Andie Seabrooke: A True OC Role Model

Andie Seabrooke: A True OC Role Model

Mara Wearden, News Editor '14

Andie Seabrooke: OC Eagle Eye Sports Editor, captain of the Varsity Tennis Team, varsity member of the Swim Team, Student Council Executive Board Treasurer, Kairos student leader, and active member of the Sister Class Committee, Campus Ministry, JOA Society of Scholars, NHS, and Student Ambassadors.  Honored with the 2013 Principal’s Award, there is no doubt of the impact that Andie has made on the OC community during her four years here, as well as the future traditions she has molded for years to come.  Not only thoroughly involved in the school community, but the outside community as well, Andie teaches swim lessons to a young girl with Down Syndrome, and CCD to third graders at St. Kilian Parish.  She describes her favorite high school memories as receiving the Principal’s Award, spirit weeks (especially Senior Year), her Holy Week mission trips to D.C., and all the incredible friendships that she has built.  She plans to study biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins University next year, but says she will never forget the OC community, where her love for learning was fostered.  “OC has provided me with an environment in which I have been able to thrive as a student, a leader, an athlete, and a Catholic, and has had an essential role in shaping me into the person that I am today.”  She says she feels very prepared for her college academic endeavors because of her development of both study and leadership skills at Oakland Catholic.  When asked what advice she had to give to the underclassmen, she responded, “Get involved and don’t give up.  It’s never easy at Oakland, but if you work hard in and out of the classroom, you will succeed.”  Andie spoke of her various role models throughout her time at OC, who guided the way and helped to shape her future.  It’s safe to say that Andie is such a role model for many young women at Oakland.  She will surely be missed next year.  Oakland Catholic wishes you good luck, Andie, and a bright future, eager to see where the world takes you, or maybe even where you take the world.