Who is the Curtin-Guy advisory?

Jennifer Cortez, Sandy Cortez, Andrea Cruz, and Monica Diaz work on a tower made out of marshmallows and spaghetti. Credit: Pedro Ibarra-Barrera

By Ameer Calvario ’17 Pedro Ibarra-Barrera  ’17

The Curtin-Guy Advisory is a loud advisory that is full of energetic young women. When you first walk in this advisory, you can expect to see groups of four to five girls socializing with big smiles on their faces. The Curtin-Guy advisory is a female freshman advisory, and it happens to be one of the few  to have above a 3.0 GPA. Their current unweighted GPA is a 3.31. Priscila Bautista, with a 4.24 GPA, is one of the brightest girls in that advisory. These bright girls in the Curtin-Guy advisory make up a very  unique group.

This group of girls are very smart and social, and they are always open to making new friends.  Also, they get excited about learning many new things.  Most are involved in a club or a sport after school.              

Every   Wednesday, the Curtin-Guy advisory does group activities. A group of four girls is supposed to make a lesson for the whole class and the teachers cannot help them. These girls come up with  activities depending on what interests them. Most of them come up with very unique and challenging activities. Every Wednesday in advisory different groups will have to create and lead a group activity that lasts about 10-15 min. On April 1, the activity was to see who could build the highest tower out of spaghetti and marshmallows in 10-15 minutes. This activity required leadership and communication skills, as well as determination  and teamwork. Whichever team  built the highest tower received a prize, which was determined by the group of girls who organized the activity.  

It was surprising that a lot of them wanted to get interviewed when they were asked. Amor De La Rosa, a freshman in the Curtin-Guy advisory, was very welcoming as she made us feel the good harmony that they have in that class. As  a whole, the class is very respectful and is always able to  make others  feel welcome in their advisory, regardless of whether or not they know you.

Their discipline is wonderful.  According to Katie Curtin, “they have fewer demerits than any other advisory, and in April they earned more merits than any other freshman advisory.” Additionally, whoever struggles always gets help from the other advisees. “For example, during recent fitness testing, girls set high goals for each other and cheered their advisory sisters on, and more of them passed their tests as a result,” Curtin added. Although they support each other, Curtin said that PE is their biggest challenge. “The girls are pretty good at everything except PE, so I’m glad they are encouraging each other.”  

Although this advisory can get a little crazy, they always know how to calm themselves down when they need to. The Curtin-Guy advisory is looking to do many great things.