Student Spotlight: Bridget Delaney '16
Senior Bridget Delaney has decided to try some new things during her final year at Scecina, so she's joining the gymnastics team and ran cross country, earning that team's Best Mental Attitude honor for 2015. She wants to attend Bellarmine University or Saint Mary's College.
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
“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” ~ Albert Einstein
These are words to live by for senior Bridget Delaney, who has dedicated her last year at Scecina to trying new sports, joining different clubs and enrolling in challenging courses. Although she has consistently enjoyed academic and athletic success throughout her school career, Bridget knows that these new experiences will help her develop even more in mind, body and spirit as she embarks on the next phase of life, planning for college and a career.
Having made her mark on Crusader athletics as part of the volleyball and basketball programs for three years, Bridget switched gears in the spring and joined the track and field program. The transition was not an easy one, but her efforts were rewarded when she was honored as the Most Improved Runner for the season. Motivated by her success in track and field, Bridget participated on the cross country team this fall. She was once again honored for her dedication, this time earning Best Mental Attitude honors. This winter Bridget will represent Scecina on the gymnastics team for the first time. She is thrilled to return to a sport she loved as a child, and she is looking forward to yet another new challenge.
Even though athletics plays a big role in her life, Bridget is exploring new opportunities in other areas as well. She recently joined Scecina’s Student Ambassadors, and she was inducted into the National Honor Society this past spring. She plans to participate in the spring musical, “Tarzan,”as well. She is taking advantage of Scecina’s extensive curriculum to learn diverse skills such as ceramics, accounting and advanced television production.
Although she is focused on creating a future full of new experiences, which includes studying nursing at either Bellarmine University or Saint Mary’s College, Bridget knows that she would not have the courage to go on these adventures without the constant support of her family. She is grateful to her parents, Scecina alumni Mike ’83 and Lisa (Speth) ’84 Delaney, for providing a quality, faith-filled education at St. Michael Catholic School in Greenfield and at Scecina Memorial High School for her and her siblings, Allison ’10 and Logan ’12.
Posted on Wed, November 25, 2015
by Beth Murphy