Student Spotlight – Tyler Andrews ’18
Loves About Brebeuf
I love the community at Brebeuf. Every day when I walk into school I just see people talking and having fun with each other and it is a really loving and caring environment. I think this is the best high school you can go to if you want to learn more about yourself without being heavily judged by your peers. Brebeuf is a great place for people to succeed in their own way.
My favorite class is my Intro to Entrepreneurship class because it is teaching me real skills I can use to help with my future plans and goals.
I am going to Purdue to study business and marketing and hope to be an entrepreneur one day.
I am a long snapper.
I ate a hot dog with Joey Chestnut.
I love dolphins.
I love the Greatest Showman.
What is your current favorite show or series on tv, Netflix, etc?
My favorite shows on Netflix have to be The Office and Parks and Recreation.
If you could travel to any place in the world, where would you go and why?
I would love to go to California to be in the warm weather and walk around Hollywood. It would be so much fun to just go around and see all of the movie sets and all the famous things California has to offer.
You were recently awarded the Evans Scholarship! Congratulations! Can you tell us a little bit about it and what it took to achieve?
The Evans Scholarship is a full-tuition and housing college scholarship that is given to gold caddies. The requirements to be considered for this scholarship are: You must caddy for at least 100 loops (100 rounds); Must maintain good grades; Have leadership qualities and attain leadership positions: and must also have a financial need. Once you meet these requirements, you submit all your information into the Evans Scholar website where they will pick around 12 people for Indiana to be a finalist for the scholarship. After you become a finalist, there is a large interview portion that decides whether or not you receive the scholarship. You have to stand in front of a room of around 200 people and answer questions about yourself in an almost-press conference style. About a week after the interview, you get notified whether or not you have received the scholarship.
It took many years of work to get this scholarship, and the hardest part was doing it from 8th grade to my junior year of high school, and not seeing the immediate results for my hard work. I had to wake up early, around 5:00 a.m. every morning in the summer, to see if I could get a loop. It was also very hard balancing football summer workouts with caddying and took all of my time during the summer. This scholarship took a lot of dedication and hard work and I am very proud of it.
Click here to learn more about the Evans Scholarship.
You are now in your final semester at Brebeuf Jesuit. Has it sunk in yet?
Yes, I think it has sunk in now that I have officially signed up to go to Purdue in the fall of 2018. Before I officially signed, it never really hit me and was always just there, but now it is real. I am sad to be leaving Brebeuf and all the memories I have created here, but I am so excited to start this new journey in my life.
In what way have you changed the most since your freshman year?
I think I have changed physically the most since freshman year. Going into football my freshman year I was only about 120 pounds and was around 5’ 7″. Now with my senior year of football over I am around 180 pounds and 5’ 10″.