Officially named the Brother Rice Alumni Association John P. Leahy Award for Outstanding Junior, the award was created in 1972 and named after the Rice graduate who was the driving force behind its creation. The purpose of the award is to make the student body aware of the Alumni Association, while also serving as a means for alumni to give something back to the school.
The goal of the award is to reward overall excellence. The selection process begins with juniors selecting 10 representatives. These 10 candidates are submitted to the faculty, who select the finalists. A committee of the Alumni Association interviews the finalists and selects the Junior of the Year.
The Junior of the Year is awarded a scholarship of $2,500 for his senior year tuition. The other finalists receive $500 for tuition assistance.
This year’s finalists were Joe Alvarez ’17, Ryan Kutt ’17, Brian Papiernik ’17, and Jack Pufunt ’17. Brint White ‘17 was chosen as the 2016 the Junior of the Year.
Brint came to Brother Rice from St. Columbanus where he volunteers at the Athletic Center and also spends time with the AYSO. He has also earned scholarships from Big Shoulders, LINK Unlimited, and the Arthur J. Schmitt Foundation.
While at Brother Rice, Brint has become a member of the NHS, Student Council, and the Spanish Club. On the field, he is a member of the football and rugby teams. Brint has excelled in the classroom, earning a 3.6 GPA and a spot on the High Honors Honor Roll, all while scoring a 27 on the ACT.
After Brother Rice, Brint would like to attend the University of Illinois, University of Miami, Marquette, or St. Louis University and hopes to earn an MBA right out of college.
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