By Alex Stanley ’12
Sorry, Brophy, it’s not you, it’s me.
We had a really good thing going, but it’s time to move on. There’s another school that I’ve gotten into as of late, Boston College.
I won’t forget all of the good times we’ve had: watching students welt each other with plastic lightsabers year after year, horrendously losing every intramural basketball game and playing FIFA in Mr. Mike Nelson’s ’97 room.
It seems that every single facet of our relationship has been what made it special, but one thing stands out—the people.
The people make this school what it is. It is their belief that school does not just end at 2:45, their endless effort to provide students with activities and their striving to make this school a fun place to develop into a mature individual.
I have been enormously humbled in the presence of the faculty and students here.
I, myself, have changed much over the years thanks to these people. I have become a much more mature and thoughtful person, ready to face any challenge.
During the last four years, I have garnered enormous respect for Jesuit education, which has perhaps led me to choose a Jesuit university to attend next year.
The focus on educating the whole person and teaching students to think and actively participate in the world really struck a chord with me.
Lastly, one of the activities that I have most enjoyed is the reason why I am I writing this article—Journalism.
It’s been a fantastic outlet for me and I highly recommend it to anyone. I always look forward to my period five, when I have Journalism.
In this, I have learned valuable lessons, especially that hard work and persistence pays off and that one should get involved with what they love.
Plus, Mr. Mica Mulloy ’99 is a fantastic advisor, and doesn’t get nearly enough credit for all of the work that he does.
I may be leaving and the Class of 2012 may be moving on, but I know Brophy will carry on without us.
A wise editor once said, “Stay classy, Brophy.”