Have you ever seen a girl who is involved in everything and think, how does she do it? Well, that is a common reaction when talking about IHA senior Rebecca De Rosa. Ever since entering Immaculate Heart as a freshman, Rebecca has joined many different clubs and sports where she has had immense success. In her last four years, she has been a part of the cross-country, winter track, and lacrosse teams.
Not only has Rebecca committed herself to her athletic career, but she has become heavily involved in many clubs and organizations. During her senior year, she was elected to the Christian Service Executive Board, and was the C.A.R.E. group leader for an organization called SHARE House. Every weekend, she makes and brings meals to the residents staying in SHARE House and spends quality time with the residents.
Because of her involvement in service, Rebecca has been awarded the Presidential Service Award the past two years. She is extremely grateful that IHA opened her eyes to service and how much of an impact she can have on the people around her. Sophie D’Souza, Rebecca’s friend and classmate, said “Becca’s passion for service has been a great help to the Christian Service Board this year. She is always willing to help, and has been a big inspiration to myself, and many girls at IHA.”
On top of all of this, Rebecca also became Senior Class President, a Peer Leader and a Student Ambassador. Although she has so much on her plate, Rebecca also finds time to have a job and spend time with her friends.
Her favorite part about IHA was being able to have the freedom to express herself and have fun with her friends. She will never forget leaving school on F-Days and going out to lunch with her friends in their IHA kilts, no matter how many stares they got. Becca’s favorite memory during high school was her last day of senior year, when the Class of 2016 came together to have fun and enjoy themselves. She will never forget the familial atmosphere, security and love she felt walking through the halls.
Next fall, Rebecca will be attending Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where she will be playing lacrosse. Although she is not sure, she is thinking about majoring in business or civil engineering. No matter what she ends up studying, everyone at IHA has faith that Rebecca will have great success. Good luck, Rebecca. IHA has been lucky to be able to have you for the last four years!
By Shannon Gleba ’17, IHA News Senior Editor
Categories: Senior Spotlights!!