Defining School Spirit News

Ashton tries to build community using school spirit

Photo by AK Alilonu ’16 – Chris Ashton ’15 is a member of student council. He is known for having school spirit and working to build the Brophy community.

By Carter Santini ’15
THE ROUNDUP

Chris Ashton ’15 says he’s been at almost every home game and Brophy-related event this year driven by a love for the school.

Student Council moderator Mr. Pete Burr ’07 said he has been impressed with Ashton’s energy and inclusion.

“School spirit only works if there’s a sense of community,” Mr. Burr said “I’ve always been impressed by his ability to include everyone whether he realizes it or not.”

Brendan Duffy ’17 said he admires Ashton.

“He’s been a true leader, the younger guys in StuCo really look up to his devotion,” Duffy said

Ashton said he was inspired to become spirited because he looked up to the energy and positivity of the previous Student Council members.

While he loves the bigger events, Ashton said he prefers to support the events with talented people who are often left out of the limelight.

“I think there is a lot more to this school than football games and dances, and I try to bring my spirit to those things,” Ashton said, “I like to think everyone should have a light shined on what they do every once in a while.”

In addition to Student Council, he brings his energy and enthusiasm as captain of the baseball team and as a member of the Brophy Cookie Project.

Adrian Zubia ’15 has played baseball alongside Ashton for four years and said his leadership is an asset to the team.

“He’s always encouraging when you mess up or you’re feeling low,” Zubia said.

Zubia said that Ashton’s main duty is setting an example for underclassmen by using his attitude and spirit on and off the field.

Ashton plans to join the student government at Santa Clara University in the fall.