Nov 14

Student Spotlight – Naomi German ’17

Loves About Brebeuf

I love Brebeuf’s schedule. I cannot bear to sit in a class for too long learning about the same subject screen-shot-2016-11-14-at-11-18-30-amand the schedule definitely keeps me moving around and on my feet. I have found that the majority of teachers are quite personable. These teachers here at Brebeuf have something special about them and it’s always a delight when they impart some of their knowledge or share their experiences. I don’t frequent the offices, but I often stick around after class to finish a fascinating conversation or to ask questions.

Favorite Class

My favorite class that I’ve ever had at Brebeuf is Honors Anatomy and Physiology with Mrs. McCarter. She managed to tie in concepts from every other science that I’ve taken and relate it to how it affects the human body in an incredibly cohesive manner. The labs were simple and the dissections were so much fun! Mrs. McCarter is a fantastic teacher who is clear and concise in her teaching, and her zeal is reflected in her students’ intrigue with the subject matter. I left that class prepared for my future major in pre-med and more enthused about the subject than ever. 

Future Plans

My college choice is a still up in the air, but I am deciding between Purdue, Oregon State, California Lutheran University, and the University of Washington in Seattle. I hope to become a doctor someday and utilize my skills to aid people in need of medical attention in third world countries. It’s a dream of mine to teach doctors in these countries how to perform certain procedures so that they know how to do them when I go back home.

Teams & Co-Curriculars

Currently:

Timmy Club
RAFA (Raising Awareness for Animals)

In the Past:

Volleyball team (Freshman year)
Tennis team (Freshman and Sophomore year)
Outdoor Club (Freshman year)

Random Fact

I really love zombies. I know, it may be weird, but if a zombie apocalypse were to happen, I’m totally prepared. And no, I’m not a fan of The Walking Dead, the zombie to living ratio is out of whack. It should be called The Walking Living because it’s more of a drama than anything else. I also do not recommend Zombeavers (2014).

Outside of Brebeuf’s rigorous academics, can you share with us an impactful Brebeuf experience you have had in athletics, serving others, retreats or through involvement in extracurriculars.  

Brebeuf has helped me find myself through service work. It may be a requirement your junior year, but what it can reveal about yourself is something that cannot be taught in a classroom.  I went on a trip to the Dominican Republic through the Timmy Chapter at Brebeuf and even though it was a last minute decision, it one of the best I’ve ever made. I was able to help build a home, a community center, and an outdoor school cafeteria. I also picked up a little history about the Dominicans and their relationship to the Haitians. Not to mention that there were many leaders on the trip who were giving me advice about medical school and how to make the most of your passion. 

What has been your favorite Brebeuf experience or most memorable moment so far?

I believe that some of my most memorable moments have been the Homecoming football games. I’ve been to every single one! I never actually watch the football game, but it sure looks like it might be entertaining to someone who cares for sports. I don’t go out often during the school year because of well…school, so normally I just hang out with my friends in the stands or sometimes we would leave early to go get milkshakes!