Gemma in the Spotlight!

Gemma shares her many beautiful memories of Marymount and offers advice that everyone – younger, older, somewhere in between – can use right now.

What will you miss most about Marymount?

What I will miss the most are all of my friends, and the incredible memories created with them: retreats, the biology trip, choir tours and concerts. I will also miss the walks around the campus, the homerooms and funny moments in the DP with my grade.

What is your funniest/favourite memory from Marymount?

Some of my favourite Marymount memories include: singing in our Grade 12 retreat with our teachers, the 100 Days Dinner, watching the sunset from the DP, choir sessions, cheerleading in basketball games, and biology and chemistry experiments (or failed experiments sometimes, oops).

Which university do you plan to attend/what subject will you be pursuing after leaving Marymount?

I am planning to go back to Spain for university, although I am still not sure if I will study in Madrid or Navarra. Hopefully, I will be pursuing a career in medicine.

What advice do you have for younger students as they move forward in their Marymount experience?

I would advise them to always try to receive what life gives you with a smile. Sometimes, unexpected plans may happen in the journey, you may face upsetting and discouraging experiences, but all of those things are there for you to learn, so why not look at their positive side? Those moments go past if you decide to return to the positive and optimistic attitude! Also, everyone looks prettier with a smile on their face!