Current Senior Featured in Catholic Standard

As Angela Torrejon, a senior at the Connelly School of the Holy Child, graduates and steps into the next chapter in her life, she said she will keep close everything she learned at the Potomac, Maryland school.

“I have definitely flourished into an independent, hardworking person now, than when I first entered, and I owe it to them,” Torrejon said.

And from competing on the school’s varsity swim team to participating in its math club to serving on the diversity committee there, Torrejon certainly made her impact on Holy Child.

Through her work on the diversity committee, Torrejon said she was able to “celebrate the culture of differences and backgrounds that make up the student body of Holy Child.”

“It was both very important and very interesting,” she said.

The group celebrated national Hispanic Heritage Month, African American History Month, the Lunar New Year, and would also participate in conferences where they were able to engage with students from other schools who were also passionate about recognizing other cultures.

Torrejon also shared that she was able to get involved in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs at Holy Child, even participating in a summer internship at Johns Hopkins University on a chemical engineering lab work project.

“It was a very interesting thing to do during the summer,” she said. “It was entirely something I would have never done.”

The experience working in a lab, she said, gave her a glimpse into an “idea of what I want my career to surround and in general, just how I feel working by myself and working with others.”

Without her college counselors, Torrejon said she doesn’t think she would have had the opportunity to participate in such an internship before her senior year.

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