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 email@example.com.
My name is Haley Brightwell, and I am a Senior at Saint James. I have attended Saint James for the past 14 years, and I have enjoyed every minute of it. I have a younger sister who is in 10th grade and we have both practically grown up at this school. My family has been very involved in the school since I was very little with my dad being the varsity girls soccer coach and my mom becoming the PTO president for several years. Saint James has so many opportunities to show off all of my talents. I get to participate in so many teams and clubs where I get to interact with so many different people. I am on the Varsity Cheer team, and I was voted Captain for the Varsity Soccer team. I was able to develop my leadership skills by serving in the Student Government Association where I am the Vice President and even further as Senior Class President. Saint James also gave me the opportunity to attend the Capstone Leadership Academy where I was able to further develop these skills. Along with these, I participate in other clubs like Pep Club and Youth in Government Club, and I am also a member of the FCA leadership team. Saint James also lets me get involved in Honors Societies to reward my academic achievement like the National Honor Society, Latin Honor Society, and Mu Alpha Theta. After graduating from Saint James, I am not sure where I will end up, but I will pursue a career in Pharmacy. I feel that with all that Saint James has taught me, I can do whatever I set my mind to. I have loved every minute that I have spent at Saint James, and I could not imagine being anywhere else.
My name is Kaitlyn Castleberry and I am a current junior at Saint James. I started Kindergarten at Saint James and I as well as my parents fell in love with the school, the people, and the environment. I moved schools in first grade, but Saint James called me back in sixth grade because it truly felt like home. As a new student starting middle school, I always felt included and surrounded by wonderful friends and teachers. With my sister also attending Saint James as a current freshman and my mom who is a faculty member, it is safe to say my family feels right at home here at Saint James. Coming into this welcoming atmosphere at Saint James has brought me countless friendships and memories that I will cherish forever. One thing I personally love about our school is all of the opportunities it provides for each individual student. I have the privilege of taking part in several of the activities and courses that Saint James has to offer such as Honors and AP classes, Cheerleading, National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and Spanish Honor Society. I have also participated in Pep Club and Yearbook Club throughout high school. Not only has Saint James taught me how to push myself academically, but it has also shown me core values such as discipline, appreciation, determination, and integrity. Saint James continues to prepare me each day for my academic career ahead and my life after college. There are not enough words to describe how much Saint James has impacted my life. It is truly an honor to be a Saint James Trojan!
My name is Anna Colson and I am a senior at Saint James. I have been at Saint James since I was in kindergarten and my older sister is a Saint James alumni. My parents chose Saint James because of the well rounded and diverse students they produce. Saint James also provides an endless amount of extra curricular activities. I have been a cheerleader since 7th grade, played JV soccer last year and varsity soccer my junior year, and have starred in many of the Saint James performing arts productions. I am a member of the following honor societies: Tri-M Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, and National Honor Society. I have also had the honor of being a part of the IPRYL program. I am also a peer leader and a grade repressive for SGA. Saint James has the absolute best administrators and teachers who constantly push us to be better students and better people. After I graduate, I am not positive about what I would like to do in college, but I have been looking into nursing, psychology, and social work. I feel Saint James has prepared me for college with all of the honors and AP classes that are available to me. I love Saint James very much and will always be thankful for my time here. Go Trojans!
My name is Hamilton Cunningham, and I am a senior. I have been at Saint James since I was three years old. I have two older brothers who both graduated from Saint and are currently in college. Faulkner is in his junior year at Southern Miss, and Harrison has graduated from his masters program at LSU and is now working in Colorado.I am the president of our speech and debate team, participate in drama productions, and I do choir. I am also a member of several honor societies such as National Honor Society, Latin Honor Society, and Mu Alpha Theta. In the future, I would like to pursue a degree in actuarial science and become an actuary. Throughout my time here, Saint James has provided me with all of the resources that I needed to reach my maximum potential in both academics and extracurriculars.
My name is Anna Dickey, and I am currently a junior at Saint James. I’ve been a part of the Saint James community since I started school here in K4 and I’ve made so many lifelong friends and connections along the way. At school, I enjoy participating in choir, performing arts, youth in government, youth judicial, youth in city, and speech and debate. Alongside many of my friends, I am a part of the student government association, Latin club, and Tri-M club. Because of the opportunities Saint James has given me, I am able to be part of the National Honor Society and Tri-M Honor Society, as well as being recognized in Youth in Government and Youth Judicial as an Outstanding Delegate and Most Outstanding Witness respectively at the state conference. I have also been recognized in Speech and Debate, placing 4th in the Senate at a state-level speech competition where I also served as the Presiding Officer of the chamber. When I graduate, I plan to continue on to the University of Alabama and pursue a degree in either accounting, finance, or business management. Afterwards, I hope to attend law school and go on to practice corporate law. Saint James has given me a foundation that I know will support me in all of my future endeavors, and I look forward to coming back as an adult and remembering all of the memories I made.
My name is Kendall Hardaway and I am currently a Senior at Saint James School. I have attended Saint James since the sixth grade and have grown to love the environment. My parents chose to send me to Saint James because they wanted a school that would challenge me academically and help prepare me for college. They wanted a school that would help cultivate my social, emotional, and physical well-being. I was scared to move into such a larger setting than my close-knit elementary school, but the Saint James Admissions Department accepted me and made my transition easy and heartwarming. At Saint James, I am now involved in the Government Club along with the Student Government Association (SGA) where I serve as the President. I am associated with YMCA’s Youth In Government Program and have participated in TEAMS: a math and engineering competition. I am currently a member of Mu Alpha Theta, Latin Honor Society, National Honor Society, and National Technical Honor Society. I am also a STJ Peer Leader as well as a member of the Girls’ Indoor and Outdoor Track Team. My educational goals are to graduate from Saint James with honors. Post-graduation from STJ, I am leaning towards attending Auburn University. At Auburn, I want to pursue a bachelor’s degree in either science in nursing or biomedical sciences. I then want to proceed to UAB for graduate school to get my masters in Physician Assistant Studies in order to become a PA. I believe Saint James’s diverse curriculum is setting me up for success in any path I choose in my future. I truly want to share what Saint James has instilled in me: a can-do attitude with strong social confidence. Saint James has taught me how to have a positive balance between my academic prosperity, athletic success, and extracurricular activities while simultaneously maintaining a growing social life. Saint James propels me to feel the need to perform my absolute best and find the foremost pathway to success. #TrojanStrong
My name is Emily Headley, and I am a senior here at Saint James. I have been attending STJ since kindergarten, and have had the chance to make many friends along the way. I have an older sister who is currently in her junior year of college and is an alumni of Saint James. My mom is a teacher’s assistant in preK3 here as well. Saint James has provided me with many opportunities to better myself as a leader and as a person. I have been able to participate as a Peer Leader for the freshmen, helping them acclimate to high school, as well as Youth Government, IPRYL, and of course Student Ambassador. I have also had the chance to be a part of the STJ theatre program since my sixth grade year. In this program I have developed many new friendships and discovered my passion for acting and singing. Saint James has also allowed me to excel in my academics. I have had the opportunity to be a part of the National Honor Society as well as the Spanish Honor Society. After graduating, I plan on attending Auburn University and pursuing a degree in aerospace engineering. Thanks to all the opportunities that Saint James has provided me, I feel confident that I have the ability to reach all the goals I have set for the future!
My name is Courtney Huynh and I am currently a junior at Saint James. I started at Saint James in sixth grade from the Montgomery Public school system where I stayed for another year before moving to Georgia after seventh grade. I started off the year at a public school which I later transferred out of and started attending a private school in Newnan, Georgia for the remainder of the year. After having experienced two different schools in a new state, I can honestly say that they do not compare to the atmosphere and opportunities that Saint James has given me. Entering high school as a relatively new student was nerve wracking and I was worried about how I would be able to fit back into the Saint James community. However, the second I came back, I felt an overwhelming sense of home and I knew that I was right where I belonged. Here at Saint James I have been pushed academically and emotionally helping me grow as a person. Along with a number of honors and AP classes that I am currently taking, I am a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and the Spanish Honor Society. I am also a current member of the Varsity cheer team, SGA, and of course the student ambassador program. I have participated in pep and yearbook clubs throughout high school. I have been blessed to have attended a school with such a loving staff who genuinely want the best for their students academically and in general. Myself as well as my sister, who is currently in eighth grade, have seen first hand the work that is put into the process of building the platforms for our futures. Because of this, my parents are confident that after our time at Saint James, we will have no doubt that we are prepared for college and the obstacles that it will bring. There is honestly no place like Saint James and I am grateful to be able to represent this school not only in the classroom but beyond campus borders. After I graduate, I’m not sure where I’ll go to college; however, I plan to pursue a career in pediatric medicine or another job in the medical field. It’s the best feeling to be a Trojan and I’ll forever cherish the friends and memories that I have made here.
My name is Adam “AJ” Kavlick, and I am currently a Junior at Saint James. I first came to Saint James as a 3rd grader, but I moved overseas for my 4th and 7th grade years. Coincidentally, being a student Ambassador reminds me of my time in Greece and Azerbaijan, where I was representing my country through the embassy. During my time abroad, I was able to travel to 10 different countries throughout Europe and Asia. I am also a military child, so I have been accustomed to moving around quite often. So far, nothing can compare to the quality of education this school offers. Saint James has provided me with a sense of community and stability that I cannot find elsewhere. This school has also set a very high bar for academics, preparing me for success in college and beyond. Furthermore, I have challenged myself by taking numerous Honors and Advanced Placement courses. During my time at Saint James, I have been part of the band, participated in math competitions, and picked up a hobby for running. I am currently part of the Cross Country and Track team, as well as National Honor Society, Latin Honor Society, and Mu Alpha Theta. I plan to attend college out of state, major in aerospace engineering, and possibly join the Air Force. No matter where I go, I will always be proud to represent Saint James.
My name is GeorgeAnn Killough and I am currently a junior at Saint James School. I began my journey at Saint James in Pre- K4 and I have been here ever since. While touring schools in Montgomery, my parents were immediately drawn to Saint James due to the vast amount of opportunities offered, the diverse student body, and the enriching faculty and staff. Through my time at Saint James, I have learned to grow and appreciate everything that Saint James has to offer. From the amazing academic opportunities to the excellent extra-curricular activities, Saint James has truly prepared me for a successful and well rounded life. Currently, I am a part of various AP and Honors courses that academically push me to better myself everyday. Along with pushing myself academically, Saint James also allows me to participate in various after-school programs such as Varsity Volleyball and Alabama Youth in Government which also help me to strive for success. I also am a member of the Student Government at Saint James (11th Grade Member at Large) and the government club. I sincerely feel that due to Saint James I am better prepared for a prosperous and successful life.
My name is Kate McDevitt and I am currently a senior at Saint James. I first became a Trojan in eighth grade when I transferred schools. At first I was afraid of how I would fit in at Saint James because I was the “new girl”. However, as soon as I entered the school and saw smiles all around from students and teachers, I knew that I belonged here. I have a younger sister in ninth grade who came to Saint James last year. My parents chose Saint James for us because of the smaller class sizes and the academic reputation it has. While at Saint James, I have developed friendships and memories that I will treasure for the rest of my life. Some of those memories include: the Washington D.C trip, the athletic events, and the classroom discussions we have in class. While at Saint James, my extracurricular activities have been in band, track and field, yearbook, and choir. I am a part of the National Honor Society, Latin Honor Society, and Key Club. After graduation I hope to attend Auburn University and work towards being a Speech Pathologist. Thanks to Saint James I feel prepared that I will succeed in college and life.
My Name is Preston Phillips and I am currently a junior at Saint James. I have been attending this school since 6th Grade and have enjoyed every second of it. Being in a military family, I have moved around quite a bit, and none of the other schools I have attended have given me the experience or loving community that Saint James is so well known for. My course load consists largely of AP and Honors classes, as I want to challenge myself and push the corner of the envelope to excel in all my academics. I am currently a member of both the Varsity Cross Country and Track team. As for extracurriculars, I participate in Youth and Government as well as FCA through the school. I am able to represent Saint James in different honors societies, such as the National Honor Society, the Latin Honor Society, and Mu Alpha Theta. Outside of school I go to the local airport and am learning how to fly planes! I would like to follow the path my parents took and become a fighter pilot in the Air Force after attending the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. This is a big goal for me, but I know that my school has set me up with all the tools I need for success!
My name is Taylor Potts, and my journey as a Saint James Trojan began on August 13, 2008 when I started Pre-K3. I am a junior now, and I still feel loved, yet challenged by every single teacher I have had these past 13 years. Saint James School has never failed to prepare me for my next level of education. My elementary teachers built my confidence in the elementary class plays so that I was prepared to perform in Cabaret. Termite and peewee cheerleading in 3rd and 4th grade taught me about teamwork, athleticism, and hard work so I was able to cheer on the middle school, junior varsity, and now the varsity team. When I was in 4th and 5th grade, STJtv taught me communication skills so that I was prepared to debate in the Youth in Government Program in 9th grade. Hands-on learning in the elementary and middle school science labs prepared me for the Honors Biology and AP Chemistry labs in high school. The 8th grade career week program uncovered a love of science and passion for medicine which I now plan to pursue in college. Teachers who encouraged me to form good study habits when I was young have equipped me with the study skills I need to prepare for the ACT, SAT, and beyond. I am thankful for the character, integrity, morals, and values of a Saint James Trojan that were instilled within me from a young age so that I have the privilege of being an ambassador for this incredible school. I am honored to represent such a well rounded and diverse school. Whether it is sports, club events, performing arts, or rigorous academic classes, there is always another Trojan in your corner cheering for you. I would not trade these past thirteen years or my experience at Saint James for anything. I cannot imagine my life without Saint James School. I am so thankful that I have the privilege of being a Saint James Trojan!
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My name is Mary Rodgers Prim and I am currently a senior at Saint James. I have been at Saint James since kindergarten, and I can truly say that the community here compares to no other school. I also have an older sister who graduated from STJ. My parents fell in love with Saint James at the very beginning because of all the opportunities we are given and the amazing faculty. I am involved in many academic and extracurricular activities at Saint James, including cheerleading, soccer, Vice President of my class, Pep Club, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Leadership Team, the National Honors Society, Student Ambassadors, Peerleaders, Student Government, and I also participate in some of the Performing Arts shows. These programs helped me learn how to lead, but also listen to others. They also helped my gain so many new friends and I am beyond grateful for that. I know Saint James has impacted my life in a positive way and will continue to do so. STJ is going to prepare me for life in college and outside of school by not only teaching me the academics, but also helping me learn how to communicate with others well and how to strive for the things that I want most in life. After graduating from Saint James, I plan to go to Auburn University and major in Kinesiology, then move to UAB to continue that course to become an athletic trainer. Saint James has helped me grow for the past 13 years I have been here, and I can not express how thankful I am for all the opportunities and challenges that have made me the person I am today.
My name is Foster Rasmussen and I am currently a senior at Saint James. I have actually attended Saint James multiple times in my life. I am in a military family so we have moved around a lot. I first came to Saint James when I was in Kindergarten, and then we moved to Florida until 3rd grade. When I returned as a 3rd grader I felt so welcomed by everyone even after I had been gone for a few years. This time I was here from 3rd to about half way through 7th grade where we moved to Annapolis, Maryland. Although I loved every second of my time in Maryland, I really missed Montgomery. Finally, I returned for my sophomore year, where I will stay and graduate high school this springl. I am a member of the Saint James baseball team. I am also a member of the agape and government clubs. The Agape club is a club where we donate school supplies to schools in Central and South America. Within the government club I participate in the youth government program. I am a Red Cross certified lifeguard and during the summer I work at YMCA Camp Chandler as a counselor and lifeguard. I am also a cashier at Chappy’s Deli. After high school I am interested in becoming a fighter pilot in the United States Air Force. Like I have mentioned before, I am in a military family. Both of my parents were pilots in the Air Force and they have instilled a passion for flight in me. With the support from my family and friends and the foundation established by Saint James, I truly believe the sky is the limit!
My name is Kate Rees, and I am a senior at Saint James. I came to Saint James School in fifth grade. My father is a Saint James Alumni, so Saint James was the first place we toured. I knew as soon as we finished the tour Saint James was the place for me. With the rigorous academic background that I was accustomed to, my parents were very impressed with the offerings at Saint James School. My parents felt this was a well-rounded education experience. Not only is academics implemented, but Saint James offers so many unique extracurricular opportunities! I am now involved in the Key Club, Peer Leaders, and the Girls’ Varsity Tennis Team here at school. I have enjoyed trying many other activities and classes that have helped me find my interests. I am also a member of the Latin Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, National Art Society, and National Honor Society. My younger brother is an eighth grader at Saint James. We enjoy the family spirit at Saint James. When I was a new student, I was very nervous. Immediately I was welcomed into the STJ family by classmates and teachers. Right now my college goal is to attend Auburn University majoring in Accounting. After I obtain my B.S. in Accountancy, I will further my education by working toward my M.A.c. degree. I know STJ is preparing me to reach my goals in college and beyond! Go Trojans!
My name is Rachel Rice and I am a senior at Saint James School. I have attended Saint James since kindergarten, and my brother and sister are both alumni. I still remember how nervous I was moving to a new state and meeting all new people, but everyone was so welcoming. My family knew Saint James was the right place for their kids because of the diversity, variety of classes, and college preparation. They were immediately drawn to the family atmosphere. Saint James offers a lot of extracurriculars and the ones I have participated in are: TEAMS which is a math and engineering competition, ASL club, interact club, Latin club, the IPRYL program, and was elected the Class Secretary my sophomore and junior year. My classmates also voted for me to be homecoming attendant junior year. I am also a member of the following honor societies: Latin Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and National Honor Society. I have also been on the volleyball team since eighth grade. All different kinds of students fit in at Saint James since there are so many opportunities such as academic competitions, the arts, and athletics. After I graduate from Saint James, I plan to attend Auburn University and major in Pre-med. With all of the AP classes available, I feel that Saint James has prepared me for college very well and I have loved my time here.
My name is Hannah Richardson and I am a junior at Saint James. I previously attended a local magnet school until 5th grade when I transferred to STJ. I wanted a more social and well rounded school experience and after one tour of Saint James, I knew this was the place for me! The staff and faculty here is so supportive and never fails to pour into me whether that be extra help for a test or extra encouragement in general. Along with the exceptional academics, Saint James also excels in athletics. I run track and field as well as cross country, and the athletic program and staff at Saint James is truly unmatched. Our team has won four State Championships and being part of this winning team has shown me the importance of hard work and dedication. I have also had the opportunity to become a part of the National Honor Society as well as Mu Alpha Theta. I am not sure what the future has in store for me, but Saint James will always be an important part of my journey, and I could not be more grateful for the lifelong friendships and memories I have made.
Hi! My name is Kelsey Shaffer and I am a junior here at Saint James. I have a younger sister currently in eighth grade, and my mother teaches here as a 5th grade math and science teacher. I became a part of the Saint James community in eighth grade when my family moved here from Mississippi. I remember being so nervous when I first started, but I was quickly welcomed by the kind and friendly faces of teachers and students around campus. One of my favorite things about Saint James is the many wonderful opportunities available to students, whether that be academic or otherwise. I have had the privilege of taking numerous Honors and AP classes throughout my high school career, as well as different art classes, which I can truly say are the highlight of my days here. In addition to my daily classes, I am also a peer tutor for the High School Library Writing Center, and in the past I have participated in Latin Club and different math and STEM competitions. I am in multiple honors societies, including Latin Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, and National Art Honor Society. After I graduate, I am not sure where I want to go or what I want to do, but I am considering STEM careers such as veterinary medicine or statistics. Regardless of what I choose, I know that Saint James has given me the tools I need to succeed in whatever I do. I am forever grateful for the friends and memories I’ve made, and I know they will last a lifetime.
My name is Emma Sherlin and I am a senior at Saint James School. I have been a student at Saint James since Pre K-4 and my mom taught math in the high school for around 25 years. I have had a very unique experience at Saint James because my mom was a part of the wonderful faculty for so long. Having an inside look at how the school is run has given me such an appreciation for Saint James. I love Saint James so much and I have loved every second I’ve spent on campus. While at Saint James I have been able to be involved in so many different things. I was the captain of the dance team during my middle school years and am now thrilled to be the captain of the varsity cheer team. I love the opportunities cheerleading has given me to interact with the student body, and I’m so excited for this season! The theatre department at Saint James has also given me so many great memories, as well as the clubs and other extracurricular activities I have been involved in. Sophomore year, my classmates voted and elected me as the Homecoming Attendant as well as the Sophomore Class Treasurer. I have been a part of the yearbook staff, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Pep Club. My experience as a public relations officer for the Student Government Association has been a major highlight of my high school career and I can’t wait for all the things my senior year will bring. Academically, I have been pushed and encouraged at Saint James in order to excel in every course. I have been inducted into the Spanish Honors Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and National Honors Society, and I also take many AP and honors classes. The Student Ambassador Program has allowed me to not only grow my relationships with the people I already know at Saint James, but also the prospective and new students and families. I have learned so much through the ambassador program and have been able to grow my leadership skills exponentially. Everything I am involved in at Saint James has given me so many opportunities to grow my friendships, my leadership skills, and my educational foundation. After I graduate from Saint James, I hope to go to the University of Tennessee and major in International Business with a minor in Spanish. I have always been encouraged to have big dreams for my future at Saint James and am so grateful for the experiences I have had thus far. It is always a great day at STJ!
My name is Selina Sun, and I am currently a junior at Saint James School. I have been at Saint James since Pre-K3, and I have been so grateful for STJ’s commitment to college preparation. My parents chose this school because of its friendly atmosphere, and they were sure I could develop valuable social and academic skills here. Over the past 13 years, STJ has offered me all kinds of wonderful opportunities. I have participated in several STEM events and math competitions, such as TEAMS and AMP’d, and I placed 1st in the district and 6th in the state in the Alabama Statewide Geometry Math Contest. I have also developed leadership skills here at STJ in classes such as Leadership Seminar, which was taught by our headmaster, Dr. McLemore. My experience in his class last year helped me serve as a better leader in my roles as President of Mu Alpha Theta, Sophomore Vice President, Junior Vice President, and peer tutor for our school’s writing center. The diversity of opportunities here also allows me to explore my passion for music in musicals and All-State Band while participating in tennis for two years. Finally, I am a part of various honor societies, including National Honor Society, Tri-M Honor Society, Latin Honor Society, and Mu Alpha Theta. After I graduate from Saint James, I want to go to Vanderbilt University, where I plan to major in chemistry and minor in music. I then plan to attend medical school to pursue my dream of being an obstetrician. I know that I am on the right track because of the wonderful well-rounded education and variety of opportunities I am privileged to have here at Saint James School.
My name is Kassidy Thompson. I started at Saint James in Pre K-3 and I am now a junior. Through the years at Saint James I have been able to make so many great friends and memories. I participate in cheerleading, theatre, student government, and I am on the newspaper staff. I can honestly say that at Saint James I feel a sense of community and family. My mom served on the board for 4 years so I have been able to see how hard our parents work to make STJ a great environment for us. Saint James has taught me the values of friendship, education, and responsibility. I am so proud to be a part of the Saint James family where my teachers push me to better, to help me, and achieve my goals. I could never imagine spending the most valuable years of my life and education anywhere else.
My name is Michael Winn, and I am now a senior at Saint James. I have been a part of the Saint James family for 15 years now as I started in K-3. I have experienced every level of Saint James and can honestly say there is no place I can imagine being at that would better prepare me for life after high school. I am involved in SGA and Fellowship of Christian Athletes here, and I also have played baseball since my 7th grade year at Saint James. I am a member of the National Honor Society, the National Latin Honor Society, as well as Mu Alpha Theta. I have an older sister who graduated from Saint James in 2018 and attended the school since her kindergarten year. She will graduate from The University of Alabama’s Nursing Program in May of 2022 and has been a member of the Dean’s List multiple times there. I plan on attending either The University of Alabama or Ole Miss and going into Pre-Med after I graduate from Saint James. This school has given me so much during my time here, and there is no other place I would rather be. The strong connections and friendships I have made at Saint James gives me that feeling that is home. The student body as well as the faculty are one big family and because of that I can say that I am very happy to be a Saint James Trojan!
My name is Kendal Wright and I am a junior at Saint James. I started school here in the eighth grade after moving to Montgomery, Alabama from England. My father is in the Air Force so I have moved around most of my life. I have lived in Florida, New Mexico, Virginia, England, and now Alabama. Coming from overseas, I did not know what to expect at Saint James. While I lived in England, I attended a school on a military base so I was surrounded by other military kids. I was worried that when I came to Saint James it would be hard to fit in. However, Saint James welcomed me as if I had been there since kindergarten. I immediately felt at home, which is not something that I felt at most of my other schools. Saint James has provided me with many opportunities both athletically and academically. I am a member of multiple honor societies including National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and Spanish Honor Society. I have also been a member of the Saint James Cross Country and Track and Field teams since the eighth grade. Saint James has given me a great education, wonderful memories, and dependable friends that I can always count on. I am so thankful for all the experiences and opportunities that I would not have had without Saint James.
My name is Jake Yohn, and I am a senior at Saint James. I became a Trojan my sophomore year in high school. Changing schools when you are older can be daunting, but I have felt nothing but acceptance and love since joining the Saint James family. I have an older brother who studies finance at Auburn University. At Saint James, I am involved in many different programs and activities. I am a member of the Interact Club and Government Club. Within the government club, I participate in the Alabama Youth in Government Program, where I am currently serving as the Chief Justice. I play varsity basketball, football, and play drums for my church’s worship team. After high school, I plan on studying political science and then attending law school. Because of the Saint James support system, I know that I can accomplish my goals and be prepared for whatever challenges life throws at me. I can honestly say that coming to Saint James has changed my life for the better and I’m so happy to be a Trojan!