St Joes student ambassadors, St Joes Freshman Guides, Trumbull Premier Soccer, Trumbull Babe Ruth Baseball, and Tri-M honor society.
Advice for Incoming Students? My advice to incoming students would be to work and not slack off on your grades. Your school work is important from the very start. However, don’t over stress yourself. High school can be challenging at times but there is always someone there to help. Also, stay active in the community and participate in clubs and sports. It is a great way to meet a lot of new people.
Middle School: St. Aloysius School
Why you chose St Joes?
When I first walked into St. Joe’s I felt at home. This school provides students with an environment to grow to their full potential. I knew that here I would be able to strengthen my academics, athletics, and faith.
Favorite St Joes moment so far? Due to COVID-19 restrictions I felt disconnected from my classmates by the end of freshmen year. St. Joe’s decided to hold a Freshmen Finale and made it a field day as opposed to a dance. It had to be one of my favorite events at SJ so far because it gave me and my classmates a chance to have real conversations and form friendships for the following year.
What Extracurriculars Do You Partake In? I am a part of girls basketball, girls volleyball, and student ambassadors. I look forward to expanding my extracurriculars in the coming year!
Advice for Incoming Students? My advice for incoming students would be to take advantage of the resources St. Joe’s provides on a daily basis. Go to the student academic center, email your teachers if you have a question, and don’t be afraid to confide in your counselor. You want to involve yourself as much as you can while also staying true to yourself. I know this can be a hard goal but surround yourself with people who will encourage you to expand your horizons and I promise you it will change your life.
Middle School: St. Andrew Academy
Why you chose St Joes? I chose St Joe’s because of the learning experiences offered.
Favorite St Joes moment so far? My favorite St Joe’s moment(s) so far are Math with Mr Gaulin and Freshman Activity Day.
What Extracurriculars Do You Partake In? Currently, I participate in SJ Football (Go Hogs!) and local basketball. I am interested in track and field and rugby.
Advice for Incoming Students? My advice for incoming students is keep up with your assignments and reach out to your teachers if you need help.
Middle School: Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Academy
Why you chose St Joes? I chose St. Joes because once I walked through the doors I felt welcomed. Everything about the school and the people here made me feel like I belonged here.
Favorite St Joes moment so far? Winning the softball states semi-final game after we had a 30 min lightning delay. Everyone played their heart out that game and we all had so much fun.
What Extracurriculars Do You Partake In? During my freshmen year I was apart of the freshman basketball and varsity softball.
Advice for Incoming Students? Get involved with clubs and sports and don’t be scared to talk to other students because most likely they will want someone to talk to as well.
Middle School: Harborside Middle School
Why you chose St Joes? I chose St. Joes because they have an amazing community and everyone in the school is very welcoming. Also I was told that all the teachers would help you when you need it, and it is true.
Favorite St Joes moment so far? My favorite St. Joes moment so far is Spirit Week because everyone participated and it brought the school together.
What Extracurriculars Do You Partake In? I take part in are the golf and lacrosse teams.
Advice for Incoming Students? Incoming students should be prepared for more work than middle school. So always take notes when the teachers are talking to look over them every night. Also have very good time management because if you have extracurricular activities, time is key.
Middle School: Derby Middle School
Why you chose St Joes? I chose St. Joes because of the challenging academic courses and outstanding athletics. I also loved how many clubs and extracurricular activities there are.
Favorite St Joes moment so far? My favorite St. Joes moment so far was playing in not only an FCIAC championship, but also State championship for softball. It was an unforgettable experience that I was glad to have shared with my teammates.
What Extracurriculars Do You Partake In? I partake in include softball, volleyball, and debate club.
Advice for Incoming Students? My advice for any incoming students is to be outgoing, but also be yourself. Do not be afraid to introduce yourself to new people and don’t be afraid to ask people for help if you need it.
Middle School: All Saints Catholic School
Why you chose St Joes? I choose St. Joes because of the great community and all the fun sports and clubs they have to offer.
Favorite St Joes moment so far? My favorite moment so far was at the freshman fun day when me and my friends were playing Dodgeball.
What Extracurriculars Do You Partake In? I run Cross Country, I’m a member of art club, and along with that I play golf.
Advice for Incoming Students? Join as many clubs and sports as you can. It’s a great way to meet people and make new friends.
Middle School: Hillcrest Middle School
Why you chose St Joes? I chose St Joes because my entire family went here. I have always felt a sense of community before I entered and as a student I am glad to now be apart of that community.
Favorite St Joes moment so far? My favorite St Joes moment is going on the Washington DC trip Sophomore year because I became so close with new friends who are now some of my best friends. School trips are my favorite activities because they are great opportunities to get to know new people outside of the normal school setting, and those friendships can last long after high school.
What Extracurriculars Do You Partake In? I played JV soccer from Freshman to Junior year, I have done three seasons of indoor and outdoor track as a hurdler, I am a part of the Writing Center, French club, Amaranth, and I am President of the Student Ambassadors.
Advice for Incoming Students? My advice is to get involved as soon as you can because it is the easiest way to make long lasting friends. Finding people who have similar interests as you is the perfect way to start conversations and ease into your high school experience. I joined JV Soccer freshman year and before school even started, I knew multiple people and was able to wave to new friends in the hallway in between classes. The people around you help shape who you are and it is important to make those foundations early on in your first year.
Hometown: I’m originally from Westchester County, NY, but I moved to Trumbull, CT.
Middle School: Sts. John and Paul School in Larchmont, NY.
Why you chose St Joes? In addition to the academics, sports, and clubs, I chose St Joes for its sense of community. St Joes is a family filled with amazing people who care for one another. The atmosphere is so positive, and from the moment I began as a freshman, I felt truly welcomed. The students, teachers, and faculty make a personal effort to share their talents and experiences with others. The people in the St Joes community make a conscious effort to treat others with kindness and respect.
Favorite St Joes moment so far? I’ve enjoyed every day at St Joe’s, but so far, my favorite moment was the freshmen trip to Philadelphia. Though I barely knew anyone, it was a great opportunity to have shared experiences with my new classmates. I made many lasting memories and new friends over those fun two days.
What Extracurriculars Do You Partake In? This past year, I participated in Cross Country and Indoor Track and Field. I’m also in the Art Club and Debate Club.
Advice for Incoming Students? My advice for incoming students is to get involved. St Joes has an amazing community of faculty and students. Participating in a sport or joining a club allows you to make new friends in all grades, and enjoy a fun activity in the process. Also, don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and try something new! St Joes always encourages its students to step outside their comfort zone and meet new people.
Hometown: Shelton, CT
Middle School: Great Oak Middle School in Oxford (I recently moved to Shelton)
Why you chose St Joes? When I walked into the school for my 8th grade shadow visit, it just felt like family. The first moment I talked to Ms Oberle and Ms Costa at the front desk, I already felt like I was apart of the SJ community. Along with the mix of being able to connect to God everyday in the classrooms, I knew this was the school I wanted to go to.
Favorite St Joes moment so far? Being a part of the St Joes soccer team.
What Extracurriculars Do You Partake In? SJ Boys Soccer, Shelton Premier Soccer, Student Ambassadors, Freshman Guide (as a Freshman)
Advice for Incoming Students? Your time at St Joes will be determined by what you make of it and these are the years you will want to remember, so go try a new sport or try a new club. Really try to get involved with the St Joes community. The more you get involved in the school and meet new students, coaches, faculty and staff, the better time you’ll spend at St Joes. Don’t be scared to go outside your comfort zone because no one will put you down, we all will help you grow stronger and help you become the best person you can be.
Hometown: Norwalk, CT
Middle School: Nathan Hale Middle School
Why you chose St Joes? I chose St Joes because of the community. Everyone is just so welcoming and friendly.
Favorite St Joes moment so far? My favorite St Joes moment so far would probably be joining the Cast and Crew during the Fall Play. It was a great way to bond and make new friends.
What Extracurriculars Do You Partake In? I am a part of frisbee and ping pong club, the Cup O’ Joe Cafe, Student Ambassadors, and I do crew for the Drama Club shows.
Advice for Incoming Students? My advice for incoming students would be to get involved. It is the best and easiest way to meet new people.
Hometown: Milford, CT
Middle School: Harborside Middle School
Why you chose St Joes? I chose St Joes because of all of the opportunities it had to offer not just in the classroom but also the doors it would open as I begin to look at colleges and jobs.
Favorite St Joes moment so far? My favorite moment at St. Joes so far has to be when the lacrosse team won back to back state championships, my freshman and sophomore year. It was great to see all of the hard work put in both in season and out of season pay off.
What Extracurriculars Do You Partake In? Along with being a student ambassador, I am also a member of the guitar club and boys lacrosse team.
Advice for Incoming Students? When you first start at St Joes, join a few clubs and even a sports team. These are great ways to make friends that will not only last throughout high school but even beyond. I personally have made some of my closest friends through the sports and clubs that I am a member of.
Middle School: Shelton Intermediate School
Why you chose St Joes? I chose St Joes because I loved how it was a huge family. It feels more like a community rather than just a high school and most large schools can’t offer that. Everyone knows each other, says hello in the hall ways, and over all just supports each other.
Favorite St Joes moment so far? My favorite SJ moment so far was the 2019 walkathon and field day. This day led me to getting even closer with the people who are now my best friends and allowed us to make amazing memories together.
What Extracurriculars Do You Partake In? I am a part of the drama club, student ambassadors, and Italian club. I look forward to joining even more in the upcoming school year.
Advice for Incoming Students? My advice to incoming students would be to take advantage of all that this amazing school provides. Go to all the games, join clubs, say hello to everyone, try new activities, grow relationships with teachers, and most importantly make incredible memories.
Middle School: Rogers International School
Why you chose St Joes? I chose St. Joes because I loved the environment when I shadowed and how St Joes is one big family.
Favorite St Joes moment so far? My favorite St Jose moments so far was the first football game I went to freshman year and the spring fling.
What Extracurriculars Do You Partake In? The extracurriculars I partake in Irish Club, Letters With Love Club and field hockey.
Advice for Incoming Students? Advice I have for incoming students are to get involved in many clubs and everything else St Joes has to offer.