Senior goodbye: Zhuoyu Zhang

Zhuoyu Zhang

Dear Archbishop Carroll,

In the blink of an eye, it has been three years since I came to the United States to attend Archbishop Carroll School. Time flies, and before I know it, it is time to graduate. 

Although I have not been able to experience school life much because of the epidemic, in the past three years, I have grown a lot, from being naive to being mature, from being dependent to being independent, and my abilities have gradually become stronger and stronger. For all this, I would like to thank my parents for the opportunity to come to the United States, the acceptance of Archbishop Carroll High School for me, and my aunt’s family, who accompanied me for three years. Everyone gave me a lot of help. It was also through the help of the teachers in charge of international students that I met in my first year here that I was able to better adapt to the new environment and language. I have traveled across the ocean and traveled thousands of miles to a completely unfamiliar environment to study and live. This was a big challenge for me at the time, and I couldn’t have done it without everyone’s help. Therefore, I am grateful for everything around me, whether I have experienced hardships, difficulties, joys, or sorrows. It is these kinds of experiences that have made me who I am today. Suffering has honed my will, and happiness has given me hope and made me stronger and stronger.

In life, many moments of parting represent a new beginning. Although I am about to leave high school, I will also start a new college life soon. I will meet new teachers and classmates in college, and have different friends and life. It won’t be long before I leave my parents to take responsibility for my life as a true adult and embark on a new journey. I will not be sad to leave the past, but will move on for a better future and write my own story.

Zhuoyu Zhang