Senior goodbye: Elizabeth Bathe

Elizabeth Bathe

Dear Carroll,

I can’t believe I’m writing my last goodbye. There is so much I could say about my time spent here. These past four years have definitely been crazy. I have learned many lessons that I will take with me when I graduate. They were the quickest years of my entire life. I will be leaving this school as a completely different person than when I walked in here. I remember my first day of freshman year. I was scared out of my mind and didn’t want to come. Fast forward, and we are about to graduate in a few short weeks. I have been able to grow in many aspects of my life all thanks to the Carroll community.

Our high school experience has been an interesting one. March of 2020, our whole lives changed. Little did we all know we would not be back in the building until the following year. During our junior year, we did hybrid learning. Virtual learning definitely took an adjustment period. I never imagined our high school years would have played out like this. However, we still made the most out of what we were given. 

Goodbyes are always pretty tough. Although I didn’t enjoy every year at this school, I will miss it. I met many people that have taught me great lessons. I would not be the person I am today if I hadn’t decided to come to Carroll. One of the biggest lessons I have learned during my time here is to never take anything for granted. Things can change so quickly, so make the most out of every day. If I could go back and tell my freshman year self one thing, it would be to live in the moment. I feel like many times throughout high school, I wanted to be done with it. Looking back, I wish I had tried to enjoy my experience a little more. Carroll has given me many memories that I will cherish forever. I am beyond grateful that I chose to spend my past four years here.                                          


Elizabeth Bathe