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Catching Up With Our Graduates


Greetings from Jose Martinez

Graduate Class of 2017


In a few sentences, tell us about where you are now? What school you attend, what you are studying, and any extracurricular activities that you are involved in?

Right now, I am currently in my second year of high school at Christian Brothers Academy. I am studying about the religious and correct morals found in our brotherhood. In addition, I am exploring how to readily prepare myself for the next stage in my life, which will be college. I am part of the French club, a member of the clergy at my school, and on the Varsity Fencing Team.

How did your experiences at RBMS prepare you for where you are now in life?

At RBMS I was taught to do my best with the help of many teachers that supported me through my middle school education. It was a valuable experience attending RBMS. During 7th and 8th grade, I was taught what was expected of me and to strive for the highest endeavor. The work required of me truly prepared me in my future studies. Lastly, the AVID program assisted me the most. Through that program, I was taught what it meant to be organized and prepared for my school studies. Without the AVID program being incorporated into RBMS, I would not know how to take notes as properly and efficiently as I do now or how to stay organized.

What are your future goals and plans?

Though I am still unsure of what college I would like to attend in the future, I would want to further my studies in the field of information technology. Colleges such as Stevens Institute of Technology and New Jersey Institute of Technology are certainly on my list of interest. I want to make my parents proud of me and show them all of the hard work I have invested into my academic career.

Lastly, do you have a quote or saying that best describes who you are and what you stand for?

I want to show that it is possible to achieve your dreams. It doesn't matter where your background comes from. If you put your mind in the right place you will most certainly achieve your goals and your dreams.