“Attending St. Vincent’s prepared me for the University of Georgia in many ways. One of the most meaningful lessons I learned at SVA was how to become the type of person who is willing to jump right into things, whether it is academic, service, or leadership based. Since coming to the University of Georgia I have felt prepared for the rigor of college level courses because of what I learned in high school about time management and work ethic. After countless services hours earned at St. Vincent’s, I still seek service opportunities as a college student. I am currently involved in many community outreach programs, including after school tutoring sessions, multiple fundraising clubs that benefit people who have speech and hearing impairments, and a food bank that provides food to children in the Athens area who would otherwise go without. St. Vincent’s has always taught their students the value of being involved in the community, and the importance of having a heart for service. A critical aspect of being a leader is being confident, and St. Vincent’s is known for graduating confident, independent women who lead. I feel that I am capable of being a leader both in and out of the classroom. Even in small cases, like group projects for school, it feels natural to be in a position of leadership, a trait that I know I acquired in high school. Overall, SVA taught me what it means to be a person of substance both in academia and in other areas of life. The lessons I learned in those four years have contributed to my success as a college student.”
For more than a century, St. Vincent’s Academy has continued the tradition of providing a rigorous academic and religious program that is tailored to the needs of our students and prepares them for higher education.