By J.P. Hajjar ’16
Students partake in activities outside of the classroom each day from sports, charity events and music to arts and clubs.
Students and teachers say they enjoy the close community this involvement creates, as if everyone is part of a big family.
“The community, because everyone is there for each other,” said Brock “Bo” Brunkhorst ’16 when asked what his favorite thing about Brophy is.
What some people do not know is what some students’ busy schedules consist of and the steps they take throughout the day to make that happen.
“I get to school an hour early every morning for parking and to talk to my teachers and I leave right after seventh period,” Brunkhorst said.
Brunkhorst is currently taking religion, math, history, English, Spanish and basketball for his sophomore year.
Another student who has a very compact day is senior John Ghazoul ’14.
For Ghazoul, it has become a daily ritual to get involved.
“I am involved with National Honor Society, I am the founder and president of the Middle Eastern club, I am president of the Honor Choir, and I am on Student Council as well,” Ghazoul said.
However, much like Brunkhorst, Ghazoul gets to school early but also is allowed to leave early.
“I usually get to school at about 7:35, but because I currently have seventh period off, I leave school at about 2, so that’s fun,” Ghazoul said.
Ghazoul is taking six classes.
“I am taking AP Government and Economy, Honors Pre-Calc, Honors Physics, Honor Choir, Conversational Spanish and AP English IV,” he said.
When Ghazoul was asked what his favorite thing about Brophy was, he said its the people and academics.
“I do not want to sound cliche and say the brotherhood, but it is good to get to know people, and you make connections for the future, and you get a lot of friends and honestly it is a really good academic school.”
Senior Zac Basile ’14 is involved in a lot of extracurricular activities outside of Brophy.
“I work at Wildflower Bread Company, I am part of Boys Team Charity, which gives us the opportunity to partake in many different charity events all over the valley,” Basile said.
Basile is also involved at school in clubs and organizations.
“One of my favorites is Big Brothers here at Brophy because I just love the chance to help mentor freshman through their freshman year. I am in the Red and White Club, which helps with open house and I am part of a fantasy football club as well,” Basile said.
Basile is taking courses similar to Ghazoul.
“First period I have English IV, second period AP Spanish IV, third period Honors Physics, fourth period Honors Pre-Calc, fifth period AP Government and Economics, sixth period Honor Chorale, and seventh period Senior Synthesis,” Basile said.
Basile’s favorite class is AP Government and Economics.