Student Spotlight – Delia Novak ’18
Loves About Brebeuf
I hate to echo everyone else, but my favorite part of Brebeuf is the people inside it. Most Brebeuf students are deep thinkers that care about the world around them, and that creates a classroom environment filled with intelligent questions and thought-provoking discussions. Some of my life’s most meaningful moments have happened in the presence of teachers and classmates here, whether on retreat or in class, and most high schools cannot say that.
All English and Theatre classes! Sophomore year, I had English 10 Honors with Ms. Parson during 6s, and it was easily the best part of my day. This year, Advanced Theatre with Mr. Strader is super interesting and never fails to put a smile on my face.
While woefully undecided about the future, my present plan is to study International Relations, Environmental Law, and possibly Arabic, with the hope of one day using combined knowledge of those fields in foreign diplomacy or investigative journalism. Whatever happens, I’ll be content as long as I am able to travel, write, and promote social justice.
Teams & Co-Curriculars
Fall Play & Spring Musical
President of Conservation Club
Co-President of S.A.G.E
National Honor Society
IMA Teen Arts Council
St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Council
I can do the wave with my eyebrows, sometimes I read the dictionary, and I am currently in the process of memorizing the capitals of all countries.
What is your current favorite show or series on tv, Netflix, etc?
I’ve recently become a fan of Mozart in the Jungle, but my all-time favorite shows include Sherlock, Gilmore Girls, and How I Met Your Mother.
Can you tell us a little bit about your role in this year’s Fall Play, The Laramie Project?
The Laramie Project is a sort of documentary-play, so each cast member is portraying a few different characters. My roles are Zackie Salmon, a lesbian resident of Laramie; Amanda Gronich, an actor in the Tectonic Theater Project; and Dr. Cantway, the E.R. doctor that initially treats Matthew Shepard. It’s been a privilege to be a part of a project like this, and I cannot wait for everyone to come see it!
Do you have big plans for Fall Break?
With any luck, I’ll be catching up on sleep from weeks of long rehearsals, but a few last-minute college visits are not out of the question.
What advice would you offer our Braves in the Class of 2021?
Be yourself! Or at least do things that help you figure out who you are. Brebeuf is a well-tended garden that is small enough to provide you with the resources you need to grow and big enough to give you space to blossom. Talk to everyone, study everything, avoid procrastination at all costs, and remember that four years will go by awfully quickly.