Marissa Saber – Class of 2012

Name: Marissa Saber

Graduation year from St. Amelia– 2012

High School– Mount St. Mary Academy

College– University at Buffalo

Q. What have you been up to?

A: Right now I am a sophomore at the University at Buffalo and I am studying Pharmacy. I was accepted into their Early Assurance Program so I will be starting graduate school in the fall. In my free time I like running or you can find me working in the pharmacy at Wegmans.

Q. How did your academic experience at St. Amelia School prepare you for the future?

A: At St. Amelia School not only did they prepare me with good study habits and skills, they gave me the tools I need to be successful today. I can solve any problem, no matter how hard. They gave me the confidence that as long as I put my mind to it, I can solve any problem!

Q. What is your fondest memory of St. Amelia?

A: My fondest memory is from Field Day in 6th grade. Our whole class made tye dye t-shirts and we had the best time playing games and celebrating the end of the school year. It was a bonding moment and I always laugh when I look back at the pictures.

Q. What teacher or subject influenced you the most at St. Amelia?

A: Mrs. Scime’s 8th grade biology class influenced me the most and because of this class I realized how much I love science. Her Biology class helped me figure out that I could combine my love of science and helping others by entering a profession in the healthcare field. I’ve known since 8th grade I wanted to be a pharmacist.

Q. What life lessons did you learn at St. Amelia?

A: St. Amelia taught me that I can accomplish anything I set my mind to, as long as I work hard and Care about what I’m working toward. Another lesson I learned was that a little kindness can go a long way and you might just make someone’s day.

Q. What advice would you offer to today’s graduates of St. Amelia?

A: Take a deep breath. High school goes by way too fast. Enjoy every moment, even when life gets a little crazy. Don’t be afraid to take risks and as long as you try to do the right thing, you’ll never go wrong.

Q: What advice would you give to parents considering St. Amelia School for their child?

A:  My advice to parents would be to pick the school that their child feels the most at home. For me, St. Amelia’s always felt like a second home and I was really able to grow during my time there, not only in my academics, but in character development as well.

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