Man of the Year

Ribakare named Man of the Year
Photo by Hunter Franklin ’19 | Sebastien Ribakare ’18 (right) converses with a fellow student outside of the Brophy Student Activity Center. By Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP It is easier to list what Sebastien Ribakare ’18 is not involved in than to say what he is, but his friends and teachers say Ribakare’s disdain for the spotlight is what makes him most honorable. Despite being involved in Big Brothers,…
Alpert named ‘Man of the Year’
Photo by Andrew Brown ’18 | Will Alpert ’17 mounts a photo for AP Studio Art. Will has been named Man of the Year. By Andrew Howard ’17 THE ROUNDUP Will Alpert ’17 seems to always have a smile on his face. What is even more admirable is this year’s Roundup “Man of the Year” winner’s desire to put a smile on the face of others. Almost everything that Alpert…
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…
Saldana named Man of the Year
Photo by Andrew Brown ’18 – Rudy Saldana ’16 rehearses during orchestra class. Anthony Cardellini ’17 THE ROUNDUP Transitioning to high school is never easy, but it was particularly challenging for Rudy Saldana ’16, the recipient of The Roundup’s 2016 “Man of the Year” award. When Saldana was only 13, his mother passed away, leaving him, his siblings and his father to pick up the pieces. “I was 13 and…
Runner-up Maanik Chotalla submerges himself into loving community
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 – Maanik Chotalla ’16 introduces the guest speaker before her keynote address. By Juan Carlos Ramirez ’18 THE ROUNDUP If you do not know Maanik Chotalla ’16, the roundup’s Man of the Year runner-up, he points out he is that one guy walking around campus with the beard. Chotalla said that attending Brophy wasn’t in his plans. “Admittedly I was very hesitant to come here…
Runner-up Torres active in multiple ways on campus
Photo courtesy of Brophy Facebook – Luis Torres ’16 was awarded the Sullivan Leadership Award from Seattle University. By Andrew Howard ’17 THE ROUNDUP Luis Torres ’16 is more than just a leader on Student Council. Torres also started the Hip-Hop Club, ran varsity cross country and track, attended the El Salvador and KBI immersion trips, and has received a full ride scholarship to Seattle University. But if you talk…
Wu named ‘Man of the Year’
Photo by Alec Vick ’15 — Yuxuan Wu ’15 is the Class of 2015 Man of the Year. Wu is especially known for his academic prowess and mathematic and linguistic capabilities. By Gabe Morrison ’17 and J.P. Hajjar ’16 THE ROUNDUP While most students spent their sixth-grade year focused on middle school academics, athletics and social lives, The Roundup’s 2015 “Man of the Year” recipient Yuxuan Wu ’15 contended with…
Runner-Up Swaminathan shows intellectual depth, sociability
Photo by Hayden Corwin ’15 – Anand Swaminathan ’15 is Chief Editor of The Wrangler, the Literary Editor for BLAM, and participates in Student Council. By Anthony Cardellini ’17 & Gabe Morrison ’17 THE ROUNDUP For Anand Swaminathan ’15, school work, love of Brophy and social activeness come in a tight package. These are some of the reasons The Roundup selected Swaminathan as “Man of the Year” runner-up. Swaminathan is…
Senior Carter remains humble despite recognition
Photo by Cory Wyman ’16 – Race Carter ’15 is known as a guy on campus with a lot of school spirit, attending games and supporting his school. By William Joseph Borders IV ’16 THE ROUNDUP Amidst the Big Brother program, Student Council, leading Kairos, writing for The Wrangler and many more activities, Race Carter ’15 has maintained high grades and a humble personality. “He left an immediately good first…