Robert (Bob) Leavitt
1. What grade school did you come from?
St Pius X Catholic School
2. What made you pick Archbishop Rummel High School?
For me, many of my grade school friends were going there, but it was more a financial decision by my parents since Rummel was much more affordable.
3. What is your favorite memory from your time at Archbishop Rummel High School?
The guys. The friendships. Our class was very close and close to the class of 1968. On a more personal level, learning to run and run the right way. I owe this to coach Jim Hubschman. He pushed us to be the best we could be and we were pretty good. I still run today and I am thankful for that lesson.
4. What did you do after graduation?
After graduation, I went to college for two years, worked a construction job for a couple of years after. I eventually moved to New Jersey right outside of New York City and opened a record store. After a year or so, I sold the store, moved back to Nebraska and went into business with my dad where I spent 45 years.
5. How did Archbishop Rummel High School help you make the decision for your career or what tools did you acquire that helped you throughout your career?
Rummel really had nothing to do with my career decision, it did, however, have everything to do with my outcome. I learned through running track to set goals, work hard to achieve them, don’t take shortcuts, do things the right way and accept the results. If the result is not what I wanted, I learned to accept my failures, learn from them and try again. I applied that to business and things turned out pretty good.
6. Words of Wisdom to RCHS Seniors.
Nobody owes you anything. Set your goals and go make them happen. Work your tail off, learn from your failures, pick yourself up and go for it again. Be the best version of yourself every day!