By: Michalene Miekley ’23, Seton Communications Coordinator
Juliette Sohonage ‘23 is Seton House Captain, and a former part of the S8 mentor group, led by Madame Zellers. She has played lacrosse for Trinity since her freshman year and joined the Trinity field hockey club team this year, a sport which she has enjoyed returning to after playing field hockey all through middle school. In addition to sports, Juliette is a part of Challengers Baseball Buddies where she helps and teaches disabled children to play baseball. She has been a part of Challengers for the past three years and it is something very close to her because it is so rewarding seeing the players succeed and learn. She also volunteers at the Yocum Institute for the Arts, which she also loves because she is very fond of the arts, even though she may not be the best at them!
Juliette is currently on her college search and in addition to 7 colleges that she has already applied to, she is applying early-decision to Washington and Lee University, which has been her dream school since she was 8. She says that it has been very rewarding to see her hard work at Trinity finally paying off by allowing her to apply to schools that she has loved since she was very young. She plans on majoring in either history, political, science, Latin, or women and gender studies in college. This is because she wants to attend law school and thinks that these studies would benefit her in that field. Also, Juliette wants to use these studies to inform, support, and help people.
She explained that her freshman year was very influential in securing her admiration for the house system and made her want to be part of the system that is so welcoming and that brings the whole school together. The moment she walked into her mentor group, all of her worries about her classes, grades, sports, and the next 4 years faded away. She enjoyed being able to forget about her stress and have fun for at least 12 minutes a day. She has seen how the house system ensures nobody falls through the cracks and everyone feels like a part of our school.
This year, she wants to continue making the house system a place for everyone no matter their interests. And of course, get Seton another House Cup win! She plans on contributing to the welcoming community that Seton creates and initiating activities that highlight everyone’s interests and talents. She also wants to instill a sense of hardworking attitude in her Seton leaders to encourage all of them to do their best this year.