New showcase assemblies introduced to spotlight students
By Logan J. Hall ’14
This year, students will see a new form of assemblies called showcase assemblies.
These assemblies will be held once a semester and will focus on teams, clubs and students who would not usually be recognized during rallies.
Director of Student Activities Mr. Tony Oldani is behind the project and has been working with Student Council on putting together these events.
Mr. Oldani said that his idea for these assemblies sprung from the ideals of former Brophy administrator Mr. Jeff Glosser. Mr. Glosser always reminded Mr. Oldani to let the light of Brophy shine on as many students as possible.
“The idea of it is that we take artists, speech and debate guys and all the other unbelievable talents like robotics and give them a chance to show their stuff to their peers,” Mr. Oldani said.
Mr. Oldani said he did not like the fact that we had huge rallies before football, but didn’t hear about the jazz band festival until the next day.
“We are not highlighting the talents of our kids enough,” Mr. Oldani said.
The assemblies also serve as a way to get more students to show up at events.
The first assembly will be Nov. 1 and will consist of at least one choral performance, a student band and possibly jazz band. There is also talk of finding a student comedian to perform stand up and even having a student DJ perform a set while photos taken by students are playing on a screen in the background. The rumored event that has brought the most buzz to the campus is having the quiz bowl team have a trivia contest against the faculty.
The students involved in such activities said they are extremely excited to get recognized.
Tyler Godbehere ’14 is a new member of mock trial who thinks that the new assemblies are a great way to draw attention to the club.
“I think the showcase assemblies are a great way to get the clubs who aren’t recognized as much shown as well as showing the talents of students,” Godbehere said.