James Capozzi '01
This week’s alum is James Capozzi who graduated from SSCA in 2001! James is now working in business development and graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University. He has been married to his wife, Lauren, for 12 years and they have 3 boys: Myles (7), Baxter (3) and Sebastian (almost 2 months!). The Capozzi’s live in Whitman, MA. James learned through SSCA that, “Relationships are what matter in life. If you have a solid understanding of who you are and a great group of friends, you are ahead of the game.” James says, “SSCA’s community was unlike any experience I've had in life. Due to the size of our class, we were able to get to know each other on a level that is uncommon for high school. We didn't always get along. In fact, we fought and had our differences regularly. We were like a family that way. The cool thing was how we each learned to respect each other along the way. Some of my lifelong friends are from my time at SSCA. Some of my fondest memories have to do with my time on the basketball team. We played a tournament in upstate NY that was near a farm two years in a row. We got to know some animals (including a couple emus) really well. They did not seem as excited about making our acquaintence. Lastly, my band, "Plano East,” came out of my time at SSCA. It is, to this day, the most memorable portion of my life because it allowed me to establish life-long friendships with Manny & Dave that have stood the test of time. I'm forever grateful for that.”
Jennifer (Gosselin) Adams '99
Today we get to hear the story of alum Jennifer (Gosselin) Adams ‘99: I went on from SSCA to graduate from Gordon College with a Bachelor of Arts. I got married a year after graduation in 2004. I became a 2nd grade teacher at Calvary Chapel Academy for 3 years. The third year I had my son and decided to stay at home and have been a stay at home mom for 11 years. I also have a daughter age 9. They bring such joy to life and I love being a mom. Since I didn't go back to work, the Lord presented me with many volunteer opportunities. I am the transportation coordinator for Bethesda House, a home for women ages 18-24 who find themselves pregnant and have no place to live. Just recently I became the Area coordinator for Southeast MA for Operation Christmas Child. For 15 years my husband and I have led the AWANA program at our church and I have the privilege to substitute for Calvary Chapel Academy where my kids now attend. The Lord has blessed us immensely and we live everyday in awe of His faithfulness.
I can easily say high school at SSCA were some of the best years of my life. I'll never forget playing on the basketball team and making it all the way to becoming one of the top teams in New England and receiving that trophy which still is displayed in the school. Being part of the warriors unified us as a school and as friends. I loved traveling to the tournaments and hearing the excitement from our peers, family, and teachers cheering us on. The teachers were a huge part in making SSCA a fun and great place to want to be. They constantly sacrificed their time and were always there if we needed extra help or someone to talk to. There were so many great memories from performing a lip sync battle (teachers participated), to car washes and field trips. SSCA taught me to dig deeper into myself spiritually and academically. I was taught the importance of putting Christ first, doing everything to the best of my ability and if I fail that’s okay. I just need to get back up and persevere.
Amy Ouellette '02
Here we have alumna, Amy Ouellette who graduated in 2002, and this is her SSCA story: I currently have a five year old, Asher, and I teach Elementary Music at Casimir Pulaski Elementary School in New Bedford. I am also the Music Minister at South Shore Pentecostal Church, Whitman, MA. SSCA taught me that friendships and my relationship with God are important. The teachers at SSCA inspired me to want to go into the teaching career. A smaller school setting allows for relationships that you might not have in a larger school environment. The faculty and staff were always supportive and loving. SSCA road trips for sports were always an adventure. We would pack onto a little bus with all our things and drive for HOURS to basketball tournaments. There are too many stories to tell about those trips. My basketball career at SSCA was very impactful in my life and gave me an opportunity to play sports when other leagues wouldn’t be flexible with my church schedule. My successes in college were due in part to the foundations and opportunities that I received at SSCA.
Kara Govoni '02
Every Friday, we will be sharing an alumni story! This week, we want to share Kara's SSCA story:
My name is Kara and I graduated from SSCA in 2002. I’m a nurse-midwife and the head of the ob/gyn department at Brockton Neighborhood Health Center. I live in Quincy with my husband of 13 years, Jay, and have 3 kids (Carter-7, Willow-5, Sawyer-2).
SSCA taught me to value community, hold tight to friendships, work hard and not take life too seriously. Having a community at SSCA was invaluable. I am still very close with many people from my class and value those friendships so much. We had freedom to explore our interests with the support of the faculty that wouldn’t be possible at a larger school. They truly care about you as a person and your success in life, not just academically. My class still laughs about the numerous fun times we had at SSCA. There are too many stories to choose just one and it’s probably best if most of them stay locked in the vault. I also have lots of impactful memories from Mrs. Stiles’ AP Bio class where I realized I wanted to be in the science field.
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