Student Profile: Sarah Tomic
1. What makes your family unique to other families you know?
My crazy, loveable family of ten kids loves to bake. At least three times a week, one of us is in the kitchen creating a delicious dessert, or giving our mom a break from making dinner.
We love to make lemon bars, an easy dessert that always brings the whole family together to savor a sweet experience (pun intended).
2. What is an average homeschooling day with Seton like for you?
I love to reinvent my schedual, so every day is new.
Usually I start with the hard, time-consuming subjects like math and Latin, and then move on to courses I find easier, such as English or health. Although, often I find myself on a field trip or at my local homeschool co-op, so sometimes I fail to complete any written work for the day.
3. What’s something you have done that you really enjoyed doing?
Participating in the March for Life is absolutely one of my favorite annual events. This year, with a friend, I went on a retreat that my cousin runs, and I had an absolute blast. My friend and I were nervous about staying in D.C. for three days with a group of kids we didn’t know, but soon we bonded with kids who shared the same passion for protecting life.
We took a tour of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, thoroughly appreciated a concert by Christian speaker and rapper Paul J. Kim, partook in the March for Life, and finally toured the Shrine of Saint Pope John Paul II.
During that time, my friend lifted me up on her shoulders, to take a picture of me high-fiving the statue of Saint Pope John II. Wondrously, that photo ended up in a Catholic newspaper, which I still have today.
4. What are your hobbies and interests?
I am undoubtedly an artist. I could spend hours just painting and drawing, and sometimes I enter my works in the local fair. I had painted a scene from my vacation to Maine, with a sparkling lake in front of dark mountains.
Winning never crossed my mind, I only wanted my paintings displayed. Well, surprisingly I won! Also, I truly delight in reading. I have devoured books since I was very little.
Among others, the books I read are the Chronicles of Narnia, Jane Austen works, Le Miserables, A Wrinkle in Time, and many science fiction novels.
5. What are some things you do as a family and on your own that you particularly enjoy?
I have always loved traveling with my family. Last year, in August, we vacationed to Maine with our close friends. We had a blast, going fishing, kayaking, and hiking. I experienced my first blueberry ice-cream, which was a tasteful learning experience.
However, one of things I endevor to savor on my own is biking. Living next to a nature preserve, it is a purely joyful experience to slowly wheel through the paths and listen to the birds singing in the trees.
6. What do you hope to do in the future?
This summer I am traveling with a few siblings and my grandparents to Croatia. I’ll be spending five weeks staying in Vela Luka, where my grandfather is from, and the island Ilovik, where my grandmother originates.
Although I have been to Croatia before, when I was six, I don’t remember much, and I’m extremely excited about going to a European country for a good long time.
As for the far future, I might be interested in studying law, or art.
Whatever, I do, I pray that it be God’s plan for me.