Senior goodbye: Blaise Watson


Dear Archbishop Carroll,

Thank you for everything that you have done for me over the past four years. Although it went by in a flash, I have grown much over that time. Thank you for preparing me for college and whatever else life will throw at me in the future. I know that because of the education I have received here, I am equipped with the tools that I need to succeed in whatever endeavors I choose to pursue. Each class has been a stepping stone for me, especially first period AP psychology with Lindsay Milam and Camilla Pierini. From theology to calculus, my mind has been expanded with a multitude of facts and information. I look forward to giving my twelve future children the same Carroll education that I received.

My favorite memories of Carroll all took place through ACTS. I will dearly miss all of the fun times, rehearsals, shows, and general shenanigans. My favorite show that I acted in has been Footloose. I will dearly miss playing Willard Hewitt and the friendship I developed on the stage with Ryan Holmes and the rest of the cast. I would like to thank the entire adult production staff for the hours of strenuous labor, stressful planning, and long rehearsals that they diligently worked through. My favorite moment from ACTS was performing the song ¨Mama Says” in Footloose this past spring.

I will now provide a word of advice for underclassmen. Do not be afraid to get involved. If there is a club that you have been interested in trying, I encourage you to take that leap. You never know when you might discover a new passion, or make a new lifelong friend. The only way to know if you like something is to try it. Fully integrating yourself into the Carroll community is the best possible way to achieve a fulfilling high school experience. When you graduate, you will not want to have any regrets.

Blaise Watson