High School Senior Showcase 2019- Paul VI

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Fifth in an eight-part series celebrating recent graduates from Catholic high schools across South Jersey.

Today: Paul VI High School, Haddonfield

Previous: Camden Catholic; Gloucester Catholic; Holy Spirit; Our Lady of Mercy Academy

Olivia Darley

High School Activities: Soccer, Lacrosse, National Honor Society

Plans for the Fall: Villanova University, Villanova, PA

Favorite high school memory: Junior year… at the first annual Soar For A Cure dance marathon, my committee and I held up the revealing numbers at midnight. Standing there was [sic] confetti falling, music playing, and students cheering, I was so filled with joy over all that we had accomplished.

John Jablonoski

High School Activities: Student Council, Lacrosse, Ping Pong Club

Plans for the Fall: LaSalle University, Philadelphia, PA

Someone who made an impact on his life: This teacher is not only a teacher but a fantastic role model and someone I truly listen to in class. Mr. Yeager, my senior year Lit teacher, has truly helped me with not only school but life. He is a great man and has given me a lot of advice that I will take on as I approach my next chapter in life.

Holly O’Brien

High School Activities: Student Council, Paw Paws, National Honor Society

Plans for the Fall: University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN

What she appreciates most about Catholic school: Attending a Catholic high school has really taught me Paul VI’s motto of “freedom with responsibility.” I have been able to freely ask questions and explore topics with the help of teachers and administration. This has prepared me for college as I have learned about the idea of open discussion and group work. I have learned to stay grounded and focused on my work, while also enjoying my time in school with friends and faculty. 

Charles Wigginton

High School Activities: Football, Spring Track, TV Production

Plans for the Fall: Stockton University, Galloway Township, NJ

Advice for incoming freshmen: As my brother Joseph is an incoming freshman, I have already helped him out as much as I can. Some of the advice that I gave him was always be yourself and don’t change yourself for anyone. If someone is going to like you, they will like you for who you are, not someone who you are pretending to be. If he does that, he’ll develop friendships for life, like I did.