Rocio Monreal, current St. Anthony High School senior, received a full-ride scholarship to the University of Notre Dame. As a first generation immigrant, Notre Dame was not an option for her family. Rocio was part of a mentorship program of select students between Notre Dame and St Anthony High School. Even after visiting the campus and ongoing communications from the University, she never imagined that this dream would become a reality. After her diligent efforts and support of the SAHS faculty sponsor, she received that reality with tears in her eyes and a Snapchat message to her family, friends and teachers.
Rocio began her journey at St. Anthony School at the age of five (her two younger siblings currently attend St. Anthony and her older sister graduated from St. Anthony last year). Her goal has always been to be a role model for them.
We congratulate Rocio for accomplishing that goal, and making the St. Anthony School family proud.