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College Choice - Harvard University
Field of Study - Government

Goals - After I finish my graduate studies, I would like to return to the Washington area to begin a career either at a law firm or in the federal government, possibly in the State Department as an aspiring diplomat. My only definite life goal is to someday be invited to appear on CNN for some reason or another.

Favorite Classes/Teachers - AP English Literature with Mrs. Cerniglia; also AP Modern European History with Mr. Borgiasz and AP United States History with Dr. LeBlanc.

Involvement at O'Connell - Student Council, Global Studies Certificate Program, Spanish Honor Society, Inspire Virginia Youth Civic Engagement Voter Registration Initiative, The Visor newspaper, Stock and Finance Club.

Christian Service - Superdance. Tuckahoe Elementary School S.T.A.R. Homework Club Mentoring Program. Food Distribution at Saint James Parish.

One More Thought - Admittedly, I do love being involved in all the different groups and events at Bishop O'Connell, but the real driving force behind my participation is a sense of obligation to give back to the school.

When I wake up to get ready for school, I might feel exhausted, stressed or unprepared, but I have never wished that I could just stay home, and that's because I know that no matter how difficult a day I'm having, there will be some interaction with a teacher or classmate that will make it all worthwhile.



Diego G., Class of 2016Harvard University


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