"I spent nine years in my plaid uniform and I would not trade my elementary education for anything in the world. I was not only exposed to the new beginnings of learning at McCarthy, but I was also able to explore my Catholic faith and grow closer to God with each school year. The teachers took a personal interest in me and my personal development. I graduated Salutatorian of my 8th grade class and went on to attend San Joaquin Memorial High School. After high school, I attended Santa Clara University. I was given the opportunity to be a student athlete and enjoy college and sports at the same time. I thank my parents for making the investment in me 23 years ago and choosing St. Rose-McCarthy for my elementary education. The foundation you receive at a young age molds you as an individual and also gives you the base you need to continue to excel in academics for many years to come."