This year's student speaker at graduation was Jackson Goodman '19. Earlier this month, he spoke about his time at Fordham Prep and gave a little glimpse into his future. Jackson will be attending Boston College in the fall.
Where are you from and where did you go before attending Fordham Prep?
Eastchester, NY; my previous school was St. Joseph’s Grammar School in Bronxville.
What have been involved in during your time at Fordham Prep?
Baseball, Campus Ministry, Student Government, Pinnacle Magazine, Emmaus leader, service trips to Tennessee and Ecuador.
Describe your Fordham Prep experience:
My Fordham Prep experience is honestly one that has meant the world to me. I’ve met so many incredible people and formed close relationships with both teachers and students which I know will last a lifetime. Being a part of this community is truly like being a part of a family, and the sense of brotherhood here at the Prep is unlike anything else I’ve ever been a part of. I’ve been challenged academically, athletically, and socially, but I believe all of those opportunities to grow have made me a better person, and I look forward to being able to use what Fordham Prep has taught me to continue to grow in college. Among other things, I would like to be involved in service trips or projects at BC.
What was the college counseling/application process like?
The college application process was stressful, but I found that it was more about being willing to commit yourself to writing the essays and putting in the work more than anything else. The counseling department was helpful in providing information about the process and helping to identify schools which I should consider.
What do you intend to study at Boston College?
Not entirely sure but something in business, maybe marketing.
Thank you, Jackson and good luck!