Apr 17

Student Spotlight – Tom Caffrey ’17

Loves About Brebeuf

I love that Brebeuf has been a place where I have been able to grow, not only as a student, but as a person.  The classes I have taken have opened up new perspectives and pushed me to think in new ways.  Discussions open to all viewpoints have made me more accepting and understanding of different ideas. At Brebeuf, I have grown in my understanding of other’s beliefs and values, which has helped me form my own.

Favorite Class

My favorite class at Brebeuf has been Macroeconomics with Mr. Tague.  I was fascinated learning about how the economy works and Mr. Tague made the class interesting and engaging.

Future Plans

I will be attending the University of Notre Dame next year and plan on majoring in finance.  

Teams & Co-Curriculars

Academic Super Bowl Math Team
Student Council
National Honors Society
Intramural Basketball 2016 Champion

Random Facts 

I was born in Olathe, Kansas.

I wear size 14 shoes.

Justin Yoon is my favorite football player of all-time.

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

My favorite Brebeuf experience was the exchange trip I took to Barcelona, Spain. I stayed with a host family and was fully immersed into their culture.  The Catalan people were so welcoming to everyone from Brebeuf.  I met so many amazing and interesting people.  It was incredible getting the opportunity to explore the city full of rich history, beautiful architecture, and tasty food. Walking through the Sagrada Familia and climbing Montserrat were just some of the highlights from this trip that I will remember for the rest of my life.

What did you do over Spring Break?

I went to Watercolor, Florida with my family and some of my friends.  We had a great time playing basketball, going to the beach, and just relaxing.

The trip to Barcelona obviously made a great impact on you.  Do you have plans on traveling in the future?  Dream travel destination(s)?

Going to Barcelona was my first time out of the country and it really opened my eyes to how amazing other places in the world can be.  It has given me the desire to become a more worldly person and visit as many new places I can.  My dream travel destinations would be New York, Venice, and the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.