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March Scholars excel in variety of subjects

Earlier this month, we honored students who excel in social studies, Health/Freshman Focus, theatre, and physical education. These 12 students include freshman Dylan Boggs, sophomore Tyler Brogdon, junior Nathan Striby, and senior Donte Davis in P.E.; freshman Jacob Schonard in Health/Freshman Focus; sophomore Zach Van Wie, junior Allen Kruer, and senior Mike Morra; and freshman Avery Johnson, sophomore Penny Trinkle, junior Mara Holifield, and senior Dylan Payne. Click Read More for a Q&A with these March Scholars:

Social Studies

Zachary Van Wie, sophomore, Humility. Quick Recall, Math Team, and Boys Basketball

Question: What do you like about social studies?
Answer: I enjoy social studies because I like to learn about history and about how our country came to be. 

Q: What is your favorite social studies class?
A: AP U.S. History (APUSH) has been my favorite history class that I have ever taken because it is much more in depth than all of the other history classes I have taken. 

Q: What has been your favorite social studies lesson?
A: My favorite part of APUSH so far has been learning about the Civil War. 

Allen Kruer, junior, Truth, Student Ambassador, Math Team, Quick Recall, CYO basketball for OLPH, Pro-Life Club

Question: What do you like about social studies?
Answer: I like learning about history, and I find learning about the past very interesting. Learning how the world works and seeing all the interactions between countries across the world is also very intriguing.

Q: What is your favorite social studies class?
A: My favorite social studies is AP U.S. History because I find it fascinating to learn about our country’s past. It is interesting to see how the country is run and how it has been run in the past.

Q: What has been your favorite social studies project?
A: My favorite project in a social studies class is the final project completed in AP U.S. History. It was about a certain decade, and we were allowed to dress up, sing songs, and dance dances from the decade.

Michael Morra, senior, Truth, Boys Soccer, Bowling Team, National Honor Society

Question: What do you like about social studies? 
Answer: I like social studies because it teaches us about the outside world and what is occurring in it, both in the past and the present. I’ve always liked history so it makes sense social studies is an enjoyable subject for me.

Q: What is your favorite social studies class?
A: My favorite social studies class is AP Government because it has informed me about an essential part of our country that I didn’t know a whole lot about before. I feel like it makes me a better citizen and allows me to make more informed choices as I begin to enter the adult world.

Q: What has been your favorite social studies activity?
A: My favorite social studies project was an AP Government worksheet called “Bureaucracy of Pizza,” which demonstrated how much the government regulates the food industry. It had us take each ingredient of a regular pizza and describe how it was regulated, which made me realize just how much government involvement there can be without us realizing it.

Physical Education

Dylan Boggs, freshman, Courage, Boys soccer 

Question: What do you like about P.E.?
Answer: In P.E., I like that we play multiple games, not just one. I also like how it is a break from normal class.

Q: What is your favorite P.E. activity?
A: My favorite thing to do in P.E. is either ultimate frisbee or indoor soccer.

 

Tyler Brogdon, sophomore, Justice, Football, and Track.

Question: What do you like about P.E.?
Answer: I like P.E. because it helps me with my extracurricular activities. 

Q: What is your favorite P.E.class?
A: My favorite P.E. class is Weightlifting because it helps with my speed and strength.

Q: What has been your favorite P.E. activity?
A: My favorite P.E. activity is max outs because it shows the hard work I’ve put in to lift that much weight. 

Nathan Striby, junior, Faith, Football, and Track.

Question: What do you like about P.E.?
Answer: What I enjoy about P.E. is the inspiring attitude of everyone who is involved within the class.

Q: What is your favorite P.E.subject?
A: My favorite P.E.subject is the advanced class because each day it is a new experience and keeps me healthy. 

Q: What has been your favorite P.E. activity?
A: My favorite P.E.activity we have done is dodgeball. This is because not only does everybody get to be involved at the same time, but each round continues to become even more challenging than the last.

Donte Davis, senior, co-senior executive delegate of Faith, Football

Question: What do you like about P.E.?
Answer: What I like about P.E. is the competitive attitude and spirit that everyone brings to each class. It makes every game way more fun to play and also allows for me to stay active.

Q: What is your favorite P.E.class?
A: My favorite P.E. class is Advanced P.E. because everyone who takes it has a great attitude, and we do a lot of activities that push you to drive yourself harder. Another reason I love the class is because my little brother is in it, and it’s always fun to tease him a little bit.

Q: What has been your favorite P.E. activity?
A: My favorite P.E. activity is dodgeball because no matter who is on your team, there is no guaranteed win, and there is the opportunity to clash heads with some of my classmates.

Health/Freshman Focus

Jacob Schonard, freshman, Loyalty, Children’s Show, Spring Musical

Question: What do you like about Health and Freshman Focus?
Answer: In Health/Freshman Focus, I enjoy being able to learn about myself and how to improve upon myself. The class teaches me how to be a better person.

Q: What is your favorite thing about Health class?
A: Health teaches me all about how to keep myself healthy. Not only physically, but also emotionally and socially.

Q: What is your favorite thing about Freshman Focus class? 
A: Freshman Focus teaches me about the school I go to. I always like to know about where I am and what drew me in closer.

Q: What has been your favorite class project/assignment/activity in either of these subjects?
A: Recently in Health, we had a project where we were assigned to research foods high in nutrients. Not only one but all. I enjoyed learning about what to eat to keep me at the top of my game.

Avery Johnson, freshman, Truth, Spring Musical

Question: What do you like about Theatre Arts?
Answer: What I like about Theatre Arts is acting out fun skits and plays with my friends.

Q: Why did you choose to take this elective?
A: I chose to take Theatre Arts I because I thought that acting would be an interesting thing to try, and I wanted to meet new friends.

Q: What has been your favorite theatre activity?
A: My favorite theatre activity was acting out Charlie Brown Christmas and The Grinch.

Penny Trinkle, sophomore, Loyalty, Spring Musical, Drawing Club

Question: What do you like about Theatre Arts?
Answer: I like that performing allows people to see you differently. You can get away with acting a certain way on stage that you could never get away with anywhere else in life. 

Q: Why did you choose to take this elective?
A: Theater has always been a huge part of my family’s life. 

Q: What is your favorite theatre class?
A: Theater Arts II.  I really enjoy the lack of math that is required, and I am lucky to have friends who also love theater, and we get to share that together in class.    

Q: What has been your favorite theatre activity?
A:
My favorite theatre activity so far has been Providence Singers.  

Dylan Payne, senior, Humility, theatre including spring musical

Question: What do you like about Theatre Arts?
Answer: What I like most about the theatre arts is that it is so unique. It’s not your average class. You get to learn but also have fun while doing it. It is a way to look at the world in a whole new way.

Q: Why did you choose to take these electives?
A: I was involved in theatre at Sacred Heart and have always wanted to do it, so I knew I would get involved once I got here.

Q: What is your favorite theatre class?
A: Directing because it’s full of freshmen who look up to you, and it’s rewarding seeing them look up to you and realize how you are affecting their life.

Q: What has been your favorite theatre activity?
A: I really have enjoyed Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat this year. It is such a fun show, and it has so many special moments that I will hold onto for forever.

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