Sophia has been off to a fantastic start at St. John Vianney, earning an Eagle of the Month Award for the month of October, achieving Principles List for 1st quarter academics and is currently preparing herself to receive the sacraments of First Communion and Reconciliation in February! She’s the fourth of nine children, enjoys Folklorico dance, riding bikes and scooters with her siblings and helping others!

Q. Tell us about your family!
A. To me my family is a very special gift from God and I am blessed to have them. I have seven brothers and one sister, who is younger than me. My oldest brother is 20 years old and my youngest brother is two years old. My brothers are tough and rough but also very fun to play with. My little sister is cute and fun to play with too.

Q. What have you learned about having a large family?
A. Having a large family means that I am never alone, I always have someone there for me. It also keeps me busy and I am never bored. In having a large family I have learned to share and help out when they need me. I have also learned to forgive because we don’t always agree on the same things.

Q. What is your favorite thing to cook?
A. I love to cook creamy pasta with sausage.

Q. What do you love most about school?
A. I love math! I also love my friends and recess. I like to jump rope and talk to my friends during recess. I love St. John Vianney because I have the chance to pray during school. My faith is very important to me.

Q. Do you have a favorite book?
A. Yes! My favorite book is Matilda by Roald Dahl. It is a great book. There is a movie too!

Q. Tell us about your love for the outdoors. Where do you enjoy camping and fishing?
A. My family and I like to go camping in Flagstaff and fishing in Pinetop. We go camping and fishing at least once a year. I like being outdoors because it is fun! I enjoy camping because we get to eat and sleep outside. My brothers and I like to explore the campground as soon as we get there. We always find something interesting. The best part is seeing the pretty sunsets at the end of the day, and the s’mores too!