As a young pre-teen moving on to high school, I had no idea what to expect from Loyola. While my father had been Jesuit-educated in Ireland growing up, I did not know whether the school would be similar to my elementary school. But this bred curiosity which led me to fall in love with the school instantly. Every aspect of the school is special: Loyola boasts a highly competitive and successful interscholastic athletics program, hosts several extra-curricular activities ranging from Bands to Robotics to Chess to Table Tennis, but most of all, it provides a comprehensive education to prepare each of its students for the next steps of their education. But if one thing stood out to me from my time at school, it would be the amazing people who work at and attend Loyola. Each teacher does everything in their power to see their students succeed, whether that be through offering extra-help sessions, providing individual feedback on assignments and classwork or using their time off-the-clock to tutor any student who is struggling with course material. The administrators are all enthusiastic and always greet students with a smile to provide us with a positive and inclusive school atmosphere. Loyola gives its students the chance to form friendships and brotherhoods that will last them a lifetime, as I have. Loyola, in accordance with its Jesuit tradition, works hard to ensure that it educates the whole person - the school has rigorous academics, of course, but it also provides students the opportunity to embrace athletic, emotional, and spiritual growth. And with the awakenings that students experience over their five years through CSP, Experience Week, SSX, and Kairos, they can truly feel prepared for life outside of Loyola's walls upon graduation.