Graduating Guidance: Sam’s Share!



Sam Nero is a senior at Saint John Neumann. She has attended SJN for three years and is a member of the swim team, the softball team, Key Club, and YACHT club. Sam is also a Raley House Captain. I asked Sam to give some graduating guidance to other students, and she responded with some very helpful advice.

What is your advice to underclassmen?
Never let your grades suffer, especially as an underclassman, because it is very difficult to get your GPA up once you get to your junior year.

If you could go back to prior years, what would you do differently?
I would try harder to get good grades in my freshman and sophomore years, because at that time I did not care about them, which negatively impacted my GPA.

What class do you recommend taking and why?
I recommend taking SAT Prep and College Scholars. SAT Prep helped me raise my test scores significantly and College Scholars helped me to get all of my college resources completed earlier so I was ahead of the game.

What was your favorite high school memory?
My favorite memories come from the softball team bus rides. They are always very energetic and we have so much fun joking around with each other.

How bad is your senioritis?
It’s horrible. I have no motivation to do anything.

What do you plan to study in college, and how did your interests change throughout high school?
I plan to start off studying business finance, but I might turn to the pre-med track because I am interested in pharmacy. My interests have not necessarily changed because I have always had an interest in going to medical school, but for a short period of time I did want to be a veterinarian.

Which teacher helped you out the most throughout high school?
Sister April helped me out the most. She encouraged me to put myself out there and get more involved with the school and I am so thankful to have someone like her supporting me.

I hope you find Sam’s advice to be helpful! Stay tuned for the next issue of Graduating Guidance!