Ever Changing, Ever Growing... A Letter from SJ Cadet, Colby Trembley ’19
I received my St Joseph High School acceptance letter in December 2015, and I was ready to make St Joes my home. The newly built lobby and courtyard felt collegiate; and I knew this was the school that would prepare me for college.
Since my freshman year, changes were made to make our school feel more like a college campus; we gained a new Health and Wellness Center, a turf field, classrooms in the convent, and a new boardwalk to name a few. There are always projects going on, building St Joes into the premier preparatory school it boasts to be. However, the building was not the only thing changing.
My peers and I have grown so much in four short years. From nervous freshmen, believing there was a pool on the “fourth floor”, to upperclassmen, preparing to head off on our journeys into college and “the real world”. I entered St Joseph High School as an insecure freshman, unsure of his role in society. Thanks to the faculty, staff, and administrators, I am ready to major in elementary education. I am fully prepared to go off to college and bring with me the values that St Joes has instilled in me. I now know how to make a change in society as an educator
myself. The skills I have been taught will allow me to flourish when I have a classroom of my own.
As my time at St Joes begins to wind down, I have noticed myself taking more time to appreciate the little things that I love about this school. I will surely miss the laughter in the hallway between classes, the sounds of steel-pan practicing in the auditorium, and the friendly faces smiling at me as I walk through the cafeteria. Although it will be hard to say goodbye, I know that I will not be away for long.
I cannot wait to come back and visit. I know there will be so many new things to see. Although my fellow seniors are growing and moving on, there is always a new freshman class waiting to call St Joes home and carry on our traditions. We are all ever growing, ever changing, but always St Joes.
Colby Trembley ’19