Student Spotlight: Bo Sims '17
Junior Bo Sims, a trumpet player in Scecina's band, recently was nominated to the DePauw University Honor Band.
Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award.
By Cari Gallagher '93
Scecina offers students diverse and challenging coursework, and numerous and varied co-curricular programs are available. Students have myriad opportunities to grow as servant leaders. Junior Bo Sims, who has a wide range of interests and abilities, is taking advantage of all Scecina has to offer in order to shape his high school experience into a memorable journey that will prepare him for the next steps in life.
Bo has found success in many areas, including academics and the arts. His 4.22 GPA speaks to his dedication to his coursework. He particularly enjoys his science classes and plans to study either biochemistry or marine biology in college. He would like to put his education to good use by crusading for global environmental care. He also excels in the music program as a member of the advanced concert band. He recently was nominated to the DePauw University Honor Band.
Bo also represents the Crusaders on the tennis courts and on the baseball field. He is a two-time winner of the William Bevan Award, which is given to the male and female student athlete in each class who have earned the highest grade point average. In addition to this honor, Bo recently was recognized as the most improved player on the men’s varsity tennis team.
Bo is very involved in student life at Scecina. He is a member of the Key Club, a service-based club that is currently sponsoring a Toys for Tots gift drive for the Christmas season. He participates in Right to Life, Academic Super Bowl and the National Honor Society as well. He is the Student Council Junior Class President and recently helped organize and implement a school-wide canned food drive that benefited Holy Family Shelter. Away from campus Bo is an avid scuba diver and a member of the Richens-Timm Irish Dance Academy.
With all of these activities Bo admits that his biggest challenge is getting enough sleep. But he is focused on being successful in all facets of his life, saying, “I am passionate about anything and everything that I am responsible for.”
Bo is the son of Gus Sims, a freelance sports videographer, and Valerie Jackson-Sims, director of “Sunrise,” the morning news program on WTHR Channel 13. The family belongs to Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, where Bo’s sister is in the eighth grade.
Posted on Wed, December 9, 2015
by Beth Murphy