Ben Wiggins


My name is Ben Wiggins and I am a junior at Sacred Heart Cathedral. I attended Presidio Middle School, a large public school in the Outer Richmond. SHC has been awesome in my time here. I love all of my teachers and everyone else at Sacred Heart Cathedral is super kind and always willing to help. I am passionate about STEM, more specifically math. I feel that SHC has not only supported but increased my willingness to learn and absorb new things.

As far as me and interests go, I am San Francisco born and raised, and I love the city. Both sides of my family have been in the US for at least 2 centuries, but before that, I have heavily Italian and Irish ancestry. I tried out for the volleyball team, having no prior experience, in freshman year, and I made the brand new freshman boys volleyball team. We went undefeated in league (our only losses were to JV teams, and we even beat a few!), and I captained that team as well. I fell in love with the sport, and went to play club in Las Vegas for the Junior National Championship. Although we my club team did not achieve the same success, through another season of club I saw great improvements and I am returned to JV, a captain again, with newfound confidence and love for the sport. I was moved up to varsity towards the end of the season and was fortunate enough to experience a historic playoff run deep into the CIF NorCal bracket. This year, I look to rejoin the varsity team. Unfortunately, club and school volleyball is a big commitment and I had to drop my prior hobbies, like small boat sailing, but nonetheless I am committed and would recommend any incoming freshman to give it a try!



The i2 Journey Begins

As I applied to SHC, I was simply just trying to get in. I was not aware that a program such as i2 even existed, so it is fair to say that I was fairly surprised when I got accepted into the i2 program. As I did a little more research, I realized that the […] Read more

i2 Projects

Stigma and How it Affects Teens

My 2023 project is a research project about stigma and how it affects mental health, relationships, and self image.

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