Scholars of the Month: Shawn and Jacob Rowell

Jacob Rowell, left, and his older brother Shawn are shown before the Prep semi.

Scranton Prep students Shawn Rowell ’24 and Jacob Rowell ’26 are the Dunmorean’s Students of the Month. 

Both brothers enjoy football and Diversity Council at the school. Shawn is also involved in Track and Field. “I medaled in 2 events last year and I’m hoping to make it to states this year,” he says. Younger brother Jacob plays basketball, and says, “I believe working hard every day for what you love gets you where you want to be.”

During their time at Prep, Shawn and Jacob agree that they’ve met people that will be lifetime friends. “My favorite thing about Prep is how welcoming everyone is, every day, and how everyone in the building is caring and always willing to help someone out if they need it,” shares Jacob.

The Rowell brothers also have a shared favorite subject of History, which they agree is a great way to understand what makes the world the way it is today. But they don’t agree upon everything. Shawn is a Drinker Pizza guy, while Jacob is a big fan of Grande Pizza.  

As for what comes next for this duo, the future looks bright. 

“My future dreams are to attend a good college, run track in college on scholarship, and major in business or marketing. After that I plan on becoming a marketing manager and taking care of my mother well as she has done for me the past 16 years,” says Shawn. 

And for Jacob, “My future dreams are to graduate from college with good grades, helping me get a good job. Also, to help my family and friends out the best I can throughout my life. Mainly do things to make my mother happy.” So, pizza aside, they agree on almost everything.