From MIT to MSJ to EHS

From MIT to MSJ to EHS Tyler Qunell ‘12 You might have noticed a new face pushing a purple cart around the halls of Elder. However, that face is a very recognizable one to many teachers and people around Elder. That face belongs to Mr. Sean Jameson, one of the recent additions to the fantastic faculty of Elder. Jameson, a 2006 graduate of Elder, was hired as a new Physics and Software Use teacher. Mr. Jameson hails from the hallowed halls of St. Dominic in Delhi, but he is originally from Iowa and moved here when he was in the fourth grade. He attended Delshire Elementary School, then Delhi Middle School until seventh grade. When he left St. Dominic in 2002, he then followed in his brother R.J.’s footsteps; who was a 2005 Elder grad. While at Elder, Jameson excelled at nearly everything in which he took part. He was a great athlete, participating in football, wrestling, and track & field. He really shifted his focus to wrestling and football after his sophomore year. As a junior, Jameson played a little bit for the football team, but where he really showed his talent was on the mat for the Panthers. Mr. Jameson placed in the 2005 State Wrestling Tournament, finishing in eighth place. Not too shabby for a junior. As a senior, he contributed both on the gridiron and the mat. He ate up opposing teams offensive lines as a defensive lineman and was named First Team All-GCL and Honorable Mention All-District as well. He humbly and jokingly says, “I wasn’t that good at football. I just kind of lined up where Coach Eisele told me to.” Jameson was a beast on the wrestling mat, to say the least. He dominated his competition and only lost one match until the State Finals. He ended up medically forfeiting the match because of a dislocated elbow and finished second. Jameson says, “I have heard many twisted stories about my match, like I was up 15-1 or had him pinned. It was actually tied 1-1 and then I dislocated my elbow, unfortunately.” Mr. Jameson was a great athlete: there is no doubt about it. But, overall he was a complete man. He excelled in the classroom in high school and was accepted into the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology, one of the top engineering schools in the country, located in Boston, Massachusetts. He attended M.I.T. for three years, majored in Mechanical Engineering and wrestled for the Engineers. He credits some of his success in Boston to qualities Elder instilled in him. However, he did leave after his junior year and returned home to Cincinnati. Right about now you may be wondering why he didn’t stay at M.I.T.? Well, they dropped their wrestling team after Jameson’s junior year, and that was a main reason he was enrolled there. After that, he decided to come back to Cincinnati and attend Mt. St. Joseph, a.k.a. “The College of Delhi”. He ended up graduating from the Mount and landed a job at Elder as a Physics teacher, something he had wanted to do for a long time. He had this to say about the opportunity, “Elder was very good to me and I wanted to give back. And, I was very fortunate that they had an opening.” Jameson had one winding road through college. But for now, he says he’ll stay here, “as long as they’ll have me.” For Elder, if his past indicates anything about his future, then Elder is very lucky to have him as a graduate and teacher.