The issue: Brophy is not just a homogenous group of people, but a collection of individual students, teachers and employees.
Our stance: Appreciating the big picture is great, but sometimes, individual stories help paint a richer and more complete picture.
Though we have many things in common, each person at Brophy has a unique story to tell.
Because of this, it is essential that we recognize and celebrate individual achievements and experiences, in addition to those of the school as a whole.
It should be noted that one should not lose sight of the forest for the trees; however, ultimately, the essence of Brophy is an amalgamation of the stories of every person who has ever walked through one of its doors or sat in one of its classrooms.
Talk to any of your friends and ask them what they love the most about Brophy or what they will miss when they leave for college.
More likely than not, they’ll respond that it’s the people, as with any other great community, that make Brophy such an amazing place to be.
Take any experience, whether it is typical of a high school or unique to Brophy—most likely its value is rooted in its ability to bring people together.
From immersion trips to retreats to athletics to service clubs, the Brophy experience is all about forging bonds with fellow students and teachers and learning from each other and each other’s stories.
That is why in this edition of The Roundup we have chosen to celebrate the individual stories of various members of our community.
From Mr. Tom Danforth ’78 getting lost in Africa to Matt McMurry ’16 racing cars before he has his driver’s license, there are a lot of great stories to be told.
It is our hope that these stories will, through synergy, help paint a picture of the Brophy experience, one rich with milestones and achievements, but, more importantly, with people.
Staff editorial by Aakash Jain ’14, Christian Guerithault ’14 & P. Erik Meyer ’14
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