First of all, TJ embodies opportunity. Its challenging classes have pushed me to discover and celebrate an academic potential that may have remained dormant had I not enrolled here. As a boarding student, TJ has become a home where I have grown not only physically, but mentally and emotionally as well. It is a place where I feel at peace. TJ is also a family. family. Sure some siblings might be more annoying than others, but I feel a pride similar to that of being a part of my biological family and heritage. At TJ, I can be myself, express my opinions and ideas, and most importantly, feel accepted.
Luis Castellanos '20