By Logan Hall ’14
Incoming freshmen sat eagerly awaiting the okay to bust open their brand new iPads and learn how to use them Friday, August 10 in the Info Commons.
The incoming class of 2014 will continue Brophy’s tradition of diversity.
Approximately 340 current eighth graders will make up the newest Brophy freshman class next year, coming from more than 142 different schools, according to Director of Admissions Mr. Mike Ward.
Compared to past incoming classes, the class of 2014 is around the same size as the past five or six classes.
Diversity is also abundant; of the incoming class, about 30 percent is non-white. The accepted non-white group consists primarily of Hispanics, but also African-Americans and Asian-Americans.
Brophy prides itself on being the only Jesuit high school in Arizona since 1928 and on providing the impetus for spiritual growth in accordance with Jesuit ideals.
In a survey by The Roundup, in conjunction with Mr. Tim Sanford’s statistics class, 21 percent of the 70 seniors asked said their religious beliefs had changed from freshman to senior year.
Meanwhile, when 70 freshmen were asked the same question in March, 14 percent stated that their religious beliefs had already changed.