Brophy History Package News

Trophy cases offer hidden gems from past

By Joe Skoog ’13
THE ROUNDUP

A little bit of history can be found all throughout the halls of most Brophy buildings.

This history comes in the form of trophies won in years past by Brophy students of yester year and today.

In Robson Gym foyer alone, there are more than 265 trophies that have been compiled in trophy cases over the many years of school athletics.

Most of the trophies have been won by Brophy’s sports teams including the swim, football, volleyball, track and field and golf teams.  In addition to the team awards, the cases are home to a large number of medals and plaques honoring individuals.

But sports teams are not the only groups whose trophies reside in Brophy’s  cases.

According to Advanced Placement Biology teacher and moderator of the Brophy League of Academic Contests Mrs. Cheryl Lenox, although these activities only started competing in 2005, there are more than 41 trophies that have been accrued by activities including Quiz Bowl, Science Bowl, Knowledge Masters, Academic Decathlon and the Math Club currently residing on both the first and second floors of Piper.

The first competitions were for Robotics and Science Bowl, but later expanded to the Academic Clubs.

While Speech and Debate has been competing since the 1960s, an influx of trophies and awards occurred in both the 1998 and 1999 seasons with the accolades of the policy debate team of Ivan Susek ’99 and Takis Makridis ’99.

Head of Forensics Ms. Elizabeth Clarke said Susek and Makridis were one of the most successful teams in Brophy’s history, receiving more than half of the 55 awards that currently reside in the trophy cases of Brophy Hall.