For 7th grader Johnathan, his love of Roeper centers around the freedom to choose classes coupled with teachers who truly care. “At a bigger school, the teachers don’t have as much time to connect individually with students,” he says. He also stresses the importance of the close-knit community of the school. “Having a school centered around community is a good idea because everyone is in it for everyone. Roeper is a big family where everyone cares about everyone else,” he says. Johnathan is making his mark at Roeper by pursuing a wide variety of interests including Student Government and the Vegetarianism Club, studying Computer Programming, and playing trombone and piano. What’s missing from his already full life? An Old English Sheepdog which he hopes to get soon. He’s a #RoeperKid.