We are beginning the 2019 edition of our Senior Spotlights. Every week until graduation, you can read individual snapshots of our seniors and what plans they have their future. Enjoy!

Magdalene J. Hill

Magdalene J. Hill planned to finish school in Ionia, where she had good friends who were quick to welcome new kids.

Then, she became a new kid, moving first to Haslett and, three years later, to St. Philip High School.

Being a “new kid” at STP didn’t last long.

“I was happy because I was accepted right away,” Maggie said. “It just happened in a heartbeat.”

When it came to college, this Top Ten student only applied to one school, her parents’ alma mater, Michigan State University.

“There was no point in wasting thought on any other options because I already ruled those out,” Maggie said. “[MSU] seemed like the next step.

MSU agreed.

Maggie joins the Spartan Nation this fall, where she will study English, specifically creative writing.

This year’s Senior Spotlights will be courtesy of Maggie’s pen, as she finishes her senior internship with our own BCACS Blog.

By: BCACS Blog

Christopher Kubasiak

Christopher Kubasiak has a bright future ahead of him. Literally. He plans to be an apprentice for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Works.

“I figured it is better to get paid to go to school then pay to go to school, so an apprenticeship seemed like fun.”

Chris is an intern for CT Mechanical and works with the heating, cooling, and water infiltration for houses.

Chris excels academically, attending both the Battle Creek Area Math and Science Center as well as St. Philip High School, where he will graduate in the Top Ten of his class.

When Chris isn’t in the classroom, you can find him on the field. Chris’s proudest athletic achievement is being able to bench 255 pounds. Between track and football, Chris favors track just a little bit more.

“I love the team aspect of football, but being able to show off by myself is rewarding.”

By: Magdalene J. Hill, Class of 2019

Faith Scriber

While most of her classmates are going to college in the fall, Faith will be staying home for a year before adventuring into the unknown.

When Faith is ready for her next big step, she plans to attend Kellogg Community College or Saint Thomas Aquinas College.

“I want to go to St. Thomas Aquinas because it is a school that is both faithful and intellectual.”

Faith was St. Philip’s Student of the Month for Catholic Identity twice in a row. And no, she didn’t get this award based on her name alone. Faith loves choir club and Friday mass.

“I really like singing, and the church participating is really nice.”

Faith thoroughly enjoys theology class.

“Fr. Marratti and Fr. John make theology interesting.”

Faith’s Senior Capstone topic was about the misconception that Catholics worship statues. Her project helped her understand her Faith on a deeper level and how to defend it.

By: Magdalene J. Hill, Class of 2019

Wenijao Guo

Most students are too shy to venture out beyond their home state, but Wenijao Guo crossed an ocean to attend St. Philip High School from her homeland of China. Next fall she plans to cross the United States to attend Pepperdine University in Malibu California.

Her parents both have careers in business, so they wish for Wenijao to major in business as well.

Wenijao served in the nursery at Centerpoint Church in Kalamazoo to help supervise the children. She also volunteered at Aidekaisen International Kindergarten in China last summer as a teacher. She taught and lead fun activities for the kindergarteners and enjoyed the experience.

“I think working with children is very fun.”

Even though her parents want her to major in business, Wenijao has a profound interest in early education. Her dream is to open a kindergarten in China.

“[My parents] support me, but they prefer me to learn business.”

By: Magdalene J. Hill, Class of 2019

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