Julia Kingsbury

Class of 2021 senior goodbye


As a senior, it is tough to say goodbye to the normal. Saying goodbye to the typical day by day plan, same friends, and the comfort of knowing I have time, but that time is running out and it almost feels fake.

High school has given me so much. After transferring to Archbishop Carroll my sophomore year, I have made so many amazing memories that will last a lifetime. Looking back at my time here is almost bittersweet. I cannot picture my life without the people I have met through Archbishop Carroll but I am excited to watch everyone thrive.

Moving on to college will be a massive change and that is something that both excites and frightens me. I envy the underclassmen who get to spend their next few years here at Carroll. I wish I could start all over again and get all that time back.

I have had the opportunity to connect with such a strong community and have learned so much about myself. Without Carroll and all of the people that are united through the school, I do not think I would be half the person I am today. Both of my parents, along with many other members of my family, attended Archbishop Carroll and I can see why they loved it so much. A sense of unity lingers through the halls and truly brings us together.

Going into high school, I did not really understand why people loved it so much. I always wondered, “Why is it so special?” But here I am, about to graduate and I am still in denial. I am so thankful for all of my family, friends, teachers/faculty, and coaches for pushing me to be the best version of myself. I will take every lesson and pep talk with me to college and live by the words and actions used by these role models.

Again, I am so thankful for my time here at Carroll. I wish I could go back and do it all over again. I may be leaving Carroll but I will always be a Patriot.