We Are SI
By Sam Bernstein ‘14
Were you excited for your first day of high school? Dominic Bustillos ’17 is – and for good reason. While he’s not at Miller Creek anymore, his middle school in San Rafael, Dominic still has the chance to shine as a Renaissance man on the “big stage” at SI. His older brother David ’14 has set high standards to live up to in the Bustillos household, but with all due respect to my esteemed colleague and boss, Dominic has the talent and drive to match, and even surpass, these lofty standards.
No freshman can fully anticipate their path at SI, but as of now, Dominic hopes to play some combination of cross country, basketball, and track in his first year. Nevertheless, these significant athletic aspirations do not mean that he plans to be at all limited in other extra-curricular activities. Like his brother, Dominic plans to write for this renowned publication.
Dominic’s hobbies extend into various forays that include hunting, reading, and strategy games. Within the classroom, Ms. Dumas will be lucky enough to teach this avid history scholar, something few incoming freshmen can claim on their resume.
By no means is it fair to place standards or expectations on any person entering their first year of high school, so while Dominic is an extremely gifted, capable young man, we must remember that none of his high school story has been written. Furthermore, I sincerely hope that he looks to not only pursue but expand his interests here at SI where Dominic knows only a few other students; therefore, like many, he will have a blank slate. For Dominic, he may be in a whole new place, a much bigger pond, but he has all the ability to become a very big fish.
Dominic smiles fearlessly
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