In her four years at IHA, Jamie del Rosario became very active serving others. She has been part of C.A.R.E. since freshman year and has served on the Christian Service Board as Social Justice Advocate Chair in her junior year, and as Vice President her senior year. Jamie volunteers with The Salvation Army and led a C.A.R.E. group to serve the same population. She also became the C.A.R.E. Group Leader for the Midnight Run and Several Sources Women & Family Shelter groups. Jamie was a Mission@theheart Mission Trip Team Leader and she cites her experiences on the trip as some of her best memories as a Blue Eagle.
Jamie was part of Halcyon, IHA’s yearbook and served as the Faculty/Academics editor junior year and Sports Editor senior year. A member of the National Honor Society since junior year, she served on the executive board as the Service Coordinator as a senior when . she was inducted into the Science National Honor Society. On top of school work and all of these clubs, Jamie played for IHA’s volleyball team all four years. Some of her summer activities include working at Rockland Boulders Baseball Stadium.
Jamie includes her love of service among her biggest accomplishments at IHA. She said, “I’ve had multiple underclassmen come up to me and say that I inspired them to try to become just as involved in the service program as I was, so I think that it’s pretty cool to see that my own time here influenced other student’s experiences and encouraged them to become more active in the school community.” Jamie also relates her love of service back to Mrs. Sarah Shutrop who taught her to challenge herself academically and morally and Jamie credits her as the person who “really got me involved in the service program, which helped me discover my passion for helping those in need and ended up shaping a lot of my high school experience.”
Jamie recalls her favorite memory at IHA as an average day that her friends made special by having a picnic after school in the parking lot. They “just had a really good time being together before the year was over.”
If Jamie could go back and change anything about her time at IHA, she says, “I would have slowed down to enjoy the smaller moments more. It’s easy to get caught up in the workload and stress of high school, but now that I’m graduating I realize just how much I’m going to miss all of the little things like getting to meditate in gym class or sitting outside the info during lockerbreak.”
In the fall, Jamie will be attending Siena College and will be majoring in social work. IHA is so proud of all Jamie has accomplished and we wish her the best of luck in the future!
By Gabriella DePinho ’17, IHA News Senior Editor
Categories: Senior Spotlights!!