Senior goodbye: Mason Streko

Mason Streko

Dear Archbishop John Carroll,

I want to thank you for being a place that gave me a second home after transferring. When I first came to Carroll I was welcomed by the teachers and students. I always think to myself about how lucky I am that I chose Carroll to spend 3 years of my life. I made a bond with friends here that I think I will have for the rest of my life. The teachers I have had while being at Carroll have all been great teachers and always made sure I stayed on top of my grades and made sure I was okay on days I was feeling down. I want to thank Mr. Knowlton for being a teacher who made me look forward to going to class, which never has been the case for me. In my senior year I don’t think there has been a day where I didn’t laugh in his class. 

When I have been at Carroll I have played football all 3 years. My sophomore and junior year we weren’t too bad. Junior year we actually made the state quarterfinals and unfortunately lost. My senior year was a pretty rough year for football but I still had a good time because of the bond I had with my teammates. I am currently playing lacrosse for Carroll and it is my first year ever playing. It is one of the best choices I ever made and I’ve been having a great time. The coaches are great guys and they make playing fun. I would recommend any underclassmen who doesn’t play a sport to join a team. They wont regret it.

Finally my advice for the juniors is to make memories senior year and don’t take it for granted. I lost a lot of my high school experience because of COVID. I recommend not waiting until the last minute to do college applications because it is a long and stressful process. Always visit a college before applying because when you get there it can be a different than you think it is. Participate in school activities because you will regret it if you don’t by the end of the year. As my senior year comes to a end I wish I made more memories this year because it flew by. 

Sincerely, Mason Streko