Senior goodbye: Eryn Dennis

Eryn Dennis

Dear my friends at Carroll,

The past year and a half has been a whirlwind for me. Finding out my school was closing and I’d have to transfer to a new school for my senior year was something I was initially really dreading. After my first day of school here I cried because of how lonely and isolated I felt. I thought it wasn’t going to get better and I would be alone the entire year. I could not have been more wrong. Befriending you all has been one of the highlights of my high school experience and without meeting you my senior year would have been completely different.

My first experience meeting new people and making friends was back in October during Kairos. I was so nervous when I first got there and I thought it was just going to be another experience where I was alone because the people who were sleeping on my floor were all friends with each other and the people I was beginning to become close with were on the floor below me. These nerves and concerns began to subside as the week progressed and I became really good friends with so many people. These people ended up becoming some of my best friends over the course of this school year and I’m so grateful that I was a part of K104 because I don’t know what I would do without these people in my life.

After Kairos, I made the impulsive decision to join ACTS. I had been wanting to join ACTS since I came to Carroll but I wasn’t sure how to get involved, so I didn’t end up joining until right before tech week for Pippin. Joining ACTS was another one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, and being in the stage crew for Pippin gave me some of the best memories and friends I could ask for. When the spring show came around, I decided to join the cast for Addams Family, and I became a featured dancer! The Addams Family reminded me of how much I love to dance, and I had the opportunity to meet a bunch of new people, and become closer to others. Through all of the delusion, mistakes, breakdowns, and laughs, my friends were always by my side for all of it and I am forever grateful to have such amazing people in my life. I am truly going to miss the family feel that ACTS has given me, and I can’t wait to visit next year.

The memories I have made with all of you is something I will never forget, and you guys have made my first and last year at Carroll one that I will cherish forever. Words cannot describe how impactful you all have been for me this year, and I truly wish we had more time together. I know all of you will do amazing things in your futures, and I can’t wait to meet up with you all in the next few years and hear about everything you’re doing. I love all of you like family, I’m so glad we met, and please keep in touch. 🙂

Peace out,

Eryn Dennis ♡