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May 2018

Hello, my name is Ximena, and I am a senior at Sacred Heart-Griffin. At SHG, I am involved in various extracurricular activities such as FIRE Club, German Club, Book Club, Art Club, and I was also a leader at Snowball this year. The clubs at SHG have made me the person that I am today and I have met many people through them that I am proud to call my friends. I would say that the part that I enjoyed the best my senior year would be being a leader at Snowball, it was an experience that only SHG could have given. My favorite part of being in the SHG community is being able to have an amazing education all while feeling safe and welcomed. I am blessed to be able to say that I am part of the SHG community, a place of academic excellence and faith.


My name is Maria Harmon and I am currently a junior at SHG. I am a member of several clubs and organizations including NHS, Spanish NHS, Science Olympiad, Academic Team, Key Club, Spanish Club, and Tennis. While I enjoy all these activities very much and they have most certainly contributed to my high school experience, my favorite part about going to SHG is the day to day interactions shared with my friends and teachers that I feel are unique to SHGs environment. Every person has a unique character that they are known for and that adds to the overall experience of going to SHG. Everyday acts of kindness really do matter here, and I am so grateful that I get to be a part of that.


Hi, my name is Mark Franklin, and I am currently a Sophomore at Sacred Heart-Griffin. I have really enjoyed this school with all of the amazing and welcoming teachers. I am apart of Student Ambassadors, as well as the Robotics Club, that contains participants form several area schools. My favorite classes this year include Broadcast Media, as well as Biology with Mrs. Taft. Broadcasting allows me to test my abilities, and create something that other people can enjoy. I am really honored that my parents were able to send me to this amazing school, to be able to get the best education possible. I am definitely looking forward to the years to come at SHG and beyond.

Hi, my name is Elise and I am a freshman here at Sacred Heart-Griffin. I’m so grateful that I have the privilege to go here. I am on both the track team and the swim and dive team. In addition, I play clarinet in the band. My favorite class this year is algebra. I’ve never had algebra before, so it was a nice change to learn something new and challenging. My favorite thing about SHG is the new Alpha program. Alpha happens every Thursday during our theology class, and I love it so much because I get to learn about my faith while also talking and having fun. Outside of school, I love hanging out with my friends. In my freetime, I like listening to and playing music. I also love helping out others and volunteering. Every Sunday, I volunteer at Eisenhower pool to help teach kids how to dive and I also help out at the APL. I can’t wait for the rest of my journey at SHG!


April 2018

Hi, my name is Katelyn, and I am a Senior at Sacred Heart-Griffin. In the fall I had the opportunity to be apart of Kairos, K136! This retreat made me more aware of myself, my relationship with God, and the bonds that I grew with those around me. SHG has given me the gift of never being afraid to express my love for God and for that I am eternally grateful. Throughout my four years at SHG, I have learned that we are all unique and special in our own ways. I have learned that it is okay to work hard and strive for success, and SHG has allowed me to get an education in the best environment possible. SHG truly is my family and I cannot wait to take what I have learned onto the next chapter of my life. The memories that our student body have made as a whole will last a lifetime and I am proud to call myself a Cyclone.

My name is Drew Fox and I am currently a junior at Sacred Heart Griffin. I enjoy being involved in our school and participate in Varsity Football, NHS, Science Olympiad, Catholic Athletes for Christ, German NHS and much more. I am excited to be attending Kairos this spring where I will strengthen my relationships with my peers and with God. Various retreats and leadership opportunities such as Kairos, Snowball, Freshman Focus, and Alpha are what make the SHG community special to me. Through these opportunities, I have made many new friends and strengthened relationships with friends I had before I entered SHG. It is my relationships with the people at SHG that make everyday a great day to be a cyclone.

Hello, my name is Amanda. I am a Sophomore at Sacred Heart-Griffin and enjoy being part of the SHG community. I like how friendly and welcoming the environment is every day. The teachers are super nice, understanding, and they encourage us to do our best. The students here are not just my friends, as we grow together we become a big family. There is a club or sport for everyone, so everyone has a place and a part that they can belong to. I participate in several clubs, such as Key Club, Brave Club, FIRE Club, SEA Club, Christmas Club, and Student Ambassadors. My favorite class this year would probably be my Art class. In Art, I can express myself through artwork and I have always loved to draw, paint, and doodle. I am thankful for the St. John's medical program here at SHG because I am interested in the medical field. Through this program, I am able to learn about many different professions in medicine. This is helpful for me to explore career options. SHG is so much more than just a school, it is a place to learn, a place to share, a place to pray, to comfort, to grow, and to love one another. I look forward to the next few years at SHG and I am excited to see what SHG has in store for me!

Hi, my name is Grace, and I am a freshman at Sacred-Heart Griffin.  I am a member of French Club, Art Club, Recycling Club, Student Ambassadors, and Science Olympiad.  I also am looking forward to playing on the soccer team. My favorite classes this year are English and Art Fundamentals.  Outside of school, I love reading, playing soccer, creating art, and horseback riding. One thing many people do not know about is that I am the oldest of five girls.  Many more Lambert girls will follow me! The students and staff at SHG are extremely welcoming and I feel blessed to be a part of this community. I am looking forward to continue being a Cyclone for years to come.

March 2018

Hello, my name is Mikey, and I am a senior at Sacred Heart-Griffin. I love to help out wherever I can around the school by participating in Student Ambassadors, NHS, class council, Christmas Club, Freshman Focus, Alpha, and many more. I am an OP Teen board member and Vice President of both National Honors Society and the student council executive board. What I love most about SHG is that no one is scared to be themselves. Everyone at SHG is uniquely different and all members of the SHG family recognize and respect each other’s differences. There is no one at SHG who is working towards anything other than success and getting everyone else there as well. SHG has taught me to be my best self and help others reach their highest potential. I would like to thank everyone at SHG for preparing me for college and having lots of fun along the way.

Hi, my name is Kennedy, and I am a junior at Sacred-Heart Griffin.  As an SHG student, I try to stay involved in our school community through clubs and activities.  I am a member of French Club, Brave Club, Student Ambassadors, and NHS, as well as a board member of FIRE club.  I am also a new member of National Honor Society. I recently went on Kairos where I got to know so many girls and to grow in my relationship with God.  SHG has given me so many opportunities to grow as a leader as well as show my leadership skills. Throughout my time at SHG, I have been a leader for Freshman Orientation, a Freshman Focus, Snowball, and Junior Retreat. Being a member and or a leader of these groups has helped me to become more involved in the SHG community, which is my favorite part about the school.  Everyone is so welcoming and willing to help others, which is what makes SHG unique.

Hello, my name is Zach, and I am a sophomore at Sacred-Heart Griffin.  I currently am in Key Club, Student Ambassadors, German Club, and Video Game Club.  During first semester, I was also a member of the Junior Varsity Academic Team, and look forward to joining Varsity next year.  My favorite class is definitely Broadcast Media; filming and editing are very fun, and a change of pace from normal academics.  What makes SHG great, in my opinion, is how nice the teachers are to their students.  They are always willing to help their students when they need it, and can have a good sense of humor.

My name is Isabella, and I am a freshman at Sacred Heart Griffin. The school activities that I am involved in are OPteen, Spanish Club, Key Club, and I also run on the girls cross country team. I love everything about SHG. I like how the faculty and staff are always so upbeat and greet me with a smile and say hi to me every day. They are all so helpful and I truly believe that they want me to succeed. I like attending a school that not only allows me but encourages me to practice my religion. I also enjoy the wide range of classes offered at SHG.  Outside of school, I enjoy reading, running, and going camping with my family. One final thing about me that many people do not know is that my family raises and shows draft mules. We attend several fairs throughout the Midwest showing and exhibiting our mules.  Whenever I have any free time, I can be found at the farm driving a pair of mules to a wagon, or performing one of the other hundreds of tasks that are always needed on a farm.

February 2018

Hi, my name is Haley, and I am a senior at Sacred Heart-Griffin. I love to stay involved in the SHG community. I am a proud member of Student Ambassadors, Our Lady of Nazareth, and SEA. I am the secretary of National Honors Society and Vice President of French Club. I have played tennis for four years and am now the team captain for girls tennis. SHG has made faith a very important part of my life and influenced me in becoming a Eucharistic Minister. I am passionate about community service and recently went on J.O.S.H.U.A. The best part about SHG is the welcoming and friendly environment. As a student of SHG, I have been encouraged to work hard and become the best version of myself. My four years at SHG have helped prepare me for my next steps in life, especially college. I am so grateful for the memories and lifelong friendships the SHG community has helped me create.

Hello, my name is Barret, and I am a Junior at Sacred Heart-Griffin. My favorite aspect of SHG are the people in it. The students, coaches, teachers, and faculty members are the ones who make this school very special. I am thankful for the teachers and all the knowledge they have given me. I will use this knowledge I have received to succeed later in life. I am a member of the football team, and it has been a blast! I have made so many new friends and great memories over the past three years that I will be able to carry with me for the rest of my life. I've also been able to enjoy and have a great time with my brother who is a Freshman at Sacred Heart-Griffin. He's a great kid and has made my experience even better.

Hello my name is Alex, and I am sophomore. I am a part of the SHG show choir, I am currently not in any clubs at SHG. I will be in the upcoming musical, Throughly Modern Millie, I am also involved the Hoogland Center for the Arts downtown. As well as the Muni in the summer and Theater in the Park.  The part of sophomore year I have enjoyed the most is a presidential election we held in civics class. I really enjoyed the whole process and it even helped me meet new people. I am very grateful for the opportunity my parents have given my by sending me to Sacred Heart Griffin.

Hello, my name is Alayna, and I am a freshman at Sacred Heart-Griffin. I am a member of the Junior Varsity Academic Team, and a member of French Club. I also take piano lessons through the school. The students and faculty at SHG are always friendly and willing to help, and I felt welcome from the first day of school. I enjoy French class and Choir especially, but I like all of my classes. The academics are challenging, but the teachers want you to succeed. My favorite thing about SHG is the wonderful people, both in the student body and the staff, who make every day here fun. I feel so blessed to be a part of the SHG family, and I look forward to the years here to come.

December 2017

Hello, my name is Max, and I am a senior at Sacred Heart-Griffin.  At SHG, I am involved in Brave Club and Freshman Focus. I really enjoy watching and playing sports in my free time. I play tennis and serve as a captain on the basketball team at SHG.  Every day at school I look forward to serving as an office runner and my Psychology class with Mrs. Schafts. I really enjoy learning about how Psychology is incorporated into everyday life. Throughout my time at SHG, my favorite part has been how much school spirit we have and the importance of it. I really enjoy that aspect of SHG and my time spent here.

Hi, my name is Matt, and I am a Junior. I am a member of the football team, baseball team, CAC (Catholic Athletes for Christ), and Freshmen focus. The four groups that I am apart of have made my time so far at SHG one to remember for the rest of my life. The amount of new friends I have made and teachers I have met have taught me so many new thing and memories that will last a life time. My favorite thing about SHG is how close everyone is. I walk by each day in the halls and there is not a face I don't know. That makes it special. I have grown up dreaming about being a part of SHG and now that I am I do not ever want it to end.

Hello, my name is Ruthie, and I am a sophomore at Sacred Heart Griffin. I am a member of the Golden Angel Poms squad, on the Sophomore Class Council, a Student Ambassador, and I participate in the SHG German Club, and the Our Lady of Nazareth Club as well. There are many service and extracurricular opportunities for students here at SHG. By being  involved in the SHG community, I have made friendships and grown as a student. My favorite part about SHG is that I am learning in a safe, friendly, and welcoming environment, and I am very blessed to receive an education here. There is room for everyone’s individuality at Sacred Heart Griffin, where it has the opportunity to grow. I think SHG is a great community filled with wonderful people, and where there is a place for everyone.

Hi, my name is John, and I am a freshman here at SHG. I have had such a great time here at SHG. I am a member of Student Ambassadors, German Club, Key Club, and Christmas Club. I have made so many new friends through these clubs. Recently, I decorated the school for Christmas as a part of Christmas Club, which was very fun and interesting. I am also on the junior varsity Scholastic Bowl team. We had such a great season this year and I cannot wait for next year. I am a percussionist in the school band and had a great time playing all the varsity football games this season. I perform a lot of service in my community, and especially now, that I am in Key Club, which is a service club. My favorite classes this year so far have been German and Intro to Physics and Chemistry. I love SHG because of how willing everyone from students to teachers is willing to help me out. I feel so blessed and thankful that I can call myself a Cyclone!


November 2017

Hello, my name is Hannah, and I am a senior at Sacred-Heart Griffin. Being able to participate in the athletics and clubs provided at SHG has allowed me to grow as a person. I was involved in cross country for three years and had the opportunity to be a captain for two of those seasons. I also played high school soccer for two years. Furthermore, I have been a member of OLN Club and Spanish Club, as well as National Honors Society. What I love about SHG is being able to learn in a safe environment. The teachers allow us to share our opinions without judgement, and I am very thankful for those opportunities. The memories I have made at SHG will last a lifetime.

Hi, my name is Anthony, and I am a junior here at SHG. I am a member of the chess club, Key Club, and OP Teen. I have been a member of both chess and Key Club, and they have been awesome experiences because they have helped me grow in critical thinking and leadership skills. My favorite class so far this year has been Broadcasting, because I enjoy editing and filming the different programs that SHG Broadcasting does. Now, I really wish I would have started Broadcasting my freshman year. I am also very active in service outside of school. This can range from helping at mass by being a lector or altar server, or helping the people of Springfield through various service projects. My favorite part of SHG is how there is a club or activity for everyone, no matter what someone likes to do outside of school. That inclusiveness really is amazing, and it’s why I enjoy being a Cyclone.

Hello!  My name is Joe, and I am a sophomore at Sacred Heart-Griffin.  I like to perform service for our community and help others whenever I can.  I love to play baseball in my free time.  I was on the team here last spring, and I also play competitively in the summer. I enjoy working out and practicing to prepare for the baseball season.  I love to go to school and I love to learn.  My favorite part about SHG is all the friends I have made so far!  The people here are so compassionate and caring of everyone.  I am so happy to be able to come to school everyday and enjoy it!  I am blessed to receive a great education at SHG.

Hi, my name is Nolan, and I am a freshman here at SHG. I am a student ambassador and a member of the recycling club. I played football this fall and I am playing baseball this spring. My favorite classes are physics and broadcasting. I love SHG because while watching my sister and two brothers begin their journey here, I couldn’t wait until it was my turn. Now that I am here, I realized that they weren’t lying when they talked about how much fun it was and how much everybody is willing to help you. I have already had so much fun here and I’ve learned so much. I can’t wait to experience the rest of my journey through SHG.



October 2017

Hi, my name is Anna, and I am a senior at SHG. Being involved in our school community is very important to me. At SHG I played basketball for three years of high school. I played softball for one year of high school. I am also in the Brave Club, SEA, and German Club. I also had the opportunity of going on JOSHUA. What I love most about SHG is our atmosphere and the people. Something at SHG we strive for is giving back and helping others. At SHG I have met some amazing people that I get to call friends. The friendships I have made at SHG are the ones I will never forget. SHG has helped me become a better person and friend to all. I am so blessed to have received the opportunity to attend SHG.

Hi! My name is Logan, and I am a junior at Sacred Heart-Griffin. I am a member of Spanish Club, and I have played soccer and tennis at SHG since I was a freshman. Both teams are nice to be around because they encourage and support me. In the little free time I have, I like to wakeboard and play ping pong. I normally go out every weekend in the summer to wakeboard. I have also had a ping pong table at my house ever since I was little. My favorite part about SHG is the sense of community because everyone seems to get along and help each other out. The environment at SHG is also exceptional because the teachers are very kind and approachable. Remember, every day is a great day to be a cyclone!

Hello, my name is Molly, and I am a sophomore at Sacred Heart Griffin. At SHG I participate in OP Teen, Student Ambassadors, Our Lady of Nazareth, Key Club, and Book Club. Outside of SHG I like to bake, read and serve in the community. Some of the ways I serve in the community include serving at mass, doing mission trips with my youth group, and volunteering at my childhood daycare. I love volunteering at the daycare and it is one of my favorite things to do in the summer. I really love taking care of the kids. What I like most about SHG is the great teachers and staff and the great family environment at SHG. Everyone at SHG is nice and friendly and would do anything for you. The atmosphere is so welcoming and this is what made my freshman year great. Attending SHG makes me appreciate the work of everyone who makes the school run like it does. I am so happy to continue my Catholic education at SHG.

Hi! My name is Dominic, and I am a freshman here at SHG.  My favorite class so far this year is Theology. I have fun every day learning about our awesome faith with a great teacher teaching it. I love to play baseball whenever I can. Right now, I am doing conditioning to make myself ready for baseball tryouts. During the summer, I play baseball on a travel team with my friends. I have made a lot of new friends so far this year, and I am looking forward to making more.