By Megan Flesch
Colby Alvino graduated from Charlotte Catholic this past May, and is now attending the University of Richmond. “I don’t know if I have any specific favorite memory from Charlotte Catholic, but when I think about Catholic, I think of all the memories and bonds I made with my teachers and all of my friends” she said.
Colby’s favorite class at Catholic was Honors Anatomy with Mrs. Shear. “Although I wasn’t much of a science person, Mrs. Shear made class so enjoyable it made me excited to learn. She had such a happy and enthusiastic personality that she made the early hours of A-Period doable. And thanks to her, I know what’s going on when I watch episodes of Grey’s Anatomy”she said.
From the moment she first visited University of Richmond during her freshman year, she knew that the it was the school she wanted to attend. After touring the campus several times when traveling to Richmond for lacrosse tournaments, her love of the school only grew even more. She most admired the school’s beautiful campus and the many opportunities it had to offer.
Now a spider, Colby’s favorite part about the University of Richmond is the small number of students per class.“My favorite part about the University of Richmond is the class size. There are a little less than 3,000 undergraduate students, so the individual class sizes are small and personable ranging from 10 to 20 students. When you start figuring out your major and take more classes that focus on your major, the class sizes are usually about
5 students!” she exclaimed.
Although college is an exciting and enjoyable time for many, it also is hard to adjust to. The hardest part for Colby was learning how to do everything on her own. “The first week, I would have to remind myself to grab dinner because I was used to only eating dinner when I would hear my mom shout ‘dinner’s ready’ from the kitchen”she said. Although she misses talking to her family face-to-face, she said “college forces you to make your own
decisions and be your own person, and although it’s quite an adjustment, it’s going to make me a stronger individual in the end.”
Colby also feels that Charlotte Catholic influenced her as a student and helped with adjusting into college. She commented, “I feel like Catholic prepared me well enough for college. Because of Catholic, I feel that I have really good study habits and manage my time very well.”
Colby hopes to study Journalism at University of Richmond and pursue it after graduation either in broadcasting, media, or writing.