The Senior Spotlight winner for the month of December is Brodie Frieders. Brodie is the son of Jeff and Connie Frieders. During his high school career, Brodie was involved in Math Team, Scholastic Bowl, WYSE, Choir, Football, Track. He was also a Student of the Month and an ACE winner.
His future plans are to attend JJC and then transfer to a 4-year university.
Here are a few thoughts from Brodie’s teachers. Mrs. Bugg says that “Brodie is one of the most caring, mature and considerate kids in the entire school! He always shows compassion and patience to the other students in my class. If there were a “student of the year” award, he would have my vote.” Mrs. Leveille appreciates that Brodie was always well behaved and a hard worker! He was very inquisitive and asked questions when he needed help with his work. He worked well with others in the class and helped me out by helping the other students with their Chemistry stoichiometry problems since he “got it” quicker than most! He was a part of our WYSE team last year that took 2nd place at the regional competition. All around polite and a positive person!” Mr. Roth believes that “Brodie is always very polite, respectful, and well-prepared for class. He is conscientious about his work, and comes in for extra help regularly before school when he needs it.” Mrs. Valiente appreciates that “Brodie is one of the most pleasant, well-mannered young men I have ever met. He always greets me with a polite hello and a smile. He brightens my day!” Mrs. Benoit says that Brodie is a great student and kind person. Brodie has a strong work ethic. He competes in sports and is committed to working hard academically. He studies for exams, turns in his work on time, and goes above and beyond in order to reach his goals. As a self-advocating student, Brodie is willing to do whatever it takes to make sure he reaches success. He asks questions in class, sees his teachers for extra help when needed, and communicates with his classmates about academics.” Mr. Wolf says that “Brodie is a kind, considerate, and extremely hard-working young man. He is a model student who understands the world around him and constantly works towards discovering his role in it. He is one of those people who brings a smile to all who meet him. Brodie is exceedingly deserving of this honor.” Ms. Askew thinks that Brodie “is extremely positive and always has a smile on his face. He is always more than willing to help others and truly cares about learning.” Although Mrs. McGarey doesn’t “know him that well, he is on the Scholastic Bowl team and he always has a smile on his face.” Mr. Carrescia believes that Brodie “is intelligent and hard-working; he is a great young man that would go out of his way to help anyone else have a better day. It is always a joy to talk to him.” Mr. Gleixner says that Brodie “is a model student and a great kid. He is always willing to lend a hand and is always ready to say hello.” Mr. Newsom appreciates that Brodie “is just one of the nicest young men I think I’ve ever had as a student. He is intelligent and has a good mind, yes, but a lot of intelligent people with good minds know it and are arrogant about it. Brodie is always—and I mean always, as in there has never been a day I’ve seen him otherwise—thoughtful, considerate, compassionate, and kind. It would be nice to have more students like Brodie, in a way—students with a heart to equal their minds. But I guess if all students were like him, then he wouldn’t be as special as he is.” Mrs. Olszta says that “’Roger’ (as he is affectionately known in French) is so genuine and hard-working. He’s reliable and always has a smile on his face.”
As a final thought, Brodie’s advice to younger students is, “Never forget to have fun while you’re working hard.”
On behalf of the teachers and staff at RCHS, we would like to congratulate Brodie Frieders as our December winner of the Senior Spotlight.