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Senior goodbye: Dominic Pellegrino


Dear Archbishop Carroll,

I cannot thank you enough for all of the times and memories you have given me. Over the years I have experienced all different kinds of environments and connected with so many people here. From my time on the field, up on stage, in the classroom, I have truly made enough stories to last me a lifetime. My senior year hasn’t exactly been ideal, but I try to remember the good times that I have had up until this point in high school. Some of the days that I have spent in this school or surrounded by the community have been some of the best days of my life.

I have made some friends and connections at Carroll that will extend well beyond my high school years, including my best friend Joe Wood, who will be my college roommate at Penn State for the next four years. Joe and I met as two sophomores in the back of Mrs. Ramos’ Spanish II class, and we have been great friends ever since. I have made many of the same connections with some of my other friends that I have made at Carroll and I think that is what the school should embody: building strong and supportive relationships between students to help the whole community grow as a whole. I do not believe that Carroll is heading in that direction given that as of this year there is a major lack of discipline and major behavioral issues, but I am glad to have gone to a version of Carroll where I was given an opportunity to meet these new people and build friendships. 

Some of the other great connections that I have made at Carroll are with some of my teachers, for example, Mrs. Gimpel, whom I am being forced to write this essay for. I came into Mrs. Gimpel’s class a disruptive student who she often had to stop lecturing and correct. As I am leaving Mrs. Gimp’s class, I can honestly say that I am still a disruptive student who she often has to correct. All jokes aside, Mrs. Gimpel has been one of my favorite teachers at Archbishop Carroll. Even though I am not a big fan of English and Shakespeare and all the [nonsense] that comes with it, Mrs. Gimp has been both a supportive figure and role model to me even if she doesn’t realize it. Her class has always kept me entertained in the boring subject of English, which helps me remain interested and helps me learn more efficiently. Even though Mrs. Gimpel and I often go back and forth in class on occasion, I am happy to have gone to Archbishop Carroll because of teachers like Mrs. Gimpel. 


Dominic Pellegrino

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