Sumayyah Watson

Class of 2021 senior goodbye


I always knew my time at Carroll would come to an end, but who would’ve thought it would be this fast? I’ve made friendships that I will never forget, ones that I hope will last a lifetime. I’ve also made memories that I couldn’t forget even if I wanted to. Carroll has been my home away from home. I have spent close to 1,000 days here and I don’t regret anything except not being able to be here for 1,000 more days. Though my time at Carroll is coming to an end, and, don’t get me wrong, I’m pretty sad about it, I can’t wait to leave, not because I dread this school, but to see how much they have prepared me for the life that I will be starting as soon as I walk out the doors. 

I never knew how much this school has impacted me until about two days ago, when I sat back and thought about my life: my present, my future, and my past. Like everyone, we all go through things; some things are minor, some things make us feel like our world has come crashing down. I have had many of these moments where I felt like my world is crashing down on me, and without my Carroll family, I don’t think I would have been able to get out of the debris. 

If a person has never experienced unconditional love, they have to meet literally anyone at Carroll. From the students, to the teachers, to staff and administrators, with everyone you come into contact with at Carroll, you can feel the love. Even the teachers you think are the “hardest” on you, it’s all love: tough love, but it is love. With all that being said, if I could do it all over again, I would. It’s sad to think that your childhood is over, but I think Carroll has prepared me for the worst and best that has yet to come.