Geromel Named Gatorade’s Kansas Player of the Year

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We are proud to announce that Vitor Geromel, Maize South, 2024, has been honored as Gatorade’s Kansas Player of the Year!
 
Through Gatorade’s Equity in Sports Initiative, Vitor was given the opportunity to choose a youth sports organization to receive his $1,000 Gatorade Player of the Year Community Grant. He has chosen to support TOPSoccer’s Kansas branch, an organization dedicated to providing children and adults with disabilities the opportunity to play soccer in a fun, inclusive environment.
 
Vitor explains, “I chose TOPSoccer Kansas branch because I wanted to choose an organization that is local, and TOPSoccer has a program in Wichita that is paired with Sporting Wichita, the club I grew up playing for. I’m grateful to be able to provide support for a program that has such an amazing mission and is part of my community.”

Tran Graduates from Duke

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We are excited to announce that Jordan Tran, Maize South, 2020, has graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a concentration in Anatomy, Physiology, and Biomechanics and a minor in Sociology.

Following graduation, Jordan will be working as a research analyst for the Duke Regeneration Center, where he will be working to improve cancer patients’ survivorship and investigating novel medical countermeasures against acute radiation syndrome in the scenarios of nuclear terrorism.

Jordan is taking time this summer to apply to medical schools.

Congratulations, Jordan!

Geromel Leads Team in Back-to-Back State Titles

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Vitor Geromel, Maize South, 2024, played a pivotal role in securing back-to-back state championship titles for his high school soccer team.

In his junior year, Vitor led his team to an undefeated 21-0 season, culminating in a state championship and earning a national ranking of 6th in the country. This year, the team made history by earning their consecutive state title, marking the second back-to-back state championship win in school history. As team captain for both championship seasons, Vitor scored in all four state games across both seasons, contributing significantly to the team’s success.

While reflecting on these achievements, Vitor expressed, “I was very fortunate and blessed to captain our team through both seasons, and the second title was the perfect way to cap off our careers as seniors. I’m so grateful to have been a part of that team.”

Tran Announces Summer Plans

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Jordan Tran, Maize South High School, 2020, has announced his summer plans!

After graduating from Duke University, Jordan will stay in Durham, NC, to work as a research analyst for the Duke Regeneration Center. He will work to improve cancer patients’ survivorship by minimizing acute and long-term side effects of radiation therapy. He will also be investigating novel medical countermeasures against acute radiation syndrome in the scenarios of nuclear terrorism.

“I look forward to being able to fully dedicate my time to pushing forward the field of regenerative medicine and potentially improving treatment options for individuals affected by radiation and cancer,” Jordan shared.

Congratulations, Jordan!

Fifth Class of Scholars Announced!

Fifth Class of Scholars Announced!

We are proud to announce Timothy P. O’Shaughnessy Foundation’s newest Lifelong Learning Scholarship recipients!

The 2024-2025 recipients are: 

Eli Aziere – Independent School

Samuel Ferguson – Trinity Academy

Vitor Geromel – Maize South

Rafael Martinez – Maize South

Israel Torres – Wichita Northeast Magnet High School