Celine Bacily


Celine Bacily, Class of 2023

“Santa Margarita has given me a really strong sense of community as I have been able to meet a lot of people who have similar interests and are alike minded. Specifically, within my clubs and IB program, I have met a lot of people that have had similar motivations as me and being able to work on things together to build a really strong community and pursue our passions. SM has prepared me beyond well for my future just because of the abundance of opportunities they have given me. My favorite aspect about SM is that there is no limit to opportunities. Regardless of what you like, what you dislike, what you are passionate about, just anything that you are interested in, you will find at SM. You are able to create organizations or clubs where you can find like-minded people. At SM, your opportunities are endless because you are given so much as we have so many different courses you can take and electives. There is nothing that your not going to receive at SM, regardless of what field you are interested in.”

“There are so many things that I think SM has offered me that will help you prepare for your future. For example, I am really interested in psychology and neuroscience so I am taking classes that serve well into my interest and I feel like would prepare me beyond well for college. Also on that same topic, within the IB program, since I am a candidate for it and I do graduate with an IB diploma,

 I’ll be able to start at most colleges as a sophomore just because I will have that full year of those classes done. So, they really gave you honesty a head start, if you will, to jumpstart that college process because you are already taking those courses and getting to know how rigorous the program is going to be and how everything is going to work.”

“Leaving SM, I am going to miss our tighten SM community. I’ve met so many good friends and lasting relationships not only with my peers but with my teachers that I am going to miss a lot because I have so many people here that I rely on. I am definitely going to miss having those dependable people that have helped me throughout my time at SM. I am excited to use the skills I gained at SM in the real world and excited to continue to pursue my passions at SM and beyond there.”