In celebration of Cristo Rey's 25th anniversary, "We Are CR" profiles will feature interviews with some of the many people who helped shape Cristo Rey Jesuit High School since its doors opened in 1996.
The Delgado siblings have been a part of the Cristo Rey family for more than a decade. Hector is a graduate of the Class of 2020 and Janet is a rising senior. Their older sister, Lizbeth, graduated from Cristo Rey in 2016 and is now back at Cristo Rey sharing her time and talent as a Jesuit Volunteer and cross country and track coach.
Why does Cristo Rey matter to you?
“Cristo Rey matters a lot to me because I have been surrounded by their amazing environment, staff, and students for quite a while now. The school itself is my second home. If I am not at home, I am at school playing sports or supporting my friends. It is a loving community that I am so happy to be a part of. We’re all one big family!” -Janet ‘22
In your opinion, what is the most important work that Cristo Rey has done?
“I believe the most important work Cristo Rey has done is shape students to be men and women for others. As a student, I did not realize that those values were put into practice, and it was not until I got to college that I felt I had a mission. I feel very fortunate to be able to come back as a Jesuit volunteer and help the current students realize how important they are to those in their community.” -Lizbeth ‘16
What is your best memory of Cristo Rey?
“My best memory and experience at Cristo Rey was being welcomed as a freshman onto the soccer team. I felt like I had to prove myself due to the significant size difference between me and my teammates. My first season was most memorable because of a trying goal I scored during our regional final. I remember the feeling I had when the ball hit the back of the net and everyone at Harrison erupted in cheers. My overall academic and athletic experience at Cristo Rey were very positive. Everyone will always have a home at Cristo Rey and that’s something the faculty and staff always make sure you know.” -Hector ‘20
What advice to you have for the students of Cristo Rey?
“My advice to students at Cristo Rey is to manage your time correctly and never stay behind on your work. It will be worth it at the end, even if there are nights where you feel like giving up. Cristo Rey also has the best support system and will help you in any way they can. Keep your head up and don’t let one bad grade get you down.” -Janet ‘22