Oct 7

Student Spotlight – Keon Gorge ’17

Loves About Brebeuf

I love the atmosphere and friendly environment at Brebeuf.  People are very nice, and always go out screen-shot-2016-10-07-at-7-34-47-amof their way to talk to you and make you feel welcome. I came from Carmel public schools and it just wasn’t the same. At Brebeuf, I can both respect the teachers and administration and have a more personal relationship with them. I find it a lot easier to learn from someone you care about. 

Favorite Class

It is really hard to pick one, because I enjoy different classes for different reasons.  For the material, it was AP Physics 1 with Mr. Rott.  He is a great teacher, and while it was certainly a difficult class, it was fun and I looked forward to going to that class everyday.

Future Plans

I hope to attend Purdue University for computer science – my heart is pretty much set on that.  I am not entirely sure on the specific area of computer science though.  I am learning programming now, which I have enjoyed, but what strikes me is that, I play a lot of video games and I am fascinated with the ability for computers to replicate the real world. I want to push the boundaries on digital environments to be more realistic and replicate the laws of nature in a computer.

Teams & Co-Curriculars

Boy Scout

Eagle Scout

Outdoor activities like camping and rafting

Lacrosse

Outdoor Club Member

Founding member of the Brebeuf Maker Club

Track and Field

Works for Brebeuf Jesuit in IT during the summer

Random Fact

I have danced with the king of Sweden. In 2012, I attended the National Boy Scout Jamboree. This was a special event that had all the international groups as well. The King of Sweden, who is also a scout, was a guest and attended wearing his Swedish scout uniform.  He taught us a dance with traditional Swedish music and everyone in attendance danced along with him.

Is Brebeuf as academically rigorous as they say?

Brebeuf is as rigorous as the claims say. On some level, it depends on what class you take, but overall, I have found that every class challenges you to think deeper, write more, and study longer to achieve true mastery of the subject. Because of this, the general homework load can be a considerable amount, but I have found that I almost always leave the chapter knowing the material thoroughly, and if not, my teachers are always available to help me understand when I fall behind.

What do you think of…

Apple getting rid of the headphone jack on the iPhone?

At face value, I am upset with the idea of an iPhone without a headphone jack, mainly because I have a pretty nice pair of earbuds and I don’t like the idea of having a barrier to using my favorite headphones that I have been using for years. However, I would like to think that there is a reason for removing it. And if removing that jack is what allowed for a more powerful processor or a longer battery life, than I am perfectly fine with that change. Sure it might be annoying to use an adapter with my earbuds, but hey, it seems like a pretty small complaint for a magical brick that is many times more powerful than anything that existed ten years ago.