Role Models Package

Feature Package: Service efforts develop Role Models

When we were younger, we looked to role models to inspire us to change the world, hoping one day we could become firefighters, astronauts, doctors or presidents and make everyone’s lives a little easier.

Dreams may have shifted with time, but that does not mean this quest is over.

Wagner organizes Red Suitcase Foundation to help kids in need
By P. Erik Meyer ’14 THE ROUNDUP John Wagner’s ’14 life changed several years ago when Child Protective Services placed his two young cousins into his home for foster care. He watched as these young children were uprooted from their normal lives and needed a form of physical and emotional comfort. He knew he needed to do something, and the Red Suitcase Foundation was born. “Basically the goal of the…
Campus leader Bennett guides student body
By Nick May ’13 THE ROUNDUP It’s 6:15 A.M. While most students are still in bed dreading the buzz of alarm clocks, Jeff Bennett ’13 is already starting his lengthy drive from his home in Anthem to begin his busy day. He starts each day as a Student Council member, which he has been a part of for three years. “Student Council is awesome,” Bennett said. “It’s really sweet because…
Students interact with disabled through Best Buddies
By Michael Moroney ’13 THE ROUNDUP After school every other Friday, a group of Brophy students drives west to Gompers Private Day School to work with intellectually and developmentally disabled students. These students are part of Brophy’s own chapter of Best Buddies, a non-profit organization that tries to engage friendships between high school students and students with disabilities. “The purpose of Best Buddies is to create lasting friendships with people…
Murphy returns to campus as faculty member
Murphy serves as alumni volunteer, Spanish teacher By Christian Guerithault ’14 THE ROUNDUP After six years away from Brophy, Mr. Neil Murphy ’06 returns to teach for one year thanks to the Alumni Service Corps. “There are a lot of alumni from our schoolthat would love to come back and spend a year in a leadership position,” said Mr. Ted Skowron, ASC coordinator. “We decided we would have three or…
Charitable student duo establish nonprofit for orphans
By Connor Bradshaw Van Lier Ribbink ’13 THE ROUNDUP   When Jack Hutt ’14 and Jack McAndrew ’14 came back from their sophomore trip to Guatemala to visit a Friends of the Orphan’s home for a week, they decided they had to do something more. What they ended up doing was much more then even they expected. Hutt and McAndrew were introduced to Friends of the Orphans, a system of…