Julia Scherer is the epitome of an IHA girl: a role model of service, character, and merit. Julia can always been seen with a smile on her face and constantly goes out of her way to lend a helping hand to anyone that may need it. She is heavily involved in many of the clubs at IHA, serving as a leader of Kindness Above Malice for the past two years, as well as secretary of Student Council, National Honor Society, and Christian Service Board. Her efforts in all of these clubs have benefited them and the other members enormously. Julia is also a valued member of the Cross Country and Track teams, which she regards as her favorite activity at IHA.
Outside of her service at the Heart, Julia is a member of the Young Adult Ministry at her parish and works with many service organizations, including a group in Connecticut that is building an animal sanctuary in memory of a victim of the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting. Her tremendous dedication to service earned her the Presidential Service Award in both her Junior and Senior years.
Julia also shines in the classroom. Despite her extremely rigorous workload that has consisted of many honors and AP courses throughout the years, Julia has been diligent and hardworking, earning her a spot on honor roll all four years at IHA. Her exceptional achievements, both in and out of the classroom, have gotten her into the Honors program at Sacred Heart University, where Julia will be attending this fall. She plans to major in either biology or health sciences, and is looking to enter dental school after graduating.
When asked to reflect back on her time at IHA, Julia remarked that her favorite class was definitely Honors Calculus with Mr. Millard, and that, “Even though calc is difficult, Mr. Millard makes sure that we feel comfortable with what we are learning and always has a story to go along with it.” Julia also shared that her last few days of senior year were her favorite memories at IHA, as they reminded her that despite all the work and stress that comes along with high school, the memories and friendships formed will last forever.
Just as much as Julia loves IHA, the IHA community certainly loves her too. When asked for a few words about Julia, Kim Caccamo’17 shared, “Julia is one of those people who always has a smile on her face and consistently puts other people before herself. She is a model of caring, love, and kindness and I’m going to miss her so much next year!”
IHA sincerely thanks Julia for all the hard work and dedication she has given to the school; she has definitely left her mark! We wish her the best of luck in all of her future endeavors and know she will excel in whatever path of life she chooses.
By: Mary Moskowitz’18, IHA News Editor