Since opening its doors in 1960, St. Thomas Aquinas High School has served as a model of academic excellence and educational vision for New Hampshire’s Seacoast. Remaining true to its founders, the School Sisters of Notre Dame, this coeducational Catholic high school maintains a mission to challenge, support and transform young adults so that they are wholly prepared to lead a life enriched by intellectual discourse, spiritual reflection and human integrity.
Over the course of several weeks, we will be presenting our 2017 Saint Profiles. These brief profiles allow the greater community to view a cross-section of our students- young adults who are varied in their interests, skills, talents and personalities. And all of whom represent our diverse student body- young men and women who are embraced and cherished at St. Thomas Aquinas High School as our living SaintsPride.
As a 10th grader, Nicholas Guerin is a regular sight on the basketball court and baseball field. He is a resident of Rye, New Hampshire and joined our STA community from Rye Junior High. He and his family attend services at Bethany Church (Greenland Campus). He chose STA because he “liked the idea of having faith incorporated into the classroom. That is something that really set STA apart from other schools that I considered.”
As an avid baseball player, Nicholas was proud to be part of St. Thomas Aquinas’ winning baseball team in 2017. “In our first playoff game,” he remembers, “a senior hit a walk-off grand slam. It was great, and it still reminds me of how welcoming all the upperclassmen were on that team.”
Nicholas is an all-around good-natured young man whose favorite food is clam chowder, favorite subject is history and whose favorite sports team is (no surprise) the Boston Red Sox.
Recognizing that there is a great deal of natural and man-made devastation in the world, Nicholas considers being part of a disaster support team when he grows up. “As of late, it seems like something that is very much needed,” he notes.
And while we hope that fact will one day change, we at STA are comforted knowing that Nicholas may be part of alleviating others’ suffering and serving as a light in darkness to the world.