Last in an eight-part series celebrating recent graduates from Catholic high schools across South Jersey.
Today: Wildwood Catholic
High School Activities: Forensics, Mock Trial, Student Government
Plans for the Fall: Elon University, Elon, NC
Advice for incoming freshmen: Everyone else is either just as nervous or more nervous than you to begin this new, scary chapter called ‘high school.’ What that means is do not turn against each other. Entering high school with an open mind is your absolute best bet… They are some of the best and fastest four years of your life. The attitude you have towards them is up to you.
Paul G. Bogle, Jr.
High School Activities: Golf, Cross Country, Baseball
Plans for the Fall: Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Someone who made a significant impact on his life: Mrs. Craig Gras…is probably the smartest person I know and is someone that I could talk to about sports, politics, and current events. She made learning fun and easy because of her astute ability to explain things, and to make sure that you understood everything before she moved on. She is a model for what a teacher should be and, beyond that, what a person should strive to be.
High School Activities: Baseball, Basketball, Fall Musical
Plans for the Fall: Immaculate University, Malvern, PA
What he appreciates most about Catholic school: I appreciate being able to express my faith openly to others, as I would in great depth at retreats, and to be able to learn more about my faith as well as other religions. I got to meet and be classmates with all different people in my county and beyond, not just teenagers in my specific city or township. The support is incomparable and everyone is friendly and genuine towards each other.