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Joseph William Schwab

Meet Joseph William Schwab - F. J. Brennan Catholic High School
Posted on 05/23/2017
Meet Joseph William Schwab

My School

Unlike most students, I have had the opportunity to experience different high schools and can honestly say that F.J. Brennan takes the cake. The tight-knit community atmosphere is incomparable, with no one in the school going unacknowledged whilst walking through the very welcoming halls. The school spirit and caritas pride is constantly present, especially so during the infamous Zakoor Cup. At Brennan, every student has the opportunity to pursue their passions, whether it be sports, academics, or the arts, enabling us students to have the best high school experience one could ask for.

Making a Positive Difference

To make a difference, it is essential to never shy away from a challenge and be a leader wherever possible. Having had a passion for football, it was important to me that I get involved with the team, and had managed to become captain as a first-year athlete for Brennan, leading the team for an unfortunately short but sweet season. Beyond extracurricular, academics are my forte, and I always try to assist my peers wherever I can, helping them with homework or wherever their difficulties lie. When walking through the halls, often times you'll find me waving to someone or smiling because positivity is a chain reaction that starts with an individual, and I have always found it essential to be that catalyst wherever I can.

My Biggest Challenge

Having transferred to Brennan mid-year in grade eleven, I felt as though there was a good likelihood that I wasn't going to fit in; a new fish in a, well, medium sized pond. Within the first day I was introduced to the caritas spirit that the tight-knit school genuinely exudes, and was welcomed with open arms. Despite my inhibitions, Brennan's staff and students almost immediately had me feeling at home, as if I was there since the first day of high-school in grade nine.

My Accomplishments

First Team All-City as Running Back (Football)

Honor Roll all throughout high school

Early acceptance into Queen's School of Computing

The person that influenced me most

When thinking about the person who influenced me most, the first person who comes to mind is my grade six/seven teacher, Laurie Clement. I have always loved technology and its many forms, and Mrs. Clement cultivated my fascination, extending my technological capabilities through the many recesses stayed indoors to teach and allow me to learn even more. Mrs. Clement has been one of the most genuine and passionate leaders I have encountered thus far, and it is her drive and hardworking nature that I hope to carry through my future in school and beyond.

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