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House of Faith leaders make a good team

Seniors Megan Flanagan and Alex Henderson are used to working together as co-delegates for the House of Faith. Since sophomore year, the two have been sharing the delegate role and find it works well. Now as senior executive delegates, they have the chance to plan activities and motivate their House to get involved. 

Alex said the two have similar leadership styles, and when one has an idea, they discuss it before taking the idea to their faculty leaders. Megan said Alex is strong in her faith and contributes a lot to the House’s spiritual activities, and Megan likes to plan the social activities.

“We bounce ideas off each other to get a really good outcome,” Megan said.

Megan said she is most proud of the dance their House sponsored after the Fall Homecoming football game because it was well attended by the underclassmen and everyone seemed to have a good time. Alex said she was really proud of the House’s participation in the Spirit of the Season drive at Christmas because many of the students and faculty in the House donated money or time to allow them to get the gifts their sponsor family needed.

Next up, the House of Faith is planning to revive the Silhouette Stations of the Cross during Holy Week. Megan said she wanted to bring back the former House of Faith tradition because she remembers her brothers, Zack ’14 and Aaron ’16, talking about it. Megan added that her brothers are the inspiration for her getting involved in her House because of the things they shared when they were involved. And she hopes to plan House activities that inspire her housemates to share the fun they have with their younger siblings and keep the tradition going.

Alex also wants to set an example that will continue with younger members. She said she enjoys being able to share her faith with underclassmen in their House while also helping them have fun.

“It has been such a humbling experience leading the House of Faith this year because I have seen the work that needs to be put in to create the fun and productive atmosphere that the House system has fostered the past few years,” Alex said. “By leading this House built on faith, I hope that I serve as an example for younger students that it’s important to get involved and to share their faith with others.”

Megan also is a member of SEAC, National Honor Society, and Green Dot. She was a three-year member of the Volleyball team before a surgery sidelined her this year. She said her favorite is SEAC meetings with Dr. Mindy (Lankert) Ernstberger ’74 because she not only is able to have a hand in planning school activities but also she can make a connection with the adults in the administration like Dr. Ernstberger and get to know them better.

Alex is four-year member of Girls Golf, including three years on varsity; a member of the St. Genesius Society, on the executive council for Student Ambassadors, a student leader for Liturgical Music Ministry, a member of Providence Singers and the Popcorn Players, and outside of school, a part of the Youth Ministry Action Team (YMAT) with Catalyst Catholic (formerly known as New Albany Deanery Catholic Youth Ministries). She also has been involved with Book Club, Green Dot, Pinterest Club, and the Cheerleading team. She also is a cast member of the spring musical, Freaky Friday, something that means a lot to her because it’s her last show at Providence.

“It has been such an amazing experience to be able to perform for the Deanery schools and to perform in the beautiful Robinson Auditorium the past four years,” Alex said.

Megan plans to attend Indiana University-Bloomington and has received a direct admit to the Kelley School of Business in the entrepreneurship program. She said business ownership runs in her family, from her father owning a Chick fil A in Elizabethtown, Ky., to her brother Aaron starting his own catering business while he’s in culinary school. She and her brothers often talk about going into business together, so she looks forward to studying entrepreneurship in college.

Alex said she hopes to make her college selection in the next few weeks and plans to major in psychology and/or biology with the goal of continuing on to medical school in order to become a physician in neonatology or neurosurgery.

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House of Integrity profile: It feels good to win

Haylee Hall

Jacqueline Scott

House of Integrity co-senior executive delegates Jacqueline Scott and Haylee Hall are thrilled their House has won the Second Quarter points competition, which will land them in the House Cup finals in the spring. It is the first time Integrity will appear in the House Cup since the competition began.

“It feels awesome to see the seniors putting in the effort,” Haylee said. “It’s a sense of gratification for us as senior leaders seeing people in the House putting in effort and getting us rewarded for it.”

Haylee said one important way the House won points in the Second Quarter was through the commitment of the House members to attend morning liturgy on Thursdays, one of the way Houses can earn points.

Jacqueline said she was impressed with how the House members came together to support the Spirit of the Season giving challenge during Advent. Nearly every House member donated money, and many of them took a turn shopping, wrapping the gifts, or delivering them.

“Everyone took part,” Jacqueline said. “We collected enough money we could get all the (assigned family’s) children’s gifts and something for the parents too.”

Jacqueline and Haylee said they’ve seen more commitment from their House members all school year, something they credit to the House faculty leader Mrs. Terri (Blunk) Purichia ’90, who serves as a permanent substitute teacher and Volleyball coach. Integrity came in a close second in the First Quarter points, and Mrs. Purichia inspired the House leaders and members to work hard in the last quarter to get the win.

Jacqueline is involved in many activities, including Girls Soccer.

“Coach P. has been an amazing leader,” Haylee said. “She’s so enthusiastic, and that carries over to the House, especially the leaders.”

House leaders and members have been inspired all school year to get involved – and not just to earn points. That showed in how everyone came together to put on the bonfire last semester. It had been several years since Integrity sponsored the bonfire, which at one time kicked off what is now known as Guerin Day. Haylee said she wanted to bring back the event because she remembered hearing about it when she was in middle school. As the leaders began planning it, they quickly decided to bring on other Houses to help organize it in order to make it more manageable – and to get more students interested in attending. Jacqueline and Haylee said their plan worked, and they were pleased with how many students attended.

Jacqueline and Haylee said they like working together to plan things for the House and are quick to point out each other’s strengths. Jacqueline is “analytical and organized,” Haylee said. And Haylee “is creative and thinks outside the box to think of ways to get people involved,” Jacqueline said.

Jacqueline is on the Girls Soccer team, is a member of the Spanish Club and SEAC, and is a Student Ambassador. She plans to attend Indiana University-Bloomington and major in chemistry on the pre-med track.

Haylee throws the discus for the Girls Track & Field team.

Haylee is on the Volleyball and Track & Field teams and a member of the Pinterest Club. She plans to attend IU-Bloomington and has received a direct admittance to the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies and plans to major in biology and East Asian language and culture with plans to go into dermatology. She is teaching herself Korean and learning the alphabet to get a head start.

Both girls have held leadership positions in the House since sophomore year and said it feels good to accomplish a goal during their senior year.

“It shows the initiative we both have in making our mark, and it feels good knowing we could go out winning something substantial for our House,” Haylee said.

“I think it will keep going too,” Jacqueline said. “I want the enthusiasm to continue even next year.”

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House of Loyalty leaders divide and conquer

Each month, the eVision will profile the senior executive delegate(s) of each House

Seniors Brooke Williams and Bryce Drury split the duties of senior executive delegate for the House of Loyalty, with each focusing on a task that best fits his or her ability. Brooke is planning the Fall Homecoming ceremony for Friday evening, and Bryce is coordinating the assignments for the Guerin Day competition. Brooke’s skills lend to her planning events, including the upcoming Homecoming Dance with the House of Faith, and Bryce knows many of the strengths of the members of their House to assign them to the best position for the House competition.

“I’m passionate about fashion and decorating, so homecoming fits my passions,” Brooke said, adding that her duties include ordering the flowers and organizing who is contributing different items for the event.

Since Bryce is a three-sport athlete – football, track, and swim – he said he knows many of the people in the House and can help them choose the best spot to help the House win the Guerin Competition.

Both Bryce and Brooke are involved in many activities beyond their House leadership position. Brooke is in her third year as a House leader and is also a student ambassador, Eucharistic minister, and cheerleader and is a member of Green Dot, SADD and National Honor Society. She said she enjoys having different opportunities to share her leadership skills. Her favorite activities are being a cheerleader and sharing her school spirit with fans in the stands and being a House leader.

“I get to work directly with other students, and I can see the effects of my leadership in them,” Brooke said. “You can see the end product, unlike in other activities.”

When she’s not at school or cheerleading, Brooke enjoys checking out new fashion trends and taking photos. She has been able to travel to several different countries and all over the country with her family and loves taking pictures of the scenery she sees, she said. She plans to pursue her interests next year with major in marketing and apparel merchandising and either attend Miami of Ohio or Indiana University Bloomington.

Bryce loves each of the sports in which he participates, and this season, he is a wide receiver and corner back for the Football team. He also is involved in several extracurricular activities including Spanish Club, the Drawing Club, and the Art Club and is president of the National Honor Society.

Each activity helps him express a different interest. He has always like drawing and art, he said, so those clubs help him express his talent, and the Spanish Club gives him the opportunity to do various service projects. He said he particularly enjoyed helping plan its Fiesta 5K last year and hopes to do so again. As a House executive delegate, he is glad to be able to lead others by example, especially the new students.

“I try to do the right thing and work hard,” Bryce said.

In his spare time, Bryce likes to play video games, and next year he hopes to attend IU-Bloomington and student art architecture and design.

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