Student Spotlight – Madison Mora ’18
Loves About Brebeuf
I love the fact that Brebeuf is such a family-oriented community. Whether it is the faculty or the entire student population, everyone here genuinely cares about the entire person. It is so easy to meet a new friend or sit with someone at lunch, which is very rare to see and experience anywhere else. Along with that, Brebeuf gives its students so many opportunities to grow and become better people. From the countless retreats to service projects, Brebeuf offers a wide range of possibilities for students to live out what it truly means to be men and women for others, which is another aspect that truly drives my heart so close to Brebeuf.
Last year, my favorite class was AP Psych with Mr. Petty. Currently, my favorite class has to be my ACP English class with Mr. Fanara because it is a writing-based class, and I really enjoy writing. Plus, I get college credit for it after I complete the course!
I am undecided as to where I will be attending college, but my top two choices are IU and Loyola University in Chicago. I am interested in double majoring in dance and exercise science, and I may want to get into physical therapy when I’m older.
Teams & Co-Curriculars
Brebeuf Dance Team
National Honor Society
A-List Dance Center
Asian Student Union
Cashier at McAlister’s Deli
I am very flexible.
I hate pizza.
I used to play the flute in middle school.
I’ve never been out of the country.
What is your current favorite show or series on tv, Netflix, etc?
My favorite TV show of all time has to be Full House, however, some my favorite shows on Netflix include Grey’s Anatomy and Pretty Little Liars.
Any big Spring Break plans?
This year, I will being going to Florida with my entire family for the first time in awhile, that being my cousins and all. Along with that, I will also be going up to Chicago for one day. I am super excited to go, especially considering the fact that my family never typically goes anywhere for break.
If you could travel to any place in the world, where would you go and why?
I think it would be really cool to travel to the Philippines one day because both of my parents are from there, and I would love to learn all about my family’s history and background. It is such a different atmosphere over there, so I think it could be really fun to experience a place that is so culturally unique and practically home to me!
You are now in your final semester at Brebeuf Jesuit. Has it sunk in yet?
I definitely think about it a lot, but it still doesn’t feel real to me. I try live every single day in the present because I know that these last few months of high school will fly by before I know it. I cherish the time I have with my friends and my teachers, so it is hard to even comprehend the fact that I will have to leave a place that I’ve called home for the last four years.
In what way have you changed the most since your freshman year?
Since my freshman year, I definitely feel like I’ve become a lot more confident and outgoing both inside and outside of the classroom. Although I am still a pretty shy person, I’m a lot less hesitant to speak up to others, which was very much nonexistent four years ago. Brebeuf has allowed me to mature into a young, intellectual adult, and I can definitely see that change within me