Arts Testimonials

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Max Schumacher ’19
VPA Student Spotlight

I entered Jesuit thinking that I was going to play rugby and soccer all four years, and have a simple, pleasurable experience. It wasn’t until I was signing up for classes before my freshman year that I even thought about choir. The class was called Men’s Chorus, I signed up, and it was a spontaneous decision that I will never regret. I had never had any experience in choir before, but it became my favorite class and Ms. Heine became my favorite teacher. At the freshman year Christmas concert I had a solo.

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Riley Shanahan ‘10 Readies for Premiere of New Show
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Former Jesuit President Fr. Gregory R. Bonfiglio, S.J., gave Riley Shanahan ’10 some advice early on in his Jesuit career:

“You aren’t getting the most out of your high school experience if you show up at 8 AM and leave at 3 PM.”

For a guy like Shanahan, who didn’t know if he would be attending Jesuit High School until a week before classes started, those words struck a chord.

Shanahan went on to play sports, become Head Cheerleader, and, perhaps most impactful for his future, he got involved with theater and choir.

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Jordan Pink
VPA Student Spotlight

As a young musician, I always knew that I’d make an effort to have some involvement with music throughout my high school career. I came into Jesuit as a shy kid that could play piano and read music. On orientation day my freshman year, Mr. Cargile told me that I’d be a percussionist, one of the guys that stand in the back and hit stuff. Getting out of PE already made it worth it to join band, but being in the back of the band, where less people would notice me, sounded even better.