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The Voice

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View from the Top #8: Jules Serafini

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Senior Jules Serafini summarizes that her experience at CCHS has been a “rollercoaster.” With the COVID pandemic and the “uncertainty and anxiety” associated with it, Serafini describes that there were “a lot of let downs from time to time.” Yet, in the face of these challenges, Serafini says, “it has taught me… to be resilient and embrace change.” Her view connects with the life lesson she has learned: that “there is still good in the world, and if you are willing to accept it, it will come to you.” Throughout her high school journey, one of Serafini’s takeaways has been that “friendships come and go, but you learn to find who your true friends are, what it means to be a good friend, and [inspire] one another to become the best versions of ourselves, even when people… marginalize others for being themselves.”

One of Serafini’s favorite parts of her time at CCHS has been “[finding her] passion in… music and theatre,” which she says has provided “countless magical moments of excitement and joy.” Serafini “[has] always been part of the Reverb Live Music club, forming bands and performing live many times.” In particular, Serafini says that “this year, for the first time since the pandemic, we had our annual IQH festival, and it was a peak experience of mine.” She adds, “I also became immersed into CC Theatre my senior year,” something that she never expected would change her life by opening up a new passion. Serafini participated in the fall play Scenes from The Secret in the Wings and the spring musical Into the Woods, in which she played Little Red Riding Hood. Serafini describes that the months spent on the productions “pushed me out of my comfort zone and gave me an opportunity to learn and grow as an actor and singer.” Serafini has even been inspired to pursue theatre and music in college!

In addition to the performing arts, Serafini was also involved in cross country “because [she loves] running and the group of girls who are a part of it.” Academically, Serafini’s favorite class has been sociology with Mr. Gauthier. She describes it as “the kind of class that makes you question society around you, including social norms, behaviors, and influences we have on each other.” She says, “It has truly inspired me to pursue social psychology which I am already quite interested in”—in fact, Serafini’s dream job is to become “a psychologist for children and adolescents.”

During her lunchtime break in the school day, Serafini frequents Sorrentos, her “go-to for going off-campus.” For her, F block lunch is the best lunch “because you only have one more period afterwards.” Outside of school, Serafini’s favorite way to spend her free time—other than hanging out with friends, especially bandmates and castmates—has been writing, recording, and practicing music for the guitar (which she could not live without!) and her voice. She hopes to continue her “true passion” for music production and live performance after she graduates.

For Serafini, the best thing about being a senior is that “you’re at the point of influencing those around you and… capable of replacing standards or expectations.” To underclassmen, she advises that they “be [themselves]” and “[don’t] be afraid of rejection.” Serafini hopes that her legacy is her “spark of passion that can ignite others, and keeps [her] moving forward through life’s hardships.” Serafini says, “I strive to be a role model for others by opening myself up to them to simply be a friend. I see people for who they are and how they treat others, and that dictates who I chose to spend my time around, hoping to inspire self-expression in everyone.”

Serafini will be attending Emerson College for Media Psychology with the hope of minoring in performing arts, music, and theatre. We are so grateful to have had Serafini in the CCHS community, and we wish her the best of luck in her future in psychology and the arts!

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