Seniors on Their Way

Grace Clancy, Freshman Writer

As the St. Ignatius experience comes to an end for the Class of 2018, some of our seniors reflect on their time here and share their feelings about starting a new chapter in life.


Courtesy of Grace Clancy ’21.

Niko Anaya is a Saint Ignatius lacrosse player, intramural champion, Pack Pride and Club ADAM member, and Arrupe Mentor who will be attending University of Southern California in the fall. He says he is “going to miss Ignatius,” but is excited to “meet new people, live in California, go to tailgates, join a fraternity, and watch Trojan sports.” Niko won the senior superlative for “Most School Spirit.” He says, “I think it’s a cool superlative especially as a senior because it’s always good to have pride in your school.” Niko says, “I would probably tell my freshman self to keep an open mind, meet as many new people as possible, get involved in extracurriculars, see teachers if help is needed, don’t go down in the locker room before 3 PM, and always, always wear your lanyard.”


Courtesy of Callie Golden ’18.

Callahan Golden is a Wolfpack water polo player, Club B.O.S.S. member, and Arrupe Mentor who will be attending Florida Southern College this fall. She’s excited about all that college has in store, including going to Disney World. With just a short amount of time left until graduation, Callie reflects on how she is feeling about leaving Ignatius and going to college. She says, “Bittersweet. I have spent all of high school looking forward to graduation, and now I realize that I’m truly going to miss Ignatius. But, I look forward to college in Florida and the next chapter of my life!”



Courtesy of Maddie Zwick ’18.

Maddie Zwick is a Saint Ignatius cheerleader. “It was a great way to meet people, challenge myself, and show school spirit!” she says. Maddie is excited to attend St. Louis University in the fall.  She will be majoring in nursing. She says, “I love all the memories I have of being in cheer, whether it’s at games, practices, or competitions. Cheer was just so fun and I am so glad I got to be a part of it.”