Brodie Landstra

Brodie Lanstra’s educational interests have been fairly balanced in high school. He enjoys literature and art, as well as his courses at the Battle Creek Math and Science Center.

“There was no subject that really stood out to me,” Brodie said.

As a result, Brodie is keeping an open mind about college, choosing to explore opportunities at Kellogg Community College before committing to a major.

Brodie appreciated his time at St. Philip, particularly playing sports with his friends.

“Being able to play on a team with my friends is something I will never forget,” Brodie said.

His freshman year on the football team stood out the most, as they made it to the state championship.

Whether in the classroom or on the field, at St. Philip or the BCMSC, Brodie summed up his high school experience as perpetual excitement.

“Nothing is ever the same,” Brodie said. “Everything is always changing.”

By: Magdalene J. Hill, Class of 2019

Taylor Hood

Taylor Hood wants to go into the medical field. She credits her grandmother for introducing her to the field and inspiring her to enter it.

“My grandmother was a nurse, so I have always been familiar with it,” Taylor said. “A lot of people are afraid of the hospital setting, but when I’m there, I’m curious and interested.”

This interest influenced the topic of her Senior Capstone project. Taylor studied whether or not euthanasia was morally acceptable according to the Catholic faith.

“I didn’t know so much about the other subjects, so it would’ve been harder to dive deeper,” Taylor said.

The specific field Taylor wants to enter is the biomedical laboratory sciences. She will start that journey at Michigan State University this fall.

When asked to describe high school in a word, Taylor chose “interesting”.

“There is always something going on here,” Taylor said.

By: Magdalene J. Hill, Class of 2019

Eryn Crocker

Eryn Crocker enjoys children and has been taking care of them for some time. Currently, Eryn interns with St. Mark’s Daycare as an assistant.

“I really like the kids,” Eryn said. “I love them all so much. They are so cute.”

The daycare offers her a chance not only to work with children but do so with faith – a rare quality in the workplace.

“It’s really fun, but I can’t see myself doing that for the rest of my life,” Eryn said.

Her future does include children. Eryn wants to be a speech pathologist, one who works with young children. She plans to study at Western Michigan University or Grand Valley State University.

Highlights of the last four years include friends and sports, which was easy to combine at St. Philip.

“The teams are so small that it is easy to get onto varsity,” Eryn said. “You can get really close with your teammates.”

By: Magdalene J. Hill, Class of 2019

Quian (George) Ong

Quian Ong is better known as George.

What’s in a name?

“My mom picked George for me when I was in kindergarten because it was the name of many U.S. presidents and she has high expectations for me,” George said.

George came to the States from the port city of Delian in Liaoning Province, near Beijing.

“My goal is to get myself into a pretty prestigious college,” George said. “I want to use my high school years very wisely to achieve that goal.”

An alpha honor roll student known for his responsibility, George has spent his time wisely at St. Philip.

British Literature is his favorite subject as well as anything that involves writing.

“My dream is to be a journalist,” George said.

As graduation draws near, George has yet to make a final decision on where his next destination will be, but he knows this.

“I think God has a plan for me,” George said.

By: BCACS Blog

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