Saint James
Saint James School
Montgomery, Alabama

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

  • Nathan Ashner

    My name is Nathan Ashner and I am a senior at Saint James School. Both my mother any my older sister are alumnae of Saint James.  I have attended this school since Kindergarten and I love everything about it. From the faculty and academics to the arts and sports, there are no weak parts of this school. I have been involved in the band at Saint James since a beginner in sixth grade. I have loved every minute of it. Starting in seventh grade, I joined the marching band. Through my years, I have learned what it means be a leader and how to work with people. I also was taught discipline and respect early on. I was elected by my peers to be the band president for my junior year and then reelected for my senior year as well. I have thoroughly enjoyed taking on the new responsibility. I have found it to be very rewarding. Also, I am the lead trumpet player in the band year-round, which includes concert band in the spring. We also have a Jazz Band club for fun and to teach us how to play different styles of music. 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 and Debate Team at my school. My older sister was on the team as well and is now at George Mason University on a Forensics scholarship. Speech and Debate is the other amazing way I spend my time when I’m not studying. I participate in an event called Extemporaneous Speaking, which has taught me oration, knowledge about politics and economics, and argumentation. I also do Impromptu, which has taught me how to think on my feet and be entertaining in my speech. I have learned so many life-long skills through Speech and Debate that I would not even know where to begin to describe them all. After I graduate high school I plan on studying Judaics at the Jewish Theological Seminary, which is partnered with Columbia University in Manhattan, New York. I am also very interested in The University of Alabama and being in the Million Dollar Marching Band. In addition, I have considered applying to American University in Washington DC.    

  • Sydney Brashears

    My name is Sydney Brashears, and I am a senior 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. I have participated in Youth Judicial as a lawyer of the Youth in Government Program. This year I am a yearbook editor as well as the SGA President. 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. I am currently a member of 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 cellular and molecular biology and become a cancer researcher. 

  • Lacy Brown

    My name is Lacy Brown and I am a junior at Saint James School. I transferred to Saint James in the sixth grade and it was honestly the best transition I have every experienced. Coming into a new school seemed so terrifying, but right when I arrived on campus, I was overwhelmed with how nice and welcoming everyone was at Saint James. The students and the faculty were all so helpful as I embarked on this new phase of my life.   While a student at Saint James School, I have been involved in a variety of extra-curricular activities. I have been a cheerleader at Saint James on all three levels since the 7th grade.  I have also been involved in various clubs such as the pep club for the past two years and the Spanish club for the past two years.  I was also recently selected as a member of the IPRYL program for my current junior year. After my years as a Saint James student, I plan to attend Auburn University for my undergraduate degree and then attend the University of Alabama in Birmingham(UAB) to earn a degree in dentistry. I am confident that Saint James School will help prepare me to reach my future goals as I pursue a career in dentistry.

  • Caroline Christie

    My name is Caroline Christie and I am currently a senior at Saint James School. I have attended this school since Pre-K4 and I am so excited to be a student ambassador again this year. In fact, my father is a Saint James graduate 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, and Latin Club. Last year I was selected to be a part of the IPRYL (Interpersonal Relations Youth Leadership) program through the YMCA. Through this program, I had the privilege of tutoring and mentoring second graders from Vaughn Road Elementary. This program helped me grow and develop has a person. Saint James had 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. 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. From past alumni college experiences, I am confident that Saint James will prepare me for a successful college journey.

  • Denson Clark

    My name is Denson Clark and I am a senior 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, IPRYL (Interpersonal Relations Youth Leadership), Student Government Association, and the Peer Leader Program. In ninth grade I was selected as a freshman Jimmy Hitchcock award winner and last year was awarded the Most Outstanding Big Buddy Award and the Alisa Roberts “Second Mile Service Award” through the Montgomery YMCA. I was elected to serve as both the Junior and Senior Class President. I have 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 thirteen 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.

  • Abbey Engles

    My name is Abbey Engles and I am a Senior at Saint James School. I transferred to Saint James in the fourth grade. Both of my sisters graduated from Saint James so this is a very special place to my entire family. During my first year at Saint James, I knew this school would be my forever home. I hold this school very dear to my heart and have enjoyed all my years here. My favorite thing about Saint James is the variety of extracurriculars, classes, and sports offered. Saint James School has something for everyone and that is what makes our school so great!  This school pushes me to be my best in all areas. The teachers care a great deal about all of their students and try to relate to everyday life. The extracurriculars offered have given me leadership and speaking skills! I am currently serving as the captain of the Varsity Cheer Team. I am also on the Varsity Soccer Team. I am also involved in some clubs. I am in the Youth in Government club. I serve as the clubs Treasurer. I am the President of Interact Club and serve as the Senior Class Secretary. I am also the Yearbook Editor. I’ve always been a huge Auburn fan! I plan to attend Auburn University next fall and major in Nursing or Education. War Eagle!

  • Jade Farah

    My name is Jade Farah and I am a senior 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 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 captain of the Varsity Trojanettes Dance Team. 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 Saint James School. While I am still undecided on where I want to attend college, I do plan to focus on studies related to biology. 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. 

  • Zack Farmer

    My name is Zack Farmer and I am a junior at Saint James School. I enrolled at Saint James in kindergarten, so I have spent many wonderful years receiving an outstanding education. I have two older brothers who also attended and graduated from Saint James and they are both now at Auburn University. One of my first memories of Saint James is picking up my older brothers from elementary school and looking forward to the day I could join them. As a Saint James Student Ambassador, I look forward to sharing my love of our school with prospective students and their families. I enjoy telling families about the wide variety of activities and curriculums for students of various interests and I also enjoy sharing stories about our faculty because they play such an important role in helping to ensure each student can find their own path and interests. I am a member of the National Honor Society as well as the junior class president.  I am currently working on my pilot’s license; I have passed the written exam and plan to have my pilots certificate by the end of my junior year. The focus that Saint James places on academics has helped me prepare for a future in aviation.

  • Declan Fitzpatrick

    My name is Declan Fitzpatrick and I am a senior 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, perform on stage and work backstage in the Performing Arts programs, and 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. I was recently designated as one of two National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists for Saint James School. I am very proud to be part of a school which has led the Montgomery area with the most semifinalists among independent schools for the second consecutive year. After graduation, I plan to focus on engineering and music at colleges such as Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech, or Auburn. 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.

  • Lizzy Headley

    My name is Lizzy Headley and I am currently a junior at Saint James school. I became a student here in the first grade and have loved every moment since! My parents fell in love with the school as soon as they toured. So much, that they enrolled my little sister a couple years later and my mom took up a job teaching Pre-K3! I am very proud to be a Saint James student and of the wide variety of courses and people the school has to offer. I have enjoyed being a part in many of the school’s excellent programs such as cross country, tennis, Youth Judicial, Interact  Club, Government Club, Interpersonal Relations Youth Leadership (IPRYL) and Visual Art. I can’t wait to share my experiences in all of these activities with curious prospective students. Saint James is renowned for its vigorous academic program, so I am very proud to have been inducted into National Honor Society last year. I would not have had most of the opportunities that I have had without the encouragement and love from my Saint James family. The faculty and students have pushed me to do my best while still managing to make me feel important and cared for. This love and strong sense of community is what I am most thankful for in my school, and was the inspiration for me to be a part of the Student Ambassador Program. I do not know yet which university I will attend or which major I will study; however, I am confident that no matter where I go, I will be prepared and ready to succeed.

  • Claudia Hubbard

    My name is Claudia Hubbard and I am a senior at Saint James School.  I have attended this school since Kindergarten. I am very proud to graduate as a thirteen-year senior. I am so 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, president of the Government Club and the Peer Leader program. As a member of the Saint James Government Club, I have been able to participate in the Alabama Youth-in-Government, Youth Judicial and Youth Legislature programs. I have been 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 received 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. Through the Legislative program, I was named an Outstanding Delegate my freshmen year and was awarded the Servant Leadership award my sophomore year. I also had the opportunity to be selected as one of the twenty-five delegates to attend the Youth Conference on National Affairs for the past two years. This year I will be serving as Alabama’s Youth Governor. 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 served as team captain of the Saint James Junior Varsity soccer team for 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. 

  • Trinity Hunter

    My name is Trinity Hunter and I am a junior at Saint James.  I was a student here from K4 to second grade and returned to STJ in eight grade and have been here ever since.  I have loved every minute I have been a student at Saint James!  This school has helped me discover that I truly love in life.  I’ve also been taught how to manage my strengths and weaknesses in order to prepare for success in the future.  As a Saint James Student Ambassador, I wish to help new students and their families navigate the number of diverse academic and extracurricular courses at their disposal.  New courses are offered each year, giving students the opportunity to enhance their academic futures.  I thoroughly enjoy welcoming new students to campus and introducing them to new classmates.  I particularly enjoy introducing students to our math and science departments.  I have found a love for STEM and am thankful that Saint James offers such a wide array of options from physical science to anatomy and physiology.  In the field of mathematics, I have found my niche.  Led by Vicky Eichelberg, our robotics team has won multiple awards at some of the Southeast’s most esteemed competitions.  I’m beyond proud to say that I am serving my second year on the team.  Saint James School’s attention and devotion to the STEM programs has helped me find my home here.  I am thankful to be an STJ Trojan and I cannot wait for other students to be a part of this family, too. 

  • Maddy Grace Hunter

    My name is Maddy Grace Hunter and I am a senior 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, Government Club and Interact 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 either the University of Alabama or Auburn University. I have a passion for medicine, and my dream is to become a nurse. 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. 

  • Jake Maddox

    My name is Jake Maddox and I am a senior 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 now as a peer leader. I have also been able to tap into my leadership skills as the captain of Fellowship of Christian Athletes/Students, the lead worship leader for the student ministry at Frazer UMC and 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, being selected for the All-Metro Cross Country and Track and Field teams, and earning a bronze medal in the 800 meter run at the AHSAA 4a state championships. 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 I am a senior at Saint James School. I have attended Saint James since first grade and will be proud to graduate as a twelve-year senior. My parents selected Saint James for me because they wanted me to be part of a well-rounded school that excels in all areas. Saint James has so many opportunities to offer each student. My favorite part about Saint James is that there is something here for everyone. Whether your focus is academics, athletics, or arts, there is a program here for you. I am so thankful for the opportunities and challenges that this school has given me. During my high school years I have been privileged to participate in multiple extracurricular activities. As an accomplished academic student I was inducted into the National Honor Society and the Latin Honor Society and have maintained above a 4.0 grade point average through AP classes. I was elected to the Homecoming Court both my junior and senior year. I was selected as a Peer Leader this year so I spend a great deal of time mentoring the freshmen at our school. I have served as Class Vice President and was elected 11th grade SGA Member at Large. Currently I serve as Pep Club President and as the Secretary of the Government Club. As a member of the Saint James Government Club, I have been able to participate in the Alabama Youth in Government, Youth Judicial, and the Youth Legislature programs. I was the recipient of the Bob McGaughey Servant Leadership award for Government Club. I have served as an elected State Officer in the Youth Legislative Program and was also selected as one of twenty-five delegates to attend (CONA) the Youth Conference on National Affairs. I currently serve as the Communications Director for the state of Alabama in the Governor's cabinet for Youth Legislature. I participated in Bridge Builders of Montgomery, which is a non profit organization that seeks to develop leaders through service. I also love serving as a varsity cheerleader.  As an ambassador, I am excited about sharing my wonderful experiences at Saint James.I will be forever grateful to Saint James School because it has given me the ability to be my best and do great things in the future! It is always a great day at STJ! I look forward to attending Auburn University next fall and plan to major in pre-pharmacy.

  • Sailor Miles

    My name is Sailor Miles, and I am a senior 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 now fourteen 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, where our goal this year is to win the State Championship! 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, and I am currently taking AP Biology. 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 highest average award in Algebra 3 with Trigonometry, American History, and Latin 3 this past year. Upon graduation from Saint James, I would like to study pre-medicine and eventually become a doctor. 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.

  • J.B. Ramsey

    My name is J.B. Ramsey, and I am a senior at Saint James School. I first started Saint James in seventh grade and have grown to love and appreciate this school more and more each year. I love this school because, not only does Saint James have a rigorous academic program with a top-notch faculty, but also because of the numerous extracurricular activities which help pave for the way for anyone to accomplish a wide variety of future career goals. I happen to be on the Forensics Team, the cross country team, the varsity tennis team, and I also participate in various math competitions. Another aspect of the school that I love is the overall atmosphere it possesses, for I am encouraged to not only challenge myself and have fun, but I am also encouraged to pursue any area of interest that might appeal to me. I also take pride in the diversity among the student body, for I believe that diversity can bring new ideas and foster a great community of learners. When I graduate from Saint James School, I plan to have at least a 4.0 GPA and go to a college of my choice. And, while I’m not sure what that college may be, I'm sure Saint James has prepared me to find it. 

  • Chaselea Rountree

    My name is Chaselea Rountree and I am junior at Saint James. I have been a student at Saint James since 9th grade. I love Saint James School, and even though I’ve only been here for a short time, I really feel a part of the family-centered environment that Saint James offers. Saint James has really prepared me to be successful not only in my daily life, but also in my future schooling and/or career. They offer many courses that will not only prepared me for college, but have also truly helped me to gain knowledge that I’ll need for the rest of my life. As a Student Ambassador, I hope to show prospective students and families just how great Saint James really is. I hope to show off our amazing college-like campus, tell about our many diverse course offerings, clubs, and opportunities, and really embody the values of Saint James. Saint James not only offers a variety of classes, but also offers many clubs, sports, and other activities that really help you get involved and find what you love to do. I’m involved in many various activities here at Saint James. I’m a cheerleader and I participate in plays, choir, SGA, and in many other programs that we have at Saint James. All of these programs are amazing, and everyone was and is still willing to work around my schedule so that I am able to be part of all of the programs and activities that I want to be involved in. Being able to be a part of these programs and activities has made Saint James like a second family to me. We really are a family here and everyone, whether you're here for one year or fourteen, becomes part of that family. I’m excited for the 2017-2018 school year and can’t wait for the amazing opportunities that I know this school year will offer me and all its students! 

  • Stephen Sadie

    My name is Stephen Sadie and I am senior 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 extracurricular 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.

  • Annie Skoneki

    My name is Annie Skoneki and I am a senior 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. 

  • Kat Wright

    My name is Kat Wright. My family and I have so much pride in Saint James, that I began attending here in K3. My brother is also a Saint James alum. Saint James is unique because it serves as a tight-knit community. I consider all my peers, teachers, and coaches as family. Saint James is home to my friends, family, and all who attend. Saint James also differs from other schools because of vast number of opportunities offered to students. I chose to take advantage of these many activities. For example, I play on our varsity volleyball team, participate in various community service clubs (Stand Up to Cancer Club, Drama Club, Student Y Club, Interact Club, and Government Club), serve as an attorney for our Youth Judicial mock trial team, and participate in Interpersonal Relations Youth Leadership. I even served as the treasurer as a freshman for the Stand Up to Cancer Club. Due to my involvement in extracurriculars, I was awarded the Jimmy Hitchcock freshman award. I would not have been able to excel in my extracurriculars and classes without the help and encouragement of my incredible coaches and teachers. While there are many extracurricular activities offered, many academic opportunities are offered as well. For example, Advanced Placement classes are open to students. I am currently enrolled in AP English and AP American History. Taking Advanced Placement courses like this and focusing on my academics has allowed me to become a part of the National Honor Society. I love taking these challenging courses because I am genuinely interested in these areas of study, and I love to focus on them. Saint James has also helped me realize which careers I wish to pursue in the future. I am confident that Saint James will help me succeed in college, and eventually in my career. 

  • Hannah Yost

    My name is Hannah Yost, and I am a senior at Saint James School. I transferred from the Montgomery Magnet School system to Saint James in seventh grade. Saint James made my transition from the public school system to the private school system so easy and care free. They immediately made me feel like I was part of their family. Saint James offers all its students so many unique and amazing opportunities. I have had the privilege of being involved in many different types of extracurricular activities at Saint James all of which have shown me the importance of good time management skills. I am currently the stage manager for the Saint James Theatre Department, but when I started in the Theatre program I operated the sound system. Mr. Harrison, the Director, takes pride in teaching all his students the in's and out's of the department so that when you go into the theatre world you can succeed at anything. Apart from my love for the Arts, I am involved with Science Olympiad and Robotics. Both rely on both teamwork and each individual to do their share of work to succeed. This idea is also shared with the soccer team. I have played on Saint James' soccer team since eighth grade. While all of these extracurriculars through Saint James are amazing, it is important to realize the value of STJ being able to connect you with many programs outside the school. This makes life both challenging and fun. I have had the privilege of attending both the Junior and Senior Bridge Builders conference, the Dixie Electric Cooperative Montgomery Youth tour and the Washington DC Youth Tour. Without Saint James, I would not have had the opportunity to attend these leadership conferences. I believe these leadership training opportunities that Saint James connected me with allowed me to become a leader in our community, specifically being chosen to serve as Key Club Lieutenant Governor for Division 14. Also, through steady commitment and hard work with Civil Air Patrol, I recently earned the rank of Staff Sergeant. All of these extracurriculars piled on top of my rigorous AP coursework workload at STJ have refined my time management skills to prepare me for college. Today, I am more confident in my readiness for college than ever before.