The faculty at Memphis Catholic High School recently chose junior Ben McClain as its “Student of the Month”. Ben has been a student at Memphis Catholic since seventh grade, and has participated in numerous activities including campus ministry, basketball, soccer, and the Jefferson Awards “Students in Action” community service team. As part of Memphis Catholic’s Education That Works program, Ben has also worked as a student intern at Lifeblood, Syncada, the Memphis Zoo, and he currently works one day per week at the Church Health Center.
Despite his busy school schedule, Ben also makes time to serve as a Boy Scout, and he recently successfully completed his review for Eagle Scout. One of the tasks he completed as part of his Eagle Scout review process was building an outdoor classroom on the Memphis Catholic campus.
In nominating Ben, Memphis Catholic Principal Jim Pohlman said, “Ben has a unique ability and gift to see the need of others and respond with a helping hand. He epitomizes the qualities that we hope all the students at Memphis Catholic possess. His basketball coach Nick Green says, “Ben brings such a great attitude and happiness to everything he does, it’s easy to see how he has been such a successful young man.”
Memphis Catholic High School is the home of the Education That Works program, which enables financially-disadvantaged students to receive a private, college preparatory education by working five days per month for corporate sponsors to earn approximately two-thirds of their tuition.