About Luke O'Connell

Luke O'Connell

Class of 2019

Metal Fabrication

Biographical statement

My name’s Luke O’Connell, I’m in Metal Fab and from Holbrook and I play football and rugby at Blue Hills.

Career goals

After graduation, I’m looking forward to doing more in my vocation and I would like to get a job in a local union so that I can make good money.

What BHR has done for you

BHR has given me the opportunity to do more with my high school experience and not only get the academic education that other kids get but also have a technical background that will help in my daily life in the future regardless of if I go into my trade.

Why you came to BHR instead of going to your local high school             

Blue Hills offers more than a traditional high school that you can do with your career after high school and allows the traditional college route and allows for work in the trades straight out of high school

A quotation that inspires you or that you live by

“Life moves pretty quick. If you don’t stop to look around every once in a while, you might miss it.” -Ferris

Your favorite book or movie

Favorite book: “The Art of The Deal” by Donald T.

Best advice you ever received from a teacher/parent/family member/friend

Best advice: Find something you love doing and can get paid for and you’ll never work a day in your life.

Advice you would give to a Grade 8 student applying to BHR

If you really like a technical program during Exploratory, talk to the teachers and express your interest. They like kids who seem interested in the work.

Teacher or faculty member at BHR who has helped or inspired you the most

My Metal Fab teacher, Mr. Gearty, has inspired me and taught me more than most academic teachers about life and tips for how to live past school in the real world.

Who is your hero

My father is my hero because he has never put himself first once. He sacrifices his own time and money so his kids can have a better life than he did. If I’m half the man he is by the time I’m his age, then I’ve already succeeded in life.

Most memorable moment at BHR

Most memorable moment: Spirit Week 2018