In the next few weeks, we will be profiling some of our newly admitted St. Thomas Aquinas High School Saints. These profiles represent a cross-section of all our students- young adults who are varied in their interests, skills, talents and personalities- and all of whom represent our diverse student body.
All of our students are embraced and cherished at St. Thomas Aquinas High School as our living Saints Pride.
Junior High: Saint Mary Academy
Town: Dover, NH
Parish: Parish of the Assumption
Favorite Subjects: Science and English
With her ever-ready smile and gracious personality, Amanda Behre is going to infuse our STA hallways with joy. She possesses a wide variety of interests that range from horseback riding to robotics to soccer. As an 8th grader at Saint Mary Academy, Amanda has been a strong student ambassador, often giving tours to prospective students, serving as a teacher helper and mentoring younger students. “Spending time with younger children is one of my favorite things to do,” she says.
When asked why she sought admittance to St. Thomas Aquinas, Amanda replies, “STA feels like home to be because I have received a Catholic education since I was in preschool. I wanted to continue to learn in a Catholic faith environment. Both my dad and my brother went to STA and they had a great experience and received an excellent education. I am so excited for the many opportunities that STA has to offer me!”
Of the many opportunities on Amanda’s horizon, she most looks forward to “making new friends and having more opportunities to give back to others.” She is eagerly awaiting Winterterm and is interested in joining STA’s soccer and basketball teams. “It would also be fun to try a new sport like lacrosse!”
Being a freshman in high school can seem daunting and one of the greatest strengths of St. Thomas Aquinas’ faculty and staff is ensuring that new students feel welcomed and comfortable in the transition. “I get a little nervous when I am asked to try new things,” admits Amanda. “Feeling like I am already a part of the STA family helps me to be more relaxed and excited about all the new opportunities in front of me. After Open House, I relaxed a lot because it was so easy to make new friends and I can’t wait to make more.”
And we can’t wait to have Amanda at St. Thomas Aquinas.
Welcome Home, Amanda!