by JESSICA MARONEY
People will often define a leader as someone who holds a dominant or superior position and is able to exercise a high degree of control over others. However, this definition is not befitting of Brittany O’Reilly. Instead, Brittany is one to motivate and inspire others by sharing her visions, all while supporting the ideas of others. This year, Brittany has taken on leadership roles that she could have never foreseen herself executing, but they have truly shaped her personality. She has gained more than just a few important titles; she has gained the skills, conscientiousness, and enthusiasm of an amazing leader.
As head battle captain, Brittany overseas the art, dance, and sports activities. She works collaboratively with the other captains to modify and approve each aspect of battle. Brittany was fundraising captain her junior year and art captain her sophomore year, so she has gained the experience necessary to be a great head battle captain. Brittany is always working tirelessly to make sure everything goes smoothly. We are determined to win battle again, this time as seniors, and with Brittany in charge, I wouldn’t doubt it for a second!
Brittany is also editor-in-chief of the yearbook, which is one of the most important jobs in the school. As editor-in-chief, Brittany leads 20 other student editors in the production of our 350 page yearbook. She is in charge of planning and implementing the creation of the pages within each section. She listens to and considers each student’s opinion on each page of the yearbook, which requires much patience and diligence. At the moment, Brittany, along with the yearbook team, are dedicating hours of their time to the strenuous job of counting the votes for superlatives! This could be a stressful job for any individual, but Brittany stays on top of every task she assumes.
In addition to these huge responsibilities, Brittany still has time to participate in Aids Awareness Club, Interact Club, and The Reading Program. She even maintains honor roll staus with a rigorous class schedule. Brittany is an admirable, passionate individual who completes every task to the best of her ability, all while listening and incorporating others’ opinions. I can say with the utmost confidence that if Brittany takes on a project, it will be nothing less than amazing.