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Alec
Divine Savior Academy Class of 2019
School: Bethany Lutheran College
Major: Media Arts

 

What do you appreciate most about your time at DSA?
At DSA, I was given a quality education that pushed me to grow in academics, work ethic, and my faith. I felt valued and supported by teachers and staff who recognized my talents and aspirations and generously gave me opportunities to develop as a creative professional.

 

What advice would you give to current high school students?
Keep your family and your faith at the top of your priorities. Always do your best work. Find something you're passionate about and pursue it with all of your efforts. Stay humble. Start right now!

 

 


 

 

Isabella
Divine Savior Academy Class of 2020
School: Yale University
Major: Global Affairs & English

 

What do you appreciate most about your time at DSA?
At DSA, there were teachers who supported me, listened to me, prayed with me. They insisted that if I tried, then I would do something great. I wouldn’t be the same person today without those teachers.

 

What advice would you give to current high school students?
Before you worry so much about your grades, worry about what you’re actually learning. Your grades will get you on the college admissions desks, but when the college reaches out for an interview, they’re going to ask you what you’ve learned. And that’s going to be the most important thing when you’re living too. You’re not going to remember that you got an A in Chemistry. You’re never going to remember you got a 5 in AP. Because that’s not what is important. What’s important is what you’ve actually learned in that Chemistry class, in that AP class. What’s important is that your modes of thinking have changed in a way that is valuable. That’s what being a student is.

 

 


 

 

Juan David
Divine Savior Academy Class of 2019
School: Martin Luther College
Major: Pastoral Studies

 

What do you appreciate most about your time at DSA?
At DSA, it’s very different in the way that your teachers go that extra mile to take care of you and make sure that you’re not just doing good in school, but outside of school, and I just think that’s great.

 

What advice would you give to current high school students?
Learn how to love yourself. If you don’t have that strong foundation of Christ, that in Christ you’re going to be able to overcome whatever is in front of you, then you’re going to have a really rough time. Get out of your comfort zone, talk to new people, make those relationships, network with others because it will help you in the long run.

 

 


 

 

Elena
Divine Savior Academy Class of 2016
School: Martin Luther College
Major: Secondary Education - English & Spanish

 

What do you appreciate most about your time at DSA?
It was really cool to be involved of the growth of DSA, because when I graduated at that time we were still developing programs. To get to be involved in that was really cool for me. That’s something that I’ll remember a lot about my time at DSA.

 

What advice would you give to current high school students?
Don’t feel pressured to have your entire future figured out by the time you graduate from high school. There’s a lot of pressure to pick a college and have a career path and have everything figured out, and I kind of felt that, but God’s going to guide you and open doors to where he wants you to be, so just pursue your passions and trust that he’s going to take you where you’re supposed to go.

 

 


 

 

Diego
Divine Savior Academy Class of 2020
School: Baylor University
Major: Neuroscience

 

Favorite memory at DSA:
The biology trip we took in freshman year. I made some of the greatest friends that lasted all through high school.

 

What advice would you give to current high school students?
Don’t take what you have right now for granted because it can be taken from you very quickly. Take it easy, and live one day at a time.

 

 


 

 

Daniela
Divine Savior Academy Class of 2020
School: Miami Dade College
Major: Mass Communication

 

Favorite memory at DSA:
It could be my whole freshman year! And not only because it was my first high school year, but also because I had recently moved from Venezuela, and because I got the opportunity to be in the best ELL program with the best people and the best teacher, Mrs. Spiegelberg!

 

What do you appreciate most about DSA?
One thing I will always remember about DSA are the kinds of teachers that are there. I got the opportunity to maybe have the coolest teachers. They are people that I am always going to remember.

 

 


 

 

Monica
Divine Savior Academy Class of 2016
School: Boston University
Major: Neuroscience, Pre-med

 

What do you appreciate most about your time at DSA?
Being a leader and being involved in high school really helped me understand how to work with people.

 

What advice would you give to current high school students?
One of the main things, when you leave and go to college, is that you have to take ownership of your faith...I would definitely advise finding a Bible study group to join. That’s one of the things that personally has helped me a lot. I have some really close friends I was able to meet through that.

 

 


 

 

Santiago
Divine Savior Academy Class of 2015
School: MIT
Major: Computer Science

 

What do you appreciate most about your time at DSA?
Academically, the strongest thing coming from DSA was writing. That made it easy for a lot of the required humanities classes freshman year, or later on taking more technical writing classes.

 

What advice would you give to current high school students?
You can learn and succeed in what you want to do if you put the time into it.

 

 


 

 

Lala
Divine Savior Academy Class of 2016
School: New York University
Major: Political Science

 

What do you appreciate most about your time at DSA?
DSA was a school that cared about me as a whole, from the principal to the teachers to the receptionist— everyone gets to know you on a personal level. That helps them tailor your education.

 

What advice would you give to current high school students?
I would definitely urge students to develop good study skills during this time where classes are small and you have a greater support system. When you start college you might have classes where your entire grade depends on two exams and it becomes overwhelming fast. DSA has so many resources that help and guide you — take advantage!

 

 

 

 

 

Are you a DSA Alum? Stay connected!

We want to connect with you, hear your story, and, if you let us, share it with the world. We are also developing our DSA alumni network. Whether you're looking for a future job or trying to keep your friendships strong, it's important to stay connected. We want to help you do that, because no matter where you go, the Divine Savior Family is here to support you.

Questions? Contact Danielle Weber, Alumni Relations at 305-579-4545 ext. 4114 or danielle.weber@divinesavioracademy.com.

 

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