Find Your Calling: Brendan Daley is finding his passion in business

At Hill-Murray, we strive to help our students find their calling, whatever it may be. From daily classes, athletics, clubs, and programs to other student-led initiatives, our students are discovering their paths each day. Through our new campaign called Find Your Calling, we get to know our Pioneers and discover what inspires them. 

Brendan Daley, Grade 12

What subjects are you most interested in? 

Economics, Finance, and Public Speaking

Does Hill-Murray help you explore those interests?

Absolutely. Hill-Murray has an honors economics course that I am involved in as well as a Public Speaking course through the University of Minnesota. I also took an Accounting and Personal Finance course during my sophomore year of high school.

Are you involved in any athletics or extracurricular activities? What do you enjoy about these opportunities?

DECA, the National Honor Society, Pioneer Investors, basketball, and football. DECA is an opportunity to learn skills that I can use in the world of business, which is very important to me. I enjoy the honor of being a part of the National Honor Society and its core principles of service, scholarship, leadership, and character. Hill-Murray athletics gave me the chance to form wonderful bonds with my fellow peers.

Finally, what does finding your calling mean to you? 

To me, finding that one thing that an individual is very passionate about is finding one’s calling. Hill-Murray gave me the tools to become successful in my academics. I always knew that I wanted a career in the business world, but Hill-Murray confirmed that desire of mine. The seven different business courses taught at Hill-Murray made me so passionate about business. I was also able to learn a lot through Hill-Murray’s DECA and it taught me so much more than I ever could have imagined.