Milton Sisters Embrace Fontbonne Academy

Though they have different tastes, Elizabeth and Julia Magnuson have found plenty of ways to get involved at Fontbonne Academy.

Sisters Elizabeth and Julia Magnuson of Milton are both happily ensconced in their high school years at . The two sisters are very close, though their interests and activities couldn’t be more different. 

Elizabeth, a sophomore, is a defensive player on the JV Soccer team and a doubles tennis player on the Varsity Tennis team. She is active in the Service Club, which works with local organizations and engages in volunteerism. She loves art and, as a former A.C.E. student at , continues to take art classes after school with friends through Milton resident, Laurinda O’Connor; she is currently studying pastels. 

Elizabeth is also an Admissions Ambassador (one of the girls you might meet if you attended a Fontbonne Academy Open House, for example, giving a tour of the school) and is a math tutor in Fontbonne’s latest venture, its Academic Success Program. 

“It was a big decision to come to Fontbonne. We looked at other schools. I just really liked the feel of it here,” said Elizabeth.  She adds, “The students here are more serious about the work, and although there are groups here, like there are everywhere, everyone is really friendly.”

Her younger sister Julia is a freshwoman at Fontbonne. She knew she would end up at the same school her older sister chose, but was really hoping it would be Fontbonne. Her introduction to the school came during the summer when she enrolled in the Musical Theatre Summer Camp at Fontbonne. 

“It was a great way to meet new friends before I started school in the fall, and I love drama,” she said.

Julia is a Select Chorus member at Fontbonne and plays the acoustic guitar, which she learned from her musical father. A hobby for Julia, she plays whatever she has a hankering for, which lately has been Bruno Mars’ music. 

Julia is also very interested in Student Council, and the elections are looming in December.  “I was Vice President of the Student Council at Pierce and a Homeroom Representative throughout middle school, so I am really looking forward to getting involved.”

“Fontbonne has been a great fit for both our daughters,” said their mother, Pat Curran. Their interests are different inside and outside of school, but Fontbonne offers both of them ways to pursue their passions.”

The above article was submitted by Fran Karoff, Fontbonne Academy.


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