By Michael Moroney ’13
As a prominent member of the 2011-2012 Brophy Student Council, John Medici ’12 has the attention of the entire school on a regular basis as he reads the daily announcements over the intercom.
“We thought John would be perfect for the announcements,” said Student Council member Scott Levine ’13. “I think everyone likes listening to him.”
Medici has taken an active role in Student Council. For example, he and two other students organized the entire Donate Life organ drive in early December last year and he is already putting plans in motion for this year’s drive.
“I like to go to that class every period. We are seen as leaders on campus and we are able to do so many activities that other schools are not able to do,” Medici said.
Apart from Student Council, Medici has taken an active role in the Key Club and served as the volleyball team manager last spring. In early November, he took up the position of team manager for the 2011-2012 basketball team.
“I’m getting really excited about basketball,” he said. “I love basketball and think it’s an amazing sport, but I was never athletically talented enough to play in high school.”
Medici said he hopes to find a job as a part of the historic Michigan State basketball program under head coach Tom Izzo. He is achieving a lifelong dream by enrolling in Michigan State next fall.
Not only has Medici managed sports teams, but he has also played on some teams at Brophy. He began his high school athletic career as a starting offensive lineman on the freshman B football team then he moved on to run track and cross country for his sophomore and junior years.
Medici garnered much attention last spring as he played multiple parts in the comedic Xavier spring play “Museum.”
It was his first Brophy/Xavier performance, but Medici had three prominent roles in the production, including a character who spoke only in French.
“I like to be able to make people laugh,” he said. “My favorite part about theater is hearing the audience laugh from what I say.”
Since the spring play, Medici has cultivated a passion for theater and has taken two acting classes since the production. He also plans to audition for a Brophy/Xavier play next semester.
Perhaps Medici is most known on campus for dressing as amusing characters for Brophy events. For example, he has dressed as Sandra Day O’Connor, Rosie the Riveter, Sherlock Holmes, a cowboy and a patriot.
Also, it has been rumored around campus that Medici is the “Red Man” at the Brophy football games, where he would dress in a red spandex suit that covers his whole body.
“I can neither confirm nor deny that,” he said.