Congratulations to Alexander Gallestegui and Cara Calo for showing positive work ethic and community evolvement. Both have shown what it means to be part of the Lions Pride, below their teachers share comments about each student of the month.
Alexander Gallestegui, a sophomore, is one of the September Students of the Month. Gallestegui was described by one of his teachers as “someone who is always prepared for class and one who is not afraid to ask questions. He is a young man who is well-liked by his peers and demonstrates core Christian values in his everyday life.”
His favorite Bible quote typifies his attitude, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” (Matthew 7:12).
“My family and God inspire me the most because they believe that I can make my dreams come true,” said Gallestegui.
Gallestegui hopes to attend either the University of Arizona or the Columbia Art College in Chicago, to pursue a career in either the performing arts or animation arts. He is an accomplished artist and enjoys art, dancing, video games and traveling to “cool places.”
In his spare time, Gallestegui enjoys basketball, soccer and snowboarding. Last year, he participated in the Environmentality Club and this year hopes to become involved in Habitat for Humanity.
Gallestegui says that since he’s attended JSerra he has learned how to work hard and at the same time have some fun. His diligence and persistence are evidenced in Gallestegui favorite quote from Winston Churchill, “When you are going through hell, keep going. Never, never, never give up.”
Cara Calo, a junior, is the September Student of the Month. Calo is a very special young lady. Last year, she suffered a serious concussion and subsequent surgery which left her with memory loss. Despite the difficulties in maintaining her grades and keeping up with school work, one of her teachers said, “Through it all, she maintained her sweet spirit and put everything in God’s hands.”
Not surprisingly, her favorite quote is “Everything is possible for him who believes” (Mark 9:23). Her teachers also say she is a wonderful role model for other’s.
“My mom is my role model because she is always there for me and because she’s a perfect example of a kind, giving person,” said Calo. Kindness runs in her family as Calo is involved in a Bible camp for kids, the Haiti Club, Environmentality Club, Cause 4 Paws, and Habitat for Humanity.
Calo enjoys playing piano, reading and hanging out with friends, she hopes to attend University of San Diego, Loyola Marymount University, UC Berkley or UC Santa Barbara. After college Calo would like to pursue a career in psychology.
“During my time at JSerra I have learned to make long-lasting friendships and that I should always work hard because it will pay off in the end,” said Calo.