Student Spotlight – Meaghan Delaney ’18
Loves About Brebeuf
One of my favorite things about Brebeuf and one of Brebeuf’s greatest strengths is that everyone supports each other. In high school, it is easy to follow the leader and not develop as an individual; however, with Brebeuf’s clubs, campus ministry, athletics, and academics, students are encouraged to grow their whole mind, body, and soul. The special part about Brebeuf is that students also encourage each other to seek out these opportunities and find their individual interests. This support is felt throughout the whole community and it is one of the reasons that this school feels like a second family to so many students.
Right now, it’s between my math class, AP Calc BC, or AP Physics. If I had to choose my favorite over the past 4 years, it’d be Pre-calc with Mr. Franklin.
I plan to attend Saint Louis University next fall. I am going to major in nursing and minor in public health. After college, I would really like to work in developing countries as a nurse and eventually become a nurse practitioner.
Teams & Co-Curriculars
President of Timmy Global Health Club
Co-leader of Pre-med Club
Work at Sweet Things (a candy shop across from Brebeuf)
K100 G1, K101 leader G4
I had 5 wisdom teeth.
I have the cutest dog named Izzy.
I love to bake and cook.
Breakfast is my favorite meal
How long have you been involved with TIMMY Foundation?
I got involved in with the Timmy Club at Brebeuf sophomore year, but I began going to the Timmy headquarters junior year to get more involved. Now, I am the president of the Timmy Club and I’m interested in either starting a Timmy Club at SLU next year or integrating some of the Timmy values into a pre-existing global health club.
We heard you traveled to the Dominican Republic to do some mission work. What was that trip like?
I went to Las Canas, Dominican Republic, the summer after my junior year for ten days. The camp that we stayed at didn’t have air conditioning or hot water and we had to sleep in bug nets, so for a day or two there was definitely a culture shock, but I quickly immersed myself in the experience and ended up loving it. We did service for about eight hours each day and then we would have time to relax and go to a beach that was near our camp. We would then finish our days with an hour of a lesson about Dominican Republic and either their relationship with Haiti or their government. I not only fell in love with the country and the service, but I learned so much. That trip is the reason I want to work in developing countries after college.
What is your current favorite show or series on tv, Netflix, etc?
This Is Us
If you could travel to any place in the world, where would you go and why?
I’ve always been in love with Australia, so I would go there. I want to see Australia’s wild animals, especially kangaroos. If I could also go back in time, I would go back a few years to see the Great Barrier Reef before it became endangered.
You are now in your final semester at Brebeuf Jesuit. Has it sunk in yet?
Senioritis has definitely sunk in. My excitement for next year grows as graduation gets closer, but it’s starting to really hit me that I’ll rarely be able to see my friends and supportive teachers next year.
In what way have you changed the most since your freshman year?
It is was a very big change going from about 50 students in my middle school grade to 220, so I became very shy freshman year. Over the past four years with support from my teachers and classmates, I have become increasingly more confident in who I am as an individual.