Senior goodbye: Jayla Warren


Dear Archbishop Carroll,

First and foremost, I want to thank the school for giving me a space where I can freely be myself and for allowing me to grow as a person. This school has gifted me with lifelong friendships, caring teachers, and educational lessons that I will never forget, and for that, I am eternally grateful. I have been through many ups and downs throughout my four years at Carroll but I can say with one hundred percent certainty that I would not trade it for anything. Senior year especially has made me realize that nothing lasts forever and all I can do is prepare myself for what is next. I’d also like to thank Father Cavara for allowing the senior class to go on the Kairos retreat. Everyone’s experience is different, but I can proudly say that I made friendships with people I never expected and I am so happy they are in my life. Lastly, I’d like to thank Mrs. Mulligan for being an inspiration to my friends and me. She has taught me so much more than just Spanish and I have never had a teacher truly care for me like her.

I remember going into freshman year, not knowing what would happen, who would be friends with, or how life would turn out to be, was so terrifying at the moment but little did I know that Archbishop Carroll would be some of the best years of my life. Going through COVID-19 was a hardship we all faced together and even though it was difficult, it made the class of 2023 even closer. Coming back to school in full swing our junior year opened the eyes of many, including myself. I think that was when we realized to not take anything for granted. Even though it has been a rocky four years, I think the graduating Class of 2023 has handled it with grace and I wish everyone the best of luck with whatever they choose to do in life.

Lastly, I would like to give out some advice to the junior class. You do not realize how soon high school goes by, so try your best to make friendships and always be kind. Do not stress yourself out with classes and remember to live your life. There is so much life to live and so much ahead of you.

Once again, thank you Archbishop Carroll for everything!

Jayla Warren