Meet the president

Student body president senior Isabella Libassi enthusiastically leads the Upper School community at morning meeting with her daily jokes. Maddie Caponiti '15.

Student body president senior Isabella Libassi enthusiastically leads the Upper School community at morning meeting with her daily jokes. Maddie Caponiti ’15.

Convent of the Sacred Heart student body president senior Isabella Libassi began the 2014-2015 academic year by introducing the theme of “express yourself” to the Upper School community, hoping that students will be inspired to showcase both their academic talents and school spirit.  Beginning her fifth year as a Sacred Heart student, Isabella has learned from experience on how to run an efficient yet fun-filled community.

Student body president senior Isabella Libassi enthuses the Upper School community at morning meeting with her daily jokes. Maddie Caponiti '15.
Student body president senior Isabella Libassi enthuses the Upper School community at morning meeting with her daily jokes. Maddie Caponiti ’15.

Isabella is the second girl in her family to be executive board president. Her older sister, Antonia, a member of the class of 2009, was also student body president. With advice from her sister, Isabella hopes to improve her leadership. 
As the student-elected leader, Isabella has the opportunity to discuss her plans for the school year with the Upper School administration and hear their recommendations and insights. She is also responsible for running every morning meeting, and approaching the freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors with a positive attitude.  
“I want morning meeting to be fun and upbeat, so I plan on celebrating some national months and days.  For example, Breast Cancer Awareness month and fun national days like national chocolate milkshake day,” Isabella said.
She hopes to celebrate these unique national days with a special snack or goûte. She is also planning events to bring the entire Upper School community together, which include a school-wide game of sticker tag or an American Idol inspired sing-a-long where students can display their talents in front of their peers during morning meetings.
“I want all the grades to feel comfortable with each other so we can really bond, not as separate grades,” she said.
Isabella has strengthened her leadership qualities also in her role as the varsity crew captain. Through her motivation and dedication to both her teammates and classmates, Isabella hopes that she can continue to inspire her community, and personify Sacred Heart’s Goals and Criteria. 
“I think my greatest strength is that I try my best in everything I do, and as leader of our school community, I have been working very hard to think of ways to bring the entire upper school student body together,” Isabella said.
-Maddie Caponiti, Arts and Entertainment Co-Editor