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December 2018

My name is Gracie. I am Historian for the Student Council Executive Board, a member of NHS, an Editor in Chief of yearbook, and a tennis player. I am very grateful for the friendships that I have formed here, especially the bonds made through Tennis and yearbook. The friendships and memories that I have created here will last a lifetime.  My favorite part of being an SHG student are participating in the unique opportunities offered at SHG. For example, I was a part of the JOSHUA trip this past summer, and I attended Kairos last spring. I often take a step back and think about how blessed I am to have had these experiences that have helped me grow as a person. This is all thanks to SHG. There are not many high schools that offer these wonderful opportunities, and I love that I was able to take advantage of those privileges.  I am excited to take all the knowledge I have gained from SHG and use it in my future endeavors. With the help of the wonderful faculty and staff, I feel truly prepared for whatever maybe in store for the future. Go Cycs!!!


My name is John, and I am currently a junior at Sacred Heart-Griffin. I recently moved to Springfield from the great state of Minnesota, yew betcha! Ever since I moved and joined the SHG community, I have received nothing but acceptance and kindness from the students, teachers, coaches and administrators. What I like most about SHG is the welcoming and accommodating atmosphere which allows me to be the best student I can be. Some interesting facts about me are that I am a registered Costa Rican medical researcher, I started taking the ACT when I was 12 years old, and my great-grandfather was the architect for the Motherhouse! Things I like to do include playing football, competing in Speech & Debate tournaments, coordinating Relay for Life events, volunteering, playing Fallout 4 and being apart of Business Professionals of America and National Honor Society. I am looking forward to another exciting semester of my junior year and my senior year beyond that. Skol Vikings!


My name is Noel, and I am currently a sophomore at Sacred Heart-Griffin.  There are so many amazing opportunities SHG provides and I am fortunate enough to be a part of various activities and organizations.  I am a member of the Poms team and participate in several clubs. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the SHG family.  Everyone is always so welcoming and kind. I am blessed to be a part of the community of students and staff who build each other up and strive for success.  The different levels of education provided at SHG gives me the opportunity to challenge myself. My favorite part about SHG is the memories and new friendships I have made in the few years I have been here.  I am so blessed to be a part of the SHG community of service, tradition, community, and faith and I look forward to continuing my journey here as a Cyclone.

My name is Nathan. I graduated from Blessed Sacrament School last May and am living the tremendous life of a Sacred Heart-Griffin (SHG) freshmen. This school to me is truly like a vine that never stops growing, my second home, and a place to be myself so proudly. I feel this way because we are one unstoppable faith filled family. I am currently a part of the Junior Varsity Academic Team, German Club, Key Club, and possibly interested in starting a Genealogy/Family Tree Club in second semester. What I love most about SHG is that God makes everything happen for a reason. Anyone is welcome, how we practice our faith freely, honestly, and respectfully, there’s a way to help anyone out, the strict curriculum that has been bestowed on the life-essential teachers by God enabling them to teach in order to revolutionize a great and successful future for the wonderful students who are achieving their diverse wishes, all of the teachers are true just and righteous role models, nobody ever feels left out, nobody ever gives up, everyone’s got each others backs no matter what the situation is, there’s always a talent for anyone to freely use, whenever you walk into the school or feel its presence it’s like all of the negativity is dried from the sun off your shoulders, people that are always enjoying their jobs and taking things seriously.

November 2018

My name is Ben, and I am a Senior at SHG.  I am proud of my school because of the kindness of our students and teachers.  They want to see everyone at SHG succeed and support each other in a family-like way. There are lots of opportunities for students to be involved, and I have been fortunate to be part of great sports teams for the last four years, playing golf and swimming.  I am a member of NHS and German NHS, compete in Science Olympiad and on Math Team, and was part of the whole JOSHUA experience in Appalachia.  I keep busy by being active with OP Teen as a board member, am a member of SHG’s Mission Class, serve on the School Board’s Mission Integration Committee and have been a 4-year Student Ambassador. Last spring it was great when several of my SHG friends helped me complete my Eagle Scout service project at St. Patrick School, spending a few of their weekends giving service.  SHG is really a great community to be part of and my experience will serve me as I go off to college next year.


My name is Brennen, but most people call me Fergie. I am a junior at SHG and I am very lucky to have the opportunity to be part of this school. I graduated from Riverton Middle School in 2016 and I did not like it there. SHG gave me a chance to excel academically I also really grew as a person. I like is so much better than Riverton because everyone is equal at SHG and I truly felt for the first time that I am where I belong. In my free time I watch netflix and sleep. I want to be a surgeon when I grow up so I think picking SHG as my high school was the right move. My favorite thing at SHG is the academics because it gives me a chance to challenge myself and I never received the chance to do that at a public school. When I graduate from high school, I hope from my SHG experience that I can make an impact on the world and change it for the better. In conclusion, it's been a great 3 years so far.


My name is Megan, and I am currently a sophomore here at Sacred Heart-Griffin. There are so many amazing opportunities here at SHG, and I am very fortunate to be a part of so many activities and organizations. I am very blessed to be a part of our school’s JV and Varsity volleyball team this season. I am also a Student Ambassador and a member of our school’s German Club and S.E.A. Club. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to attend SHG and be part of such a friendly community of students and teachers that encourage me to be the best person I can be. The higher level of education here at SHG provides me with the opportunity to challenge myself academically. This past quarter I made High Honor roll and I hope to continue on this path for the remainder of my years here. My favorite part of SHG is attending all of the games and cheering on my fellow Cyclones. I have made so many new friends during my time here and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for me.

Hi, my name is Danielle, and I am a Freshman here at Sacred Heart Griffin. I am very grateful and blessed to be a part of the SHG family. I am thankful that there are so many opportunities to become involved in the SHG community (e.g., the many clubs, service activities, and sports). I am currently participating in several activities including German club, Compass for Kids, and Student Ambassadors. I love SHG because I get to experience the strong family bond (as my two older brothers are also students here), receive an excellent education, and grow in my faith. Barrett and Brannan, my brothers, have been great supporters of me and have made my time at SHG a lot of fun. The staff at SHG has also been very supportive. They push us to be our best and to achieve excellence. I am so thankful for the staff, my brothers, and the family at SHG. Sacred Heart Griffin has already been such a great experience for me and I am looking forward to see what my future holds at SHG.


October 2018

My name is Grace, and I am currently a Senior at SHG.  There are so many amazing opportunities that SHG brings to each student, and I am blessed to be apart of them.  I love getting involved in student activities and organizations. I am a part of the Sangamon CEO program, and will be starting my own business next semester through this program.  I am German Club Co- secretary, a member of NHS and German NHS, and was a part of JOSHUA over the summer. I am also a four year cheerleader. SHG is a great community to be a part of, and the overall experience has left me with so many great memories.  Everyone is so welcoming and open to guide each other and grow with each other. I have received a great education and have had an amazing time along the way. I am so blessed to be a part of this great community of service, tradition, community, and faith.


My name is Rachel, and I am a junior here at Sacred Heart-Griffin. I am a member of Science Olympiad, Academic Team, and Student Ambassadors. I am also a part of the girls' golf team and a board member of OPTeen. I am looking forward to my second semester this year because I have the privilege of being a part of the service class. Service is a big aspect of our student life here at SHG. My favorite part of SHG is the friendly community that is made by my classmates and teachers. My friends and teachers make SHG a wonderful, loving environment that I am very grateful for every day.


Hi, my name is Darion, I am a sophomore here at Sacred Heart-Griffin. I am extremely grateful to be apart of our school's wrestling and football team. Some of my favorite things about being able to attend SHG include the friendly atmosphere, the fact that there is something here for everyone to do, the higher education that requires us to go above the standards, and the staff in the school and the ones that  play roles in extracurricular activities. I remember being little and pretending that I was an SHG cyclone on the play ground and now I have the honor to actually be one. I am very blessed to have the opportunity to attend such a great school and be a member of this extended familyDuring my time here I have met so many new people, and made relationships with people I had not met prior to my freshman year. Because of this I am excited to see what the future holds for the rest of my time at SHG!

Hello, my name is Rosie. I graduated from St. Agnes last May and am now a freshman at SHG!  I feel blessed to get to continue my education at Sacred Heart-Griffin. I participate in various activities, including Key Club, Spanish Club, and Student Council,  and I will play softball in the spring. I love SHG because I consider everyone here to be a part of my family.  The SHG community is so warm and welcoming, and I look forward to continuing my journey as a Cyclone!