On May 19th, senior Wesley Seppala was named the Class of 2024 recipient of the St. John Berchmans Award. The St. John Berchmans Award is conferred upon a graduating senior who, by vote of his classmates, is judged to be the outstanding senior. In addition to general excellence, academic achievement, co-curricular involvement, leadership, and social awareness, he embodies the Christian ideals modeled by the patron of our school, St. John Berchmans of the Society of Jesus.

Seppala is a Toledo resident and attended Evergreen High School before coming to St. John’s Jesuit as a sophomore. Seppala was active with many Christian service initiatives including the Toledo Labre Program, Easter on Campus, Trunk or Treat, Christmas on Campus, and as a leader on the Christian Service Core team. Seppala played football for three years. He served on the St. John’s foreign service trip to the Dominican Republic as a junior. A member of the National Honor Society, he served as an anchor for TV4-Titan Broadcasting and as a member of the SJJ Spirit Squad. Seppala will pursue a degree in business and agriculture at the College of Wooster where he will continue to play football.