Prior School(s)

Ralph R. Smith Elementary School; Haviland Middle School; Faith Christian Academy

Extracurricular Activities

Mock Trial; Model UN; Student Government; Theater; Swimming

A Message From the Nominee

“Lourdes has taught me how to handle heavy workloads while also balancing extracurriculars and a social life. I learned how to be a leader here which is arguably the greatest lesson that I was taught.

I am glad I attended Lourdes because of the people that go to Lourdes. The students of Lourdes are what makes the school special. Kids that go here are overall nicer people. Even those who are not friends with you will still treat you well and make friendly conversation. They also tend to be more driven and genuinely care about their own success. 

The faculty member who influenced me the most is my brother Mr. Hoolihan due to his constant belief in me and since he is the one who persuaded my parents to send me here. He told me that I could be whatever I wanted to be and encouraged me to always work hard. I also want to give a special thanks to Ms. Brozon for her reliable help and constant advice (whether solicited or unsolicited). 

When thinking about attending Lourdes, it is primarily a college preparatory school so the first thing you should ask yourself is if you plan on attending college. If you don’t then that’s fine but I wouldn’t recommend going here unless you want to go to college. I used to go to a public school and I can definitely say that the kids here are nicer which may or may not be important to you. At the end of the day you get from Lourdes what you put into it; If you want to find drama then you’ll find it just like you can find it at any school; If you want to coast through high school then you can do that too but then it won’t be worth it; If you want to surround yourself with smart, kind. and hardworking friends while you prepare yourself for college and develop a good resume then you can definitely do that here. I know I have.”

 

College Plans

Brandon wants to get a Psychology or Economics degree on a Pre-Law track at the University of Buffalo.

Favorite Memory from Lourdes

“In my junior year Physics class, our teacher demonstrated the Doppler Effect by making a constant buzzing noise and sprinting all across the room so that we could hear the frequency of the noise change. It was one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen in class and I’ll now always remember the Doppler Effect.”