Evan Wells

A smile can make a difference

What school activities are you involved in?

I am involved in Student Council, Campus Ministry, National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, student ambassador, the theatre department, cross-country, and the Praise and Worship Ensemble.

What does the school mission mean to you?

The school mission means that I am called to live aware of the blessings that surround me. With supportive people surrounding me, living as a Christian, citizen, and scholar is easy.

How do you strive to live as a Christian, citizen and scholar in school and in your everyday life?

I strive to live as a Christian, citizen, and scholar by taking a moment as an opportunity to brighten someone else’s day. You never know when your smile will make a difference. I try to radiate positive energy and the spirit of the Irish everywhere I go.

What is one example of how Marist values influenced/encouraged you to approach a problem or challenge differently? How do you think those values/skills will help you in the future?

Over the course of my high school career, I have been encouraged to break out of my shell and open my heart to more people. Marist hospitality is a key focus at Notre Dame Prep, and I believe that equipped with this skill, I will be able to cultivate a more open environment in the future.

What is one of the best things about being a Notre Dame student?

Being surrounded by God’s strongest warriors empowers me to face every obstacle knowing that I can accomplish anything. That is the best thing about being a Notre Dame student: you get the opportunity to surround yourself with the most beautiful people.

What is your favorite school event, and why?

Irish Week, by far, must be my favorite event. As a Student Council member, I helped plan and coordinate Spirit Week, and it was a lot of work. I appreciate that the school sponsors such an amazing experience to rally the students around a central goal—pride.

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