Photo by Manuel Mata-Flores ’19 | Reese Galvin ’18 talks to friends during break. Wednesday Sept. 13 2017
By Reid Shniderman ’20
For many seniors, this school year is a time of joy, sadness and anticipation.
For senior students such as Reese Galvin ’18, ambitions are set as they look for colleges and universities to apply to.
Galvin is, at the very least, an interesting student.
He participated in multiple clubs at Brophy, such as covert politics and the free speech club. He was on the football team and chess team for a while.
He owns a family heirloom, his lunchbox, which is around a decade old.
“My dad gave this to me for camping when I was about 8 years old, and I’ve been using it ever since,” Galvin states, “It’s a good cooler, too; you’ve got to clean it every once in awhile, but this is a good lunchbox and anyone who says otherwise is wrong.”
Galvin says that he would like to get involved in some of these activities when attending college.
One of his most major hobbies, however, is a passion for gardening.
“I love hiking and camping, those are the best,” Galvin states, “I like gardening, too. I was in the gardening club for a while, until I got busy academically. However, I still garden at home a lot. My Eagle Scout project was actually building gardens for domestic abuse shelters.”
Galvin prefers to stay in-state, as his liking and interest of Arizona grows.
He states that he likes everything about Arizona, especially the people here.
“It’s very multicultural; I can go down the street and there are Mexican restaurants with great Mexican food and Italian restaurants with great Italian food. You can get a good cheeseburger anywhere,” Galvin said, “What I don’t like is how huge Phoenix is now. That’s probably going to get even worse when I grow up, but we’ll see how that goes.”
Galvin is looking into multiple universities like ASU, U of A and some Navy and Air Force academies.
He aspires to major in law and minor in environmental science, assuming he goes to Arizona State University, and says it would be interesting if he studied environmental law, especially while in Arizona.
“There are forests two miles north from here and there’s rivers all around,” he said, “There’s a lot of business going on. How that will have an impact on the environment would be interesting to be a part of. If I apply for the University of Arizona, I might try to go for med school, depending on the scholarships I get.”
The greatest thing at Brophy that Galvin will miss after high school is the approachability of everyone and the togetherness that connects Brophy’s community together.
“During the first football game this year, there was a freshman sitting there while we were congregating,” he said, “I went to talk to him and asked him how he was enjoying Brophy. Things like that and being able to talk with anyone here are great. I came here not knowing anybody here, and now I know quite a few people and have good relationships with just about everyone.”