Man of the Year runner-up

MOY runner-up Leveriza brings positivity, awareness
By Spencer Inglett ’19 THE ROUNDUP Rodolfo Leveriza ’19 walks down the halls, greeting nearly everybody he sees with smiles and high fives, an instinctual occurrence for The Roundup’s 2019 Man of the Year runner-up. “He has an infectious energy and smile and joy that makes such a difference every day,” said Romero Program teacher Mr. Quentin Orem. “You can feel it in a quick interaction with him.” Leveriza is…
Bengston selected as Man of the Year Finalist
Photo by Victor Beck ’20 | Andre Bengston ’19, finalist for The Roundup‘s Man of the Year award, poses for a photo outside of Romley Hall. By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP Andre Bengston ’19 has been chosen as one of the three Class of 2019 Man of the Year Finalists.  Mr. Mike Welty ’83, who taught Bengston as a sophomore in Advanced Placement Seminar, said that the best thing about…
Paul named Man of the Year Runner-Up
Photo by Edwin Perez ‘18 | Ben Paul ’18 streches during warmups of the Quaterfinal Perry game. By Alex Kirshner ’18 THE ROUNDUP Brophy encourages its students to expand their horizons and leave their comfort zone, something that one of The Roundup’s Man of the Year runner-ups, Ben Paul ’18, took to heart. “I think freshman year I was mostly interested in sports, because that’s kind of all I’ve known in…
Runner-up Patel shows dedication, love of others
Photo Illustration by Hunter Franklin ’19 | Kinner Patel ’18 poses for a photo in the Robinson Gymnasium. Kinner Patel, who plays Volleyball and is a key club member was nominated as a runner up for Man of the Year this year. By Chris Agnone ’18 THE ROUNDUP For Kinner Patel ’18, school work, sports and service are all equally making him into the epitome of a Man for Others, on…
MOY runner up Bhatt pairs intelligence with humility
Photo by Hunter Franklin ’19 | Alex Bhatt ’17 converses with fellow Brophy students in the Student Activity Center. By Tyler Conrad ’17 THE ROUNDUP It’s hard to go a day on campus without hearing the name Alex Bhatt ’17. Outside of being a Key Club officer, a member of Future Physicians Club, founder of the Model United Nations, and an editor for The Wrangler, Bhatt’s spirit and positive character have…
MOY Runner-Up Gerkensmeyer emphasizes importance of conversation
Photo by Manny Mata-Flores ’19 | Willie Gerkensmeyer ’17 speaks to a group of Xavier students at break April 24. Willie was voted as a Man of the Year finalist. By Anthony Cardellini ’17 THE ROUNDUP In early April Willie Gerkensmeyer ‘17 sat by the Bronco fountain in the mall. A young student walked up to Gerkensmeyer, gave him a fist bump and walked away. Gerkensmeyer is in the middle…
‘Man of the Year’ runner up Vatsa leaves lasting impact on campus
By Garrison Murphy ’15 THE ROUNDUP Not every student starts a club dedicated to building schools for children in the developing world, or considers researching treatment for brain cancer their main extracurricular endeavor. The Roundup selected Raj Vatsa ’14 for qualities such as those that allowed him to create the build On club and work after school at the Barrow Neurological Institute. “He’s just a very happy and cheerful person…
‘Man of the Year’ runner up Herstam boasts spirituality, school spirit
By Will Schubert ’15 THE ROUNDUP Being open to growth is just one requirement in order to become a man for others and, according to Jack Herstam’s ’14 friends and family, he goes above and beyond on these requirements. The Roundup named Herstam a runner up for its annual “Man of the Year” award. Herstam is currently involved with Big Brothers, track and field, Student Council, youth and church ministry,…
MIT-bound Alba-Rivera aspires to be ‘vulnerable’
By Aakash Jain ’14 & Michael Ahearne ’14 THE ROUNDUP With a bevy of offers from prestigious universities across the country, one of The Roundup’s “Man of the Year” runners-up Gabe Alba-Rivera ’13 plans to attend MIT this fall. Alba-Rivera’s diverse interests include programming, video making, animation and robotics. “When I came to Brophy freshman year, I followed the tendency of most students by signing up for a lot of different clubs, like…
Harris demonstrates commitment to leadership
By Aakash Jain ’14 & Michael Ahearne ’14 THE ROUNDUP When he discusses his community service endeavors or his recent night photography excursions, Matthew G. Harris ’13 speaks with culpably sincere enthusiasm and humility. With evident passion, he describes the various roles he has played as a Brophy student: president of Best Buddies, Kairos leader, school ambassador and photographer. When told that he had been chosen as a finalist for The…