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Student Spotlight: Meet Breanna Volpe, Class of 2023

By May 15, 2020OLMA Headlines
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OLMA freshman, Breanna Volpe, is quite the superstar. She is a fantastic student, talented athlete and makes community service part of everyday life. This young woman chose OLMA after hearing about it from a family friend. “It sounded great, so I did the group shadow when I was in 7th grade and came back for an individual shadow day when in 8th,” said Breanna. “I loved how close everyone was, and friends surrounded all the girls. I could feel the sisterhood. There was no judging going on. I knew it was for me.”

Nearly one year in, Breanna says that OLMA has met all of her expectations. “I’ve made so many friends,” she said. “Lunch is my favorite part of the day because I can walk up and talk to anyone at any table.” Breanna said she met many of her first friends as part of the Volleyball Team. “Joining a sport is a great way to get involved and make friends right away,” she said. “Everyone welcomes you in even if you’re new to the sport.”

In addition to Volleyball, Breanna played JV Basketball and joined the Lacrosse team. “The JV team got very close,” she said. “And even though we didn’t get to play the Lacrosse season, the team has come together.”

On the weekend, Breanna helps bring kids with special needs together on the soccer field and basketball court as part of Top Sports. “It’s an awesome program,” said Breanna. “We partner up with kids and teach them how to play. Along the way, we form close relationships. I love seeing them smile and have fun.” Her work with Top Sports led her to The Night To Shine program. “This is a prom for people with special needs and part of the Tim Tebow organization,” said Breanna. “We get to serve as buddies and hand out tiaras and sashes. My favorite part is watching them all on the dance floor. You can’t help but smile.”

Academically, Breanna’s favorite class is Biology. “I love the labs, even the online ones that we’re doing now,” she said. “They are interactive and fun.” She looks forward to getting back into the real classroom but is confident in what she’s learning remotely. “We’re getting everything we need. It’s a lot of work, but I’ve got it down now. It’s all going well.”