Get To Know Nico Casper '13

What did you do right after graduation? 

I began college at THE University of Louisville.


Describe DeSales in three words.

Brotherhood, home, support.


Where are you and what are you doing now?

I still live in Louisville, working at UPS as the UofL Liaison for the Metro College program helping give students the opportunity to graduate debt-free.


What do you like most about what you are doing?

As a graduate of the Metro College program at UPS, I’ve now been given the chance to help others have an opportunity to go to school and get it completely paid for by working hard and staying positive.


What is your favorite memory about DeSales?

The Danger Zone that the Class of 2013 produced was by far the best that has been there for years now. Future classes need to bring it back!


Who influenced you most during your time at DeSales?

It’s hard to choose just ONE because there were so many different members of the faculty that hold a special place in my time at DeSales. I would have to choose Mrs. Schrage though. She is the best teacher I’ve ever had, and she cared about all of her students! As much as I enjoyed her classes, she taught me more about life than she did science! Thank you Mrs. Schrage!


What classes and learning experiences did you have at DeSales that are beneficial to the work you do?

A lot of the lessons I learned at DeSales shaped me into who I am as a man today. Coach Barney taught us that there is no try; there is do or do not. Coach Mac taught us the term DCP and explained to us what DeSales Colt Pride is all about. Mr. Moore even told us that "you are who you hang around." That was something that really struck me. Mr. P taught us many different philosophies about life and how to go about it in a winning way. Small things that were picked up in their classes that made a huge impact on my life.


What is the most important thing you learned while you were at DeSales?

I learned about what brotherhood is truly about and that you should be more than willing to go beyond the extra mile for your brothers when they are in need.


What advice do you have for current (or potential) students at DeSales?

Enjoy every minute of high school. Play every sport you want while you still can. Have fun. Talk to the kids in class that seem like they might not have someone to talk to. All of these people are your brothers - treat them as such.


What do you like to do in your free time?

I like being around friends and family or cheering on the Cards in any athletic event!


Do you still stay in touch with any of your DeSales friends?

Yes, I speak to our friend group every day for about the past six years.


What’s next for you/where do you see yourself in five years?

Hopefully, I will still just enjoy the time that I have with my loved ones and be a little bit wiser than I am now. In five years, I hope to have traveled more and have more experiences under my belt.