Welcome, Chieftains, future Chieftains, and our Palma Community.
y name is Dylan Antonetti and I am your student body president for the year. A lot of times people struggle to become active in high school, but, at Palma, that isn't the case. For example, I am in Core at Palma and also I am a member of the Investor’s Club. Sports are a huge part of my life. I have been of the football team all my four years at Palma. I was on the freshmen basketball team and also play baseball when spring comes around. If you're thinking that none of these clubs or sports are for you, it's super easy to get with some of your friends and create a new club or sports team that would suit your preference.
High school is an opportunity for you to get out of your comfort zone and try something new. Palma shapes all of its students into fine tuned young men who go way beyond the status quo. Palma will make you be your best and push you to your limits so that you are able to persevere in every aspect of life. If you struggle at any time, Palma will give you the resources and help you need to get back on the right track. You will have so many opportunities to get involved and the question is, will you seize that opportunity or let it slip? I challenge you to take advantage of everything Palma has to offer and get the whole experience.
Palma offers many events outside of school that will give you opportunities to spend time with your family and you also get many opportunities to mingle with the ladies. Family day is the first big event of the year and it truly brings family and friends together to enjoy a day of meeting the teachers and having a delicious meal with all your peers. There are many dances throughout the school year in which you will get to mingle with girls from our sister school across the street, Notre Dame. There are so many more events that happen outside of Palma that truly bring the unity aspect of family, friends, and school all together.
One thing that our school does so much more than any other school is provide non-stop ways to give back to the community. Students are able to help out at the Degroot Home and also are able to help at the Soledad prison. Every spring break, a large group of students, faculty, and chaperones go to Mexico to build homes for families in need. Every Palma student goes on a retreat to glean the fields of Salinas with Ag Against Hunger, and we end of taking all the food we glean to the less fortunate. Having all these service opportunities allows every student at Palma to give back to the community and feel great about himself after doing the great deeds.
My advice to you is this: many people don't get the opportunity that you have to be able to go to this amazing school, and most people don't get the opportunity to do any of these things that Palma has to offer. You're only going to get one shot at this, so make the most of it and don't let it pass you up because these are the best times of our lives.