Meet Our STJ Student Ambassadors

Our Saint James School Ambassadors are a highly motivated and energetic group of outstanding high school students who serve as school representatives and liaisons to enrolled and prospective families. 

Our Student Ambassadors enjoy meeting new people while serving in their leadership role on campus. The Ambassadors work with the STJ administration, faculty, and students promoting our mission, programs, and activities. These exceptional students have a strong work ethic, natural leadership abilities, and serve as role models to our prospective students.

Since the program began, our Ambassadors have played a vital role in welcoming new families to Saint James School. If you have a question for our Ambassadors, you can contact them at studentambassadors@stjweb.org

  • Colton Alter

    My name is Colton Alter and I have attended Saint James School since Pre-K4 and will graduate this spring as a fourteen-year senior.  The relationships I have made through Saint James School will be life long.  I have enjoyed each year at Saint James and would not change a single experience.  During my high school years, I have been privileged to participate in multiple extracurricular activities.  I am currently Senior Class President and Vice President of the SGA.  I have enjoyed being a part of IPRYL (Interpersonal Relations Youth Leadership), Fellowship of Christian Athletes/Students, Interact, the Government Club, and the Young Republicans. At Saint James there is a place for everyone. Our range of student involvement spans from sports, to theater, to choir, to Speech & Debate, to band, and so much more! This year I joined the Robotics Team as Spirit Coordinator which has been an awesome experience. Because of the strong academic program at Saint James, I have reached a 4.1 grade point average and have been inducted into the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta.  Not only does Saint James have an outstanding curriculum and many extracurricular activities, it has great athletic programs.  I have been a member of both the football and baseball teams. I decided to become an Ambassador because I want everyone to have the same wonderful experiences that I have had at Saint James.  Saint James, “my second home,” is safe, accepting, loving, and the strongest school in the River Region.  It is always a great day at STJ! After this year, I look forward to receiving my undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science, and later become a General Dentist.

  • Nathan Ashner

    My name is Nathan Ashner and I am currently a junior at Saint James School. I have been here since my Kindergarten year. My older sister is an alumni of this school and my mother attended Saint James as well. I love everything about my school, including the faculty, the academic curriculum, our arts program, and our athletics program. I have been involved in the Saint James band since my sixth grade year and have loved every minute of it. My band experience has taught me what it means be a leader and how to work with people. I am now the Band President and I have thoroughly enjoyed taking on this new responsibility. I am also the lead trumpet player in the band year round, which includes concert band in the spring. The band at Saint James is a wonderful program and I am very proud to be a part of it. I am also a member of the Speech & Debate Team with a focus on Extemporaneous Speaking and Impromptu. My Speech & Debate experiences have taught me about oration, current events, argumentation, how to think on my feet and be entertaining in my speech, as well as life-long skills. My older sister was on the team as well and is now at George Mason on a Forensics scholarship. After graduation, I am considering The University of Alabama and being a part of the Million Dollar Marching Band. I am also exploring several colleges in the Washington DC area, such as George Washington University, American University, and Georgetown.   Ultimately, I plan to study Judaics at the Jewish Theological Seminary at List College, which is partnered with Columbia University in New York.

  • Bayley Beasley

    My name is Bayley Beasley and I am a fourteen-year senior at Saint James School. My favorite part about Saint James is that there is something for everyone. Whether you are interested in academics, athletics, or arts, there is a program for you.  Anyone who comes to Saint James will find something of interest because the school offers such a wide variety of activities.  The students and faculty are friendly to everyone and very welcoming to new students. One of the many things I love about Saint James is the opportunity to become involved in numerous extracurricular activities.  Currently, I participate in volleyball, basketball, Student Y Club, Government Club, Fellowship of Christian Students, Latin Club, Interpersonal Relations and Science Olympiad. I was also chosen to be a Peer Leader this year so I spend a great deal of my time mentoring the freshmen at our school.  I have been the Service Director of the Student Y Club for the past three years. I am very proud of our outstanding athletic program and have enjoyed participating on the middle school, junior varsity, and varsity athletic teams. I was awarded the Lady Trojan Award for volleyball in eighth grade and received best offensive player during my freshman year. At the end of my junior year, my coach honored me with the Blue/Gold Award for having the best attitude and effort on the team. Last year, the Saint James Varsity Volleyball Team was State Runner-up in 4A. During my ninth and tenth grade years, we placed in the Elite Eight and Final Four at State. I received the best offensive player for basketball in ninth grade and was selected to the All-Tournament Team for the city two years ago. I also participated in the Regional Science Olympiad Competition last year and won first place in Anatomy. Through involvement in extracurricular activities and athletics, I have learned to become organized and disciplined in my studies and have maintained a high grade point average.  My work ethic and exposure to the strong Saint James School academic curriculum helped to pave the way to induction into the National Honor Society, Latin Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta.  I was also very proud to be featured in the Fall 2015 Potential Magazine for my accomplishments in both academics and athletics. Although I am unsure where I want to attend college, I do plan to have a Science-related major at the undergraduate level and then attend medical school.

  • Sydney Brashears

    My name is Sydney Brashears, and I am a junior at Saint James School. Saint James has been a second home to me since third grade. My parents chose Saint James because they wanted me to go to a school where I would be prepared for college and life after graduation. One thing I love about Saint James is the vast amount of amazing opportunities. For the past two years, I have participated in Youth Judicial as a lawyer of the Youth in Government Program. This year I am the yearbook business manager as well as being the Student Government Association treasurer. Saint James has not only provided me with extracurricular opportunities, but also with opportunities to develop leadership skills. Because of my wonderful teachers at Saint James, I was presented with the opportunity to attend the Capstone Leadership Academy at the University of Alabama, which is an experience I will always cherish. While Saint James has a rigorous curriculum, I have been able to maintain my 4.0 grade point average, even through my selection of AP courses. Last year I was inducted into the National Honor Society, French National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta. While I am proud of my academic achievements, I recognize that I could not be where I am today without the dedication of the amazing teachers at Saint James School. After I graduate, I hope to earn a PhD in Zoology and possibly become a professor at a college while also obtaining grants to study animals abroad in their natural habitats.

  • Sally Brown

    My name is Sally Brown and I am a senior at Saint James Student School. I transferred into Saint James when I was in the eighth grade. As an ambassador, I am excited about sharing my positive transition experience with other potential families. Calling Saint James School my home is something I will cherish forever. I have made many friendships and memories along the way. I was very honored to be recently crowned the 2016 Saint James Homecoming Queen. I have participated in many school activities including all three levels of cheerleading as well as the Varsity Tennis Team. I have participated in many clubs through my years including 2 years of Pep Club, 3 years of Drama Club, and 1 year of Student Y Club.  Upon graduation of Saint James School, I plan to attend the University of Alabama and major in nursing with a minor in photography. My goal is to become a nurse practitioner. I am confident that Saint James School has helped to prepare me in accomplishing these future goals

  • Anna Claire Bullard

    My name is Anna Claire Bullard and I am a senior at Saint James School. I have been here since my eighth grade year and I am so happy I chose to transfer to Saint James School.  I am honored to be a Saint James Ambassador because I love sharing my experiences with prospective students and families. This school has opened so many doors for me and continues to do so each day. All of the teachers genuinely care about helping students succeed and the students are so welcoming to everyone. I am the varsity dance team captain and am also involved in the Youth Legislature and Youth Judicial programs. I was inducted into the National Honor Society and am very proud of my academic accomplishments.  There is definitely a place for everyone at Saint James.  After graduation, I hope to attend either Baylor University or Texas Christian University with a major in nursing with plans of becoming a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.

  • Caroline Christie

    My name is Caroline Christie and I am currently a junior at Saint James school. I have attended this school since Pre-K4 and I am so excited to be a student ambassador. In fact, my father is a Saint James alumni and my grandmother has been an elementary teacher here for more than 30 years, so Saint James is very much a part of my family. As a Saint James student, I am very proud of the wide range of opportunities and experiences we offer our students through our academics, athletics, arts, band, robotics, and various other programs. I have been a part of many of these programs and I look forward to sharing my story with others. I am currently involved in volleyball, tennis, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Students, Pep Club, Latin Club, Interpersonal Relations Youth Leadership (IPRYL) and Photography. Saint James has a strong academic program and I am very proud that I was inducted into Mu Alpha Theta and National Honor Society.  My Saint James learning experiences and friendships are invaluable to me so Saint James School will always hold a special place in my heart. When I graduate from Saint James, I plan to attend the University of Alabama. I have not yet decided my major, but I know I want to work with children. From past alumni college experiences, I am confident that Saint James will prepare me for a successful college experience.

  • Denson Clark

    My name is Denson Clark and I am a junior at Saint James School. I started Saint James when I was in Kindergarten, and I have valued every experience while here. Saint James not only has given me friendships that will last forever, but it has also taught me lessons that will last a lifetime. I believe what makes Saint James so unique and special are the many extracurricular activities that are offered to every student. Throughout my years at Saint James, I feel fortunate to have been a part of such a wide range of activities and programs. I have pushed myself physically, in multiple sports including football, baseball, and basketball. I have also challenged myself intellectually, in Youth Judicial and Youth Legislature through the YMCA. I have also had the privilege and enjoyment of taking part in Fellowship of Christian Athletes/Students, Pep Club, Latin Club, Government Club, IPRYL (Interpersonal Relations Youth Leadership), and Student Government Association. In ninth grade I was selected as a freshman Jimmy Hitchcock award winner and this year was elected to serve as the Junior Class President. This past summer I had the privilege of attending the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Conference (HOBY) in Troy and the Bridge Builders of Alabama week long conference at the campus of Auburn University Montgomery. These conferences gave me the opportunity to recognize my leadership talents while learning how to lead others and make a positive impact in my school and community.  Everybody wants a place that they are able to call home. I found my home twelve years ago when I took my first steps in the halls of Saint James School. Over the years I have grown to love Saint James, and as a student ambassador I want to give another child or family the same experience I have received.

  • Katie Cobb

    My name is Katie Cobb and I am a junior at Saint James School. I have been a student here for twelve years! Saint James has been a huge part of my life, and I cannot imagine who I would be without it. As a student at Saint James School, I have been constantly pushed to reach my ultimate potential and I am very thankful for that encouragement over the years. When I was in elementary school, I became interested in drama and performed in several plays during my fifth and sixth grade years. These school experiences led to my involvement at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival where I performed in six plays over the course of five years. Without Saint James, I would not have discovered my love for theater. I am also a member of the Varsity Dance Team, Robotics Team, the National Honor Society, Latin Honor Society, and a participant in the Interpersonal Relations Youth Leadership Program. Saint James has opened up so many doors for me, along with the rest of the student body. As a Student Ambassador, I hope to help other students choose Saint James as their new home. Saint James School helps every student to find their passion. When I graduate, I hope to major in pre-medicine and become a Neurologist, Veterinarian, or Clinical Research Scientist.

  • Sydney Cramer

    My name is Sydney Cramer and I am a senior at Saint James School. I have been at Saint James for 13 years! I am very appreciative of Saint James’ academic support and encouragement. These experiences have challenged me to reach my ultimate potential and for t

    hat, I am very grateful. As a supporter of the Saint James Performing Arts Department, I am particularly proud of the extracurricular options that Saint James has to offer our students. I am President of Drama Club and Choir, Secretary of the Musical Honor Society, Tri-M, National Honor Society inducted member, Young Democrats member, Peer Leaders, which serves as a role model and leader for the freshmen and entire High school, and IPRYL (Interpersonal Relations Youth Leadership).  After graduation, I hope to continue my education in Theater at either the University of South Alabama or the University of Virginia. I am forever grateful to Saint James School because it has not only given me the ability to be my best and do great things in the future, it has also given me the drive to go far in life!

  • Emma Donaldson

    My name is Emma Donaldson and I am a thirteen-year senior at Saint James School. Saint James has always been and will always be my home! I am proud of all Saint James has to offer including academics, athletics, clubs, extracurriculars, band, and Speech & Debate. There is something for everyone at Saint James School! Throughout my Saint James experience, my teachers have loved and cared for me as one of their own. I am pushed to be my very best at anything I do. In the past I have been involved in Drama, Interact, Student Y, and the Stand up to Cancer Club. Last year, I was selected to be a part of the IPRYL (Interpersonal Relations Youth Leadership) program. Through this program, we had the privilege of tutoring and mentoring 2nd graders from one of the public elementary schools in the Montgomery area. Currently, I am in my 6th year of cheerleading and serve as Co-Captain of the Varsity Cheer Squad. I am the Senior Class Treasurer and am involved in the Pep Club. I have loved every Saint James experience. After graduating, I plan to attend Auburn University and study Physical Therapy. I know I will succeed in college because Saint James has prepared me enough to do well in everything I do.

  • Cassidy Duncan

    My name is Cassidy Duncan and I am a senior at Saint James School. STJ has been a constant part of my life since Kindergarten.  Through the strong academic program and the ability to participate in outstanding extracurricular and athletic programs, I have had opportunities which have changed my life forever.  As an Ambassador, I like to tell prospective families about the wonderful environment full of amazing, kind-hearted people and staff.  There really is no other school like Saint James and I hope to help others become a part of this wonderful school.

    I have been inducted into the National Honor Society, Math Honor Society, Latin Honor Society and have maintained a 3.95 grade point average.  I am currently a Peer Leader, which serves as a role model and leader for the freshmen and entire High School. I am active in the Saint James Speech & Debate Program, serving as Team Vice President.  Through this program, I qualified for the Tournament of Champions in Kentucky where I placed seventh my sophomore year and placed in the quarter finals my junior year.  I also qualified for the National Speech &  Debate Tournament, placing in the top twenty-nine in the nation in one of my events.  Saint James offers many athletic opportunities as well.  While in high school, I have been a part of the basketball, volleyball, softball, cross country and track teams.  After graduation, I hope to participate in the speech and debate program on the collegiate level. My goal is to major in English or Communications at either The University of Alabama or Western Kentucky University.

  • Mason Edwards

    My name is Mason Edwards and I am a senior at Saint James School.  I have been a student here since Kindergarten and have always felt that this school was an extension of my family.  My parents are both alumni and my brother and sister both attend Saint James School with me.  The teachers, administration, and staff have helped me grow into the person I am today. Simply put, I cannot see myself anywhere else except Saint James School.  The friends, academics, activities, and faculty have truly made Saint James my home.  Currently, I am involved in Speech & Debate, SGA, Scholars' Bowl, and Robotics.  Being part of these groups has made me value the benefits of hard work, leadership, and determination.  They have allowed me the opportunity to truly hone my skills at activities of which I am passionate.  I have also acquired valuable leadership skills, as evidenced by my roles as Class President, Representative, or Member at Large every year since 8th grade.  I am currently the 12th Grade Member at Large and Speech & Debate President.  I am currently a Peer Leader, which serves as a role model and leader for the freshmen and entire High school. I am also involved in Bridge Builders Montgomery, which is a non profit organization that seeks to develop leaders through service. As for my plans for the future, I plan to attend college and eventually go to Business School or Law School.  My possibilities for college include Georgia, Sewanee, The University of Alabama, Hampden-Sydney, and Birmingham-Southern.

  • Abbey Engles

    My name is Abbey Engles and I am a junior at Saint James School. I have been a student here since the fourth grade. Both of my sisters graduated from Saint James School so this is a very special place to my entire family. My favorite thing about Saint James is the variety of extracurriculars, classes, and sports. Saint James School has something for everyone and that is what makes our school so great!  I am a Varsity Soccer player and a Varsity Cheerleader. I am also involved in the Youth in Government club and serve as the Junior Class Secretary. Although I have been an Auburn fan my entire life, I am undecided on where I would like to go to college. I plan on majoring in physical therapy.

  • Jade Farah

    My name is Jade Farah and I am a junior at Saint James School. I transferred to Saint James when I was in the eighth grade because of the many academic and extracurricular activities Saint James School has to offer. There truly is something for every student, regardless of the student’s interest. I am particularly proud of the various academic opportunities Saint James School has to offer, including a large number of advanced placement courses as well as a wide range of electives. This strong curriculum and nurturing environment has helped me achieve my full potential. As an accomplished student at Saint James School, I was inducted into the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and Spanish Honor society. I also received an honorable mention award for the National Spanish Exam, while maintaining a 4.0 grade-point average. Saint James School also has a large number of opportunities in athletics. I am a member of the Varsity Trojanettes Dance Team and also plan to participate on the tennis team this year. As an ambassador, I look forward to sharing my various experiences with prospective families because of the many doors Saint James has opened for me. All of these opportunities and experiences have allowed me to expand my horizons as well as make many new friends. I will always cherish the relationships and friendships I have formed here at Sant James School. While I am unsure of where I want to attend college, I do plan to focus on studies related to the medical field. As a future Saint James School graduate, I am confident about the various elite college options I will have as well as my future accomplishments as a college student.

  • Declan Fitzpatrick

    My name is Declan Fitzpatrick and I am a junior at Saint James School. I have been here since Kindergarten and I could not imagine being anywhere but this school. I value the lessons I have learned both inside and outside the classroom. I am a member of many organizations at Saint James School. I play alto saxophone and tenor drums for the award-winning Saint James Marching Trojans, I perform on stage and work backstage in the Performing Arts programs, and I participate in both the Tri-M and Drama clubs. The breadth of these opportunities at Saint James School has given me the opportunity to branch out and experience areas that have become very special to me. In addition to these experiences, I am currently taking many advanced and AP classes, while still maintaining a 4.0 GPA. This rigorous workload is manageable because of the support and guidance of our teachers. My accomplishments as a student have led to my induction into various honor clubs such as the National Honor Society and Latin Honor Society. After graduation, I plan to focus on engineering and music at colleges such as Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech, or Tulane. Regardless of the path I will choose, I am confident that I will be prepared because of my experiences as a student at Saint James School.

  • Adia Foster

    My name is Adia Foster and I am a junior at Saint James School.  I have been here since Pre-K4 and am very proud that I will graduate as a fourteen-year senior.  The friendships and education I have cultivated at Saint James School are truly immeasurable.  I enjoy being part of the Saint James family and treasure the years I have spent at my school. During my high school years, I have participated in multiple extracurricular activities.  As a member of IPRYL (Interpersonal Relations Youth Leadership), I look forward to developing relationships with my 2nd grade buddy.  I am also a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes/Students, Pep Club, and Latin Club.  Because of my commitment to the strong academic program at Saint James, I have maintained a 4.0 grade point average and was inducted into the National Honor Society, the Latin Honor Society, and Mu Alpha Theta.  I have also been involved in athletic programs such as the middle school, junior varsity, and varsity volleyball teams. As an Ambassador, I am excited about meeting prospective families and sharing my various Saint James experiences. I feel confident that families will want to entrust us with their children once they hear, first-hand, all of the various opportunities their children can have at Saint James School. After graduation, I plan to study either engineering or a medical related field at a university somewhere in the South, most likely Auburn University.

  • Joseph Gary

    My name is Joseph Gary and I have been a student here since Kindergarten, and have greatly enjoyed all of my experiences.  Saint James School has given me the opportunity to challenge myself academically and athletically. I have been able to participate in many sports, such as football, basketball, and soccer, while maintaining a rigorous academic schedule.  I was particularly proud to receive the 9th Grade Jimmy Hitchcock nomination for my accomplishments as an athlete during my 9th grade year.  Saint James School has provided me the opportunity to discover and capitalize on my talents while making lasting friendships along the way.  I am very proud of the academic accomplishments I have made over my school career and the many clubs and groups I have been apart of, such as Science Olympiad, Math Club, Scholar’s Bowl, and TEAMS (Test of Engineering, Aptitude, Mathematics & Science).  I have also attended the Capstone Leadership Conference and was inducted into the National Honor Society, Latin Honor Society, and Mu Alpha Theta. After high school, I am considering Auburn, Alabama, and LSU with an interest in Engineering.  I feel confident that Saint James School will play a vital role in my future successes.

  • Lindsey Holcombe

    My name is Lindsey Holcombe and I am a senior at Saint James School. Saint James is extremely special to me because I have been here since I was 6 years old. One of my favorite things about Saint James are the various activities offered to our students. There truly is a place for everyone. Over the years, I have had the privilege to become involved in many programs such as cheerleading for the past six years, Outdoor and Indoor Track and Field, and the Youth in Government programs. I am a member of the Drama Club, Government Club, Fellowship of Christian Students, and Service Director for Student Y: Christian Emphasis. The friendships and memories I have made throughout my twelve years are invaluable. My experiences at Saint James have allowed me to grow, not only academically, but also as an individual. In the fall of 2017, I will be attending the University of Alabama, majoring in Pre-Dentistry. After completing my undergraduate program at the University of Alabama, I plan to attend Dental School at The University of Alabama in Birmingham. My ultimate goal is to become a dentist and open my own pediatric dentistry practice. After I accomplish my dream, I know I will always look back and thank Saint James School for helping me reach my full potential.

  • Claudia Hubbard

    My name is Claudia Hubbard and I am a junior at Saint James School.  I have attended this school since Kindergarten and will be very proud to graduate as a thirteen-year senior. I am very thankful for the opportunities and challenges Saint James has given me. Throughout high-school, I have been able to participate in various extracurricular activities. I have enjoyed being a part of IPRYL (the Interpersonal Relations Youth Leadership program), Fellowship of Christian Athletes/Students Leadership Team, Pep Club, and the Government Club. As a member of the Saint James Government Club, I have been able to participate in the Alabama Youth-in-Government, the Youth Judicial, and the Youth Legislature programs. I was the recipient of the Outstanding Freshman award, Outstanding Member award, and the Bob McGaughey Servant Leadership award for the Government Club. In the mock trial Youth Judicial program, I was named an Outstanding Delegate my freshmen year and was awarded the Servant Leadership award and the Outstanding Witness award during my sophomore year. I have served as an elected officer in the Youth Legislature Program for the past three years. I also had the opportunity to be selected as one of the twenty-five delegates to attend the Youth Conference on National Affairs. As an accomplished academic student, I was inducted into the National Honor Society and also served as the sophomore class president. Athletics is another area of focus for me. I have been a Varsity cheerleader and have served as team captain of the Saint James Junior Varsity soccer team for the past two years. My time at Saint James School has been filled with great friends and amazing teachers.The atmosphere at Saint James is always one of positivity and encouragement. As an ambassador, I look forward to sharing my love for Saint James School with not only my peers but with prospective families.

  • Maddy Grace Hunter

    My name is Maddy Grace Hunter and I am a junior at Saint James School. The faculty and students have become an extension of my family because I have been here since Kindergarten. My parents chose Saint James not only because of the strong academic curriculum, but also because of the wide variety of opportunities for each student. Whether you are interested in sports, academics, or the arts, there is a place for you. The diverse areas of opportunities are what sets my school apart from the other schools in the region. As an ambassador, I take a great deal of pride in helping potential new students begin their future academic careers at Saint James School.  Over the years, I have been involved in the Pep Club and Government Club, as well as the award-winning Varsity Cheerleading squad. Saint James has also provided me with the opportunity to compete in a first place awarded Youth Judicial team. In addition to my extracurricular activities, I have also been recognized for academic excellence. When I was in 7th grade, I was recognized at the University of Alabama for scoring one of the highest ACT scores in the state. My pursuit of excellence continued through my high school years as evidenced by my induction into the National Honor Society. After graduation, I plan to attend the University of Alabama. Although my major is undecided, I do know that I want to study something in the medical field. I am grateful for the strong foundation Saint James has given me.  There will always be a special place for in my heart for Saint James School.

  • Gyuna Kim

    My name is Gyuna Kim, and I am a senior at Saint James. In the past, I attended schools in three countries while only staying for a maximum of 2 years until coming to Saint James in 9th grade. I have made great memories Saint James School and will never regret my decision to attend Saint James. I am heavily involved with the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) extracurriculars offered at Saint James, including robotics, Science Olympiad, math team, and science bowl. I have served as the president of the National Honor society as well as the robotics team. Nationally, I have been named a National Merit Semifinalist and an AP Scholar with Distinction. I currently have a 4.285 GPA, and hope to raise it higher by the end of this year in order to become an AP National scholar. Upon graduating from Saint James, I plan to attend college in the United States with a strong STEM program, and major in either chemical engineering or biomedical engineering. I am grateful for the foundation and experiences Saint James has provided me.  

  • Daniel Kim

    My name is Daniel Kim and I am currently a senior at Saint James School!  Before coming to Saint James, I changed schools frequently.  For the past 6 years, I have been fortunate to be at Saint James School.  My experiences here have helped me to fully understand the characteristics that Saint James School promotes and embraces.  Saint James School is such a special, family environment.  Raised in a Korean household and being proficient in both English and Korean languages, I am proud of the role that I can play in helping help potential Korean families adjust to our school and Montgomery. One important thing that sets Saint James apart from the other schools in the area is the wide variety of strong academic and extracurricular opportunities.  Every student has the opportunity to enjoy, thrive and excel at Saint James School. Throughout my middle and high school years, I have achieved a high level of academics while maintaining an excellent GPA. I am currently enrolled in five AP courses and participate in many different clubs and activities, such as Speech & Debate, Math Club, Interact Club, the Robotics Team, Science Olympiad, and more! Recently, I was recognized nationally as an AP scholar and a national merit semifinalist. After graduation, I am confident that my education and experiences at Saint James School will prepare me for a bright future.

  • Sarah Claire Loeb

    My name is Sarah Claire Loeb and I am a senior at Saint James School and have been a student here since Pre-K4. I feel very fortunate to have the advantages of balancing challenging academics with multiple extracurriculars at Saint James. I am the sound manager for the drama department as well as a member of the robotics team. At the same time, I am taking several AP courses to pursue my goals in academic excellence. The opportunity to be involved in many diverse activities allows students to realize their talents and discover how their talents can be utilized. My interest in art and writing has allowed me to get involved with the exhibit’s designs of the robotics program as well as help with the drama production sets. In addition to my role as the Performing Arts sound manager, I also help support the various crews associated with each production. In fact, I have been participated in twenty productions at Saint James School and look forward to my twenty-first production this spring. The ability to get involved in different activities is my favorite part about Saint James School. I am in the National Honor Society, Drama Club, and Tri-M music honor society. I hope to continue to explore other activities I have not yet been a part of while also maintaining my 4.2 grade point average during my senior year at Saint James.  After graduation, I would like to attend Tufts University in Massachusetts, majoring in Physics and minor in creative writing and Spanish.

  • Jake Maddox

    My name is Jake Maddox and I am a junior at Saint James School. I entered as a sixth grader where I was welcomed and immediately made to feel a part of my new school. As an ambassador, I am excited about helping future new students with their transition to Saint James School. This school has provided me with numerous opportunities to study and grow in many areas. I have participated in Science Olympiad, IPRYL (Interpersonal Relations Youth Leadership), and the Young Republicans. I have also been able to tap into my leadership skills as the captain of Fellowship of Christian Athletes/Students as well as the captain of the Cross Country and Track and Field teams. In fact, I have been fortunate to achieve much success through Cross Country and Track & Field while competing in numerous state championship meets. In addition to my extracurricular activities, I was also encouraged to work hard and succeed academically as evidenced by my initiation into the National Honors Society. There is no school I would rather attend because Saint James School is such a special place. I am very appreciative to my teachers and coaches for helping reach my ultimate potential. After graduation from Saint James School, I hope to attend a Division 1 Cross Country and Track Team college program. During college, I plan to major in Journalism and Religion and later attend a seminary to receive a masters in divinity.

  • Katie McIntyre

    My name is Katie McIntyre, and I am a junior at Saint James School and have been here since first grade. My parents selected Saint James for me because they wanted me to be a part of a well-rounded school, which excels in all areas. Saint James has so many opportunities to offer each student. I love being a part of the Saint James family! There is something here for everyone. As an Ambassador, I am excited about sharing my wonderful experiences at Saint James.  During my high school years, I have been privileged to participate in many extracurricular activities.  I have been a class officer as well as a SGA Member at Large. I have enjoyed being involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes/Students, the Government Club, and the Pep Club. I have maintained a strong grade point average and have been inducted into the National Honor Society and the Latin Honor Society. Saint James offers great athletic programs in addition to it’s outstanding curriculum and extracurricular activities. I have been a member of the tennis team, the soccer team and the cheerleading squad. Additionally, I participated in Youth Judicial, Youth Legislature, Youth in City, and I currently serve in the Youth Legislature as the First Year Presiding Officer for the state of Alabama. My goal is to graduate with a 4.0 GPA. While I am still undecided about my college choice, I would like to pursue a career in law.

  • Sailor Miles

    My name is Sailor Miles, and I am a junior at Saint James School. I have had the privilege of being at Saint James since Pre-K4, and I have loved every minute of it!  As a student of thirteen years, Saint James has become my second home. My two sisters, Presley and Landry, also attend Saint James. Saint James is a well-rounded school with opportunities for everyone. The kind-hearted teachers, the advanced academics, the leading athletics department, and the exceptional arts are just some of the reasons Saint James School is so very special. I am very fortunate to participate in multiple areas of interest. I am the captain of the Saint James Cross Country team as well as the captain of the dance team, the Trojanettes. In addition to my extracurricular activities, I am also exposed to a strong academic curriculum. I have taken several AP courses, such as AP Chemistry and AP Language and Composition. I am proud of my academic accomplishments such as induction into the National Honor Society and the Latin Honor Society as well as receiving the chemistry award this past year. Upon graduation from Saint James, I would like to study pre-medicine and eventually become a doctor or a physician’s assistant. I am confident that my quality education from Saint James School has prepared me to follow my dreams and become successful throughout college and beyond.

  • Maddie Olszewski

    My name is Maddie Olszewski and I am a senior at Saint James School. As a new student in fifth grade, I was welcomed with open arms. My parents chose this school because of the strong academic curriculum and the various extracurricular opportunities. The faculty has always encouraged their students to be the best they can be. Being a Student Ambassador has helped me give back to the school which means so much to me. Currently, I am a Peer Leader, Vice President of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the school Mascot. I also play basketball and soccer. Through all of these experiences, I am grateful for the invaluable relationships I have made. After graduation, I plan to attend Auburn University and major in Biomedical Sciences. My ultimate goal is to attend medical school and specialize in pediatric surgical oncology.

  • J.B. Ramsey

    My name is J.B. Ramsey, and I am a junior at Saint James School. I am very honored to have the chance to represent this great school, and help persuade prospective students to join our student body. I first started Saint James in seventh grade and have grown to love and appreciate this school more each year. Not only does Saint James have a rigorous academic program, I also appreciate the numerous extracurricular activity choices afforded our students. I am on the Forensics Team, the cross country team, the Varsity tennis team, and I also participate in various math competitions. I love the overall atmosphere of our school because I am encouraged to not only challenge myself and have fun, but also hone into my areas of interest as I strive to discover my talents.  The faculty and students are so supportive while helping each face challenges and meet successes along the way.  When I graduate from Saint James School, I am confident that I will have many college options such as Sewanee, Emory University, or the University of Alabama.

  • Stephen Sadie

    My name is Stephen Sadie and I am currently a junior at Saint James School. I have been here since Kindergarten and have loved each and every year because of the opportunities to participate in so many different activities. Through these experiences, I have constantly been pushed to strive for greatness while also making invaluable friendships. I have been honored to take part in the Government club, Student YMCA Club, Pep Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Students, and Latin Club. Saint James has a wide-range of amazing athletic opportunities. I played for the tennis team where I won an individual varsity state championship during my 7th grade year. I have also played on numerous other successful regional championship athletic teams, such as baseball, football, and basketball. In addition to my extra curricular activities, I have maintained a 4.0 GPA and was inducted into the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta. I am honored to serve as a student ambassador because of the opportunity to help other students achieve success as the Saint James faculty and student body helped me. After graduation, I am confident that Saint James School will prepare me for a successful college experience.

  • Alexandria Seirafi

    My name is Alexandria Seirafi and I am a senior at Saint James School.  I have been a student here since the sixth grade and have loved every minute of my time here! Saint James has helped me find what I truly love in life. I have also been taught how to balance my strengths and weaknesses as preparation for a successes down the road. As a Saint James Student Ambassador, I hope to help prospective students and families realize the number of diverse academic courses available.  New courses are offered each year giving students the opportunity to enhance their academic future. I also enjoy welcoming new students and showing them our beautiful campus while introducing them to future classmates.  I particularly enjoy informing new students about our outstanding fine arts and performing arts departments.  I also love helping recruit prospective students who are interested in music and the arts. When I started Saint James in the sixth grade, I joined the Concert Band, which automatically gave me a second family.  Everyone in the band is welcoming and made my middle school experience so much fun.  Later, I joined the Marching Band, Colorguard, and Winterguard. The Saint James band program has consistently placed first in competitions throughout the country. We are currently the 3rd best Class A band in the entire nation! I am proud to say I have been Colorguard and Winterguard captain for the past two years and am Drum Major for the marching band this year!

  • Annie Skoneki

    My name is Annie Skoneki and I am a junior at Saint James School. I started at Saint James in first grade, and I absolutely love it. Our school has so much to offer, no matter your interests. I have received many opportunities through Saint James such as working with 2nd graders at Vaughn Road school through the IPRYL (Interpersonal Relations Youth Leadership) program.

    I participate in many extracurricular activities at Saint James School. I have been a part of Youth Judicial for the past two years, where my team has qualified for nationals each year. I also participate in Youth Legislature, Student Y, and the Government Club. In addition to these programs, I am involved in our athletic programs.  I am on the varsity volleyball team, where we finished second in the state, as well as the varsity basketball team and soccer teams. Because of the support of the Saint James’ teachers, I have maintained a 4.0 GPA and was inducted into both National and Latin Honor Societies. In addition to these various experiences, I have also been able to grow as a leader while serving as Secretary for my junior class. As an ambassador, I look forward to telling people about Saint James School. I love sharing my amazing Saint James experiences with others because I am so thankful for each and every one. After graduation, I hope to attend the University of Texas or Auburn University, and become a physical therapist.

  • Connor Taylor

    My name is Connor Taylor and I am a fourteen-year senior at Saint James School. Saint James has provided me with a challenging, academic course of study, coupled with amazing teachers who have helped me succeed. With this support, I was recently named a National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalist and an AP Scholar with Honors.  I am particularly interested in math and science subjects, and Saint James offers advanced and AP courses to feed those interests. In addition, I have been privileged to be a part of many of our extracurricular clubs. I am an officer in Mu Alpha Theta and a part of the Saint James math club, as well as the Saint James Science Olympiad and Robotics teams. As a part of these teams and math club, I have participated in numerous math and science competitions and have contributed to our school’s many victories over the past 3 years. I am also a member of the National Technical Honor Society, Latin Honor Society, and National Honor Society. Saint James has great athletic programs as well. I have played on the Saint James tennis team since 8th grade and look forward to another great year with my teammates. Outside of school I have enjoyed being a Boy Scout along with camping, hiking, canoeing and teaching other scouts. I earned my Eagle Scout a few years ago, and continue to participate with our troop in many activities including service projects and camping trips.  After graduation I plan to attend Duke University or Georgia Tech, focusing on engineering. Saint James has been a big part of my family’s life, and has helped to prepare me for a successful future.

  • Ian Tsekouras

    My name is Ian Tsekouras, and I am a senior at Saint James School. My parents and I chose this school because we felt the strong academic curriculum would give me the best preparation for college. Because I came to STJ in 6th grade, I have a great understanding of the transition our new students experience, and I look forward to talking with prospective new students as an Ambassador. What I love most about Saint James School is the wide variety of extracurricular activities available to the students. I have played on the Saint James Varsity Soccer team every year since 8th grade. I am currently the high school SGA President, the National Honor Society Vice President, a Mu Alpha Theta officer, and a Senior Peer Leader.  This year I will be competing in Science Olympiad and many math competitions, while maintaining a 4.2 GPA.  The Saint James experience has helped me reach my goals and my ultimate potential. In fact, I was recently named a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist and an AP Scholar with Honors. I am very proud of this accomplishment and know it would not have been possible without my Saint James educational experiences.  After graduation, I plan to attend an undergraduate college that will prepare me for medical school. I feel confident that Saint James School is helping me pave the way for a successful future career.

  • Hannah White

    My name is Hannah White and I am a thirteen-year senior at Saint James School. I have enjoyed each and every year from my earlier days as a K4 student to my current year as a senior.  Saint James is so special to me because the faculty, students, and even parents have become an extension of my family.  The faculty has always been a constant source of support throughout every happy and difficult situation in my life. As a Saint James Track & Field athlete, I have earned many city titles and medals for various hurdle, long-jump, and triple-jump events.  I have also been a part of the award winning Varsity Cheerleading squad of Saint James School.  During my 8th grade year, I was proud to be given the Principal’s Award for my accomplishments in the Middle School.  I have enjoyed a wide variety of opportunities at Saint James School, such as participating in the city of Montgomery’s Youth Legislature and Youth Judicial Programs. Throughout my high school years, I have been a member of the National Honor Society, Student YMCA in Service Club, and I currently serve as the Pep Club President.

    After graduation, I plan to attend a college and study to become a surgeon.  I feel confident that Saint James School has helped prepare the way for a successful future in college and beyond.  At Saint James School, there is always a special place for everyone.