Student of the week: Brendan Manahan, St. Francis de Sales High School

Brendan Manahan, St. Francis de Sales High School.
Brendan Manahan, St. Francis de Sales High School.

Home: Oregon


School subject: English

Extracurricular activity: Student council and campus ministry

Hobbies: Basketball, soccer, and hanging out with friends.

Car: Black 2011 Jeep Wrangler

Store: American Eagle

Musical artist: Trey Songz - R&B

Movie: Dumb and Dumber

TV show: The Office


Cafeteria food must-have: Chicken tenders

Last book read that wasn't required: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Pet peeve: Bad drivers

Person most admired: My father

Person I'd like to meet: President Obama

Items always in my locker: Coke

First job: Catholic Youth Organization soccer referee.

Top accomplishment: Being elected senior class president by my peers.


After-graduation plans: Attend Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and major in business.

Career goal: Have a successful business career and a family.

Quote from teacher: "Brendan is a wonderful example of a model St. Francis student," said Ray Maj, college counselor. "He lives the motto of our patron saint, 'Be who you are and be that well.' His animated and charismatic personality truly brings our mission and philosophy to life in and outside of school."