Student Spotlight – Lisa Leonardi ’19
Loves About Brebeuf
Something that always makes me happy about Brebeuf is the size. Coming from a school where I had 500 people in my grade, I was really excited to downsize. Having a smaller amount of people around me has made me more outgoing and more observant. I am really proud to say that when I graduate, I will know every single person in my grade. That was something I promised myself I would try to accomplish over my four years here.
My favorite class right now is Roles and Responsibilities of an Adult with Ms. Watko. This class is really trying to help us figure out who we are and what we want to do with the rest of our lives. Throughout the course of this semester we are going to go shopping and go out to eat, all to teach us the importance of budgeting. We will also take part in an etiquette business breakfast to teach us how to act professionally in a dining situation. There is also a section later on which focuses on our personal safety. The end goal of this class is to make sure we are ready for life after Brebeuf and life after college.
My college search has been narrowed down to the east coast, specifically North Carolina. I really fell in love with some of the schools there when my brother decided he wanted to attend High Point University, which is one of my top choices. Other than that, I am going to apply to UNC, University of Alabama, Le Moyne in Syracuse, New York, and some Indiana schools. I plan on studying some sort of science so I can go into the medical field.
Teams & Co-Curriculars
Lacrosse (Freshman and Sophomore)
Morning prayer and Examen
Former Starbucks Barista
O’Connor House volunteer
I have a paralyzing fear of spiders.
I’m a dog person.
My favorite TV show is One Tree Hill.
I love Will Ferrell movies.
I love country music.
I have known my best friend for 14 years, and our families met because we kept getting each others mail.
Where would you travel if time and money weren’t an issue?
If money weren’t an issue, I would ball out at Disney. This entails staying at the nicest hotel for about a month and renting out the parks so I wouldn’t have to deal with slow walkers or strollers. If for some reason I couldn’t do that, I would travel around Europe, because it’s on my bucket list and I’ve always wanted to go to Italy, France, and Spain to test my knowledge of a language I’ve taken since 4th grade and should be fluent in, but I’m not.
What are some small things that make your day better?
Seeing my friends is really high on the list of things that brighten my day. Something else I really love is when people say hello to me in the hallways and address me by name. I really appreciate cheesy jokes or funny noises that can keep me laughing all day long. Also, special shout out to Kaleigh Fitzgerald and Emily Matta who make my classes more entertaining.
So far, the best part of being a senior is…
So far the best part of being a senior is either leaving for lunch, because there are some really great food places around Brebeuf, or just the heightened independence. I like to have opportunities to prove that I am worthy of others’ trust, and senior year is the perfect time for that.