My name is Marc Anthony Betancourt, graduate of the ‘08 Faber class!
Lately, I have been trying to make the most out of this quarantine. Working hard at Fallon Health, basketball and exercise, keeping the mind busy and staying protective. Prayer and meditation are huge for me as well. Those moments where you have even a few minutes of free time to yourself are key times to just pray and talk to God. Also I’ll get my occasional video game in from time to time; PlayStation only.
Going to Nativity has definitely left me with some habits that I was not aware of at the time but people bring to my attention now. You get so used to these events that NSW holds and meeting visitors and talking out loud that you don’t realize it’s building you as you’re a young adult prepping for your future. Those hand shakes and that eye contact with teachers you don’t pay much attention to in the morning turns into shaking the hand of your boss after doing well on an interview. Talking at events and being able to socialize with all these different visitors and sponsors at Nativity turns into building strong relationships in the working world and networking withs key! Above all though, Nativity has always reminded me the four pillars are still as important whether you’re in uniform or past the 8th grade.
My advice to current and former students is if you need help, do not be afraid to ask for it. School and life in general can be stressful but also be sure to remember these teachers are here to help, not hurt you. Whether it’s a subject, an assignment, or you just feel lost, you do not have to be alone. Ask for help if you need to; there’s plenty of people that want to see YOU succeed and be the Nativity man you were meant to be.