When asked what she will miss most about Immaculate Heart, Kyle Sacchi said that leaving her friends will be the biggest adjustment. Since entering IHA as a freshman, she has created a bond with her classmates that she believes will follow her as she pursues her future.
However, as much as Kyle has been impacted by IHA, she has left her own impact on the community here. Being involved in many different organizations, academically challenging classes, and service projects has allowed Kyle to meet many people and grow into an impressive young woman.
During her last four years, she has achieved many accomplishments. Kyle believes her two most important accomplishments would be achieving honors every semester of her junior and senior years, and becoming a C.A.R.E. group leader. Kyle has been the driving force in a C.A.R.E. group called Big Sisters. She organizes to bring C.A.R.E. members to the aftercare program at Our Lady of Mercy in Park Ridge each month. IHA girls assist the students with their homework, while forming great friendship bonds with them.
In addition, Kyle has been a huge part of the school’s student-run newspaper, Accents. She has been a major force in making sure the paper is being constantly updated and sharing the news that people are interested in. Her creativity has helped to make Accents the best it can be. The newspaper moderator, Miss Emily Mackin said, “I was thrilled to have Kyle as a senior member of Accents this year. I was also lucky enough to have her in class and I am proud of all she has accomplished this year.”
In the classroom, Kyle excelled in all different subjects and courses. Her favorite classes were environmental science, US history and every art course she took. While learning, she was able to work closely with many different teachers. Kyle loved all of her teachers and believes that, “they all truly care about getting you to be the best you can be.” When reminiscing about her time at IHA, Kyle decided that there is not one thing she would change about her time here. She was quoted saying, I’m really the type of person that believes everything happens for a reason so no I wouldn’t change anything. I think every experience I’ve had whether good or bad has helped me get to the great place I am today.”
Next year, Kyle will be attending Hofstra University where she will be majoring in public relations and minoring in advertising. IHA wishes Kyle the best of luck in her future endeavors, and knows she will have as much success as she has achieved during her time at Immaculate Heart.
By Shannon Gleba ’17, IHA News Senior Editor