CLARK, NJ - As the month winds down and students run home for their winter break and to celebrate the holidays, Arthur L. Johnson announced Patrick Brennan as the December Student of the Month.

The honor is given each month to a member of the senior class who has had a deep impact on the school or community. 

Brennan is very active at ALJ. He is the student representative on the Board of Education, a member of Heroes and Cool Kids, an organization that visits other schools to inspire greatness in younger students. “These groups allow me to represent the school and my true character,” Brennan commented about his participation in these organizations. 

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Brennan has applied to Lehigh, Wisconsin, Clemson, Penn State, and Tulane to study business. “I believe business will work best for me,” said Brennan, “I am not exactly sure what I want to do after college, but I believe business will set me up the best for the future.”

When asked about what he saw as the key to success, Brennan said, “I believe working hard for what you want to achieve is the key to success. No matter what it is, always work hard and try your best in everything you do.” 

Brennan is most proud of his accomplishments in the classroom and on the field in my sports. “I worked hard throughout my four years and will no doubt remember my performances,” he said about his football career at ALJ. 

Brennan’s advice to underclassmen is to work hard and push themselves to get involved. This greatly impacts your experience in school. 

Brennan says he will miss the “true" bonds he has made with the faculty during his years at ALJ and says he will miss seeing his lifelong friends on a daily basis.


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